I’m working on a full review for the Sony RX100 IV but I’ll share a couple of video samples shot with the camera using the SLOG2 profile in 4K and a variety of slow motion frame rates. Above, you see a run-through of ungraded and graded clips (starting with the SLOG2 LUT) for a variety of low-light scenes. [Read more…]
The recently-announced Sony A7S II is now available for pre-order with shipping starting on October 16. Pre-orders are shipped on a first come, first served basis. Recall that the A7S II adds 4K internal recorder and 5-axis image stabilization on the sensor like its sibling A7R IIand A7 II models. You can pre-order now here at B&H Photo.
Alongside the new A7S II, Sony also introduced a new 4K cinema camera – the Sony PXW-FS5.
The FS5 features a Super 35 CMOS sensor and accepts Sony E-mount lenses. It captures 4K video with the XAVC-L codec at 24p/30p frame rates. It will also capture 1080p HD video at full resolution up to 240fps. [Read more…]
Every time a new, awesome camera is released, I start thinking of all the reasons I need it.
Canon 5Ds? Check.
Blackmagic URSA Mini? Check.
Sony A7R II? Double check.
I mean, the A7R II does about everything I could possibility want in a camera today. But it has one major limiting factor… Me. [Read more…]
Kai from DigitalRev TV is back with another entertaining hands-on review. This time, the new Sony A7R II is on deck. The photography corner of the Internet is freaking out over this camera and, it appears, that is for good reason.
Sony has been killing it lately and it looks like the A7R II is putting Canon and Nikon to shame is several different regards. Sony continues to take risks in the digital camera market and it looks like those are paying off with products that photography enthusiasts love.
The new Sony RX100 IV is a pretty amazing little camera. I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet but I’m really looking forward to it. A couple of the coolest features in my book are the 4K video capture and the HD slow motion at up to 1000 fps.
Check out this video captured handheld at 1000fps. [Read more…]
We’ve seen many examples of the Sony A7S and just how good it is in low light. Well, here’s another that proves it is the low light king for affordable full frame cameras.
In this short preview video, Tony Northrup walks us through the high ISO settings of the Sony A7S, Sony A7 II and Nikon D810. The Sony A7S’ reach up to ISO 409,600 puts it just head and shoulders above the low light capabilities of the Nikon D810 and the A7 II.
Whether its the right overall camera for you, however, requires examining what you need out of the camera day to day. For low light shooting though, the Sony A7S remains in a league of its own.
Hasselblad has a history of making incredible cameras and lenses; however, some of its recent digital models have simply been knockoffs of Sony’s Cyber-shot and Alpha products – and ridiculously overpriced knockoffs at that.
One such camera is the Hasselblad HV, which is sold as a kit with a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for a whopping $12,000 retail price tag.
Well, it’s no longer overpriced thanks to a recent $8,000 price cut, bringing the camera kit down to $3,999. This includes the Hasselblad HV body, Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 T* lens and a custom hard case with foam interior cutout.
The Sony A99 on which the Hasselblad HV is based runs $2,000 on its own and so does the Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, which puts the camera and lens at $4,000 – and Hasselblad throws in the custom hardshell case.
While the Sony A99 is long in tooth, it’s still a solid full frame camera and, who knows, maybe the Hasselblad clone will become a collector’s item some day…
The recently announced Sony cameras are all now available for pre-order. The 42MP Sony A7R II is expected to ship in late July, while the Sony RX100 IV and RX10 II will ship in early to mid-July. You can get in line for the pre-orders at B&H Photo via the links below.