Sony has announced the new Cyber-shot RX100 VII featuring a 20-megapixel 1″ sensor, 4K video capture, a 24-200mm equivalent zoom lens and, finally (for the first time in the product line), a mic input port. It offers 20 fps shooting speed without any viewfinder blackout and a 90 fps shooting speed for a seven-frame burst. [Read more…]
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled
Sony’s RX100 line is becoming somewhat legendary and the new RX100 VI looks to be more of the same. Sony continues to push boundaries with the RX100 VI, adding a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens on the still-pocketable camera – all the while keeping its signature 20.1MP 1″ image sensor. [Read more…]
Sony’s RX100 V Raises the Bar . . . Again
When the compact camera market was spiraling out of control toward rock bottom, Sony unveiled a premium pocket camera that was more expensive than the rest of the competition. While Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest were struggling to unload pocket cameras for $100 or less, the Sony RX100 rose from the ashes of a market segment that had been decimated by the iPhone.
The reason the RX100 dominated as a premium camera is that Sony made the best possible compact camera it could make. And customers were willing to pay hundreds of dollars more than other compact cameras because the RX100 made much better images than any other pocket camera on the market.
The Sony RX100 V marks the fifth generation of this camera line and now demands $1000 as a flagship model, which is the same as the RX100 IV.
Are we really in a place in the photo industry today where we can get excited about a $1000 pocket camera?
I think so. [Read more…]
Sony’s Cyber-shot HX80 is a Compact Camera with a 30x Zoom
Sony has announced its new Cyber-shot HX80 compact camera, which features a 30x optical zoom lens for a 24-720mm equivalent zoom range. It uses an 18.2MP CMOS sensor and captures 1080/60p video with Sony’s solid XAVC-S codec. [Read more…]
Sony RX100 III Unveiled with Fast Lens and Built-in EVF
Sony continues to reign supreme with the advanced compact camera market. It’s most recent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, takes the product line a step further by delivering a fast 24-70mm equivalent lens with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture. That’s a full stop better than what the RX100 II lens delivers at 70mm. Of course, you pay for it a bit in the lens size, which further results in a shorter telephoto reach (compared to the 100mm telephoto reach of the RX100 II). The RX100 III lens includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. [Read more…]
Sony Launches 63x Superzoom Camera, Along with 4 Other Cyber-shot Models
Sony has released five new Cyber-shot point and shoot cameras, including the Cyber-shot H400 with a built-in 63x optical zoom. [Read more…]
Sony RX10 Hands-On
The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 is essentially a RX100 with a massive 24-200mm f/2.8 lens. And it looks like this is going to be a great combination. [Read more…]
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Finally Official and It’s a Beast of a Camera
Along with the new Sony A7 and A7R full frame cameras, Sony officially announced its new Cyber-shot RX10, which is basically the superzoom cousin to the very popular RX100.
The RX10 features a 20.2MP 1″ CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent fixed lens that sports a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. Let that sink in for a minute. [Read more…]
Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and QX10 Smartphone Lenses Officially Unveiled
Sony has finally taken the official wraps off what has been perhaps the worst-kept secret in recent camera launches – the QX100 and QX10 smartphone lenses. [Read more…]
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Now In Stock
The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is now in stock and shipping. The RX100 II is the follow-up to the excellent RX100, and features a 20.2MP 1″ CMOS sensor that is said to be 40% more sensitive in dimly lit scenes. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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