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The video on tops shows you the new 4K Sony prototype. While there are no official specs the camera is “rumored” to have an FZ mount (like the F5 and F55 Cinealta cameras) an 8 Megapixel sensor and definitely no SLT or optical mirror. This is a pure mirrorless camera with Electronic Viewfinder. It’s going to be release sometimes in 2014 and it will compete against the Canon EOS-1D C .
I am not a big fan of videocameras with DSLR shape. Doesn’t really make a lot of sense. I think Blackmagic did a smarter move with the Pocket Cinema Camera ($955 at BHphoto). A compact video only mirrorless camera with CineRAW DNG recording and 220MBs Pro RES. Sony should so a camera like that in E-mount!
The friends over at Engadget (Click here) posted some nice new pictures of the Sony prototype camera and lenses. As you see from the image on top Sony displayed what looks to be a Full Frame DSLR shaped camera. I am not sure this has SLT technology..it may be that this is a pure mirrorless camera with DSLR shape. The camera could be a 4K competitor of the Canon EOS-1D C (here at BHphoto). Engadget reports that “Unfortunately, Sony says that these devices won’t make it to market for quite some time, so photogs will have to make do with this eye candy for now.”
So this is not a pure A-mount photographers camera but more of a FZ or PL mount 4K camcorder.
UPDATE_3: Now we got it. After years of “3D hype” marketing we now have the “4K hype”.
UPDATE_2: Sony announced new 4K LED TV’s, 4K OLED TV’s, 4K Media service and the Anycast portable studio.
UPDATE_1: As you see all the talk is about 4K Camcorders and the future of 4K.
SAR reader Enrique Pacheco shot this wonderful Iceland video with the Sony RX1. You can visit his blog too to read more about it (Click here).
More RX1 news:
ReallyRightStuff just released base plates for the Sony RX1. http://reallyrightstuff.com/Items.aspx?code=BodySonyRX1&key=cat
OnemoreLens: “I’ve decided to try to write a series of articles with my observations on various aspects of the RX1 & it’s image quality: Dymanic range, sharpness, lens character, etc. Here’s a link to the first short article: http://www.onemorelens.com/2013/04/sony-rx1-dynamic-range.html. I think your readers will enjoy it!
RX1 links roundup:
RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).