Sony’s unique speedlight design requires a different approach when it comes to flash diffusers and bouncing. To that end, Gary Fong has developed the Gamma Diffuser for the Sony HVL-F58AM and HVL-F43AM speedlights. [Read more…]
The Sony RX100 official details have dropped, revealing the new 20.2MP compact camera with a much larger sensor than other compact zoom cameras around.
The 1-inch CMOS image sensor is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series interchangeable lens models. The fixed zoom lens provides 28-100mm equivalent zoom range with a max f/1.8 aperture.
The RX100 sports AVCHD 2.0 video capture at full 1080/60p at 28Mbps data rates. The sensitivity ranges up to ISO 6400 for low light capture, or up to ISO 25600 using a multiframe capture feature.
The Sony RX100 retails for $650 and should be available in July 2012. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Sony Cybershot RX100 has leaked on the Japanese website Digicame-info. The camera looks very much like a compact point and shoot camera; however, one key difference (based on rumored specifications) is the presence of a much larger image sensor in the RX100.
The CMOS imager is rumored to be 13.2mm x 8.8mm, which is the same size as the Nikon 1 Series cameras (or CX format sensor / 2.7x crop). Of course, this makes a lot of sense – given that Nikon has sourced larger image sensors from Sony for years now. It looks like Sony will be making use of its own manufacturing efficiencies for this format.
Check out the chart below for a comparison of how the Sony RX100 sensor stacks up against other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. [Read more…]
The A37 features Sony’s trademark Translucent Mirror Technology to enable phase detection autofocus while maintaining live view on the A37’s 3-inch tilt/swivel LCD screen. This fast live view autofocus is available in both photo and video modes – something no other DSLR manufacturer has achieved yet.
The A37 also features sensor-based image stabilization, up to 7 frames per second with 8.4MP stills and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-16,000. The camera also sports a 1440k dot resolution EVF with 100% coverage.
The Sony A37 should be available in June for $600 with an 18-55mm kit lens. Check availability at B&H Photo.
Alongside the Sony A37, the new 18-135mm zoom lens was introduced. It should be available in July for $500. It will also be sold as a kit with the current Sony Alpha SLT cameras beginning in August 2012. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More details and images below. [Read more…]
The Sony NEX-F3 is a follow-up to the popular NEX-C3. While the resolution is the same as the NEX-C3 (via an APS-C 16.1MP CMOS sensor), the NEX-F3 steps up in a couple of departments. The NEX-F3 offers full HD 1920 x 1080 video capture in 60i or 24p flavors via AVCHD codec.
Additionally, the NEX-F3 features a 180-degree tiltable LCD screen, which allows you to live view from the front of the camera. The F3 also sports a built-in pop-up flash (something that was missed on the NEX-C3), making it all the more compact to carry.
The existing FDA-EV1S OLED viewfinder is compatible with the NEX-F3 for those preferring a more traditional camera view rather than the live view display. The Sony NEX-F3 will be available in June for $600 with an 18-55mm kit lens. Check availability at B&H Photo.
Alongside the NEX-F3, Sony introduced a revised 18-200mm E-mount lens (for NEX models). The new 18-200mm lens is smaller and lighter than the old version. It also comes in black rather than the original silver color. The new lens retails for $850 and should be available in July 2012. Check availability at B&H Photo.
More images and details below. [Read more…]