Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Sony Unveils Curved Sensor Technology

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What happens when someone creates a camera sensor that better replicates how our eyes are shaped? Well, according to Sony and a recent presentation they published, this curved sensor and accompanying glass will allow for faster apertures without taking a hit on image quality. Read more…

Rumor: Sony Has a ‘Completely Different’ Medium Format Camera in the Works

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One of the stranger/more exciting rumors we’ve run across in 2014 just surfaced over at sonyalpharumors. According to the website, two separate sources have received information about a Sony medium format camera to be announced in 5-6 months — a camera that will be ‘completely different’ from the other CMOS medium format shooters revealed in recent months. Read more…

Bidding War Helps Hasselblad Sell 2 Lunar Cameras for $54K at Charity Auction

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Still think there’s no market for overpriced Hasselblad Sony clones? This might change your mind. Thanks to a heated bidding war at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival, two … we’ll call them generous… generous gentlemen paid $54,500 for two Hasselblad Lunar cameras that would normally run $14,000 retail. Read more…

Rumor: Photos and Full Specs for the Sony a3500 Leaked

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Well that was quick… only seven months after the E-Mount a3000 made its debut, it looks like Sony already has a followup ready to release. And thank to sonyalpharumors we get to look at a few product shots of the camera and what looks to be a full official list of specs. Read more…

Sony’s World Photography Awards Youth Winner Disqualified for Falsifying Age

© Borhan Mardani, Iran, Disqualified Entry, Culture, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

© Borhan Mardani, Iran, Disqualified Entry, Culture, Youth Award, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Well, if it isn’t another tale of a photo contest scandal. Earlier this year, it was the World Press Photo winner, now it’s the Sony World Photography Awards — Youth Award. You would think that after a while people would learn, but it doesn’t seem that way. Read more…

Get $300 Instant Credit Towards an A7r or A7 When You Trade In ANY Used Camera

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Sony is about to score some serious brownie points with consumers, because for a limited time you can trade in ANY used camera — even broken ones by the sound of it — and get at least $300 off a brand new A7, A7 kit or A7r! Read more…

Sony A77 Successor Coming in May, Might Pack the World’s Fastest AF

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It’s been over a year since the last Sony A-Mount camera was announced, but it looks like that dry spell may be over soon. According to the ever-reliable sonyalpharumors, a successor to Sony’s A77 SLT is on the way, and it’s going to pack some serious speed. Read more…

How it Works: Sony’s Super-Fast Hybrid AF Explained

One of the most exciting things about Sony’s new A6000 is the crazy-fast AF system that’s been built in. At just 0.06 seconds of lag, the A6000 claims the title of ‘world’s fastest AF’ and blows most mirrorless cameras and APS-C DSLRs out of the water.

But if you’re like us, you’re not satisfied with knowing THAT it’s fast… you want the WHY and the HOW as well. Fortunately, Sony has just released an episode of LearnTV that answers this question for you, and teaches you a few things about the different types of AF systems while it’s at it. Read more…

Sony Promises Improved Image Quality for A7 and A7r with March Firmware Update

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Early adopters of the Sony A7 and A7r full-frame mirrorless cameras will be happy to know that Sony has a big firmware update coming their way that will address several of the issues users have brought up. Read more…