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Sony a7s III S-Cinetone firmware update imminent?

Sony alpha 7s III owners are about to get a massive firmware update

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According to a recent rumor, the Sony a7s III will be getting the S-Cinetone picture profile in an upcoming firmware update. 

Just days before the Sony FX3 unveiling (scheduled for next week), a new rumor hit the web claiming that the A7s III is eventually getting S-Cinetone. 

Sony a7s III to get PP11 from Sony FX6

The Sony FX6 and FX9 cameras have the S-Cinetone profile, which has became a favourite among such camera users for quick turnaround projects. 

In addition to S-Cinetone, which is a fantastic picture profile for straight-out-of-camera footage that needs little to no grading, the rumor also says the Sony a7s III will also get an update to it’s SteadyShot feature. 

SteadyShot is basically Sony’s way of naming their internal in-camera image stabilization system in the alpha camera line-up. Very soon A7s III users will also be able to use the Active mode of SteadyShot in S&Q mode.


Sony a7s III Firmware Update (Rumored)

  • Adds PP11 Picture Profile: S-Cinetone 
  • Adds support for Active Steady Shot during recording in S&Q Frame Rate
    • Active SteadyShot in S&Q mode does not work in 120 or 100fps or higher
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera
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Sony FX3 Rumored Features

  • 4K/120fps and 4K/60p 
  • 10bit 4:2:2 internal codecs
  • Removable Sony XLR unit for pro audio mounted on top handle
  • 4 x mounting holes directly on camera body
  • Full-Frame sensor (12MP ported from the Sony a7s III potentially)
  • Dual CF-Express Type A and SD card slots
  • Price: approx. 3,800 Euro

The Sony a7sIII is probably the most popular Sony camera at the moment offering solid 4K 10bit codec options with fantastic autofocus performance.

The upcoming Sony FX3 is said to be very similar, if not almost identical in frame rates and resolution options, but with beefier body design, a removable XLR audio unit for the top handle and no EVF on top.  

And while the soon-to-be-released Sony FX3 may be officially part of the Sony Cinema Line, the addition of S-Cinetone to the a7s III will blur the line between both camera models even further. 

via Sony Addict


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