Sony A7S Pricing Unveiled, Ships in July

Sony A7S

Alongside the new RX100 III, Sony has announced pricing for the highly-anticipated A7s at $2499.

The camera features a 12MP full frame sensor and captures 4K video to external devices by outputting the signal through its HDMI port. Early results promise stunning low-light shooting capability with an impressive sensitivity range covering ISO 50-409,600.

The A7S will ship in July. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sony RX100 III Unveiled with Fast Lens and Built-in EVF

Sony RX100 III

Sony continues to reign supreme with the advanced compact camera market. It’s most recent camera, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, takes the product line a step further by delivering a fast 24-70mm equivalent lens with an f/1.8-2.8 aperture. That’s a full stop better than what the RX100 II lens delivers at 70mm. Of course, you pay for it a bit in the lens size, which further results in a shorter telephoto reach (compared to the 100mm telephoto reach of the RX100 II). The RX100 III lens includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. [Read more...]

Sony Cyber-shot RX100M3 Leaks Out

Sony RX100M3 Leak

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.

[via DCI]

Is Sony Making a Much Faster Lens in the RX200?

Sony RX100 Cutaway

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...]