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Sony’s a9 III Camera Is Equipped with the World’s First Full-Frame Global Shutter Sensor

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We have some big news in the tech world, because Sony has announced the Alpha 9 III, the latest mirrorless camera in the tech giant’s Alpha series. This isn’t just any new camera; it’s equipped with the world’s very first global shutter full-frame image sensor. Put simply, this means you can capture high-speed subjects without having to worry about image distortion. It also means that photographers will be able to capture images that no other camera can, and it proves that Sony isn’t letting up on the gas and continuing to innovate. 

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The hook with this revolutionary camera is the global shutter sensor that Sony developed, which means that when you hit the shutter button, all the pixels will record simultaneously. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities, providing cleaner action shots, the ability to capture high-speed moments more accurately, and less warping when shooting video. The camera features the latest Bionz XR processors, can shoot (blackout-free) at 120 fps at 24.6 MP, and provides 4K 120p video – Sony has also added a pre-shooting function, which can pre-capture raw files up to a second early.

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This is undoubtedly one of the most important camera releases from Sony, and marks a turning point in both the brand’s trajectory and the industry’s as a whole. On top of the global shutter sensor, the camera also features an incredibly fast maximum shutter speed of 1/80000 (with Flash Sync working on all speeds), an AI processing unit getting up to 120 times AF/AE tracking calculations per second, and advanced optical 5-axis image stabilization capable of handling up to 8 stops.

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The Sony Alpha 9 III is available for pre-order now starting at $5,999 through Sony’s site and other authorized Sony dealers, with deliveries estimated to begin around February 21st.