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April 16, 2014
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New A6000 review roundup!


Sony A6000 Review in Iceland! By Jimmy Fok

While everyone is talking about the Sony A7s lately you don’t have to forget that another quite revolutionary camera is now shipping: The Sony A6000 with the worlds fastest af of any system camera yet! At least, that’s what Sony claims are :)

So let’s see the latest reviews:
On top you can watch the video of the A6000 tested in freezing Iceland.
Techradar posted the full camera review and writes: “Sony has come within touching distance of creating the perfect compact system camera, but it’s not quite there yet. Fantastic image quality, a small and sleek system, customisable buttons are all great to have, but there are a couple of niggles keeping it from true greatness.
Gordon Laing added some ISO video tests on his Vimeo site (Click here).
Sony A6000 Image Quality Analysis—our take on how this hot camera stands up to the competition (Imaging Resource).
The video below shows you how much Tony Northrup loves the new A6000 :)


Sony a6000 Hands-on Review: An $800 mirrorless camera with the world’s fastest AF by Tony Northrup.

Sony A6000 store link list with US and Europe links:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore, Sony Canada, WexUK.
Silver A6000 with lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT

 

April 15, 2014
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The “unscientific” A7s test roundup…


NAB 2014 Sony A7S ‘NORMAL PAN SPEED” Rolling Shutter Test

Here are a couple of non scientific tests made with the A7s. The video on top has been taken by Andrew Wonder and shows you the A7s Jello effect. As all video makers know this is an effect that every CMOS camera has and the A/s will make no exception. It’s also obvious that no one will ever shoot a video with the A7s shaking the camera like that :)

The A7s crazy ISO capability is pushing a couple of sites/people to post some unscientific ISO test. Photographybay posted the ISO comparison image you see here on top but admits for himself:

I missed focus on a couple of the shots and this is a terrible lighting scenario, but the A7S shows a lot of promise for low light and high ISO work. This is also probably a preproduction camera, so the results should not be taken as what the final production model is capable of delivering.

OneLoneDork posted a short completely ISO impression test on Youtube.

A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
Asia: Digitalrev

April 13, 2014
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First image samples of the new Samyang 12mm lens on the Sony NEX-5n

Darkshape (Click here) posted the very first image samples taken with the new Samyang 12mm lens on the Sony NEX-5n. This are his findings about the new lens:

“The lens has a remarkable resolution. It is sharp at f/2.0, at f/8 it is razor sharp. It is sharper than my Tokina 12-24 I have been which is a pretty damn sharp lens. Like the Tokina (or even more than the Tokina) it has considerable colour aberration around the edges – however I didn’t have any trouble correcting it with a few clicks in the ACR.”

Here are newly announced Samyang lens specs and preorder option links at BHphoto:
8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye as Sony E mount (Click here).
10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here) and as Sony A mount (Click here).
12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here).
35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here)

April 11, 2014
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New official Sony A7s Low Light test: Now you can record what couldn’t be recorded before!

The video on top has just been posted on Sony’s Youtube channel. And I bet that after you saw this you will shout…WOW!!! Now you can take images where you couldn’t record them before! I think the A7s (now listed at Amazon) could become a new sort of drug. Once you take it you will never get back. The High ISO performance of the camera not only allows you to see where you didn’t se before. You can also have very short shutter timing at medium low light conditions (and that’s probably the biggest plus for photographers).

Damn, now I want to get the A7s too! Sony, if you read me…can you send me one for free? :)

Note: In Switzerland (Internet.ch) you can preorder the A7s for a much lower price than the one published by WexUK (Click here). The A7s is listed at Amazon (Click here), Digitalrev (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) but with no price or preorder option.

A7s sites in different languages at Sony US, DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.

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