Sony has announced the new PXW-Z150, which is professional 4K XDCAM camcorder that uses a 1″ sensor and will also capture 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second. The Z150 comes in at a modest price point of $3600 and features a 12x zoom lens that combines with the 20MP to offer a Clear Image Zoom feature with 18x zoom in 4K mode and 24x zoom in 1080p mode. [Read more…]
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The A6300, which features a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C sensor and uses Sony’s 4D Focus system and shoots 4K video, is available for $998 with a ship date of March 10 here at B&H Photo.
The Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens is available for $2198 with a ship date of March 31 here at B&H Photo.
The Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens is available for $1798 with a ship date of March 31 here at B&H Photo.
Along with the killer new Sony A6300 announced today, Sony also introduced its new flagship G Master line of lenses with full frame coverage on Sony E-mount cameras. The new lenses include:
- FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM ($2200)
- FE 85mm f/1.4 GM ($1800)
- FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS (price TBD)
- 1.4x Teleconverter – SEL14TC (price TBD)
- 2x Teleconverter – SEL20TC (price TBD)
This new trio looks like the perfect start for premium professional lenses on the Sony A7 Series. At least for the specs, the lenses appear to compete with professional lenses from Canon and Nikon.
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 features a 9-blade aperture, while both the FE 85mm f/1.4 GM and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lenses feature an 11-blade aperture. The teleconverters are limited to compatibility with the 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens for now; however, I expect that compatibility to grow as Sony expands its G Master product line.
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 and FE 85mm f/1.4 lenses will be available in March, while the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and the teleconverters will ship in May. Check out the close-up photos and press release below. [Read more…]