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…]
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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 Cyber-shot RX100 IV Features Stacked Sensor, 4K and 960fps Video Options
Sony has unveiled its latest edition of the RX100 compact cameras with the Cyber-shot RX100 IV. The new pocket camera features a familiar 20MP 1-inch sensor, albeit this time as the first stack CMOS sensor of the product family along with an attached DRAM memory chip for faster processing speeds. [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.
Panasonic LX8 Compact Camera with Big Sensor Coming Soon?
New rumors point to a Panasonic Lumix LX8 compact camera that will directly compete with the Sony RX100 line. [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 Cyber-shot RX100M3 Leaks Out
Sony is expected to announce a refresh to the Sony A77 on May 1, next week. Additionally, it looks like a refresh to the popular Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II might be announced as well given that the Sony RX100M3 was listed in the product manual for the AG-R2 attachment grip (likely a replacement for the AG-R1) alongside the RX100 and RX100 II.
Expect more details soon.
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…]