Nikon 1 J4 Announced, Not Available in the US

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon unveiled the Nikon 1 J4 mirrorless camera a couple weeks ago in the middle of all the NAB 2014 news; however, it appears that the camera will not be available in the US.

The J4, like the Nikon 1 J3, still offers several powerful features though for such a compact camera. Of course, it retains the 1″ class sensor for a 2.7x crop factor (also known as Nikon’s CX format). The sensor is an 18MP CMOS with a Hybrid AF that sports 105 phase detect AF points on the sensor. [Read more…]

Sony A7 & A7R Review

Sony A7R-4

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.

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.

The Sony A7R and A7 mirrorless cameras are the culmination of the NEX system, which brought about the E-mount. With the new A7 line we finally have affordable, full frame cameras. [Read more…]