The Sony A7 III will boast the A9’s sensor, body design and battery, according to reports.

Quoting a trusted source, Sony Alpha Rumors says the Sony A7 III will be announced as soon as next month and will incorporate the A9’s full-frame sensor, as well as the A9’s new larger battery.

The Sony A9 – and now, apparently, the Sony A7 III – has a full-frame CMOS sensor with a stacked design and an effective pixel count of 24.2 million.

With a good quality lens like the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS mounted, our tests of the A9 found the level of detail in images is superb thanks to this full-frame sensor.

In our review of the Sony A9 we also found Sony’s claim that its battery has a life of 480 shots when the EVF is in use and 650 shots with LCD was not only accurate, but we even got more life from it.

What’s more, the Sony A7 III will reportedly use the A9’s body design.

Other reports online are also suggesting that the Sony A7 III will take another page out of the Sony A9’s book and employ its 693-point phase detection AF system, with minimum focus sensitivity down to -3EV.

Other features include a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 204,800), 6fps burst shooting with the mechanical shutter and 4K video recording at 30p.

The body will also feature a touchscreen and joystick.

The Sony A9 featured on our list of the best cameras you can buy today, and if these Sony A7 III specifications are correct, then we will probably need to add this camera to the list, as well.

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