The Sony a1 checks about every single box I could possibly want in a camera. In this video, we compare the Sony a1 camera vs the Canon R5. Does Sony leave the Canon R5 in the dust? And what about price? Is the Sony a1 Worth It? Or would you choose the Canon R5? Who would pay this much and why? Let us know if you would choose one of these and why?
2020 wasn’t the best year for camera companies (or for anyone else for that matter). But still, some new gear was introduced and millions of cameras were produced after all. So, there are some numbers to compare, and Sony seems to be winning the numbers game. According to a recent report, it beat both Canon and Nikon when it comes to mirrorless cameras produced last year.
Sony has now announced its new flagship mirrorless camera; the Sony A1. The Sony A1 features a brand new 50.1-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor with upgraded BIONZ XR processor offering eight times more processing power than the previous generation. It offers blackout-free shooting at up to a whopping 30 frames per second and it shoots 8K with over 15 stops of dynamic range.
It’s about time that Sony finally released a camera worthy of the “flagship” name. Something that competes on a similar level to the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III and Nikon D6. Of course, with Nikon and Canon’s late entry into the mirrorless market, I suppose Sony wasn’t in much of a rush. Looking at the specs of the new Sony A1, it looks like they’re doing a lot more than competing.
Sony is expected to announce a new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera at some point in the next few weeks. We’ve heard some possible spec rumours about it already, and now it seems we might have a possible price point for it. And it looks well set to compete directly against the Canon EOS RP mirrorless.
Polish website Optyczne is reporting that the new Sony (we still don’t know if it’ll be called the A5 or the A6) is rumoured to be priced around $1,000 (the EOS RP is $999 body only) and would come at a significantly lower price than the Nikon Z5, which is currently listed at $1,399 body only.
Rumours of a potential entry-level full-frame Sony competitor to the Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5 are not new. There have been speculation and whispers for a little while, and just a week ago there seemed to be a fairly solid tip that Sony was getting ready to announce something next month.
Well now, Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting some possible specs for an upcoming Sony A5 (or A6) entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. They say these specs come from a new source and that it should be taken with “a HUGE grain of salt”, but it’s an interesting set of specs.
After Nikon and Canon announced their light and affordable entry-level full-frame mirrorless cameras, it looks like Sony is in the game to do the same. According to numerous recent rumors, Sony is about to launch its own entry-level full-frame mirrorless to compete with Canon EOS RP and Nikon Z5.
You can relax. The leaks, rumours and whispers are over. Sony has now officially announced its new video-focused Sony A7S III mirrorless camera. Of course, with the complete B&H review and German press release leaked, there wasn’t much we didn’t already know about Sony’s new flagship mirrorless camera.
Yet, here we are. Final product photos, final specs, official everything. It shoots 4K 120fps, (finally) 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, it has RAW over HDMI that no device can apparently support yet (although maybe Atomos has something up their sleeve?) it has dual-format dual card slots that are the first to use CFexpress Type A, and there’s a new card reader, too.
With an official announcement only hours away, it seems like there isn’t really much that Sony can tell us that we don’t already know. Between the leaked B&H review and the German press release, just about everything has been revealed. But here are a few more leaked images showing features of the Sony A7S III, menus and accessories.
The images come via Sony Alpha Rumors, along with some screenshots of the menu system and other photos showing the camera in use. It seems that some of the screenshots and other photos have all been taken directly from the B&H review video, so if you want to see those will full commentary, best to check that post.
This is probably going to surprise precisely nobody, but the Sony A7S III product photos have leaked ahead of the official announcement tomorrow. What is a surprise, though, is that they’re not coming from Nokishita this time, but directly from Sony Alpha Rumors and they confirm at least one detail about the new camera. It definitely has a flippy out LCD.
There hasn’t been a confirmed spec sheet leaked yet, although the official announcement is expected tomorrow at 10am Eastern (7am Pacific, 3pm in the UK) where we’ll get to find out everything about Sony’s new video-focused camera.
Well, this is unusual, although not all that surprising. I mean, it’s a surprise move, but if it had to be anybody… Sony likes to be different, especially when it comes to memory cards. According to a report on Sony Alpha Rumours, the Sony A7S III will be the first camera to use CFexpress Type A memory cards. It’s an odd choice, given that nobody makes CFexpress Type A, although it does make some sense.
They also say that it won’t quite be the dual card slots we’re used to. Instead of two separate slots for two separate cards, it’ll have a combination card slot of sorts, that can accept both CFexpress Type A or SD cards – although obviously not at the same time. Also, it might actually have a pair of these combination card slots.