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.
The Nikon updates (both version 1.03) include mostly minor fixes, and an annoying bug that would cause the cameras to freeze when using the automatic “Clean Image Sensor” option.
Canon’s update only fixes one issue where autofocus is initiated when it should.
Unlike Sony’s announcement regarding the a7R II firmware upgrade, Nikon’s update deals with camera models that have already been replaced.
The team over at AlphaUniverse shared today that Sony has announced to make the a7S II will ship with the ability to capture uncompressed 14-bit RAW still images. The feature will be user selectable by providing the photographer with the option to shoot compressed 14-bit RAW or uncompressed 14-bit RAW.[Read More…]
Sony has been on a roll in recent years and its latest release in the a7-series is no exception.
Featuring an ISO range expandable to 409,600, 4K video recording, 5-axis optical image stabilization and an improved AF system, the Sony a7S II is sure to be a hit.
On Vimeo, Rusty Sanoian explains that the footage was captured using the Sony A7R II in a Nauticam housing, using the Sony F4 16-35 lens, Sony 28 F2 lens with the Sony 16mm Fisheye converter and a Magic Filter.
It seems like everyone’s been anticipating the release of Sony’s A7r ii–even if it was to see if the camera could live up to all the hype. Benjamin Von Wong was no exception. He recently purchased one to take along on a trip to Guatemala, hoping to fully test out the new camera and it’s video capabilities. [Read More…]
The battle between was never that fierce and it seems that the action is not over yet. In the blue corner we have the heavy weight champions, Canon and Nikon with their old-yet-proven DSLR lines and on the red corner we have Fuji and Sony with their slick-and-fast mirrorless lines.
Moving from Canon to Nikon or vice versa is no longer “news” it seems that more photographers are moving from DSLRs to Mirrorless cameras.
Photographer Alex Koloskov (who is the face behind the successful Photigy site) just switched systems from Canon to Sony, and despite the fact that he is not using the latest model (he uses the older A7 and not the recently announced A7II) he still makes some valid point on making the move:
Visitors to the Sony website (perhaps looking to pre-order an A7R II), were greeted with notice announcing the popular electronics manufacturer plan to cease taking orders via their online store beginning on August 28th. The banner (see above photo) simply says, “…Sony will have an exciting new product website that includes our authorized retailers for your purchase preference…”. Once clicked on, the announcement takes you to a FAQ page, which explains that all purchases made on the site through August 28th will be fulfilled–backorded items possibly excluded. [Read More…]