The next big thing for Sony E-Mount is full frame – particularly so, given that the Sony VG900 and Sony RX1 have been making big waves as full frame cameras. Of course, the VG900 features is a NEX camera with an E-Mount; however, only Alpha-mount full frame lenses can take advantage of that sensor courtesy of an adapter. And then, there’s the RX1, which has a lens affixed to the camera in a rather compact package for a full frame shooter.
As SonyAlphaRumors points out though, full frame NEX options are coming and Zeiss is planning to deliver three new full frame prime lenses for Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.
While these lenses are purportedly on the road map, we won’t see them for over a year when they arrive in June 2014.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol F. Roullard and Brian Matsumoto that delves into the features and capabilities of the Sony NEX-7.
“It guides you through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with suggestions and tips for setup according to various shooting styles.”
The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $18.43 from Amazon.com.
The Sony Store has several pre-Black Friday deals on Cyber-shot, NEX and Alpha cameras that run from Nov. 18 through Nov. 21. Check them out below. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Sony 300mm f/2.8G II lens for Sony Alpha shooters in stock and now shipping. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?
Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much. I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).
Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup. According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.
What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor? Is that too much? Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?