Sony ZV-E1 Price, Specs, Release Date Announced

Sony has announced the ZV-E1, a new full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera which uses the same 12MP sensor as the Sony Alpha A7S III.  It’s a camera with the sophisticated selfie mics and face-the-camera approach of the existing ZV models but one that shares many of its internals with the Sony a7S III and FX3.

The new ZV-E1 will be available in May 2023 at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers, for an estimated retail price of $2,199.99 USD and $2,999.99 CAN. Preorders in US available at B&HphotoAmazonAdorama.

Key specifications

  • 12MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no mechanical shutter
  • UHD 4K video at up to 60p without crop
  • Full HD (1080) footage at up to 120p
  • 4K/120p and 1080/240 will be added later (a paid upgrade in some regions)
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • UVC 4K/30p video stream when plugged in as USB device
  • Unlimited 4K/30p, 30 minutes 4K/60p (at 25°C)
  • Single UHS-II SD slot
  • Micro HDMI slot
  • 483g including battery

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Hot Deal: Rokinon AF 135mm F1.8 FE Lens for $671.16

The price of Rokinon AF 135mm F1.8 FE Lens has just dropped a lot! It is now for $671.16 at AmazonB&H. This is $327.84 cheaper than regular.

Rokinon AF 135mm F1.8 FE is a medium-length telephoto prime lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras for portraiture, landscapes and astrophotography.

  • Rokinon AF 135mm F1.8 FE Lens-$671.16 — AmazonB&H

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to 22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ultra-Precision Aspherical Element
  • Linear STM AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Switch
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.3′
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 82mm
  • 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Removable Lens Hood

Sony ZV-E1 Key Features Leaked, to be Announced on March 29

Sony ZV-E1 camera is coming very soon. According to latest rumors it will be officially announced on March 29, 2023.

We are told that the AF performance is based on the current Sony a7R V and the subject recognition is even better, it may be the top performance of Sony machines in terms of subject recognition AF.

Latest rumors indicates that this will be Sony’s first Full Frame E-mount Blogger focused camera. Also this mirrorless camera is based on Sony a7S III, and has a design similar as currently Sony a7C. Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 Key Features Leaked, to be Announced on March 29”

Sigma 17mm f/4, 50mm f/2 & 23mm f/1.4 Lenses Will be Announced Within the Next few Weeks

The latest rumor suggests that Sigma will announce the 17mm f/4 DG DN50mm f/2 DG DN & 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Lenses within the next few weeks.

Since the 17mm f/4 and 50mm f/2 are compatible with magnetic metal caps, they are probably I-series lenses with metal barrels and a high quality feel. 23mm f/1.4 DC DN is an easy-to-use prime lens, so I think many people have been waiting for it. Pricing and release date are unknown at this time. Continue reading “Sigma 17mm f/4, 50mm f/2 & 23mm f/1.4 Lenses Will be Announced Within the Next few Weeks”

Sony ZV-E1 Camera to be Announced on March 29

According to the latest rumors, Sony’s first full-frame E-mount Blogger focused camera will be announced on March 29, the name of the camera is “ZV-E1.

Sony ZV-E1 Rumored Specs:

  • New ZV-E1 E-mount camera is based on the Sony a7S III
  • The Sony ZV-E1 body is a mix between the FX3 and a7C.
  • The autofocus is from the Sony a7R V
  • 4k60 & 4k 120 (no crop), 4k120 will NOT be launch at first, will come with firmware update after the summer
  • no pixel binning
  • 409k ISO
  • Cheaper than the a7s III (now over 3000 dollars/Euro)

The new Sony ZV-E1 body will be a mix of the FX3 and the a7C, and if the AF is based on the a7R V, it is possible that the new ZV-E1 will be equipped with an AI chip, which will take its performance to a whole new level.

In terms of video capabilities, the ZV-E1 is expected to offer 4K60 and 4K120 without any crop, which is a significant improvement over the a7S III. However, it is worth noting that the 4K120 feature will not be available at launch and will be released via a firmware update after the summer.

Sony a7S III body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7C body: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FX3 body: $3,898 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV Firmware Update Ver. 2.00 Released

Sony released a new firmware update 2.00 for the Sony A7IV camera.

The Sony a7 IV is the fourth generation of the company’s core a7 full-frame mirrorless camera model. You can find the details and download the new Sony firmware update below.

You can download the Firmware Ver 2.00 for Sony a7 IV: Continue reading “Sony a7 IV Firmware Update Ver. 2.00 Released”

Sony A7S IV to be Announced in Q3 or Q4, 2023 w/ No 8K Video

So let’s talk about the latest rumors on Sony A7s IV camera. According to latest Sony rumors, this new camera will be announced in Q3 or Q4 of 2023. It will have 6K sensor for RAW video and the highest dynamic range ever.

This will be a new, top of the line and very expensive pro video-centric mirrorless camera without 8K video recording. The features list for Sony A7s IV is not leaked yet, but our expectation would be the introduction of a 24.2MP CMOS Sensor with enhanced video core specifications. It is said that the upcoming Sony a7s IV will not support 8K so 24MP sensor makes sense. More details after thebreak! Continue reading “Sony A7S IV to be Announced in Q3 or Q4, 2023 w/ No 8K Video”

Rumors: Sony a7C Mark II to be Announced in Late 2023 w/ 33MP

The a7C is a success full frame vlogging camera on the market. The a7C Mark II is expected to feature a higher megapixel CMOS sensor, could use Sony a7 IV‘s 33MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor. According to latest rumors, the upcoming Sony a7C II announcement and release date will both happen in 2023.

The Sony a7C Mark II will be a compact version of recently released Sony a7 IV, shares the same image sensor and IBIS. The compact full frame mirrorless will have the same IBIS unit, that we have seen in the Sony A74 camera. But, the EVF is expected to remain the same as the current Sony A7C.

Also  the new camera code WW694956 could be the rumored Sony a7C II. Stay tuned for more information.

Upcoming Sony Cameras of 2023

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM Lens Coming in the Next 3 Months

A new Sony Rumor surfaced. The Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM Lens, which has been mentioned for a long time, is now said to be announced in the next three months.

The details of the FE 85mm f/1.2 GM lens is unknown at the moment, but we expect the Sony FE 85mm f/1.2 GM lens will be more compact in size, just like the FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens.

New Sony Lenses to be Announced in 2023

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Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM Lens Announced, Priced $1,298

Sony has officially announced the new Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM lens. It is designed with sophisticated elements and advanced optics and the latest lens technology, offering uncompromising image quality for still and video shooting.

The Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM is a brand new fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. This is the second 50mm F1.4 E-mount lens that Sony have released, the first being the 7-year-old Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA.

The US price of the new compact and portable standard prime is $1,299, release date is in late April to early May. Check availability at B&HPhoto /Adorama/Amazon.

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