Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Sony Just Announced the World’s Highest Sensitivity CMOS Sensor, But It’s for Your Car

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Sony today announced the new IMX224MQV 1/3-inch 1.27MP CMOS sensor, which is said to have the world’s highest level of sensitivity for any sensor in its class. But before you get excited about that night vision point-and-shoot you’ve been wanting, you should know something: it was designed specifically for use in automobile cameras.

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Fotodiox Debuts a Full-Metal Replacement E-Mount; No More Wobbly Lenses on Your Sony

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Fotodiox has unveiled a new product that could instill much more confidence in Sony E-mount camera owners. It’s a full metal mounting ring called the “TOUGH E-Mount,” and it’s meant to replace the plastic/metal hybrid ring that comes standard on all E-mount cameras.

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Return of the Megapixel Wars: Sony to Announce 46MP Full-Frame Camera in Q1 of 2015

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It looks like Canon isn’t the only one ready to re-start the dreaded Megapixel Wars with a high megapixel camera that has been all but confirmed to exist. Nope, fresh info from highly trusted sources claims that Sony will be jumping into the fray as well with a 46MP full-frame camera to be announced at the beginning of 2015. Read more…

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Versus… a Two-Year-Old Pocket Camera

She’s a beaut. (Except for the rubber ring.)

Laaaadieeesss and Gentlemennnn! I have for you the lens test to end all lens tests! Not a mere test, mind you, but an epic showdown, a clash of the titans, the ultimate cage match! Pixel peepers rejoice! Read more…

Sony Confirms ‘Perfume Bottle’ Camera Has Curved Sensor; Is a Curved Sensor RX1 in the Works?

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Sony’s KW1 perfume bottle-themed selfie camera was only interesting to us — as anything more than a novelty — for one unconfirmed reason: claims that it housed Sony’s first ever curved sensor. But, until yesterday, we had no idea whether or not this was true. Read more…

Rumor: Sony and Mamiya to Release Medium Format Rangefinder-Style Cameras in 2015

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Earlier this year, rumors began spreading of an upcoming Sony Medium Format camera that would be unlike any digital medium format system on the market. The camera would be ‘completely different’ and reports claimed it would also be the cheapest digital medium format option out there.

Well, if you found that rumor far-fetched, hold on to your hats, because a ‘very good source’ is reporting that this rangefinder-styled camera is indeed real… and what’s more, it will have some competition when it arrives. Read more…

National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

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National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say. Read more…

Rumor: Sony Fires Back Against Panasonic, Will Release a 4K-Capable RX20 in Mid-October

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When the Panasonic FZ-1000 was announced, it was obvious to everybody that Panasonic was going for the Sony RX20’s jugular… metaphorically speaking. It was cheaper, could shoot 4K and had a longer (albeit darker) lens.

Well, it seems Sony is ready to fight back, and soon, with a 4K-capable RX20. Read more…

Review: Can Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Beat Out Sony’s RX100 Series?

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Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II and G16, but Sony proved astutely there was a huge demand for a quality compact that could slip into a pocket.

When Canon was busy building old-school destroyers, Sony designed a sleek modern frigate in the form of the RX100 with a 1” sensor. It took Canon two years to respond, but they finally launched a compact with but one purpose – to regain the throne of best compact from Sony. Read more…

Canon Working On New PowerShot Compact with Large Image Sensor and High-Magnification Lens

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It took a minute, but it seems Canon has finally started to take Sony and Panasonic’s compact camera game seriously. The G7 X — basically a cheaper Sony RX100 Mark III with better zoom but no EVF — proved this already, and more evidence is piling up thanks to a Canon Hong Kong press release that hints at a potential RX10 competitor. Read more…