Sony A7S3 micro-single new firmware: color and skin tone performance comparable to movie cameras

On February 25, Sony officially released the new firmware Ver.2.0 for the full-frame mirrorless camera Alpha 7S III.

After this firmware update, Alpha 7S III supports the same S-Cinetone color mode as FX9/FX6, providing natural skin tones, soft colors and gorgeous highlights, presenting an expressive film color style.

At the same time, in order to meet the needs of professional video users, the new firmware realizes the frame rate setting of 60 (50) fps or lower in S&Q mode, and the newly added “enhanced” anti-shake mode is optional, which can achieve more stable motion picture recording . In addition, the new firmware also enhances the overall stability of the camera.

The main content of this upgrade is as follows:

1. Added S-Cinetone color mode (picture profile PP11), which has the same color and skin tone performance as the FX9 and FX6 of the Sony Cinema Camera system.

2. In S&Q mode, [SteadyShot] video anti-shake is newly added to the setting of [Enhanced] mode.

3. Improve the overall stability of the camera.

Sony’s full-frame mirrorless Alpha 7S III was released in July 2020. It uses approximately 12.1 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with ultra-high sensitivity and 15+ dynamic range expressiveness.

The video recording function includes support for 4K 120p video shooting, 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth, and adopts a new heat dissipation structure and dual card slot recording. Both card slots are compatible with CFexpress Type A/UHS-II SDXC memory cards.

The camera also uses a new autofocus system, updated touchable menus and a tilting LCD screen. The outstanding performance makes Alpha 7S III a professional video creator, and a creative tool for users who need to take photos and videos “dual images”.

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