A9 users- would you have bought this theoretical A7III if it were available?

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A9 users- would you have bought this theoretical A7III if it were available?

I keep hearing that A9 sales will tank if an A7III is released, so one won't come out. But Sony has no problem with cannibalization as their deep lineup shows. Here's what I'm thinking the A7III will be:

  • 24MP "new fab" sensor (a la A6300/6500) with more AF points (but same IQ- i.e. no A9 style high ISO boost)
  • LSI chip
  • 7FPS mechanical/electronic
  • Latest AF firmware (i.e. Eye AF-C with adapted glass, 7FPS AF-C with tracking + adapted glass)
  • FF 4K 30p with overscan
  • NP-FZ100
  • Touchscreen
  • Unchanged: no AF joystick, same 2.3MP EVF, no AF joystick
  • $2200 launch price

I feel like this could fit in nicely in the lineup. The A7RII is versatile but it definitely prioritizes IQ over speed, and while AF-S adapted lens AF is great AF-C needs work. These fixes would IMO be the tipping point for converting Canon users disappointed with the 6D2.

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