Sony a9 III camera and Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens officially announced

The previously rumored Sony a9 III camera (the world’s first camera with a global shutter) and Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens are now officially announced.

Update - pre-orders are now open:

Sony a9 III features (additional information):

  • 24.6MP Full-Frame Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 120 fps Raw Continuous Shooting with AF/AE
  • Pre-Capture Function; Speed Boost Button
  • Flash Sync at Any Shutter Speed; Up to 1/80,000 Sec.
  • Up to 4K 120p 10-bit Video; S-Log3 & S-Cinetone
  • 759-Point Phase-Detect AF with Real-time Tracking
  • 8-Stop 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
  • 9.44m-dot 0.9x OLED EVF with up to 240 Hz Refresh Rate
  • 3.2” 2.1m-dot 4-Axis Multi-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual CFexpress Type A/SD Card Slots
  • Sample photos can be found here

Key features of the new Sony 300mm f/2.8 lens:

  • World’s lightest large-aperture telephoto prime
  • 4.88 x 10.4 inches
  • Dust and moisture resistant design
  • 11 circular aperture blades for beautiful bokeh rendering
  • Support for 1.4x and 2x teleconverters
  • 3x Super ED and 1x ED elements
  • Nano AR Coating II
  • 2 XD linear motors paired with focus algorithms
  • Autofocus tracking, speed, and precision
  • 50% lighter than 400mm f2.8 G Master, making it more convenient for travel
  • Focus ring with linear response
  • Built-in Optical SteadyShot
  • Function Ring can be assigned to control Power Focus, or to toggle between APS-C and Full-Frame format

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