Deal: Sony A7S for $1699

Sony A7S

ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Sony A7S for $1699 (compare at $2498) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay.

Note: This is labeled as a gray market item and, therefore, won’t include a US warranty card. At the time of this post, ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.7% and offers its own 1-year warranty with the camera.

Canon 5Ds R vs. Sony A7R II Hands-On Review

Check out this video from Kai at Digital Rev as he does a hands-on comparison between the 50MP Canon 5Ds R and the 42MP Sony A7R II. This review is even a little more superficial than others he has done, but you get a clear sense of his first impression.

Personally, I think the 5Ds R and A7R II are mostly going to be finding their way into different kinds of photographers’ camera bags. With the A7R II being a more popular pick for a wider variety of images, while the 5Ds R is a little more niche for landscape and studio work where low sensitivity and high resolution are the primary concerns.

Have you considered these two cameras as competing options? Did you buy one over the other?

Sony RX100 IV 4K SLOG2 and Slow Motion Sample Videos

I’m working on a full review for the Sony RX100 IV but I’ll share a couple of video samples shot with the camera using the SLOG2 profile in 4K and a variety of slow motion frame rates. Above, you see a run-through of ungraded and graded clips (starting with the SLOG2 LUT) for a variety of low-light scenes. [Read more…]