Category: Sony

New Sony a1 Reviews & Dynamic Range Performance

Here are the new Sony a1 reviews including videos and dynamic range performance.

Sporting a 50.1 MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor, dual BIONZ XR processors that are capable of recording 8K videos, 30 FPS blackout-free continuous shooting speed with full-time autofocus, a 759-point hybrid autofocus system, and advanced subject tracking capabilities (including bird autofocus), the Sony A1 is the new generation of mirrorless camera that pushes the entire industry forward.

Because of these amazing features Sony a1 will be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2021. You can check updates about the Sony a1 stock status. The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdoramaMore details about the new Sony a1 reviews after the break ! Continue reading…

Atomos announces development of ProRes RAW support for Sony A1

Atomos announces development of ProRes RAW support on the Ninja V for Sony Alpha 1 flagship mirrorless camera.. With the Apple ProRes RAW support, Sony a1 will be getting 4.3K/60p ProRes RAW external recording to Ninja V.

Designed for professional content creators, the Sony A1 has a 50.1Mp full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with integrated memory and an upgraded Bionz XR processor. Using it with the Ninja V will enable 16-bit raw video to be compressed and recorded as 12-bit ProRes RAW.

According to Atomos, they will soon enable the Ninja V 5-inch monitor/recorder to record 12bit ProRes RAW up to 4.3K/60p from the Sony a1.

Sony a1 will be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2021. You can check updates about the Sony a1 stock status. The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdoramaMore details after the break !

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Sony a1 Stock Notice, Shipping Scheduled for March 9th

Let’s make a small update about the Sony a1 stock status. Sony a1 pre-orders are ongoing and the new mirrorless camera was previously expected to be released around March 4. However, Sony a1 shipping is now scheduled to begin around March 9, according to the B&H Photo product page.

Sony a1 will be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2021. So, if you are interested or want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now.  The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at AmazonB&HAdorama Continue reading…

Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 Video Features Comparison

A new Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison video has been released. This time around, we can see which of the two top full-frame mirrorless cameras stand out depending on the video capabilities and usage.

Both Sony a1 and Canon EOS R5 is capable of recording DCI 8K 30 fps raw video internally as well as 4K video up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit. They are almost identical on a spec sheet for video but real world shooting painted a completely different picture!

Dan Watson has published another “amazing” comparison video about Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 movie shooting capabilities. The video rewview compares the $6,500 full-frame 50MP 30 frames per second (FPS) Sony a1 vs the $4,500 45MP 20 FPS Canon EOS R5 Check it out to find out the results. Continue reading…

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens to be Announced Soon

It is among the leaked information that Sony will soon announce its 50mm lens with f/1.2 fast aperture for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Accordingly, we can say that the next GM-series lens will be  (SEL50F12 GM). Designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens  will be officially announced on March 16th, 2021.

Sony G Master (GM) lenses are the company’s high-end lenses that sit above its ‘G-series’ lenses with a premium price. These Sony lenses feature dust and moisture resistance, and also dedicated control buttons like AF/MF and Focus Hold is ergonomically useful. Each G Master lens employs a different drive mechanism for optimal AF performance. More FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens buzz after the break!

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Pre-order : Sony FX3 Cinema E-mount Camera

Now you can pre-order the new Sony FX3 cinema E-mount camera at major US stores: Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The Sony FX3 is built around the same 12MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor as the a7S III and promises the same UHD 4K capabilities, including 60p capture from the full sensor width and 4K/120p with a slight crop. It offers the same choice of bitrates and codecs as the a7S III, meaning 10-bit 4:2:2 in a choice of XAVC HS (H.265) or XAVC S (H.264) with matching bitrates. It can also shoot XAVC S-I, an All-I H.264 format. It doesn’t have the DCI (1.89:1 ratio) options of the FX6.

The FX3 powered by the well-known Sony NPFZ 100 batteries used on cameras like the A7 IIIA7R IIIAlpha a6600, and A9 II.

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World’s Lightest Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced

Sigma has announced a new Contemporary-series full-frame mirrorless zoom lens, the .  The US price is $899 and it is now available for pre-order at  B&H Photo / Amazon and Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on March 12, 2021.

Available in Sony E and Leica L mounts, the 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN C lens is based on Sigma’s existing 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens, but starting the new zoom’s focal length at 28mm results in a significantly smaller and lighter lens without sacrificing optical performance. It will compete against the Tamron 28-75mm FE. Normal-length zoom lens is designed for Sony Full Frame E-Mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 42mm – 105 equivalent focal length.

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Best Memory Cards for Sony FX3

Best Memory Cards for Sony FX3. Looking for the best memory cards for Sony FX3? Here are our top recommended & fastest CFexpress cards and SD cards for Sony FX3 mirrorless camera.

The Sony FX3 has dual memory card slots that are both compatible with CFexpress Type A cards and UHS-II-compatible SD cards. Meaning that you can take full advantage of the write speeds and read speeds of UHS-II cards to get the best out of your Sony FX3 camera.

Sony FX3 features 2nd generation 12MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor, dual BIONZ XR image processors, 759-Point Fast Hybrid AF, UHD 4K 120p video recording, 10-Bit 4:2:2 Internal, 16-Bit Raw Output, HLG, S-Log2 & S-Log3 gammas, 5-axis IBIS, Dual CFexpress Type A/SD slots, full-size HDMI ports and fully-articulating LCD.

In this article you can find our top recommended CFexpress cards & SD cards for FX3 based on the speed and price. Continue reading…

Sony FX3 Cinema E-mount Camera Becomes Official

Sony has just announced the release of the Sony FX3 full frame cinema E-mount camera. The US price of the FX3 is $3,898 and available from B&H/Adorama/Amazon.

This compact addition to Sony’s Cinema Line blends the full-frame, S-Cinetone capture of the FX6 with the UHD 4K capture, autofocus options, and body size of the a7S III camera. The video-forward design of the FX3  also shares several handling and audio features with the FX6 and the ISO range and battery of the Sony a7S III.

The FX3 powered by the well-known Sony NPFZ 100 batteries used on cameras like the A7 IIIA7R IIIAlpha a6600, and A9 II.

Sony FX3 Cinema E-mount Camera Key Features

  • 10.2 megapixel[i] full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range[ii]
  • S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital motion picture camera VENICE’s colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, and records up to 4K 120p[iii]
  • Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
  • Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
  • Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
  • “Active Mode” image stabilisation[iv] supports handheld movie shooting
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
  • Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued)[v] by Effective heat dissipation and built-in cooling fan

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