Posts Tagged ‘sony’

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…

Sony’s A7s Takes on Canon’s 5D Mark III in Side-by-Side Low-Light Test

So far, all of the Sony A7s high-ISO tests we’ve seen — from your standard static test to some beautiful production-level footage — have only shown the A7s. There have been no side-by-side comparisons to show if this really is outperforming the competition substantially, or if it only seems like it is.

Well, today that changes thanks to a short, Canon 5D Mark III vs. Sony A7s side-by-side comparison created by Den Lennie. Read more…

First Image of Sony’s Revolutionary Curved Sensor Released, May Change Everything

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Sony has officially released the very first image of what promises to be an impressive leap forward in digital imaging technology: the curved full-frame sensor. Read more…

Panasonic 4K-Capable FZ-1000 Superzoom May Be the Sony RX10′s Worst Nightmare

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Late last night Panasonic added an exciting new camera to the superzoom category. Dubbed the Lumix FZ-1000, a more accurate name might have been “Sony RX10 Competitor” or, if you’re being bold, “Sony RX10 Killer.” Read more…

Sony’s A7s Put Through a Production Level Low Light Test, Continues to Impress

We’ve shown you the incredible low-light capabilities of Sony’s 4K-capable A7s camera before. But for the most part, the previously-released tests were fairly static and didn’t offer much in way of production-level footage.

EOS HD’s Yosh Enatsu took note of this fact, and decided to put together an impressive production-level comparison to show you just how well this mirrorless beast can handle the dark. Read more…

Deals: Save $400 on a Sony A6000 Bundle, Crazy ZEISS Deal Expires This Week

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If you’re in the market for some new gear, be it bodies or glass, this weekend and the coming week hold some enticing deals. Both Sony and Zeiss are getting in on the action, so take a look below and see if either are up your alley. Read more…

Glass in the Path: Why Using Adapters May Hurt Your Image Quality

NOTE: This is a Geek Post. If you aren’t into geeky photo measurements, or into adapting lenses from one brand of camera to another, you’ll not be interested.


Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

Single glass piece from the sensor stack of a Canon (left) and Micro 4/3 (right) camera. Image credit: Aaron Closz.

A year or two ago, I wrote a blog post where I basically showed lenses shot on adapters on other cameras aren’t acceptable for testing. If you run them through Imatest the results aren’t accurate. I suggested that reviewers shouldn’t test lenses on adapters, although obviously adapters are a great way to use interesting lenses to take pictures. Read more…

Fingers Crossed: Sony Rumored to Have a $1,000 Full-Frame Camera in the Works

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In a rumor that is either wishful thinking at its best, or a preview of a VERY exciting Photokina announcement from Sony, an anonymous source told sonyalpharumors that the massive electronics company — which, by the way, has made a name for itself as an innovator in the world of photography — is working on a $1,000 NEX-sized full-frame camera. Read more…

Alpha Dog: How Sony Created the Most Innovative Camera Brand in Under a Decade

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Using the bones of a dying giant and a healthy dose of innovation, Sony built one of the most forward thinking lines of high-end cameras available in recent memory.

When they entered the serious photography market following their acquisition of the struggling Konica Minolta camera business, Sony brought the coffers and clout of an international conglomerate as well as the fresh eyes of a newcomer. Using those tools, they’ve pushed the technological envelope in a way that few others were willing or capable of doing and, now, are setting the benchmark for where others ought to be aiming. Oh, and they did it all in just eight years. Read more…