Is the Sony FX3 just a Sony A7S III designed for drones?

Sony FX3 leaked – and looks set to bring the fight to Canon once again
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UPDATE: The Sony FX3 has been officially announced and we can confirm that much of the leaked information has proved true. However, there has been no information so far to suggest a connection between the FX3 and Sony's Airpeak system. The new camera has no special capabilities for drone use and is, in fact, heavier than the existing A7S III.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.