Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Specs for Sony’s 2/3-inch Curved Sensor and Super-Thin Accompanying f/1.2 Lens Leaked

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We’ve heard a lot about Sony’s ready-for-production curved sensors — which will supposedly come in 2/3-inch and full-frame variants — but no concrete specs had made their way online… until now.

Reported initially by CNbeta, the site has obtained a copy of specs for the 2/3-inch variant of the exciting sensor and the accompanying lens, which is itself an impressive piece of hardware by the looks of it. Read more…

Sony Slaps Front-Facing Flash On the New Xperia C3, the ‘PROselfie Smartphone’

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It was inevitable, really. With the advent of front-facing cameras, we should’ve known that eventually a phone would put as much, if not more, emphasis on the front-facing camera as the one in the rear.

The new Sony Xperia C3 is that phone. In an attempt to draw in the selfie-addicted generation, Sony’s latest Xperia C3 touts a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a built-in ‘soft’ LED flash. Read more…

Philip Bloom Compares His Eyes to Sony’s A7s in Beautifully Shot Low-Light Video

Award-winning filmmaker Philip Bloom recently got his hands on the new A7s, and as part of his ongoing review of the newest mirrorless full-frame offering from Sony, he put it to the test in low-light to see how it compared to approximately 520 million years of eyeball evolution. Read more…

This is the First Photo Taken with the Sony Curved Sensor

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Released in an article earlier today, what you see above is the first photograph taken with Sony’s revolutionary curved sensor. And while you can’t really tell much about the quality or any other specifics about the sensor from it, it’s still exciting to see that this tech isn’t just schematics on a piece of paper — it’s real and it works. Read more…

Sony Strapping Action Cams onto Sheep to Film Part of the Tour de France… Seriously

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Well, it’s not ‘sharks with frikin’ laser beams on their heads,’ but Sony isn’t far off with its latest camera publicity stunt. In order to get a… ummm… unique? perspective on the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France, the electronics company is strapping action cams to a flock of sheep… seriously. Read more…

Rumor: Sony to Release a Full-Frame RX 1 with a Black & White Sensor in Late 2014

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It seems Sony is intent on capturing that segment of the market that would like a Leica but can’t afford one. First, the company released the A7 and A7r, full-frame mirrorless cameras that were the first in the world with autofocus. And now, if rumors are to be believed, they’re working on a black-and-white only version of the fixed-lens Full Frame RX 1. Read more…

Sony Patent Shows Off Its Take on a Light Field Camera, Solves the Low-Res Problem

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The light field photography market may soon get a little more crowded and competitive according to an exciting Sony patent that promises to not simply copy, but improve upon the technology made famous by Lytro. Read more…

Sony Updates Action Cam Firmware, Adds Live Streaming & New ‘Motion Shot Mode’

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Sony rolled out an impressive firmware update for owners of its Sony Action Cams today. Owners of the higher-end AS100V get the better end of the deal, but Sony’s not leaving AS30V owners out either. Read more…

Humor: World Cup Photogs Have to Wear Sony Vests, But Not One Shoots Sony

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Need a bit of a chuckle this morning? Check out the image above, published by Visualise.com. As sonyalpharumors points out, you’ll notice that almost all of the photographers are wearing Sony branded vests (Sony is a major World Cup Sponsor) but not a single one of them is shooting with a Sony camera.

It’s good for a little smile and a reminder that, while many believe Sony is currently one of the most innovative camera brands in the world, sports photography is definitely an area where the big two enjoy a well-deserved monopoly.

Report Claims the Sony A7s’ Image Quality is Comparable to Medium Format

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Sony’s new A7s camera has been blowing minds when it comes to low-light performance; and, frankly, with a full-frame sensor made up of pixels three times as large as those in the A7r, we expected impressive low-light performance. But it seems low-light performance isn’t the camera’s only forte.

According to a report by Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape, the image files he’s getting from the A7s are capable of going toe-to-toe with medium format cameras in terms of image quality! Read more…