Reminder: Sony’s A7S is Incredible in Low Light

We’ve seen many examples of the Sony A7S and just how good it is in low light. Well, here’s another that proves it is the low light king for affordable full frame cameras.

In this short preview video, Tony Northrup walks us through the high ISO settings of the Sony A7S, Sony A7 II and Nikon D810. The Sony A7S’ reach up to ISO 409,600 puts it just head and shoulders above the low light capabilities of the Nikon D810 and the A7 II.

Sony A7S

Whether its the right overall camera for you, however, requires examining what you need out of the camera day to day. For low light shooting though, the Sony A7S remains in a league of its own.

Sony’s New A7R II, RX100 IV and RX10 II 4K Cameras are Available for Pre-Order

Sony A7R II

The recently announced Sony cameras are all now available for pre-order. The 42MP Sony A7R II is expected to ship in late July, while the Sony RX100 IV and RX10 II will ship in early to mid-July. You can get in line for the pre-orders at B&H Photo via the links below.

Sony A7R II Pre-Order Page

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Pre-Order Page

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Pre-Order Page

Sony’s A7R II Works with Atomos Shogun for 4K ProRes Video Capture


While Canon is busy locking down its video product line with no 4K options in its DSLRs and spotty support for clean HDMI-output, Sony is throwing the kitchen sink into its cameras with each release cycle.

The latest evidence of Sony’s bold digital imaging market moves is in the new A7R II, which sports a 42.4MP full frame image sensor with internal 4K video capture using the Sony XAVC-S codec at 100Mbps. While this is solid performance for a camera as small as the A7R II, Sony leaves room for users to go a little more professional by enabling uncompressed HDMI output of the sensor’s 4K signal. [Read more…]

Sony Unleashes 42MP Full Frame A7R II with 4K Video

Sony A7R II

The message is clear. Sony is not messing around.

Sony just released a pair of impressive cameras geared toward consumers and enthusiasts with the RX100 IV and the RX10 II. Rounding out the trio is something for the pro and serious amateur photographer – the Sony Alpha A7R II, which features a whopping 42.4MP back-illuminated full frame sensor. [Read more…]