New rumors suggest that Sony will release a version of the RX1 full frame camera with a black and white sensor. Such a camera immediately brings to mind the Leica M Monochrom, which runs $8000. [Read more…]
Fotodiox has launched a line of accessories for the Sony DSC-RX1, which consist of the following:
- Camera grip: This one-piece, all-metal grip promises added comfort and a more secure grip. It’s specially designed so users can remove the battery or memory card without removing the grip.
- Lens hood: The lightweight bayonet lens hood protects the camera from impact, shock, and other on-the-go elements. It also helps prevent stray light from entering the camera lens, allowing for a cleaner, clearer picture.
- Shutter release button: Available in 7 different colors, the sleek shutter release button is perfect for those looking for a larger, more comfortable release than what their current camera offers.
The full kit runs $109.95. Check it out here at Amazon.com.
Sony’s new full frame RX1R and advanced compact camera, the RX100M2, have leaked out ahead of their official release dates. The RX1R will feature a full frame 24MP sensor without an anti-aliasing filter.
As you can see, the new RX100M2 adds a hot shoe to the camera, which was something that was missed on the excellent RX100. It also adds a tilting LCD screen, as opposed to the fixed LCD on the RX100. Otherwise, the RX100M2 sports the same 1-inch 20MP sensor and 28-100mm equivalent zoom lens.
In addition to these images, the specs also leaked out. Check them out below. [Read more…]
The next big thing for Sony E-Mount is full frame – particularly so, given that the Sony VG900 and Sony RX1 have been making big waves as full frame cameras. Of course, the VG900 features is a NEX camera with an E-Mount; however, only Alpha-mount full frame lenses can take advantage of that sensor courtesy of an adapter. And then, there’s the RX1, which has a lens affixed to the camera in a rather compact package for a full frame shooter.
As SonyAlphaRumors points out though, full frame NEX options are coming and Zeiss is planning to deliver three new full frame prime lenses for Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.
While these lenses are purportedly on the road map, we won’t see them for over a year when they arrive in June 2014.
DxO Optics Pro 8.1.2 is now available with additional support for the Canon 6D, Sony RX1 and Nikon 1 V2. Additionally, more than a hundred new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, supporting additional Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.
There are also a number of New Year discounts available through January 31 across all versions of DxO Optics Pro software. More details here on DxO Labs’ website.
While “hands-on” might be a bit of a stretch for this article, I wanted to pass along my thoughts from actually putting my hands on the Sony RX1 at PhotoPlus 2012 today – even though the camera didn’t have a battery in it because Sony didn’t want to show off the camera without final firmware.
That said, the RX1 is unbelievably small. As I held it, I just kept thinking about how incredibly compact they managed to put together a full frame camera. With cameras like the RX1 (and even other models like NEX or Canon’s new EOS M), there is no longer a need to sacrifice image quality for camera size. [Read more…]