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Sony unveils the RX100 IV compact camera Photo

Sony unveils the RX100 IV compact camera

Sony has announced two new pro compact cameras. The RX100 IV is of interest for underwater use and features up to 40x slow motion capture (at 960p) and up to 5 minutes of 4K filming. Autofocus has been improved and there are new customizable controls. It features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens.

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Sony announces HXR-NX100 camcorder Photo

Sony announces HXR-NX100 camcorder

Sony has announced the HXR-NX100 camcorder. Designed as an entry level pro camera, it has a 1.0” type Exmor® R back-illuminated CMOS sensor with 20 megapixel resolution. Recording formats are AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps and to two SD cards.

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Sony announces new lenses Photo

Sony announces new lenses

Sony has announced a series of new lenses and converters. For underwater use, these include the FE 90mm f2.8 macro, the FE 28mm f2 wide-angle, two new wide-angle converters and two fisheye converters.

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Sony announces 4K camcorder Photo

Sony announces 4K camcorder

Sony has released a new Handycam that will record 4K footage at 100Mbps in an XAVC format at 25p. The FDR-AXP33 has built-in image stabilization and an “enhanced high-performance electronic viewfinder”. It has a manual control ring and a button that can be assigned to zoom, focus or exposure.

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Sony announces the a7II Photo

Sony announces the a7II

Sony Japan has announced the release of the a7II mirrorless camera. Initially only available in Japan, the new camera features a 24.3 million pixels 35mm full size “Exmor” CMOS sensor and 5 axis image stabilization. Perhaps more critically, Sony claims the AF is 30% faster and that subject acquisition and motion tracking performance are better than that of the previous models.

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Sony poised to revolutionise image sensors Photo

Sony poised to revolutionise image sensors

It looks as if Sony is poised to revolutionise sensor technology. PetaPixel has posted an article about a new patent made by the company that appears to show a whole new technique of recording color information at pixel level. “Active-Pixel Color Sampling” (APACS) uses a pixel level moving electronic color filter to sense RGB information, rather than the conventional interpolation process. (Image by Shutterstock).

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Sony offers Pro Support to photographers Photo

Sony offers Pro Support to photographers

Sony has announced that it will offer a support package for professional photographers using Sony products. The benefits of the scheme include dedicated phone/email support, 3 day repair turnaround time with product loan options, free camera and/or lens maintenance, invitation to special events, in and outbound shipping costs and evaluation loaners.

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Sony announces the α5100 camera Photo

Sony announces the α5100 camera

Sony has announced the release of their α5100 mirrorless camera. It has a 4.3 MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor, the BIONZ X processor and the Hybrid AF system from the α6000. Video can be recorded in XAVC S2 formats, which can output at 50 Mbps and in dual formats to the same card.

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Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder Photo

Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony has announced the release of a pro XDCAM camcorder which will be upgraded to be 4K enabled later in 2014. The PXW-X70 camera has Wi-Fi control and a 1” type Exmor® R CMOS sensor with a Zeiss Varion Sonnar T lens.

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