"Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)*6
AUTO/Electronic Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 20 fps, Mid: max. 10fps, Lo: max. 5 fps*7 *8 *9,
Mechanical Shutter: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 5 fps, Mid: max. 5fps, Lo: max. 2.5 fps
Flash Sync. Speed*3 1/250 sec."
"Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
*1 When using phase-detection AF, limited lenses will be compatible initially. Expansion is planned by body firmware update.
*2 1/32000 shutter speed is available only in the S and M modes (there are no intermediate settings between 1/16000 and 1/32000). The highest shutter
speed in all other modes is 1/16000.
*3 With compatible Sony external flash
*4 A flash cannot be used when [Shutter Type] is set to [Electronic Shut.]. A flash can be used during continuous shooting with [Shutter Type] set to [Auto].
The mechanical shutter will be used.
*5 With compatible external flash
*6 Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used.
*7 When A-mount lens is used via mount adopter, the speed of continuous shooting varies depending on the attached lens.
*8 When the Focus Mode is set to AF-C (Continuous AF), the speed of continuous shooting varies depending on the attached lens. See Sony support page
for compatibility details.
*9 During uncompressed RAW shooting, 12 images are shot per second at maximum.
*10 Supports Micro USB compatible device.
*11 (Configuration method/Access method) WPS or manually /infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a
base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
*12 The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn
power off and on once every ten times.
*13 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
*14 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom , stand-by and power off.
*15 The total movie recording time. When the limit of the continuous movie recording time (29 minutes) is reached, let the camera continue movie
recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. No other operation such as zoom are performed."
"Support for uncompressed 14-bit RAW format
For RAW recording, 14-bit RAW output and 16-bit image processing help preserve maximum detail and produce images of the highest quality with rich tonal gradations. The 14-bit RAW (Sony ARW) format ensures optimal quality for later image adjustment (via Image Data Converter or other software)."
The shutter is rated for 500,000 cycles. @ Max of 5 FPS it is less stressed than a pro DSLR...
The Max electronic shutter for A mount adapted lenses is said to be 10 FPS. The adapter will need a firmware update for that
Dual card slots but one is the slower UHS-I type
The magnesium alloy body has dust and moisture resistance around most of its controls and buttons, albeit not guaranteed to be 100 percent dust and moisture proof
No Sony S-log in video
So really will only give full performance on specific E Mount lenses. Given the lens selection it is not going to bother Canon or Nikon at the 1DX ii and D5 level...
Body wise it is still A7 sized which is pushing it towards those willing and able to give up a chunky camera suited to big pro lenses. The grip to lens barrel finger clearance is poor
It is chipping away at the Canon and Nikon for DSLR users that may benefit from things like the silent shooting, full focus point spread, balanced low level AF and Metering which both have the same low light spec
I really get the feeling SONY are over performing in the original market they were targeting. They still have not produced a body and dare I say lens mount, if the thin flimsy ones that were on the original A7's are still part of the design, to take on Canon and Nikon
For those lucky enough not to need bulky tough pro gear, the specs of this new Camera are amazing. Shame about the price. It may be a limited market for these reasons...