October 26, 2015
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Is the A7RII Really a PRO camera? (Matt Granger)

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Matt Granger has been busy shooting in Asia with the Sony A7rII. And on the video above he gives you an answer about the question whether the A7RII is a PRO camera or not. Just a hint: The answer is very looooong :)

And SOny Electronics also posted the video of the Alpha 7RII and Alpha 7SII Tech Talk:

New A7rII tests:
Micheal de Mentor posted that Sony A7Rii vs Canon 5Dsr Epic Shootout on Youtube.
Sony A7RII Mirrorless, two months later (Nicholas Goodden).
A7RII w/ Contax N Planar 50/1.4 at SonyAlphaForum.
a7r II vs 5DsR Thermal noise test by Marcio Cabral.
Sony a7R II Review for Video and Photographers by Wolfcrow.
Sony a7RII vs Canon 5DS | A Quick Comparison (SLRlounge).

A7rII store list:
In USA at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK and ParkCameras.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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October 26, 2015
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(SR5) Sony announcement next week (around November 5th).

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For the third time in row this year Sony is having a product launch AFTER a big show. I have been told Sony will have a products launch press event next week around November 5th. I say “around” because I don’t know in which time zone the source is and it may well be a day earlier or later in other time zones.

For sure there will be the new Sony A68 A-mount camera. And note that Sony FE lens roadmap says a “large aperture prime” lens should be due in autumn. Let’s hope there is no delay on that one!

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October 26, 2015
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Sony shows new videos of the Starvis (super low light) and Pregius (global shutter) sensors .

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Starvis Sony sensors can see in nearly dark conditions!

Sony posted two new videos showing two new sensor tech. For now both sensors are made for a main use in the security camera business. But the sensors features might find some of it on future digital cameras too. Here is the official sensor description:

Pregius sensor:The Pregius is global shutter pixel technology for active pixel-type CMOS image sensors that use Sony’s low-noise CCD structure, and realizes high picture quality.” (Source: Sony).

Starvis sensor:The STARVIS is back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for surveillance camera applications. It features a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1 µm2 (color product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent), and realizes high picture quality in the visible-light and near infrared light regions.” (Source: Sony).

And here are two videos:


“STARVIS” : Sony CMOS image sensor technology for security


“Pregius” : Sony CMOS image sensor, Global Shutter Technology

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October 26, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…(with first review of the A7rII BOX and not the camera!).

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In all the years I do write on SAR this is a first! The video on top shows a review of the A7rII BOX(!) LOL :)   Source: SonyAlphaForum.

Need for Speed: Fstoppers Reviews the Mitakon Zhongyi 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony FE (Fstoppers).
Sony A7r with 55mm FE: “Body parts“ by Marc Alhadeff on SonyAlphaForum.
Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS – Review by James Minn.
Sony’s RX100 IV is One of the Best High-End Compacts Money Can Buy (PetaPixel).

Marc:I’ve just released a slowmotion video filmed with the rx10m2 und rx100m4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxH51DuMjQo On my blog I’ve published two extensive aricles about the 2 cameras (in german):
http://reisezoom.com/sony-dsc-rx100iv-rx10ii-test-tipps/
http://reisezoom.com/filmen-mit-der-rx100m4-rx10m2/

Chris:I’ve been working on my third episode of my small video series « OFF THE BEATEN TRACK » using the new a7rII and DJI Inspire X5. The expedition brought us to 81° North in the ice pack in search of polar bears. Unfortunately rapid sea ice loss is depriving polar bears of their habitat, since they depend on the ice to hunt their prey. https://vimeo.com/140989382

Joe:New features of DxO OpticsPro v10.5.1. 6 new cameras supported:
Sony ILCA-7R II
Sony DSC-RX100 IV
Sony DSC-RX10 II
Support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
Minor bug fixes.

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October 25, 2015
Posted in deals

New Hoodman Hoodeye Eyecup for the A7 series. Sony launches also new 90mm macro case!

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The new Hoodman Hoodeye Eyecup for the Sony A7 series is now on preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony also launched a special new 90mm FE case (Source: DC.watch). But I have not found any preorder option yet.

90mmFE_case

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