Several Sony cameras have instant rebates up to $300 off available now. The deals include the A6300, A6000, RX10 Series and RX 100 series, among others. Some of the deals include a $50 or $100 gift card in addition to the instant rebates. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Canon G3 X with 1″ Sensor and 25x Zoom Under Development
Alongside the announcements of the new Canon 5Ds models, Rebel T6i and T6s, Canon also dropped the news that it is developing another 1″ sensor format camera – the PowerShot G3 X. [Read more…]
Sony Image Sensor Size Comparison
Above is another one of the cool tech displays from Sony’s booth at CES. It shows the sensor size comparison for Sony cameras starting with a compact camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor on the right side and moving up to a full frame size sensor on the left side.
As many of you know, the full frame Sony 35mm sensor is found in the Sony A7 Series and the A99 SLT camera. The APS-C sensor is found in cameras like the Sony A6000 and A5100. Sony is using the CX Format nomenclature for 1″ sensors like what is found in the Sony RX100 and RX10.
Sony RX20 with 4K Video Capture Due Next Month
When Sony announced the RX10 last year, it raised some eyebrows with its 1″ sensor format, 24-200mm f/2.8 equivalent zoom lens and rather compact form factor for such serious specs. The video from the RX10 really impressed and it looked like it could be yet another market segment in which Sony moves way out in front. [Read more…]
Sony RX10 Gets $300 Price Drop Thanks to Pressure from Panasonic FZ1000
Shortly after Panasonic announced its new 4K-capable FZ1000, Sony dropped the price of its Cyber-shot RX10 to $998. Recall that when the RX10 was initially announced it cost $1300.
The Sony RX10 and FZ1000 are both a new breed of hybrid/bridge cameras with large, one-inch sensors and fast, super-telephoto zoom lenses. Panasonic introduced the FZ1000 for just $899 and offers most of the features of the RX10. It also one-ups the RX10 by offering 4K video recording.
It makes sense then that Sony drops the RX10 price in order to stay competitive with the new FZ100. You can find the reduced Sony Cyber-shot RX10 here at B&H Photo.
Is Sony Making a Much Faster Lens in the RX200?
A recently published patent application reveals a new 10-36mm f/1.8-2.8 lens designed for Sony’s 1″ sensor cameras, which results in a 28-100mm equivalent zoom range. The current RX100 and RX100 II feature a 28-100mm equivalent lens; however, the variable max aperture ranges from f/1.8 at the wide end to f/4.9 at the long end. [Read more…]
Canon PowerShot G17 Rumored for May Unveiling with Bigger Sensor & Massive Lens
The Canon Powershot G16 is rumored to get a refresh in May 2014, which is a rather short life for a camera just announced in August 2013. That said, the G16 was a minor upgrade to the G15.
If an upgrade for the G16 is coming this quickly, it should be something significant. And, if there is truth to the rumored specs, it will be. Check them out below. [Read more…]
Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Impresses as a Video Camera
I have been enamored with the Sony RX10 ever since it was announced. I know a lot of folks are down on the RX10’s price; however, we’re talking about a 1″ sensor with a f/2.8 fixed aperture 24-200mm equivalent lens.
Below is some of the first footage I’ve seen and I remain impressed with this little super camera. [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…]