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June 27, 2014
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Sony A7s review by TheCameraStoreTV! A7s is shipping in US, Europe and Canada!

Chris from TheCameraStore tested the new A7s and to learn what he thinks about the camera just watch the video I posted here on top!

The A7s is shipping in US and Canada according to mails I got from SAR readers.

Lee:Got my a7s today at my local camera store in san diego. open box link if you don’t already have one. https://www.flickr.com/photos/canonmonster/14492680316/

Thodoris:Yesterday I got my hands on the Sony A7s – I covered Ejekt Festival 2014 with it. Ejekt is a festival in Athens, Greece, and the big names this year were Editors and Kasabian. Here are the results: http://thodorismarkou.com/blog/2014/06/ejekt-festival-2014-editors-kasabian/
I used the new Carl Zeiss 24-70mm/f4 and the 1993 Minolta 85mm/f1.4 with the LA-EA4 adapter. The autofocus was amazing with both lenses. I was expecting the contrast-detection system to show a bit of lagging, but no, it was focusing on the ever-moving musicians quite easily. It was lightning-fast as my A99 but it was very accurate and did not hinder me at any point.
All of the Kasabian images were shot on ISO 6400, and some of them were shot in even higher ISO values. I found that I could easily shoot ISO 12800 and match the performance of the Sony A99 at ISO 4000-5000. The last (setlist) image, for example, is ISO 20000. I’ve left the EXIF information on the files.
I gave the camera here and there to professional Nikon and Canon guys, and there was a lot of jaw-dropping with the high-ISO performance of the Sony A7s – they could not believe that this camera can shoot ISO 51200 and produce such clean results.

Anonymous:Sony Store in Toronto Canada just called. My A7S is in. I’m going to pick it up today.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

June 23, 2014
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Dpreview writes: The RX100MIII is the most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.

Dpreview (Click here) posted the full RX100M3 review and says it’s the “ most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.  The only drawback is the not so satisfying shooting experience:

The RX100 series has always been technically impressive, but the addition of the brighter lens, viewfinder and ND filter extend its utility to a huge degree. Owners of its predecessors should seriously consider upgrading unless they need more zoom reach.
Our concerns about the handling leave us concluding that, if it had a credible rival, there’s every chance the RX100 M3 wouldn’t get a Gold award – we’d like a more enjoyable shooting experience from an $800 camera. Ultimately, though, the additions to what were already the strongest cameras in their class leave the RX100 III literally peerless. At which point it has to go one better than its predecessors, and receive our highest award.

It is not a perfect camera but the RX100M3 is the next yet unmatched Sony RX jewel!

Store links:
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.

 

June 23, 2014
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Sony A7S vs. A7R vs. Canon EOS 5D III shootout at Dpreview. A7s manual for download.

Dpreview (Click here) posted a Sony A7S vs. A7R vs. Canon EOS 5D III shootout. Their conclusions are:

- At ISO 204,800 and beyond the A7s has up to a 2 EV advantage
- At Moderately high ISO performance the A7s has up to a 1 EV advantage in shadows
- No difference between the cameras at low ISO.

At the end their conclusion is:

The Sony A7S enables the use of incredibly high ISOs, including some unavailable to most cameras. When shooting at incredibly low light levels, the A7S will most likely give you significantly better results than any camera that does not natively shoot at these ISOs. There are also some advantages to be had over the higher native ISOs of the cameras we tested: we see the A7S overtake the A7R in normalized shadow noise performance at ISOs above 6400 in our tests. At more moderately high ISOs (6400 and below) as well as in brighter regions of images – where image quality is determined primarily by how much total light is captured – the normalized ISO performance of the A7S will be similar to that of full-frame cameras of its generation.

The A7s manual can be downloaded at support.sony-asia.com.edgesuite.net/consumer/IM/4537940111.pdf.

Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

June 21, 2014
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Full Sony A7s review by Matt Allard (Newsshooter editor)

Sony A7s Review from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.

So what does Newsshooter editor Matt Allard think about the Sony A7s? He just posted that video review and he says:

The A7s is quite unique for a hybrid stills/video camera because it bucks the trend of going for ever increasing megapixels. Instead Sony have used a full frame 12MP CMOS sensor – which results in increased low light sensitivity and dynamic range. This camera really is the new low light king – I can say that without a shadow of a doubt.

Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

June 20, 2014
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Suprise: Kai likes a Sony…the new A6000 :)

Not so big Sony fan Kai reviewed the A6000. And he actually liked the camera! Surprise! :)
Watch the video on top!

Sony A6000 store link list:
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
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

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