Sony has announced an all new full-frame mirrorless FE mount camera, the Sony A7s, and it’s sure to make videographers stop in their tracks (and might even give the recently announced GH4 a good run for its money). So what’s new with the latest update, and why has it been released only a few months since the A7r?
The major difference with the A7s is that it seems to be tailored at two demographics: videographers, and low light shooters. Those who shoot night street photography, or small-venue concerts without the aid of flash will no doubt be excited at the possibilities of a newly refined 12 megapixel sensor, allowing shots at up to 409,600 ISO, with low-noise and high dynamic range, with the newly implemented S-Log2 gamma allowing for up to 1300% more detail in shadows and highlights.
Videographers on the other hand will revel in the new shooting capabilities, including the ability to shoot 4K via an HDMI recording device. Because of the reduced megapixel count on the sensor, the A7s will also be able to avoid aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts during video recording. The cameras fast processor also unlocks 120fps shooting at 720p resolution, allowing you to do 5x slow motion recording, when dropped back to 24fps. Check out the full press release for product pics, and more info on the A7s.
[ Press Release ]