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Sony announces α7S mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces α7S mirrorless camera

Earlier in the week, Sony announced the release of their α7S mirrorless camera. This features a 12.2 megapixel full frame sensor with a claimed ISO range of 50 – 4096002 with “low noise”. In addition,it offers 4K video to an external recording device, with information being taken from the whole sensor width. Autofocus is the same as that of the α7R.

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Sony releases the a7 and a7R cameras Photo

Sony releases the a7 and a7R cameras

Early this morning Sony released two new mirrorless full-frame sensor cameras with interchangeable lenses, the a7 and a7R. These are by far the smallest and lightest full frame interchangeable lensed cameras on the market (think Olympus OM-D EM-1) and boast a 24 and 36 megapixel sensor, respectively.

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Sony updates its Action Cam Photo

Sony updates its Action Cam

Sony has updated its Action Cam POV camera. The HDR-AS30V can capture 11.9 megapixel stills as well as HD footage at 1920x1080 60p/50p/30p/25p and 1280x720 60p or 1280x720 120p via a back-illuminated 16MP EXMOR R sensor. It has a 170° lens and a new waterproof housing that is smaller and lighter than its predecessor but a little less rugged.

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Sony announces 4K Handycam Photo

Sony announces 4K Handycam

Sony has announced the FDR-AX1E 4K consumer Handycam. It uses an XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression and saves files in an MP4 wrapper. Captures is via a 1/2.3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor capturing images at 3840x2160 resolution.

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Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses Photo

Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses

Sony has announced two new mirrorless cameras and two new lenses. The α3000 has a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor with a native ISO range of 100-16000 and the NEX-5T is an update on the NEX-5R with the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy wi-fi connectivity. New lenses include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS and the E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS telephoto zooms.

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Sony updates its top-end compact cameras Photo

Sony updates its top-end compact cameras

Sony has announced upgrades to its top-end compact cameras. The RX100 II has an 20.2 megapixel back-illuminated APS-C Exmor sensor, which gives superior low light performance. It also now has a “multi interface hot shoe and HD filming in 24p/25p. The full frame sensor RX1 has been changed to the RX1R by having its low pass filter removed, giving superior details.

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Sony updates HDR-AS15 Action Cam Photo

Sony updates HDR-AS15 Action Cam

Sony has announced the release of a firmware upgrade and new accessories for their HDR-AS15 Action Cam. The firmware boosts the camera’s available framerate at 1080 to 60 frames progressive. In addition there is an underwater setting which is designed to give better White Balance underwater.

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Product release: Sony NEX-3N Photo

Product release: Sony NEX-3N

Sony has released details of its new NEX-3N EVIL camera. It has a 16.1 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 200 to 16000. It’s form factor is similar to that of a compact camera with dimensions of 109.9 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm, a weight of 269g and a built-in flash. It will also shoot HD movies at AVCHD 50i/25p.

The NEX-3N will be available from March, with prices still to be announced

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