Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2016

Have RX1 will Travel.

sony rx1 usa travel video


sony rx1


We have always been intrigued with the diminutive Sony RX1. In our minds it's the perfect travel camera, well except for our propensity for the 50mm focal length. Here's a video in 4K resolution conjured up by Mr. Rozenman about his west coast trip with his wife. The video is composed of 16,500 pictures taken with the RX1 handheld.


Yet Another USA Travel Video by Ofer Rozenman


For those looking to go on the wide side, here's a Sony RX1R with the 0.75X Ultra Wide Converter which gives an effective FOV of 26mm.

Sony RX1R with SEL075UWC Ultra Wide Converter



Friday, June 10, 2016

Las Vegas in Infrared via RX100.

sony rx100 infrared Philip Bloom las vegas video

That depth is terrific from the RX100 M4.


Las Vegas In Infrared by Philip Bloom



Check out philipbloom.net for details on how this was achieved with the Sony RX100.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sony A7s Video: Aurora Borealis in Tromsø

Aurora Borealis in Tromsø by Anders Mildestveit


Real time video of northern lights on oct. 18th in Tromsø, Norway.
Shot with a Sony A7S and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 at 25600 iso with no noise reduction applied.

The video of the of the Aurora Borealis demonstrates the low light prowess of the Sony A7s.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How To Import Files from the Sony A7 to the iPad Air

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Sony A7S Connected to the iPad Air via USB Camera Adapter


Noah Leon shows us how to connect the Sony A7s to the Ipad Air in order to transfer the images or movies for editing on the go.

  1. On the Sony A7, set the USB connection to MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) by going into the Menu, Toolbox, screen 4, 1st option.
  2. Connect the USB cable to the A7 (turned off) and the Apple Lightning to USB Adapter to the iPad Air.  Connect the cables together.
  3. Turn on the A7 and the Photos app on the iPad will open.  Click Import on the Photos app.
  4. Start selecting the images and videos and press Import again to begin the process.

In the video below, Noah continues to show how he edits video files on the go using the Pinacle Studio app on the iPad.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Movcam Sony A7 Cage Review by News Shooter

sony a7 movcam cage review

Movcam Cage for the Sony A7


News Shooter gets a hands on review of the Movcam cage for the Sony A7 family. Read more at NewsShooter.com.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s

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Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA


Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s


Go to 3:05 to hear the Sony A7s shutter noise options, electronic first curtain shutter and fully electronic shutter.

Sony A7s Product Specifications from Sony


Software
  • Operating System Compatibility : Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
  • Supplied Software : PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Camera
  • Camera Type : Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
  • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Color : Black
Drive System
  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps, Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps
  • Shutter Speeds : 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
  • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
  • Drive Mode : Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Exposure System
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Auto Exposure Lock (AEL) button, Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway (Can be disabled from the Menu)
  • Exposure Settings : AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • ISO : Still images: ISO 100-409600
  • Movies: ISO 200-409600 equivalent
  • Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • White Balance Mode : Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
Focus Control
  • Focus Sensitivity : EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Focus Area : Wide (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
  • Focus Points : 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (MF)
  • Focus System : Contrast-detection AF
Imaging Sensor
  • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor
  • Pixel Gross : 12.4 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution : 12.2 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Imaging Sensor : 35mm full frame Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
Interface
  • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • HDMI Terminal : HDMI® Type D micro connector
  • DC IN : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
  • Memory Card Slot : Multi slot for SD / Memory Stick PRO Duo media
  • HD Output : Uncompressed 4K (3840 x 2160)*1 Uncompressed HD (1920x1080)*1 BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4k Still image playback
  • PictBridge Compatible : Yes
  • Tripod Mount : Yes, 1/4" 20 thread count
  • Remote Commander : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
  • Accessory Shoe : Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
  • A/V Remote Terminal : Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)8
  • Multi Interface Shoe : Yes
  • Headphone Jack : Yes
  • Microphone Input : Yes
LCD Display
  • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On / Off)
  • LCD Type : 3.0” (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
  • Coverage : 100%
  • Zebra : Yes (On / Off)
  • Histogram : Yes (On / Off)
  • Live View : Continuous Live View
Power
  • Power Requirements : Two rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 360 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)4
  • Battery Capacity : 1080 mAh
  • Supplied Battery Charger : BC-TRW
Recording
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately), Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
  • Video Resolution : XAVC S Full HD - 1920 x 1080/60p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/30p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/24p@50Mbps HD - 1280 x 720/120p@50Mbps *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S AVCHD™:
  • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
  • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
  • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
  • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
  • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps

  • MP4:
  • HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps
  • VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
  • Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch. AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch., Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch.
  • Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD™ format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
  • Video Mode : XAVC S / AVCHD™ / MP4 / Uncompressed 4K and HD output via HDMI
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : 35mm full frame:
  • L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3M)

  • APS-C:
  • L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame:
  • L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M)

  • APS-C:
  • L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
  • Still Image Mode : RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • Still Image File Format : JPEG: DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant, RAW: Sony ARW 2.3 format
  • Media Type : SD / SDHC (UHS-I compliant) / SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 12.2 Megapixels
Viewfinder
  • Display : Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
  • Brightness Control : Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
  • Type : 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder (2,359,296 dots)
  • Field of View : 100%
  • Magnification : Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
  • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5 x 3-3/4 x 1-15/16” (approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory card: Approx. 1 lb 1.2oz (approx. 489g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 15.7 oz (approx. 446g)
Wi-Fi
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps : Yes
  • View on TV : Yes
  • Send to Computer : Yes
  • View on Smartphone : Yes

The Sony A7s is available for pre-order for $2500.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Sony A7s First Impressions by Luminous Landscapes

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Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA



Luminous Landscapes gives us their first impressions with the new low-light king, the Sony A7s. Read their A7s first impression here. They provide samples between the Sony A7s and the A7r to test the A7s' low light capability. Video capability is also discussed.

Here are some interesting quotes that we found.

  • Sony is producing more new and interesting cameras, in more categories, and with more new technology than the two market leaders combined.
  • a 12MP file from the A7s can be printed at a size of 16 X 24" when upressed to 360ppi.
  • There is something to the look of A7s files that reminds me of medium format,
  • At ISO 51,200 the A7s is quite usable with some moderate noise reduction
  • My only complaint is that the interface team at Sony forgot to add this feature (Electronic Shutter) to the twelve position Function menu.
    • Why not just keep Electronic Shutter as the default?


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Prototype Sony 28-135mm Zoom Lens At NAB

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Sony 28-135mm f/4 G FE Cine Zoom Lens


Here is the prototype of the upcoming Sony 28-135mm f/4 G lens. It is designed for cinematography with a power zoom built into the lens. It is shown with the new 4K capable Sony A7s. See more information in the video below.


Friday, April 11, 2014

E Stands for Eighteen

Sony A7S Overview


Michael Bubolo of Sony North America solves the E-mount mystery. E stands for eighteen. Watch the rest of the footage to learn more about the Sony A7S.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sony A7S ISO 80000 Video

Sony A7S High ISO Testing


onelonedork aka dslr film noob was at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2014 Show in Las Vegas and got to play with the newly announce Sony A7S. He boosts the ISO to 80,000 and was impressed with the grainless footage shown on the video screen. Compare the ISO 6400 footage below from the Canon 5d Mark III.

Canon 5d Mark III ISO 6400 Footage




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

fstopacademy takes the A7S flying

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Sony A7S in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Photo by Den Lennie of fstopacademy





Check out fstopacademy's hands on review of the Sony A7s to see the A7s in various shooting conditions including flying in an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sony A7S E-mount 4K Video Camera Specifications

sony a7s 4k video 409600

Here is the video-centric version of the Sony A7, the A7S. The S stands for sensitivity with the A7S being able to shoot at ISO 409600, 4 times more sensitive to light than the Sony A7. The A7S can also capture 4k video, via HDMI Output, 4 times the 1080p capability of the A7. The A7S can capture 12mp stills. A new Power Zoom E-mount lens is also in development with the A7S in mind. The A7S will cost the same as the A7 at $1700.

  • Wide ISO sensitivity setting[1] from 50 to 409600 and unprecedented dynamic range
  • World’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel read-out without pixel binning process for movie and 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) HDMI video output
  • Professional video functions including XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs
  • High ISO sensitivity range allows faster shutter speeds during low light shooting
  • α Mount System compatible with a wide range of high quality lenses, including power zoom lens ideal for movie shooting
  • Improved Fast Intelligent AF performance in light as low as EV-4
  • Ultra compact, light-weight body for comfortable pro-style operation



sony a7s 4k video 409600

Sony A7s (ILCE-7s) Specifications.

General
Lens mount

α E-mount
Image sensor
Type

35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)
Approx. 12.2 megapixels
Recording system (still images)
Recording format

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
RAW output

14 bit
Recording system (movies)
Recording format

XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Video compression

XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format

XAVC S: LPCM, 2ch

AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator

MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image size (pixels)
1080 60i compatible device
XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS, 60i/24Mbps/FX, 60i/17Mbps/FH, 24p/24Mbps/FX, 24p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (30fps/3Mbps)
1080 50i compatible device
XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (100p/50Mbps)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28Mbps/PS, 50i/24Mbps/FX, 50i/17Mbps/FH, 25p/24Mbps/FX, 25p/17Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps/12Mbps), 640 x 480 (25fps/3Mbps)
Movie functions

Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Clean HDMI output for 4K, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting
Picture Profile

Yes (Off / PP1-PP7) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
Clean HDMI output
Clean HDMI output
1080 60i compatible device
3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
1080 50i compatible device
3840 × 2160(25p) / 1920 × 1080(50p) / 1920 × 1080(50i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
Media
Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Focus system
Type

Contrast-detection AF`
Focus point

25 points
Sensitivity range

EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure control
Metering type

1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-102400, Movies: ISO 200-102400 equivalent (both expandable to 409600)
Viewfinder
Type

XGA OLED, 1.3cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
Total no. of dots

2,359,296 dots
Field coverage

100%
Magnification

Approx. 0.71x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1)
LCD screen
Type

7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots

921,600 dots
Adjustable angle

Up approx. 90 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees
Other features
` Camera Apps
Yes
Interface


Wireless LAN (built-in)

Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)*1
Playback of still images and movies on smartphones, PCs and TVs
NFC™

Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
Multi Interface Shoe

Yes
HD output

HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
Shutter
Type

Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed

Still images: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb
Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 step), Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode)
Electronic front curtain shutter
Yes, On/Off
Power
Battery

Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still images

Approx. 320 shots (viewfinder) / approx. 380 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Movies

Actual*2: Approx. 55 min with viewfinder, approx. 60 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
Continuous*3: Approx. 90 min with viewfinder, approx. 90 min with LCD screen (CIPA standard)
External power

AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Weight
With battery andMemory Stick PRO Duo
Approx. 489g (approx. 1 lb 1.2 oz)
Body only

Approx. 446g (approx. 15.7 oz)
Dimensions
W x H x D (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm (approx. 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Operating temperature
Range

32°-104°F / 0-40°C

Specifications and features are based on information available at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
*1 Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK)
*2 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by and power off.
*3 Indicated recording time is defined by repeating the following cycle: Pressing the MOVIE button. No other operations such as zoom are performed.

Footage taken with the Sony a7S


From the Sony Europe a7S Press Release.

From starry night-time skies to atmospheric, candle-lit interiors: there’s now a camera that opens up extraordinary creative possibilities for capturing flawless, emotionally engaging movie footage and professional-quality still images.

Joining the acclaimed α7 and α7R – the world’s smallest[2] full-frame interchangeable lens cameras – the α7S from Sony puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K (QFHD: 3840×2160) image quality into the hands of serious photographers and videographers.

Equally suitable for still photography and cost-conscious movie production, the α7S delivers dramatic artistic possibilities in the smallest body of any full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera in the world.

Key to the extraordinary sensitivity of the α7S is a specially developed new full-frame 35mm Exmor CMOS image sensor.

With a 12.2 effective megapixel count the size of each individual photoreceptive site is significantly boosted to increase their light-gathering power. Coupled with the camera’s powerful BIONZ X processing engine, this reduces image noise while increasing effective sensitivity range of the α7S to ISO 50 – ISO 409600 in expanded mode (ISO 200 – 409600 for movies).

This unrivalled sensitivity and ultra-low noise floor allows the α7S to capture beautiful images in low light conditions where a lengthy exposure would normally be needed. Thanks to the camera’s huge sensitivity, it’s possible to shoot crisp, low-noise stills and video using faster shutter speeds. Its immense dynamic range is also ideal for high-contrast scenes, effortlessly handling extreme highlights and rich, deep blacks in the same frame.

Because of the image sensor’s extraordinary sensitivity, the amount of light it can collect is dramatically increased compared with conventional cameras. The newly developed image sensor provides photographers/videographers with high dynamic range in all conditions from extremely low light to bright sunlight.

Using data read-out from every single pixel of the 35mm full-frame sensor (24p and 25p), 4K[3] images created by the α7S are impressively detailed, with outstandingly rich colours and life-like textures in every frame. Refined by the BIONZ X processor, the high-speed data stream allows the α7S to output video at 4K resolution from the HDMI connector with 4:2:2 colour sampling, for recording onto an external storage device or viewing on a compatible monitor[4].

Thanks to the full pixel read-out from the whole of the 35mm full-frame sensor, there’s a notable absence of undesirable aliasing (moiré) effects and ‘jaggies’ that betray lower-resolution video. Stunningly clear images can be recorded on a memory card in Full HD quality with XAVC S[5] recording format at the 50Mbps data rate that’s highly regarded by professional videographers.

In APS-C crop mode, the α7S supports high frame rate shooting at 120fps or 100fps with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). The 120fps footage can be played back at 24p for a 5x slow-motion effect – ideal for seeing every detail of sports action or the balletic grace of a dancer.

There’s a wealth of other specialist functions to please professional videographers such as Picture Profile™ for wide ranging visual expression and S-Log2 gamma. Time code/user bit functions allow pro-style editing workflow, while an optional XLR Adaptor Microphone Kit[6] supports high-quality audio acquisition.

As already proven on the α7R, high-speed, high-precision Fast Intelligent AF has been further improved to fully exploit the new camera’s extraordinary low-light performance as low as EV-4. Other features familiar to α7 users include a high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder, Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity and compatibility with the growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps.

There’s a growing range of α lenses to take full advantage of the camera’s near-limitless creative potential. Currently under development, a brand-new full frame E-mount power zoom 28-135mm, F4 lens appeals to quality-conscious movie-makers. In addition, Sony is collaboratively working with third parties to support pro-quality 4K video workflow. A new XLR adaptor kit with a direct attachment mechanism is also under development.

The new α7S full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera from Sony will be available summer 2014.

sony a7s 4k video 409600

Click here for more information on the Sony A7S.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sony RX10 Video - Grand Canyon Winter

Grand Canyon Winter (Sony DSC-RX10) from Dan Carter on Vimeo.


Here's some nice footage of the Grand Canyon from the Sony DSC-RX10 by Dan Carter. The 1" sensor coupled to a 24-200mm zoom lens makes for a great compact travel camera that also produces excellent video as shown by Dan.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sony A7 and A7r Hands On with DigitalRev

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Sony A7r Weather Sealing Test with 28-70mm FE Kit Lens


Kai Wong of DigitalRev Plays with the Sony A7 Cameras


The new Sony A7 and A7r cameras are featured on Digital Rev with Kai Wong. The A7's 28-70mm FE Kit lens was used on the A7r and produced "stellar" shots. The A7 and A7r's focus systems were compared. The water resitance was also tested using the A7r and the 28-70mm kit lens. A Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH was used to show how adaptable the E-mount is. The focus peaking display was nicely featured. In conclusion, Kai was impressed with both cameras, "Sony has created a product of desire."

Sony A7r Focus Peaking with Leica Noctilux


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Sony A7r Rear LCD Water Resistance



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Sony A7 Kit


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki


Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget

Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget


Let's see what Engadget has to say about the handsome and compact Sony NEX-3N.

sony nex-3n flip screen

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240 via CameraStoreTV

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Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240


TheCameraStoreTV posted their review of the Leica M Type 240. They also brought along the Leica M9 and the Sony DSC-RX1 to compare. The Leicas were fitted with the Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux, while the RX1 comes with the Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar. The RX1 image had a slight advantage over the M Type 240 in both low and high ISO shooting.

Check out the full review by the Camera Store below.

Leica M Type 240 Reviw by The Cameras Store

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sony NEX-3N Hands On Videos



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Sony NEX-3N Hands On


Sony posted their hands on video of the new Sony NEX-3N camera. They discuss the new features that sets the NEX-3N apart from the previous NEX-3 cameras.
  • Area specific noise reduction.
  • Auto portrait framing.
  • Auto macro framing.
  • Auto tracking framing.
  • Lens zoom lever.
  • Available in April with the 16-50mm power zoom lens for $499.
  • Available in all black or white with a silver lens.

Below is What Digital Camera's hands on look at the Sony NEX-3N.



sony nex-3n hands on video

Black Sony NEX-3N with 1650mm PowerZoom Lens


Thanks Sony and What Digital Camera!

Check out specs and more pictures of the NEX-3N from our previous post.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sigma 60mm DN Lens for Sony NEX Cameras Announced

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Mockup of Sigma 60mm on NEX-7


Sigma is adding a third lens to their Digital Neo series for E-mount cameras. It is the 60mm f/2.8 macro in native E-mount. The lens is similar to the one found in Sigma's new DP3 Merrill.

Here is Sigma's description of the 60mm DN.
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN- Featuring the natural perspective of mid-range telephoto lenses, together with a shallow depth of field, this lens allows the photographer to capture a single part of a subject with great bokeh effects. It has an angle of view equivalent to 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.

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Mockup of Sigma 60mm on NEX-5R


Sigma Corporation announces four new lenses at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Jan. 29, 2013—Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the release of four new lenses for the ART product line, including three lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and one lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. This announcement comes at the start of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013 this week in Yokohama, Japan.

The new and updated Sigma lenses include the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, which will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts, and the 30mm F2.8 DN, 19mm F2.8 DN and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses, which are available for Sony E-Mount camera systems. Pricing and availability on all of these lenses has yet to be announced.

The 60mm F2.8 DN lens is entirely new to the Sigma lineup, while the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM and the 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses are existing focal lengths that have been redesigned with enhanced optical performance and included as part of Sigma’s new Global Vision category restructuring. All three DN lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. They also boast metal exteriors and a simply shaped focus ring, with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. In addition, DN users can choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment.

“We’re really proud of the super sharp lenses we’ve produced in the past year and these new Art lenses will continue to impress our fans and critics alike. They’re ideal for the landscape, portrait, still-life, close-up and casual photographer who values creative, dramatic outcomes above compactness and multifunction,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The lenses are entirely made in Japan and they boast the new product line’s sleek design and enhanced quality control. We’re quite proud of these changes – and additions – to our lens lineup; they’re further evidence of Sigma’s forethought in this fast-moving industry.”

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Mockup of Sigma Art DN Lenses on NEX-7


The Sigma 19mm and 30mm DN E-mount lenses have been upgraded and added to the Sigma Art line. The previous Sigma 19mm and 30mm are discontinued and were available at a discount. The improvements are a new metal body, quieter autofocus mechanism for videos, and enhanced optical performance.

Here is Sigma's description of the new 19mm DN and 30mm DN for Sony NEX cameras.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN – This high-performance, wide-angle lens has an angle of view equivalent to 28.5mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). As a wide-angle lens with excellent mobility, it is ideal for studio photography, architecture and starry skies. Its minimum focusing distance is 7.9 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:7.4.

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN – This high-performance, standard lens has an angle of view equivalent to 45mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). This lens, which is perfect for casual and formal portraiture, documentary photography, travelogues and everyday shooting, includes a double-sided aspherical lens that enhances its optical performance. Its minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:8.1.

Sigma, we would love to see that Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM in native E-mount as well.

Thanks Sigma!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fuji X100s Digital Split Image Focusing

Fuji X100s Digital Split Image Focusing Demo


Here's a nice feature of the upcoming Fuji X100s that we'd like to see in a future NEX camera. They are using the PDAF sensor to create a digital split image to mimic classic manual focus slrs and rangefinders. You can also see that they've finally included focus peaking to one of their cameras. All NEX cameras include focus peaking since June 2011.

fuji x100s split image rangefinder focusing