June 11, 2015
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Is the A7rII the first proper A-mount lens compatible camera? (A7rII also gets after the Canon user)

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The new Sony A7rII autofocusing system marks a new high standard for third party and A-mount lens support:

Dpreview writes:

PDAF will work even with third-party lenses via existing adapters, including in continuous AF tracking mode.  This is potentially a huge deal – especially for Canon users. We’ve used an a7R II with a Canon 24-70mm lens and a Metabones adapter, and focus is indeed very fast indeed. We’ll be looking at this in more depth as soon as we have a production sample camera, but for now, we’re highly impressed. 

Sony correctly recognized that they need to add high quality autofocus support for Canon lenses if they want to gain Canon customers!

Sony press text says:

Additionally, the focal plane phase-detection AF system on the α7R II works well with Sony A-mount lenses when they are mounted on the camera using an LA-EA3 or LA-EA1 mount adapter. This allows users to enjoy the wide AF coverage of 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points, high-speed response and high tracking performance with a wider range of lenses. This marks the first time that the AF system of a mirrorless camera can achieve high performance with lenses originally designed for DSLRs.”

The A7rII is certainly the best “A-mount lens friendly” camera yet. I can’t wait to see a focusing performance comparison between the A99 and the A7rII. If the A7rII is really as good as Sony marketing says well….I will let you guess what this could mean for the A-mount system future…

Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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June 11, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII tests and image samples!

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Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

Sony A7r Mk II Autofocus Demo (video on top) by The Phoblographer:

The original Sony A7 has terribly slow autofocus performance–slower than molasses. But from what we’re seeing so far, the Sony A7r Mk II is incredibly fast. In fact, it’s faster than the Sony A7 Mk II and about as fast as the Leica Q.

Dpreview had a short hands-on and writes:

Ergonomically, the a7R II is to the original a7R what the a7 II is to the a7. The grip is much deeper and more defined, the control dial layout is different and the body is a little chunkier. If you’ve used an a7 II, the new a7R II will feel immediately familiar. Near-identical in fact. Interestingly, in a highly unscientific test, it did seem to us that the a7R II’s control dials move a little more freely than the somewhat stiff dials on the a7 II.

Interview with Interview with Sony Artisan Brian Smith about the A7rII:

More tidbits: First look by Adorama (Click here). 5 Reasons Why You Will Want One by Patrick Murphy.

A7rII Image samples via Sony.net:

Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z), M mode, 1/160 sec., F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance

Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA (SEL55F18Z), M mode, 1/160 sec., F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G), M mode, 1/8 sec., F8, ISO 100, Manual white balance

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (SEL90M28G), M mode, 1/8 sec., F8, ISO 100, Manual white balance

Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z), M mode, 2.0 sec., F8, ISO 100, Auto white balance

Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL1635Z), M mode, 2.0 sec., F8, ISO 100, Auto white balance

Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z), M mode, 2.5 sec., F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance

Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA (SEL35F14Z), M mode, 2.5 sec., F11, ISO 100, Manual white balance

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Reminder:

Sony decided to allow preorders of the three new camera starting from June 17 at 16.00 London time (confirmed via BHphoto). In other timezones this means:
8am Los Angeles time
11m New York time
17:00 Berlin time
24:00 Tokyo time.

Be sure to be online on SAR on that hour as I will link to all major stores offering preorder options on the very first minute! If you want the camera as soon as it gets stay tuned on SAR :)

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June 11, 2015
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Everything you need to know about the new RX100m4 (first 1 inch stacked sensor)

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The RX100m4 is a hell of a nice camera and it’s packed with lot of great features. Here is a short highlight on some of them:

1) It’s the world’s first memory-attached 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor

RX100m4

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2) up to 40x super slow motion (movie recording of up to 960fps)


3) super-high-speed 1/32000 sec

RX100m4_3

4) Anti Distortion shutter:
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5) 16 fps

RX100m4_5

6) 4K recording

Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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June 10, 2015
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A7rII, Rx10m2 and RX100m4 preorders will start on June 17 at 16:00 London time!

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A7rII

Sony decided to allow preorders of the three new camera starting from June 17 at 16.00 London time (confirmed via BHphoto). In other timezones this means:
8am Los Angeles time
11m New York time
17:00 Berlin time
24:00 Tokyo time.

Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

 

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June 10, 2015
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Sony announces the new A7rII, RX10m2 and RX100m4!

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Store links:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

Press releases:
Full A7rII press test on SonyAlphaRumors. A7rIi at Dpreview, Full info at Sony.net. Report from the New York event at Imaging Resource.
RX10m2 press text on SonyAlphaRumors. Special page on Sony.net.
Rx100m4 press text on SonyAlphaRumors. Special page on Sony.net.

Videos:
A7rII 4k video on Youtube.
RX10 II – High Precision 4K on Youtube.
RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Insects on Youtube.
RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Children on Youtube.
RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- BMX Air Turn on Youtube.
RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Apple & Water on Youtube.
α7R II – Fast Hybrid AF on Youtube.
RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Snowboarder on Youtube.
RX10 II – Product Design | Cyber-shot on Youtube.
RX100 IV – Product Design | Cyber-shot on Youtube.
α7R II – XGA OLED Tru-Finder on Youtube.
α7R II – Product Design on Youtube.
RX100 IV – High Precision Clip 4K | Cyber-shot on Youtube.

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A7rII:

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • Internal 4K XAVC S Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 102,400
  • no shutter blade motion
  • 3,5x faster than the A7r
  • A7rII focus is almost 40% faster than the one of the A7r
  • Shipping in August

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RX10m2:

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R CMOS Stack Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
  • Super Slow Motion 960 fps Video
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus

The info is coming in directly via Sony Tokyo headquarter. This means reviews and images will be posted slowly as they come in!

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