Sony announced a new feature is coming for the Alpha lineup. Users will be able to set and use custom gridlines in-camera. The feature will be available for multiple Sony cameras within the lineup, such as the Sony a7iv, but you will have to purchase a separate license to activate it.
Andrea Pizzini of Sony Alpha Rumors just shared a video on his channel that would make you drool. He showed off the upcoming Sony A9III with its 120 fps shutter, just doing its typical digital shutter sound. 120 times a second. Music to my ears, I tell you.
If you’re a photographer or filmmaker looking for the best Sony camera to buy, you’ve come to the right place. Sony has been a leader in the camera industry for years, producing high-quality cameras for professionals and enthusiasts alike. It would probably be hard to buy a bad Sony camera (YAY!).
So this article is more about choosing the camera that works for you and less about making sure you choose the best Sony camera, period.
Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is one of the most accomplished and celebrated photographers working today. The World Photography Organisation awarded him the Outstanding Contribution to Photography of the Sony World Photography Awards 2024.
As well as the new Sony A9 III (buy here), Sony has also announced the new Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens (buy here). While not exactly a pocket-sized lens, it’s incredibly lightweight for its focal length and aperture, weighing only 1.47kg.
It’s a G Master lens, meaning it sits in Sony’s top-tier lenses, and it comes with a price tag to match. That being said, it’s not too dissimilar from 300mm f/2.8 lenses of the past from other manufacturers.
This is a camera that Sony shooters have wanted for a long time, but now it’s finally here. Sony has announced the new Sony Alpha A9 III (buy here). While its resolution stays relatively low, by today’s standards, its sensor features a global CMOS shutter.
Global shutters are something that camera users from all brands have wanted ever since cameras ditched CCD sensors. The Sony A9 III has beaten everybody to the punch on bringing global shutters back, but that’s not the only trick up its sleeve.
I have to admit, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for Sony to jump into the tiny microphone market. They’ve been making wireless mics for years, so why the wait? Well, whatever the reason, they’re here now.
Sony has announced three new microphones, well, technically two, but one of them is available in two flavours. There are the ECM-W3 (buy here) and ECM-W3S (buy here) dual and single wireless kits and the ECM-S1 (buy here) podcast mic.
Sony is blasting it big today, and along with their Burano Compact CineAlto, they also released a new control app. But it’s not only for the Burano; this app is also for the Sony FX3 and Sony FX30. Its best feature: it turns your “I already have one” phone into a high-end on-camera monitor.
The app is creatively named “Monitor & Control”, but don’t let the unimaginative name fool you. This app packs a punch.
Sony has announced the new Sony Burano (buy here), a compact CineAlta cinema camera designed for solo shooters. It bridges the gap between Sony’s Alpha series cinema series like the FX3 (buy here) and its high-end Venice (buy here) cameras.
The compact, lightweight camera features a fast hybrid AF system with built-in IBIS for smooth, steady, and sharp shots. It also sports a built-in ND filter, and its full-frame 8.6K sensor offers dual-base ISO for 16 stops of dynamic range.
Sony has announced the new Sony ILX-LR1 (buy here) E-Mount mirrorless camera. Unlike most of the Alpha cameras you’ll be familiar with though, this one isn’t aimed at photographers and filmmakers. It’s designed for industrial use but offers a similar spec to the Sony A7R V (buy here), but for about a grand less.
The ILX-LR1 doesn’t shoot 8K video like the A7R V, but it’s a full-frame camera, with a 61-megapixel sensor. Its lightweight, compact form factor is targeted towards inspection, investigation, surveying and mapping by drone.