Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Out on the Road: First Impressions of the Sony RX10

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The Sony RX10 was in shorter supply than the other two cameras during my time with Sony in Nashville, so getting my hands on it was a little bit more challenging. But get my hands on it I did, and even though I spent less time shooting with it than I would have liked, what I found was a camera that really blew away whatever expectations I had. Read more…

Out on the Road: Sony a7 and a7R Sample Photos

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Over the course of my week in Nashville, I got to try out both of Sony’s new full-frame mirrorless cameras. And so, here is the promised sample image gallery, broken up into categories of photos taken with the a7, the a7R and the a7R with the E-Mount 24mm f/1.8 APS-C lens. Read more…

Out on the Road: Getting to Know the Sony a7 and a7R

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This last week, I had the great pleasure of joining many of my fellow writers from other major photo and tech news outlets for a week of fun and photography with Sony in Nashville, TN. Basically, the event gave us all a chance to test out the new mirrorless full-frame a7 and a7R cameras (as well as the RX10, which I’ll hit on in another post) in a variety of situations, with Sony artisans and engineers on hand to answer all of our questions.

A gallery of sample images are coming your way soon, but for now I wanted to outline some of my first impressions of what is good, bad and in-between about Sony’s revolutionary new shooters. Read more…

Giveaway: Win a $2,000 Sony Alpha a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera!

Update: This giveaway is now over. The winner has been announced at the end of this post.


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Howdy y’all! Time for another major giveaway to thank you for reading PetaPixel! This week we’re giving away a brand-spankin’-new Sony Alpha a7. It’s a full frame mirrorless camera that packs a 24.3MP sensor, a 3-inch tilting LCD, and a 2.4M-dot electronic viewfinder. This prize is bundled with a 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, and has a price tag of $2,000!
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Photo Shows the Hasselblad Solar: A Sony a7 Dressed in Fancy Materials

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Now that we think about it, we should have expected this, but we just didn’t see it coming. The photo above supposedly shows a new camera on its way from Hasselblad. In keeping with the Lunar and Stellar before it, the Hasselblad Solar pictured above will basically be a Sony a7 redesigned using expensive materials and sold at a much higher price. Read more…

Sony Unveils the RX10, a High Performance Superzoom for the RX Lineup

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Admittedly, the a7 and a7R have sort of stolen the show when it comes to camera announcements today, but those two weren’t the only shooters Sony debuted. The company is also adding another camera to high-end RX Cybershot lineup. Jointing the full-frame RX1 and the popular RX100MII is the RX10: a high-performance superzoom. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Sony Unveils the a7 and a7R, E-Mount ILCs that Pack a Full-Frame Punch

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After all of the anticipation, rumors and leaks we sincerely hope the announcement still has you excited, because Sony has finally made the long-awaited a7 and a7R official. That’s right, the cameras once known only as the “NEX Full-Frame” have finally arrived, with full specs, press photos and a lens and accessory lineup to prove it. Read more…

The Sony A7 and Camera Development: Progress or Diversification?

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It’s hard to look at  the spec sheet on the upcoming Sony A7 and A7r mirrorless compacts and not be impressed. With a 36 MP full-frame sensor (on the A7r), compact body, interchangeable lens system, and a price tag that undercuts most full-frame DSLR’s by a good margin, some will be tempted to call it the perfect camera on its expected announcement date of October 16th.

A few might agree with that sentiment, but a better way to look at Sony’s newest wunderkind is as a manifestation of the trend towards diversification in the digital camera market. Read more…

First Full-Sized Photos of the Sony A7 and A7r Full-Frames Surface Online

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Over the weekend, we got our first official glimpse at what the Sony A7 full-frame E-Mount mirrorless camera looked like. But that uber-blurry image has been replaced by a few official-looking full-sized photos that truly show what we have to look forward to. Read more…

Sony NEX Full-Frame Rumor Roundup

Sony's upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera is said to resemble the current NEX 7

Now that we’re a few days into October, it’s time to start getting ready for some serious camera announcement mania. And, if your comments are to be trusted, the camera that will make the biggest splash will be Sony’s NEX full-frame (or rather full-frames). So here’s a rumor roundup that brings together everything we know so far. Read more…