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Viewfinder Blackout Sony A9 vs Canon 1Dx vs Nikon D5

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Let's see how the Sony A9's blackout-free viewfinder at 20 frames per sec. (fps) fares against the Nikon D5 at 12 fps and the Canon 1Dx II at 14 fps.



Nikon D5 at 12 fpsCanon EOS-1D X Mark II at 14 fpsSony Alpha a9 at 20 fps

And the videos.
Nikon D5 at 12 fps
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at 14 fps
Sony Alpha a9 at 20 fps


Getting the Shot Sony A7r II vs 5d Mark III

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Bokeh Battle 85mm Zeiss Otus vs Sony G Master
The video above from DigitalRev TV shows the advantage of electronic viewfinders found on Sony cameras. The evf betters optical viewfinders by providing a more accurate way to manual focus lenses. The Sony A7r II provides a magnified view for focusing. It also has focus peaking which highlights portions of the image that are in the focus zone. So getting the shot with the Otus is a much easier task with an EVF.

Another advantage shown is that Zeiss only provides autofocus lenses for Sony - the Batis line. The A7r II had no problems locking focus with the 85mm G Master. Canon and Nikon shooters can only use the Otus and Milvus line, which Sony shooters have access to as well.

Which do you prefer?


Sony DSC-RX100 II with Viewfinder Announced

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Sony RX100 II with Accessory Tilting Viewfinder
The Sony DSC-RX100 II is an upgrade to the very popular RX100. The RX100 II gets more NEX like with an add on viewfinder and tilting rear lcd. Sony addressed the main complaints about the RX100 and added more features:

Enhances the hugely popular RX100 with improved picture quality and convenient new featuresNew 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity for better low-light imagesWi-Fi and easy One-touch smartphone connection with NFCAdd accessories with Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal3.0-type White Magic™ LCD tilts up or downFull HD 24p/25p movie for rich, cinematic video footageTRILUMINOS™ Colour for richer, more natural colours
The Sony DSC-RX100 II will be available next month with an MSRP of $750.

Sony DSC-RX100 II Specifications

Key specifications Model RX100 II Image Sensor 1.0-type (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with back illumination technology (Effective resolution) Approx…

More DSC-RX1 Hands On with CameraDiner

Video by CameraDiner
CameraDiner was a Photokina 2012 and was lucky enough to get a hands on with the Sony DSC-RX1. The RX1 was not a functioning unit but it still gave a good impression. It felt heavier than was expected. The RX1 lens hood, thumb grip, and Zeiss optical viewfinder was also on hand for the demonstration.

Thanks CameraDiner!

Leica M - Target of the NEX System

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The new Leica M

This is the new Leica M camera and this is where the NEX system should be headed. The Leica M has technologies proven in NEX cameras such as focus peaking, detachable and tiltable electronic viewfinder, accepting other lenses via adapters, and a movie mode. The Leica M adds the following to the NEX system: a full frame sensor, rangefinder focusing system, a weather proof body, and a GPS accessory. The Leica M will be around $7000, around 6x the cost of the Sony NEX-7. Kudos to Leica.

Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video Specs and Images

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Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video

NEX-6 with new 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Here is a quick preview of the Sony NEX-6. The camera combines features of the flagship NEX-7 and the new NEX-5R.Built-in EVF 2.4 MP OLED - industry best.16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor.New Mode Dial to select shooting modes.WiFi enabled with connectivity to PlayMemories AppsISO Hot ShoeBuilt-in pop up flash$1000 for NEX-6 kit with new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens$850 for NEX-6 Body OnlyDelivery will be mid-November.

NEX-6 with the NEX-7's Electronic Viewfinder

Sony NEX-6 with Standard ISO Hot Show and new Shooting Mode Dial



Sony NEX-6 Specifications
FeaturesNEX-6TypeDigital compact system camera with interchangeable lensesLens CompatibilityE-mount lens system. Can also use A-mount lenses with optional adaptor (continuous AF supported with LA-EA2)Image SensorAPS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixelsProcessorBIONZ™ image processorISO Sensitivity RangeISO 100 – 25600 (still images)

Sony RX1 Hands On Video and Specs

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Sony targeted the smallest package which can house a full-frame 24x36mm sensor and the result is the Sony DSC-RX1.
Features 24x36mm Full Frame SensorFixed Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar Autofocus LensAperture Ring Macro ModeThreaded Cable Release50-102400 ISOMulti-interface ISO hot shoeElectronic or Optical ViewfinderAVCHD 1080p / 24p-60i-60pMic InputPlayMemories Lite Edition SoftwarePre order now for $2800 for a December delivery.


Sony DSC-RX1 with Zeiss 35mm Viewfinder and Thumb grip

Sony DSC-RX1 Sample Video
Size Comparison RX100 vs RX1 vs NEX-7
Sony DSC-RX1 with tilting FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder
Rear View of the Sony RX1

Sony DSC-RX1 Specifications
ModelDSC-RX1Image Sensor35mm full-frame (35.8mm × 23.9mm) Exmor CMOS Sensor, aspect ratio 3:2(Effective resolution) Approx. 24.3 megapixels(Gross resolution) Approx. 24.7 megapixelsLensCarl Zeiss Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens); maximum aperture F2; focal length = 35mm (Still Image 3:2)ZoomClear Image Zoo…

Sony NEX-7 Underwater Housing from Nauticam

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Nauticam NA-NEX7 Underwater Housing

Here is the Nauticam underwater housing for the Sony Alpha NEX-7. The model number for the housing is NA-NEX7. The NA-NEX7 is an hard annodized aluminum and abrasion resistant polycarbonate armor for your NEX-7. It is rated for 100 meters deep and features a moisture alarm just in case. The NA-NEX7 takes advantage of the TTL hotshoe on the NEX-7 as well as the EVF. It provides access to all controls including the Tri-Navi dials.



NA-NEX7 Zoom Knob (top right) works with 18-55mm Lens
NA-NEX7 Rear Control Panel
NEX-7 with Nikonos Underwater Lens
NA-NEX7 Housing with 45 Degree Viewfinder
Nauticam NEX-7 Underwater Photo SamplesHere is a smugmug gallery of underwater shots from the NEX-7 with a Nikonos 15mm lens and the Sony 30mm Macro Lens.


Size Comparison from Deepshots.Co.UKHere's deepshots.co.uk says conclusion on their NA-NEX7 underwater housing review:
Conclusion: The Sony NEX-7 with the Nauticam NA-NEX7 housing is the ultimate compact camera packa…