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Sony A7s III - An In-Depth Look at the Data Rates

With the release of a camera with as many recording options as the exciting new Sony A7s III, there is always understandably some confusion over data rates and what is capable in each mode. For this video, we have worked with Sony to try and clearly lay out each of the key recording modes to give our customers the information they need to get the best from this exciting new camera.


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XAVC S 4K Data Rates:

Resolution Bit Depth Colour Sampling Frame Rate Date Rate (Approx)
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 25p 140Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 25p 100Mbps / 60Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 50p 200Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 50p 150Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 30p 140Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 30p 100Mbps / 60Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 60p 200Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 60p 150Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 24p 100Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 24p 100Mbps / 60Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 100p 280Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 100p 200Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 120p 280Mbps
3840x2160 8 Bit 4:2:0 120p 200Mbps

 

XAVC S-I 4K Data Rates:

Resolution Bit Depth Colour Sampling Frame Rate Date Rate (Approx)
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 25p 250Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 50p 500Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 30p 300Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 60p 600Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 24p 240Mbps

 

XAVC HS 4K Data Rates:

Resolution Bit Depth Colour Sampling Frame Rate Date Rate (Approx)
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 50p 200Mbps / 100Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:0 50p 150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 24p 100Mbps / 50Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:0 24p 100Mbps / 50Mbps / 30Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 60p 200Mbps / 100Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:0 60p 150Mbps / 75Mbps / 45Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 100p 280Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:0 100p 200Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:2 120p 280Mbps
3840x2160 10 Bit 4:2:0 120p 200Mbps

 

XAVC S HD Data Rates:

Resolution Bit Depth Colour Sampling Frame Rate Date Rate (Approx)
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 25p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 25p 50Mbps / 16Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 50p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 50p 50Mbps / 25Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 30p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 30p 50Mbps / 16Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 60p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 60p 50Mbps / 25Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 24p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 24p 50Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 100p 100Mbps / 25 Mbps
1920x1080 8 Bit 4:2:0 120p 100Mbps / 25 Mbps

 

XAVC S-I HD Data Rates:

Resolution Bit Depth Colour Sampling Frame Rate Date Rate (Approx)
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 25p 93Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 50p 185Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 30p 111Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 60p 222Mbps
1920x1080 10 Bit 4:2:2 24p 89Mbps

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This video was created using:

Main Camera - Canon C300MKII
Lens - Sigma 18-35mm
Audio Sennheiser AVX-ME2 Set

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