Specifically, AtomOS6.4 for the Shogun adds the following eight new features: [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.
While Canon is busy locking down its video product line with no 4K options in its DSLRs and spotty support for clean HDMI-output, Sony is throwing the kitchen sink into its cameras with each release cycle.
The latest evidence of Sony’s bold digital imaging market moves is in the new A7R II, which sports a 42.4MP full frame image sensor with internal 4K video capture using the Sony XAVC-S codec at 100Mbps. While this is solid performance for a camera as small as the A7R II, Sony leaves room for users to go a little more professional by enabling uncompressed HDMI output of the sensor’s 4K signal. [Read more…]
The message is clear. Sony is not messing around.
Sony just released a pair of impressive cameras geared toward consumers and enthusiasts with the RX100 IV and the RX10 II. Rounding out the trio is something for the pro and serious amateur photographer – the Sony Alpha A7R II, which features a whopping 42.4MP back-illuminated full frame sensor. [Read more…]
Sony has unveiled its latest edition of the RX100 compact cameras with the Cyber-shot RX100 IV. The new pocket camera features a familiar 20MP 1-inch sensor, albeit this time as the first stack CMOS sensor of the product family along with an attached DRAM memory chip for faster processing speeds. [Read more…]