Sony A7sIII video sample and interview with Philip Bloom

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Sony A7sIII Preorders:
Sony A7sIII in USA at Adorama (up to $400 off with lens). BHphoto. Amazon. FocusCamera.
Sony A7sIII in EU at Fotokoch. Calumet DE. WexUK. Park UK.

New Sony A7sIII accessories:
You will also have to preorder the world’s first CFexpress Type A cards at Adorama, BHphoto. Amazon.
And of course the new Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader at Adorama and BHphoto.

Here ar a couple of interesting videos with Philip Bloom:

Q&A:

Sony Europe video:

Short film:

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The new Sigma 100-400mm FE is now in Stock at BHphoto and Adorama

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The new Sigma 100-400mm FE is now in Stock BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. FotokochDE. WexUK. ParkUK.

Ending soon:

Topaz has added full AI Object recognition and a ton of other features on their new Sharpen AI (Click here to see ALL features). And for a limited time you save $30 (or Euro) when using our checkout code “RUMOR”. You can also try it for free for a month if you like to see if it works.

And you have this massive savings on the full Topaz Utility bundle ($195 off using our code “RUMOR“)

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Sony’s smallest and cheapest Full Frame camera is coming in mid September (named A5 or A6?)

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rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

I am 99,9999999% sure that in mid September we will get a new Sony Full Frame E-mount camera. The only reason I am not 100% sure is because Covid-19 may mes the timeframe again if things get worse.

This camera will be something special: The first of a completely new line of cameras! It will become Sony’s new Full Frame entry line and this is what we know so far about this camera:

FACTS (What we know from the Sony Taiwan official registration):

  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

SOLID RUMORS: This is what I know so far about this model from TRUSTED sources:

  • It’s a new Full Frame E-mount camera
  • It’s an entry level model
  • It’s something COMPLETELY new in the lineup (no A7 or A9) model.
  • I don’t have confirmation on the name yet but I suspect it will be named A5 or A6
  • Announcement around mid September (if Covid19 doesn’t mess this up)

UNCONFIRMED: This is what we I heard from new sources (unreliable yet):

  • It has no EVF
  • very compact A6xxx kind of size
  • price around $1,000 (which makes it the cheapest “new” camera in the lineup). Of course the first generation A7 and A7II are priced below $,1000 but they weren’t that cheap when first announced.

Why is this camera HOT?
This will be the ultimate Sony FF camera to carry always with you. It will also attract plenty of new customers that might not be able to pay for the A7III. I am definitely going to buy this on!

You are excited and don’t know what to do now?
You can chat with me live on Discord about all the wild rumors I got on this camera. Also join the brand new Sony A5 Facebook group.

Just a small warning, with all that convid-19 mess the announcement date might change like it did happen with the A7sIII (which was supposed ot be announced in June and not July).

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Camrote 1.5 version released

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Camrote launched a new major update for their App (here on App Store). Press text:

We have a feature-packed release for you in this latest update!

——– Focus Stacking!* ——–
Allows cameras which support remote control of “Touch AF” to perform focus stacking by providing a grid or set of areas to focus on which will then be captured in quick succession. Ideal for landscape or macro photographers!
* Focus stacking is only supported on certain models which support Touch AF remote control, please see https://camrote.app/camera-support for a list

——– Persistent Image Previews ———
We decided it was about time you could see image previews for longer than the 3-4 seconds they stuck around for previously… now they hang around for the whole app launch, and you can scroll back through them too! We’ll be bringing further improvements to this in the future (grouping timelapse shots e.t.c.)

——– Full Screen Mode ——–
We’ve added a distraction-free full screen mode! You’ll see we had to move some stuff around to accommodate this, but we think it’s well worth it! Full screen mode works particularly well on iPads where the screen closely matches the aspect ratio of the live view itself.

——– Other small tweaks ——–
– Disabled device auto-lock when downloading images
– Added support for bracketed capture (new Sony models)
– Added support for setting continuous shooting speed and mode (models earlier a7iii/a9)
– Added quick-switch for switching between cameras
– Added live view quality setting on newer models
– Changed order of radio buttons when setting exposure compensation to be more logical

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