a7s price

Started Apr 6, 2014 | Discussions
LifeIsAVerb Senior Member • Posts: 1,759
Re: a7s price

steelhead3 wrote:

Price for the 7s...1699.00$

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Correction: Rumored price

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tesilab
tesilab Senior Member • Posts: 2,995
It's the most practical/compatible definition of 4k

The 4k name is misleading. And especially confusing when you consider the older standards are named based on their vertical resolution. And as the Wikipedia article states up front, it refers to horizontal resolution on the order of 4k.

But consider: 1080 / 9 = 120 * 16 = 1920

1080 * 2 = 2160 (double the vertical resolution)

1920 * 2 = 3840

So to preserve square pixels at 16:9 aspect ratio, this is the most likely resolution for 4k. Going to higher resolution doesn't scale so conveniently down to 1080, and going to increased horizontal resolution would require non-square pixels, which are a pain, and isn't done very often for equipment targeted to both stills and video.

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Horshack Veteran Member • Posts: 6,168
Atomos predicts the A7s will be around $3k

Go to 4:20 into this video. The Atomos CEO says the combo of the A7s and Atomos's 4KB Shogun recorder will be $5k, and the Shogun itself will sell for $2k.

hellocrowley Senior Member • Posts: 1,288
Re: a7s price

steelhead3 wrote:

Price for the 7s...1699.00$

Not gonna happen. This is a specialty camera and people who need it would pay much better than that.

StenR New Member • Posts: 3
Re: a7s price

hellocrowley wrote:

steelhead3 wrote:

Price for the 7s...1699.00$

Not gonna happen. This is a specialty camera and people who need it would pay much better than that.

It's the price of Panasonic GH4 which really records 4K. I don't see how Sony could charge much more.

tesilab
tesilab Senior Member • Posts: 2,995
Re: a7s price
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StenR wrote:

hellocrowley wrote:

steelhead3 wrote:

Price for the 7s...1699.00$

Not gonna happen. This is a specialty camera and people who need it would pay much better than that.

It's the price of Panasonic GH4 which really records 4K. I don't see how Sony could charge much more.

That's absurd. It's also a FF camera in a tiny package with ultra high ISO capability. Sony will charge as much as they think they can get away with, as would any manufacturer. The GH4 price has some relevance, but it won't drive the A7s price, at least not initially, though the Panasonic might not be steeply discounted for a longer time than the Sony.

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