Should Sony develop an R5-like camera?

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kolyy Senior Member • Posts: 1,179
Should Sony develop an R5-like camera?
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The motivation for this poll is that I see some Sony users to be heavily critical of the R5 in the discussions. While on the other hand I think Sony should introduce a direct competitor, which the A7S III is not, in my opinion.

What I mean by an R5-like camera? Around 45Mpx, so more like A7R III, not R IV, but sporting a significantly faster and usable electronic shutter, paired with high speed bursts. Add much improved IBIS, compared to current Sony cameras. And much more advanced video, even if heat limited in some cases. So a heat unlimited standard 4K/30p, but 10 bit 4:2:2. Then 4K/60p for 30 minutes and 4K/120p for 15 minutes. And a highly oversampled 4K (from roughly 8K) , but also limited to around 30 minutes. As for 8K or internal raw - I don't care, that's not the point, in my opinion. But let's say some of that might be in the mix as well,

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Yes, Sony should develop such a camera and I would seriously consider buying it (roughly at the price level of R5 or A7R IV).
37.8% 34  votes
Yes, Sony should develop such a camera, but it would not be for me, at least not at the R5 or A7R IV price level.
11.1% 10  votes
No, such a camera is unnecessary. Sony should concentrate on different models.
35.6% 32  votes
No, such a camera is deeply flawed and it should not be developed in principle.
15.6% 14  votes
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