Sony A7 for $998 – Deal Alert

Sony A7 Front

The 24.3MP full frame Sony A7 is now available for $998 (reg. $1298). Since the release of the Mark II, this camera has steadily crept down in price, even though is a fantastic full frame camera. At under a grand now, it is hovering in the entry-level camera price range and certainly should be on the radar of budget enthusiasts.

The deal ends July 4 and B&H includes 4% rewards with the purchase. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

 

Sony Image Sensor Size Comparison

Sony Image Sensor Size Comparison

Above is another one of the cool tech displays from Sony’s booth at CES. It shows the sensor size comparison for Sony cameras starting with a compact camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor on the right side and moving up to a full frame size sensor on the left side.

As many of you know, the full frame Sony 35mm sensor is found in the Sony A7 Series and the A99 SLT camera. The APS-C sensor is found in cameras like the Sony A6000 and A5100. Sony is using the CX Format nomenclature for 1″ sensors like what is found in the Sony RX100 and RX10.

Sony A7 II Specs Leaked?

Sony A7 and A7R-8

It looks like the Sony A7 II specs have leaked out, which should replace the well-received Sony A7. The camera looks to get an improvement in the image stabilization and video departments.

What makes me raise my eyebrow the most is the inclusion of the XAVC S codec. There are no specs concerning video resolution of the A7 II; however, XAVC S is generally seen on Sony cameras that offer 4K video capture. Will Sony bring compressed, in-camera 4K video capture to the A7 line with the new A7 II? [Read more…]

10 Reasons Why a Professional Photographer Left Nikon and Started Shooting with Sony

Check out this video from professional photographer Jason Lanier as he breaks down the 10 reasons why he stopped shooting Nikon DSLRs and mored to Sony mirrorless cameras. Jason says that he “has shot with Nikon his entire life and professional career. He switched to Sony in July 2014 (not due to a sponsorship) and hasn’t looked back since.”

Sony is obviously gaining ground on Canon and Nikon, and the Sony A7 series has made huge strides for the mirrorless camera market. What do you DSLR shooters think about Jason’s claims? Are you considering a switch to mirrorless, Sony or otherwise?