Posts Tagged ‘sony’

WikiLeaks’ Sony Docs: A7r II, A6000 II, and RX Cameras Coming. A-Mount Left to Die?

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WikiLeaks has just published a massive collection of emails and documents that were leaked through the 2014 Sony hack. Among the documents was a product and service launch calendar that mentions new cameras Sony is (or was) planning to launch in the first part of this year.

If the calendar is still accurate, then Sony will soon be announcing new cameras in the A7r, A6000, and RX lines.
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Sony’s Next RX Model May Pack a Four Thirds Sensor

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Bigger things may be coming to Sony’s popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that packs a significantly larger sensor — possibly a Four Thirds format one — that would put it in direct competition with cameras like the Panasonic LX100.
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The Sony HX90V and WX500 Are the World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras

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Sony has just announced a pair of superzoom compact cameras that it claims are the world’s smallest to offer 30x optical zooms. The new WX500 and HX90V both have 24-720mm (35mm equiv.) zoom lenses with 5-axis optical image stabilization.
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This Octopus Was Trained by Sony to Take Pictures of Aquarium Visitors

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Octopuses are known to be very intelligent creatures, but one octopus over in New Zealand has one upped its peers by becoming the world’s first octopus to be trained as a photographer.
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Sony Sells Half Its Stake in Olympus for Cash, Now No Longer Largest Shareholder

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Sony became the largest shareholder in Olympus back in 2012 after investing $645 million in the company in exchange for a reported 11.5% of shares. It’s not the largest anymore.

The company has just sold about half of its remaining shares in Olympus to the bank JPMorgan, reducing its stake from 10% to 5%.
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Deal Alert: Sony Shuttering All But Two of Its Physical Stores, Offering Big Discounts

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Sony is making big restructuring moves in order to increase profitability, and one of the big changes has been closing its inefficient physical retail stores. 26 of the stores were closed in 2014, and now the latest word is that in addition to closing all of its shops in Canada, Sony will be pulling the plug on 8 of the 10 remaining US locations.

If you’re a photographer who shoots with Sony, you might want to keep an eye on any Sony store near you: you could find it filled with heavily discounted photo gear.
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Sony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses: A 28mm, 35mm, 90mm Macro, and 24-240mm

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Sony today announced four new full-frame lenses for its E-mount camera system today, bringing the total number of FE lenses to 11. The new lenses are: the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 90mm f/2.8 macro, and 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3.
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Sony to Stop Producing CCD Image Sensors to Focus on CMOS Growth

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According to a new report, Sony is saying that it will stop producing all CCD sensors by March 2017 in order to focus on expanding its involvement in CMOS image sensors.
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Amazing Deal: Snap Up a Sony NEX-5T Kit for Only $300 Today, $150 Cheaper Than Ever Before

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The Sony NEX-5T, a fantastic little mirrorless camera, has never sold for anything less than $450 on Amazon. In fact, right now, both B&H and Amazon have the body only priced at $500. Which is why it’s both surprising and exciting that the 5T kit with a 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens is going for $300! Read more…

Detailed Rundown of What’s New in the Sony a7II and 5-Axis Stabilization Test with a Nikkor Lens

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not the Sony a7II is worth pre-ordering and you’d like a more detailed rundown of the features and real life performance of this camera, this video from Alpha Creative Skills should help.

In it, Mark Galer runs you through all of the differences between the a7 an a7II — minute and otherwise — before slapping a Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 lens onto the camera and showing you how well the 5-axis stabilization works. Read more…