Sony Brings S-Cinetone to a7s III

Sony has released a firmware update that adds S-Cinetone to the popular a7S III camera. 

In what seemed like the inevitable following the release of the FX6 and FX3, Sony has updated the firmware of the a7S III to to include the S-Cinetone picture profile made popular by the VENICE cinema camera. 

Sony says S-Cinetone delivers "natural mid-tones, plus soft colors and gorgeous highlights that are essential to create a cinematic look," and from our own personal experience, they're spot on. S-Cinetone has been one of our favorite color profiles from Sony giving shooters a great looking image directly from camera. Now with it available on the a7s III it will be easier to color match the video-centric hybrid with its cinema line. 

The firmware also includes Steady Shot on the Active Mode with 5-axis optical in-body stabilization. It's worth noting Active setting cannot be selected if the S&Q frame rate is 120/100fps or higher. This is the same functionality as the FX3

You can download the software for Mac or Window here.      

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It's incredibly frustrating that Sony doesn't have this update available for macOS Big Sur.

February 27, 2021 at 1:39PM

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