It turns out that both of the A5 and A6 naming options for Sony’s upcoming small form factor full-frame mirrorless camera were wrong. Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting that it’s actually going to be called the Sony A7C. It will have a body largely inspired by the Sony A6600 but with a larger grip to accommodate the NP-FZ100 battery.
The camera market is an interesting thing, especially when it comes to sales. Depending on how we look at the data, it can show very different results. Two reports confused me at first, with one declaring Olympus as King in the Japanese mirrorless market, holding four of the top ten spots on sales while another says that Canon’s EOS R5 was outselling every other interchangeable lens camera available.
Well, it turns out they’re both right. For the first six months of 2020, one report shows that Olympus holds the Number 1, 2, 6 and 10 spots on mirrorless camera sales collated from Japanese retailers. The other is a little more recent, covering the first two weeks of this month, showing that the EOS R5 has been outselling every other mirrorless camera currently available.
Well, it was a matter of time. After announcing that you’ll be able to use the ZV-1 as a webcam, Sony has now officially launched the software. And even better, they expanded it to 34 other camera models. The Imaging Edge software is now out, and it lets you turn your Sony camera into a fancy USB webcam.
Samyang has announced an update to its compact cine lens range with the new VDSLR Mk2 series cine lenses. To start the new series, Samyang has focused on four of the most popular and most used focal lengths at 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, and each of them has a fast maximum T1.5 aperture. A fifth 14mm T3.1 lens will be added in Q1 2021.
The VDSLR line from Samyang was first launched in 2014 and has proven to be quite popular for its balance of quality, price and performance. Samyang says they’ve learned a lot in that time and the Mk2 generation features “useful new features” and they’re available in seven different mounts (including Sony E and Canon RF).
Well, after a few days of leaks and excitement, Sigma’s new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E and Leica L mount has officially been announced. It might not quite be the “half the size and half the weight” of the DSLR-modified 85mm f/1.4 Art for Sony E, but it’s pretty close!
The new lens isn’t just for Sony E mount, though. It’s for mirrorless systems in general. At the moment, that means it’s also available for the Leica L mount for use with all of the cameras in the Sigma/Panasonic/Leica L mount alliance.
We’re only two days from an official announcement now from Sigma about their new 85mm f/1.4 DC DN Art series lens for L and E mount. As expected, though, the images of the new lens have leaked a little early, courtesy of serial leakers, Nokishita.
Four photos of the new lens have leaked, and it looks a lot like Sigma’s 105mm f/1.4 Art for DSLRs, but shorter and with an aperture ring. There’s no sign of a tripod collar for this one, though.
Last Thursday, rumours of a new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art series lens designed specifically for Sony and L mount mirrorless cameras was leaked, with an announcement expected for this week. Now, the first real-world image of the new lens has also leaked, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors, and boy, is it tiny!
According to a Sony Alpha Rumors, Sigma is getting ready to release a new 85mm f/1.4 Art lens next week for the Sony E mount. Yup, that’s right. “But Sigma already has an E-Mount 85mm f/1.4 Art!”, I hear you cry. Well, yes, they do, but this one’s newly designed specifically for mirrorless use.
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.