I’ve gone on and on about Canon’s need to enter the full frame mirrorless market. While some of its more recent mirrorless cameras are intriguing, we aren’t going to take Canon seriously until it comes out with a camera that can actually go head-to-head with the Sony A7 line. [Read more…]
Sony just launched a pair of new wide-angle zooms that continue to build out the full frame E-mount line:
Priced at $2199 and $1699, respectively, these new wide zooms are pro lenses that mirror what Canon and Nikon have done in their lens lines. As Sony continues to grow its market share with its E-mount line of mirrorless cameras, expect this trend to continue. [Read more…]
NAB 2017 is a very video-centric tradeshow. Today, however, I walked away with a striking impression of the photo industry. As the digital camera market becomes more and more niche, the benefit for manufacturers is that consumers in the market become more and more specific to the features and tech they want in their cameras.
As I sat in the Blackmagic Design press conference this morning, I was impressed with the company’s advances with Da Vinca Resolve 14, its new ATEM Television Studio Pro HD and Bluetooth features for the Ursa Mini Pro. However, the thing that struck me the most during the press event was the sheer number of Sony mirrorless camera users in the room. Not only that, but also the ratio of Sony mirrorless users to DSLR users. [Read more…]
Sony has announced its new A9 mirrorless camera. As the flagship of its Alpha lineup, the Sony A9 features a 24MP full frame stacked CMOS sensor that captures up to 20 frames per second. It uses an electronic shutter for shutter speeds up to 1/32,000s and can shoot those high frame rates with no viewfinder blackout.
Using high-speed UHS-II SD cards (in its dual card slots), the Sony A9 can shoot up to 241 continuous (compressed) RAW images or 362 JPEG images at the 20fps burst rate. Sony has improved the processing speed in the A9 to be 20x faster than previous full frame Alpha models. The camera offers 693 phase-detect AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. It also features 5-axis in-body image stabilization with 5-stops of camera shake correction. [Read more…]
Sony has another round of big trade-in bonuses for the A7 II, A7R II and A7S II cameras through April 1, 2017. You can trade an old DSLR or lens in for credit toward a Sony camera or lens and get up to $480 in bonuses on top of the trade value.
B&H has a dedicated page set up so you can select the Sony camera and/or lens you want, then choose your gear to trade in and get your instant rebate and trade-in bonus all at once. For example, the A7R II retails for $3198 and has a $300 instant rebate and $480 trade-in bonus for a $2,418 price before counting the value of your trade-in equipment.
Check out all of the options here at B&H Photo.