Yes, Sony A7S III overheats – sometimes even FASTER than Canon EOS R5

Sony A7S III overheats, too – sometimes even FASTER than Canon EOS R5

The new Sony A7S III rolled out amid a great deal of fanfare thanks to its raft of impressive specs, but its biggest statement was that it can record 4K 60p for over an hour without overheating – double that of the Canon EOS R5. 

However, early tests by reviewers in the United States reveal that the Sony A7S III does in fact suffer from more severe overheating issues in 4K 60p – and, in certain circumstances, it actually overheats even faster than the Canon EOS R5

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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.