Next Sony Full Frame DSLR to Feature 50MP Sensor?

Sony A99

Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?

Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much.  I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).

Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup.  According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.

What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor?  Is that too much?  Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?

Sony NEX-FS700 Upgrade Coming Next Week?

Sony NEX-FS700

When the Sony NEX-FS700 was announced, it was heralded as an affordable 4K camera; however, it wouldn’t quite be a 4K camera until some undetermined point in the future.  Well, that point may now be upon us.

An anonymous tipster sent word to SonyAlphaRumors that the FS700 will be getting its 4K upgrade next week.  At this point, there are no details regarding the method of distribution for the 4K upgrade or the price that may come with it.

Unless Sony just goes bananas with the upgrade pricing though, the FS700 should be the most affordable 4K cinema camera available once the upgrade is officially out.

Sony Sound Forge Pro Finally Comes to Mac

Sound Forge Pro Mac

As Mac pro video users are scratching their heads on where to move for audio editing solutions after the demise of Soundtrack Pro, Sony has finally made Sound Forge Pro available on the Mac.

Sony redesigned the interface specifically for OS X and offers the ability to use legacy Sound Forge event-based editing as well.  It offers 64-bit/192kHz maximum quality and up to 32 channels simultaneous recording.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0 starts at $269 and has a free trial available on Sony’s website.