Sony has released some sample images shot with the recently announced Sony A7R IV and they look pretty glorious in their detail. The resolution of the original files is 9504 x 6336 pixels, and they range in file size from just over 30MB to just under 50MB as jpg files. Obviously, they haven’t let any raw files out, as there’s no support for them in anything yet.
Sony’s live event has just come to a close and the earlier rumours were true. The Sony A7R IV is here. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of an A7S III, but still. The A7R IV comes with a 61-megapixel sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K UHD video with 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), with what Sony claims is “medium format level” image quality.
Ahead of the Amazon Prime Day sales, B&H is offering some big savings on select Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic cameras and lenses, with instant discounts of up to $1,000. We’ve had a look through their current specials to find the best deals with the biggest savings for photographers and filmmakers.
Ok, is it just me or are we living in 2014 again? Sony has today announced a “new” video creator kit which includes the Sony RX100 III camera. Yes, in a time where Canon is finally getting ready to add 4K video and an external microphone input to the G7X line, Sony re-releases (?) the Sony RX100 III, the 1080p compact camera announced in May 2014.
I’m not going to go over the specs of the RX100 III in this post, because everybody’s known what they are for five years already, but we will talk about some of the extra doohickies included in the kit that make filming and vlogging a little easier.
A major change – and learning curve – for me this year has been my switch from Nikon to Sony. I’ve already documented the story of my switch to Sony on the blog, but what I have since discovered is the huge possibilities – or as some of us might call it the “confusion of options” – that comes with owning a Sony Alpha camera.
Despite Sony’s popularity with cameras, TVs,
Walkmans, and other doohickies, one of their most successful units within the company has been their semiconductor division. The semiconductor division was actually spun off as a separate company back in 2015, but has remained a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony, who retains complete control.
Now, Daniel Loeb, an American investor who runs a fund owning a $1.5 billion stake in the company, has called on Sony to completely separate its “crown jewel” image sensor business from the rest of the company.
Well, the lens that was apparently up for sale on Yahoo Auctions 10 days ago has now officially been announced by Sony. Yes, the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is finally here. As is the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS. They’re massive monsters of lenses, and they’re shipping in only 2 months.
Well, here’s an interesting one. How do you sell a lens that doesn’t actually exist yet? I don’t know, but somebody’s found a way, as there appears to be a brand new Sony 200-600G OSS f/5.6-6.3 FE lens up for sale on Yahoo Auctions Japan. Despite the fact that this lens isn’t even expected to be announced until next week, there are even photos of it in the listing.
We’re always looking out for good deals at DIYP, as I imagine most of you reading this are, too. Well, Sony’s announced its “Step Up To Sony” sales event, with some pretty heavy discounts of up to $1,000 on their most popular bodies, including the Sony A7II, A7RII, A7RIII and A9.
If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Sony, these discounts run until June 22nd, so you have a little time. But those next three weeks will pass quickly. So, don’t wait too long!
Sony’s report for the 2018 fiscal year is out, and amongst all of the usual mundane facts and figures is one particularly interesting piece of information. It seems that Sony’s share of the interchangeable lens camera market has now surpassed that of Nikon to claim the number 2 spot behind Canon.
Sony is reporting it has 23 per cent of the global interchangeable lens camera market based on revenue, and 24% of the camera market overall, an increase of four percent compared to the 2017 fiscal year.