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Sony Alpha A7 III

Rumors are growing that we could see an update to Sony's enthusiast full-frame mirrorless camera

Predicted specs: Full-frame 24MP sensor | Joystick AF control | Advanced AF system

Now we've seen the launch of Sony's new megapixel monster, the Alpha A7R III, could we now see an update to the Alpha A7 II?

We reckon it'll share the same updated body as the A7R III, which means it'll take on a number of handling refinements, including a dedicated AF joystick, AF-On button and touchscreen interface.

It could also mean that the new camera will benefit from some trickle-down technology from the Alpha A9, including the excellent full-frame 24MP sensor and BIONZ X image processor. That could mean a serious speed increase too - maybe not the 20fps burst shooting speed of the Alpha A9, but maybe easily above 10fps.

We'd be surprised if the Alpha A7 III gets the same awesome 693-point AF system as the A9, but again, we'd expect to see a big leap over the AF system in the A7 II - perhaps the same 399-point phase-detect AF system (with 425 contrast-detect points) system used by the A7R III.