The 36MP full frame Sony A7R is now available for $2098 (was $2298). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Additionally, the 24MP full frame Sony A7 is available for $1498 (was $1698). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Check out my Sony A7 and A7R Review.
The Sony a7/a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from photographers Dr. Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Foullard.
All features of the a7 and a7R are covered, including automatic stitching to create panoramas, and multi-shot noise reduction that allows the use of extremely high ISOs. This book guides the photographer in using both the camera’s automated features and manual controls to take photographs that are a unique reflection of his or her creative personality.
The Sony a7/a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.
Sony is rumored to be launched a new A7s mirrorless camera this Sunday at its NAB 2014 press conference, which kicks off at 5pm EDT. The camera is believed to feature the same body and design as the current A7 and A7R cameras.
The big new feature the A7s adds, however, is 4K video capture. [Read more…]
The Sony E-mount system has matured over the past few years and Sony has chosen to retire the NEX branding and consolidate all of its interchangeable lens cameras under the Alpha brand name with a designation only of whether they are A-mount or E-mount cameras.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMc4xgWiJ_Q&w=640&h=360]
The A-mount cameras are more traditional DSLR cameras, currently comprised of cameras using Sony translucent mirror technology. The E-mount cameras are mirrorless cameras and are a generally more compact design.
One of the things I wanted to do during my review of the Sony A7 and A7R was to put the video features through their paces. With the help of my uncharacteristically cooperative kids, I shot the above short, Nerfed, in a few hours using only the Sony A7 and A7R (along with a couple of shots with the GoPro Hero3 that were necessary for the plot). After using these cameras for this fun project and in other ways over the past few weeks, Sony makes a great case for its next generation of full frame cameras. [Read more…]
So far, only the 14mm f/2.8 lens is available for pre-order. Expect the others to follow soon.
With the warm reception we’ve seen from the Sony A7 and A7R, expect the third-party lens lineup to continue to grow for the Sony E-mount. Also, while these lenses were clearly released in response to the A7 and A7R, they are also compatible with the Sony APS-C E-mount cameras.