The Sony A77 II is a new APS-C format SLT camera that continues the lines trend of using Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology. The A77 II features a new AF system with 79 AF points and 15 cross-type AF points, along with a revised 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lenses as found in the A7R and A6000. [Read more...]
Sony has several lenses available with up to $200 off via instant rebates through May 17, 2014. These appear to be all A-mount lenses. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
Sony is expected to announce a refresh to the Sony A77 on May 1, next week. Additionally, it looks like a refresh to the popular Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II might be announced as well given that the Sony RX100M3 was listed in the product manual for the AG-R2 attachment grip (likely a replacement for the AG-R1) alongside the RX100 and RX100 II.
Expect more details soon.
A recently published patent application reveals a new 10-36mm f/1.8-2.8 lens designed for Sony’s 1″ sensor cameras, which results in a 28-100mm equivalent zoom range. The current RX100 and RX100 II feature a 28-100mm equivalent lens; however, the variable max aperture ranges from f/1.8 at the wide end to f/4.9 at the long end. [Read more...]
Previously, I shared the Sony A7s press conference unveiling and a rudimentary ISO test of the Sony A7s with several sample images at 100% shot on the show floor for NAB 2014.
Aside from the 4K capability, one thing everyone is talking about on the new Sony A7S is the new 12MP sensor and the ridiculous low light sensitivity that it delivers.
I got some hands-on time with the Sony A7s today and took several shots at various ISO levels. Below, I have assembled 100% crops of the images from the center of the frame from ISO 100-102400. [Read more...]