I stopped by the Sony booth today to take a closer look at the new Sony A7R III and was able to look at it side-by-side with the A7R II. I expected the A7R III to be nearly identical to the A7R II; however, the new battery in the A7R III forced some noticeable ergonomic changes. [Read more…]
The rumored Sony A7R III is now officially unveiled alongside a new Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. Notably, the A7R III adds the more powerful battery from the Sony A9. Other improvements promise faster performance for frame rate and other hardware upgrades like a joystick for AF selection, PC sync port and dual SD card slots. [Read more…]
B&H has the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV in stock and now shipping out to customers. This newest addition uses the familiar 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and adds an incredible 24fps still image capture rate thanks to the BIONZ X processor. The RX10 IV’s AF system features 315 AF points with on-sensor phase-detection. Impressively, the AF and AE continues to track during the 24fps still image bursts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Sony RX10 IV is the latest in its line of superzoom cameras featuring the popular 20MP 1″ class sensor. This newest addition uses the familiar 24-600mm equivalent zoom lens and adds an incredible 24fps still image capture rate thanks to the BIONZ X processor.
The RX10 IV’s AF system features 315 AF points with on-sensor phase-detection. Impressively, the AF and AE continues to track during the 24fps still image bursts. [Read more…]
Sony has a new trade-in program for its A9 and A7 models with up to $500 off the A9 and $300 off the A7 models. Essentially, you trade in a working DSLR or mirrorless camera and get the discount applied toward a Sony full frame mirrorless camera. Complete details and a walkthrough of the process available here at B&H Photo.
Sony is teasing a new full frame 4K cinema camera for its CineAlta line that is in the works. The camera will feature a 36x24mm sensor and, as Sony says, is “aspect ratio-agnostic,” offering support for Full Frame, Super35 4K 4-perf 4:3 Anamorphic and 4K spherical 3-perf 17:9.
The image sensor is entirely new, while maintaining the workflow established with Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC. It will also be compatible with gear and accessories in teh current CineAlta line. You can register for more details when they become available here on Sony’s website.
The Sony A6500 is a mid-range, prosumer mirrorless camera. It follows an established line of products that go back to the NEX-6 model when Sony separated the Alpha branding for A-mount SLT cameras from its E-mount mirrorless cameras. The A6500’s two predecessors (A6300 and A6000) remain in the current product lineup as lower-end prosumer models, while the A6500 serves as the flagship APS-C format camera for its mirrorless line.
For a sub-$1500 camera, the A6500 offers an incredible feature set. Sony has gone out of its way with the A6500 to put the “pro” in prosumer. [Read more…]