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August 22nd, 2014

Sony Announces Ultra-Compact a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Sony has packaged many of the high quality features of the a6000 camera in an even more compact body. Touted by the manufacturer as “among the smallest and lightest ingerchangeable lens camera in (the) market today” the compact a5100 includes the 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor, BIONZ processor, and Fast Hybrid AF system used …
June 11th, 2014

Sony a7S – Seen at Cine Gear 2014

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony a7S with Atomos Shotgun 4K recorder
Since early April, the photographer underground has been rumbling with rumors about Sony’s a7S. NAB was the camera’s debut party and it was a show stealer, displaying its versatility as a mirrorless still camera as well as a 4k video shooter with cinema lens compatibility. Some photographers have looked at the 12.2 megapixel spec, comparing …
May 16th, 2014

Sony Announces Compact RX100 III Camera

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony RX100 III
Adding to their successful line of Cybershot-RX pocket-sized cameras, Sony has just announced the RX100 III. With a 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS censor and BIONZ X processor, the camera has an impressive Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, providing both a large, versatile range, and high quality aperture. The lens also focuses accurately at a …
April 18th, 2014

Michael Frye’s Hands On Sony A7r Review

Posted By Michael Frye
Willows and cottonwoods in late-afternoon light, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
I don’t review or even talk about equipment very often, but I reviewed the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E last summer because I think it’s such an important, game-changing camera for landscape photography, with exceptional resolution and low noise. Like many Canon users, I’ve been waiting for Canon to offer a competitor to the D800 and D800E. …
February 12th, 2014

Sony Announces a6000 and Five Additional Cybershot Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony a6000
Sony has announced the a6000, a 24.3-megapixel interchangeable lens camera with a BIONZ X processor. With 179 focal points of phase detection AF as well as contrast AF, the Hybrid AF system delivers 11 fps. The camera also has an OLED Tru-Finder, WiFi/Xperia/NFC connectability and shoots HD video. It will be available in April for around …
January 7th, 2014

Sony Announces Powerful Lightweight a5000 Interchangable Lens Camera

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony a5000
Despite its small 8 oz. size, the new Sony a5000 interchangable lens camera packs a full optical punch with a 20.1 MP APS-C sensor, BIONZ processor, full HD video capability, and WiFi/NFC connectivity. Check out all it has to offer in the full press release: New α5000 Model offers DSLR Power in Compact Body LAS VEGAS …
January 7th, 2014

Sony Launches First Compact 4K Handycam Camcorder

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony AX100
Sony is making it possible for the video enthusiast to capture movie theater quality 4K resolution with the compact 4K Handycam FDR-AX100 camcorder. In addition to the quick BIONZ X processor, Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 29mm lens with 12x optical zoom and flexible recording and compression formats, the AX100 provides WiFi and NFC for smartphone and …
December 19th, 2013

Sony Announces Software/Firmware updates for QX Lens-Style Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Thumbnail View
Sony has announced a Version 4.0 of the PlayMemories Mobile App with improved speed and connectivity as well as a new Quick Viewer for easier navigation between shooting and viewing. Additionally, Sony has made major firmware updates for the QX cameras. With the update, both cameras will now have Full HD Movie Recording functionality. The …
October 17th, 2013

Sony Cyber-shot RX10

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony Cybershot RX10
While the new 20.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot RX10 may not have the versatility of an interchangable lens camera, the 24-200mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* high-zoom lens provides incredible variability in an all-in-one design, great for lightweight travel. By combining the RX100 II’s Exmor R CMOS sensor and the new BIONZ X processor, Sony continues …
October 16th, 2013

Sony α7 and α7R Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Sony Alpha 7R
Sony has just announced the new α7 and α7R full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. The main differences between the two cameras is that the 24.3-megapixel α7 uses a hybrid AF system, while the 36.4-megapixel α7R uses a Fast Intelligent AF system and the lowpass filter has been removed. Both cameras boast a 16-bit BIONZ X processor, …