The Sony A77 II is a new APS-C format SLT camera that continues the lines trend of using Sony’s Translucent Mirror Technology. The A77 II features a new AF system with 79 AF points and 15 cross-type AF points, along with a revised 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor with gapless on-chip lenses as found in the A7R and A6000. [Read more…]
Nikon’s current instant rebate deals on many of its lenses end this week on Saturday, March 29. The instant rebates offer up to $400 off single lenses and are not required to be bundled with a DSLR in order to get the deals. You can see all of the lens instant rebates here at B&H Photo. [Read more…]
One of the new “big” features of the Nikon D4S was a new mirror balancer and damping mechanism that reduces bounce during high speed bursts, which the D4S can deliver at 11fps. The comparison is pretty telling of the improvement when compared to the D4 operating at 10fps. You should notice that the D4S mirror bounces less between frames and the distance of the bounce is shorter as well.
Bonus fact: This video was filmed in slow motion on the Nikon 1 V2 at 1200 FPS.
After a tease at CES 2014 earlier this year, the Nikon D4S is now completely unmasked. Not a whole lot of surprises based on what we thought the D4S would have. As expected, it gets the Expeed 4 processor and captures 11fps still images and 1080/60p video. It also offers max sensitivity up to ISO 409,600 and features a 2.7x crop mode in video capture for extended reach while maintaining full HD resolution. [Read more…]