Following a steady stream of killer camera releases, Sony dropped another bomb on us today with the 42.4MP RX1R II full frame camera. It features a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 fixed lens and a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600 (expandable to ISO 50-102,400). [Read more…]
Last week, I wrote about how Sony should build an A7 camera with a Canon EF mount. The premise behind the post was about Sony gaining market share and continuing to make bold moves. It’s a bit of a pipe dream but, holy crap, would that shake up the market.
Check out this video from Kai at Digital Rev as he does a hands-on comparison between the 50MP Canon 5Ds R and the 42MP Sony A7R II. This review is even a little more superficial than others he has done, but you get a clear sense of his first impression.
Personally, I think the 5Ds R and A7R II are mostly going to be finding their way into different kinds of photographers’ camera bags. With the A7R II being a more popular pick for a wider variety of images, while the 5Ds R is a little more niche for landscape and studio work where low sensitivity and high resolution are the primary concerns.
Have you considered these two cameras as competing options? Did you buy one over the other?
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…]