Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Rumor: Zeiss Will Soon Announce the ‘Loxia’ Lens Line for Full-Frame Mirrorless Systems

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Sony full-frame mirrorless users rejoice, because the latest rumors indicate that ZEISS is looking to make your day. Recently trademarked by ZEISS, ‘Loxia’ is believed to be a new line of full-frame lenses designed specifically for mirrorless systems, which, for now, means the Sony a7, a7r and a7s. Read more…

Sony’s New KW1 is Part Perfume Bottle, Part Selfie Camera, and All Facepalm

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It doesn’t get much more niche (or weird) than this… after releasing a teaser and leaking some images of a very nearly unbelievable perfume bottle-shaped selfie cam, Sony has made the new KW1 compact official. Read more…

Sony Curved Sensor to Make Its Debut in Strange Perfume Bottle-Themed Selfie Cam

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You know what they say: see a need, fill a need. Or, in the case of Sony’s upcoming perfume bottle-shaped selfie camera, “see a fad, create a product.” We assume that’s written somewhere in the internal memo that first gave life to the camera you see above, a seemingly very real and definitely very strange camera that trusted sources tell Sony Alpha Rumors will be one of the first to feature Sony’s revolutionary curved sensor. Read more…

Mirrorless Sports Photography: Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000

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I was under the spell of mirrorless ILCs from their birth in 2009 when Panasonic and Olympus literally tore up the rule book and started from scratch. Their debut models, the G1 and EP1, may have been a little rough around the edges, but I was immediately smitten: these were the future of cameras, at least as far as I was concerned.

At last an interchangeable lens camera with a sensor big enough to deliver high quality images, but a body small enough that I’d never leave it at home; the lens selection grew quickly and as for the full-time electronic composition, I embraced the positives, sold my full-frame DSLR and never looked back. Read more…

Sony Officially Debuts the a5100, Packs the a6000′s Powerful Guts Inside a Cheaper Body

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It’s official, it’s powerful, it’s lightning quick and it’s exactly what we expected… it’s Sony’s a5100. Leaked yesterday alongside a full (and fully accurate) list of specs, the a5100 got the official announcement treatment from Sony late last night, confirming that the company pretty much decided to pack an a6000 into a cheaper body. Read more…

This is the First Leaked Photo of the Sony a5100, and It Comes with a Full List of Specs

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Okay, maybe leaked is a misnomer here — some publications have even come out and said they believe Sony (and others) are leaking stuff on purpose — but regardless, we just got our first peek at the followup to Sony’s a5000 mirrorless camera courtesy of Digicaminfo.

And what’s more, that first peek comes with a full list of specs. If you’re the type that likes to keep some things a mystery, we suggest you don’t read on. Read more…

Sony a7S Astrophotography Review

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As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light camera out there? Read more…

Sony’s Curved Sensor Set for 2015 Debut In the Xperia Z3X and New Full Frame RX

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With each passing week it seems as though a new piece of information is coming out about Sony’s latest curved sensor technology. First it was the rumor, then the specs for a 2/3” sensor, then the first image captured with said sensor. Finally, the leaks and patterns are starting to align to form the constellation that will likely be the advent of Sony’s curved sensor tech in consumer products.

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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…