Fotodiox Launches Line of Sony RX1 Accessories

RX1

Fotodiox has launched a line of accessories for the Sony DSC-RX1, which consist of the following:

  • Camera grip: This one-piece, all-metal grip promises added comfort and a more secure grip. It’s specially designed so users can remove the battery or memory card without removing the grip.
  • Lens hood: The lightweight bayonet lens hood protects the camera from impact, shock, and other on-the-go elements. It also helps prevent stray light from entering the camera lens, allowing for a cleaner, clearer picture.
  • Shutter release button: Available in 7 different colors, the sleek shutter release button is perfect for those looking for a larger, more comfortable release than what their current camera offers.

Fotodiox RX1 Kit

The full kit runs $109.95. Check it out here at Amazon.com.

Sony RX1R and RX100M2 Leak Out

Sony RX1R

Sony’s new full frame RX1R and advanced compact camera, the RX100M2, have leaked out ahead of their official release dates. The RX1R will feature a full frame 24MP sensor without an anti-aliasing filter.

Sony RX-100M2

As you can see, the new RX100M2 adds a hot shoe to the camera, which was something that was missed on the excellent RX100. It also adds a tilting LCD screen, as opposed to the fixed LCD on the RX100. Otherwise, the RX100M2 sports the same 1-inch 20MP sensor and 28-100mm equivalent zoom lens.

In addition to these images, the specs also leaked out. Check them out below. [Read more...]

Zeiss Full Frame Lenses in the Works for Sony NEX E-Mount

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.

DxO Optics Pro 8.1.2 Adds Support for Canon 6D, Sony RX1 and Nikon 1 V2

DxO Optics Pro 8.1.2 is now available with additional support for the Canon 6D, Sony RX1 and Nikon 1 V2. Additionally, more than a hundred new camera/lens combinations have been added to the library, supporting additional Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, Tamron and Tokina lenses for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras.

There are also a number of New Year discounts available through January 31 across all versions of DxO Optics Pro software. More details here on DxO Labs’ website.

Sony RX1 Hands-On

Sony RX1

While “hands-on” might be a bit of a stretch for this article, I wanted to pass along my thoughts from actually putting my hands on the Sony RX1 at PhotoPlus 2012 today – even though the camera didn’t have a battery in it because Sony didn’t want to show off the camera without final firmware.

That said, the RX1 is unbelievably small.  As I held it, I just kept thinking about how incredibly compact they managed to put together a full frame camera.  With cameras like the RX1 (and even other models like NEX or Canon’s new EOS M), there is no longer a need to sacrifice image quality for camera size. [Read more...]