Sony has announced the FX30, a compact digital cinema camera that shares the same body design as the older FX3, but upgrades from full-frame to an all-new back-illuminated 26MP APS-C sensor that captures Super35 4K video.
The new Sony FX30 sits below the FX3 in Sony’s E-mount cinema camera lineup and is designed to bridge the gap between what budding creators want and what’s being released for the professional market.
Compared to the Sony FX3 (approx. $3,898 on Adorama | B&H | Amazon), which features a 4K direct-sampling full-frame sensor with ISO 409,600, the Sony FX30 instead uses a Super35 sensor with 6K sampling and ISO 32,000. 6K resolution.
This manual focus macro lens offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. It uses a 13 blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm (7.3”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. The lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter by 117mm (4.0”) in length and weighs 595g (1.3lbs). Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced”
Sony today has officially announced a new model in its Cinema line, the FR7. The Sony FR7 is the world’s first pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera to combine a full-frame image sensor, an interchangeable lens design, and remote shooting functionality. The FR7 is a redesigned FX6 modified into a PTZ design. The US price for Sony FR7 is $9,699, you can check pre-order options at Adorama | B&H Photo. The official release date is in November 2022.
Tamron officially announced the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless. The US price is $1,299 and it will be released on September 22, 2022. The new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens is available for pre-order at B&H.
Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $1,299 at B&H
Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.
The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.
According to latest Sony rumors, Sony will announce a high-power zoom camera with a fixed lens in late 2022. This rumor refers to the highly anticipated Sony RX 10V.
“The main differentiator (from the current model) is that AI / Computation Photo technology will be introduced for the first time as a Sony camera. Also, the design and ergonomics have been improved, the flash has disappeared, and the α6600. The same battery will be used. The lens will be the same as the old model. This camera will be blackout-free and will have a continuous shooting function of up to 24 frames / sec.”
Since the information is unreliable, it seems better to ask about half the story at the moment, but if Sony RX10 V really appears, it will be the first model change in 5 years.
Currently, the market for integrated lens cameras is significantly smaller than before, but Panasonic, Nikon, and Canon still have a lineup of large integrated lens cameras equipped with high-power zoom, so Sony is in this category. It may not be so strange to introduce a new model with.
If the specs are as rumored, the new model is likely to be a normal evolution model that uses AI technology.