If you own a Sony E-mount camera and have any old Nikon F-mount lenses laying around the house or stored away in the attic, you might want to get them out and dust them off. The world’s first Nikon F-mount autofocus adapter made by Commlite for Sony E-mount has gone on sale. [Read more…]
Hasselblad was once known for its incredible lineup of medium format cameras. But at some point in the past decade the Swedish company has gained a terrible reputation for taking Sony cameras, wrapping them in unnecessary and over-priced façades and branding them as their own.
One such camera is the Hasselblad HV, a Sony A99 disguised in a gaudy form factor and packaged with a Hasselblad-branded Zeiss 24–70mm f/2.8 lens. Normally, this camera sells for $11,995, but now you can get this full frame DSLR for a mere $3495, a massive savings of $8,500. [Read more…]
The general public has no real way of accurately knowing how camera sales compare with each other and while the feeling was that Sony’s mirrorless cameras are becoming extremely popular in certain regions, there is now confirmation that this is in fact correct.
According to Michael Schielhlen, a Senior Director at Zeiss, Sony sold more interchangeable lens cameras during the month of August than Canon and Nikon in Germany.
Canon and Nikon pretty much dominated the market with no competitors or significant innovators in the horizon, until Sony showed up with some outstanding cameras and technological wonders.
Unlike Canon’s promises to deliver exquisite dynamic range whenever it releases a new camera, when Sony says ‘high-end’ and ‘revolutionary’ there’s probably a good reason to get excited.
The new camera inherited many features from the more advanced α77 II, such as 4D FOCUS, and is aimed at newcomers to advanced amateurs.
The camera will be available from March 2016, but will this be Sony’s last A-mount camera?
Sony, is not waiting to see who will win the sensor wars, it is defining the battlefield. With rumors of new technologies being around for a while now, Sony recently released two videos showing what’s in store for their future line of sensor technology.
Specifically, Sony demoed Starvis – an ultra low light technology designed for security cameras, though with the current low light / high ISO specs battle, it would not be surprising to find traces of this technology in their consumer line as well.
According to Sony :
When you come to think about it, up until a decade ago, photography had only one prominent battle field for us to play at: Nikon vs. Canon. bringing up the topic of which is the better brand could be a discussion topic for hours on end (and I mean real discussion when people talk, not flame wars when people hammer at the keyboard).
But as technology evolved the market was caught in a vice movement:
Sony just keeps on disturbing the camera market. today they announced their new RX1R II camera (pre order link). It is a small, palm-sized, camera packing a full frame sensor capturing 42.4-megapixel and the world’s first optical variable low-pass filter which can be turned on or off from the camera menu.
In a press release put out by Sony on October 6th, the company announced it would splitting off it’s sensor division and developing it into it’s own company division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions . The company touched on the potential for a division back in February, and it appears as though they moving ahead with plans at full steam. The press release stated Sony Semiconductor Solutions will be up and running on April 1, 2016. [Read more…]
About a week ago, Sony announced that the A7RII and the A7SII will gain the ability to record uncompressed 14-bit RAW still images. This is a change vs. the previous ability to record only compressed RAW files at 14 bits.
DPreview did a thorough analysis on the difference between those two options and sure enough there are two significant factors to be considered.