vinmunoz wrote in post #18495972
if there's no urgent need. I would wait for the A7III. you're right maybe it's just around the corner.
I may be in the minority, but I don't see them releasing an a7iii. I think they would have done it before the riii. I don't think they could do it without either infringing too much on the a9, or frustrating their users (similar to Canon) by significantly cutting the tech to lower the price.
This is the downside of Sony, because in the past they had 3 different cameras running on the same platform, but I see them going to a more traditional structure now and in the future. In the past the a7 series was their speed / do all camera, the a7R series was a high MP specialty camera, and the a7S series was a video camera with still capabilities. Then the a7Rii came out, it became Sony's do all camera (with a very high MP count) and kind of made the a7ii irrelevant since in the past the a7 series had been the system with good autofocus and faster fps, but the a7Rii matched or beat the a7ii in all these areas.
I now see the lineup as: A7Riii (and all subsequent 7R cameras) as the do all cameras. High MP is just the way things are now. Nikon's do all camera is the 46MP D850. Canon hasn't quite caught up in the MP, but they're always a little slower to the party. The A9 series is now a specialty speed camera, and has taken the place of the a7 series in Sony's lineup.
I do believe there will be an a7Siii, because that is a whole different type of camera than the other two.
I guess I could see Sony releasing a "beginner grade" full frame camera, similar to how Canon did with the 6D, but I don't think they would call it an a7. Maybe an a3 lol? But even then it would be hard to do that and make people happy. I don't think anyone was happy with the spec sheet of the 6Dii when it was released.