Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Full Frame Compact Camera Announced – and It Is Gorgeous!

 Sony RX1

The Sony Cyber-shot RX1 is a new full frame compact camera, which sounds like a bit of an oxymoron.  Somehow, Sony managed to stuff a full frame image sensor inside a compact body and bolt a 35mm f/2 Zeiss lens on the front with a 9-blade aperture for circular bokeh.

And, you know what?

It looks amazing. [Read more...]

Sony A99 Full Frame DSLR Flagship Officially Unveiled

Sony A99

The Sony A99 is a 24.3MP full frame DSLR that packs a punch on both the still image and video capture side of things.  The A99 is capable of capturing still images at 10 fps in full 24.3MP resolution.

The camera sports a new AF system that combines a standard 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensors and a new 102-point AF sensor that overlays the main image sensor. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-6 Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony NEX-6

As expected, the Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

The NEX-6 features an advanced, hybrid AF system comprised of phase-detect (read: DSLR AF system) and contrast-detect AF methods, which is the same system found on the new NEX-5R that was introduced last month.  The NEX-6 also offers 10fps still image capture with AF tracking and a sensitivity up to ISO 25600.

The NEX-6 features the same XGA OLED viewfinder found on the NEX-7, as well as a DSLR-style mode dial.  The camera captures 1080/60p HD video and offers integrated WiFi sharing and camera apps via Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app on iOS and Android devices.

Along with the Sony NEX-6, a new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens, a 35mm f/1.8 lens and a 10-18mm OSS zoom lens were announced for the Sony NEX line of cameras.

The Sony NEX-6 will be available in November with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens for $1000.  It will also be available as a body-only option for $850.  You can order the NEX-6 here at B&H Photo.

The SELP 16-50mm power zoom lens will be available in January for $350.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 35mm f/1.8 lens will be available in November for $450.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 10-18mm zoom lens will be available in November for $850.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Nikon D600 Specs and Image Leak

Nikon D600

More details on the upcoming Nikon D600 have leaked out further confirming the 24.3MP FX format DSLR with 1080/24p HD video capture.  The specs indicate that it will carry several limitations as a low-end full frame camera.  Notably, the D600 is limited by a max shutter speed of 1/4000s, 1/200s sync-speed and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400.  (The D7000 reaches up to 1/8000s shutter speed, while the D3200 and D5100 also max out at 1/4000s.)

The D600 will also be compatible with the new WU-1b wireless mobile adapter for connecting it with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets – just like the WU-1a for the Nikon D3200.

Nikon WU-1b

Check out the rest of the specs below. [Read more...]

Sony VG900 Full Frame Camcorder Image Leak

Sony NEX-VG900

The Sony NEX-VG900 is expected to be announced tomorrow as a full frame camcorder with the NEX E-mount. The VG900 is rumored to include a 24MP full frame sensor and capture 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p courtesy of the AVCHD 2.0 codec.

While an A-mount adapter is rumored to be included with the VG900, I’m curious as to which lenses will be available with this camera given the increase in sensor size over the current NEX-VG20.

Additional rumored specs include a 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF and price tag of $3,300.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]