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

See the press text and first reviews at ExploraDpreview. Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 Price, Specs, Release Date Announced”

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”

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 ZV-1F Vlogging Camera Officially Announced

Sony officially announced the new compact Sony ZV-1F vlogging camera with a Type 1 (13.2×8.8mm) sensor and a fixed 20mm equivalent lens. The US price is $499, $300 less than the launch price of the existing ZV-1 model.

Sony ZV-1F Key Features:

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • ZEISS 20mm-Equivalent f/2-f/8 Lens
  • UHD 4K30p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ Side Flip-Out Touchscreen LCD
  • Background Defocus & Face Priority AE
  • 5x Slow Motion & 60x Hyperlapse Modes
  • Directional 3-Capsule Mic & Mic Jack
  • High-Quality Livestreaming
  • Easy Smartphone Connection

Continue reading “Sony ZV-1F Vlogging Camera Officially Announced”

Sony RX10 V to be Released in Late 2022

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.

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DJI Mavic 3 Firmware Update Ver.01.00.0700 Released

DJI released the new firmware update version 01.00.0700 for DJI Mavic 3 Drone. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download links:

DJI Mavic 3 Firmware Update V01.00.0700

What’s New? Continue reading “DJI Mavic 3 Firmware Update Ver.01.00.0700 Released”

Best Memory Cards for DJI Mini 3 Pro

If you are looking for the best microSD memory cards for DJI Mini 3 Pro drone, here is the full list of our top recommended microSD cards. 

The DJI Mini 3 Pro drone has a single microSD card slot that supports the UHS-I microSD cards with a capacity of up to 512 GB.

Weighing less than 249 g and with upgraded safety features, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is the most powerful lightweight and portable camera drone and the best compact drone you can buy right now. In addition, featuring a 48MP, 1/1.3″ CMOS sensor, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is capable of recording video at up to a brilliant and smooth 4K60p, slow motion 120 fps at 1080p and large, detailed raw stills at up to 48MP. It uses a 24mm (equiv.) F1.7 fixed-aperture lens that delivers an 82.1º FOV, and It rests on a 3-axis mechanical gimbal that can rotate to portrait orientation. So, with so many excellent features in a compact body, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is one of the best consumer-grade drones around and the best drones for beginners.

Below you can find the full list of top recommended microSD cards for DJI Mini 3 Pro drone based on speed, price and reliability. Hope it can help you get the best out of your DJI Mini 3 Pro drone (AmazonB&HAdorama). Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for DJI Mini 3 Pro”

Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama for $796.99.

The Ricoh Theta X utilises a new CMOS sensor and image processor that can capture 48-megapixel, 360-degree still images. Users can also select from two image sizes: 11K for high-resolution bright-light indoor photography and 5.5K to capture images easily and efficiently in other conditions.

Ricoh Theta X 360 camera can record 5.7K 360 video and boasts a 2.25-inch touchscreen display. Here are the full details : Continue reading “Ricoh THETA X 360° Camera now Available for Pre-order”

New Firmware Update Version 1.3.0 for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Canon released a new firmware update version 1.3.0 for camera. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download link:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.0

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III firmware 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

1. Adds support for [Video Blog Recording Mode] setting to the [Movie Mode] function.
2. Adds support for [Zebra Settings] to the [Movie Mode] function.
3. Adds support for [Aspect marker] to the [Shooting information display setting] in [Movie Mode].
4. Adds support for [Recording emphasis] to the [Shooting information display setting].
5. Adds supports level display when AF mode is set to [Face + Tracking priority AF].

Firmware Version 1.3.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can buy the Canon G7 X Mark III at retailers such as Adorama/B&H Photo Video/Amazon.

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 & P950 Firmware Updates now Available

The new firmware update version 1.5 for Nikon COOLPIX P1000 camera and new firmware version 1.2 for Nikon COOLPIX P950 are now available for download.

Download links:

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Firmware Version 1.5

Changes from Firmware Version 1.4 to 1.5

  • • Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines to appear in pictures taken with Subject tracking in Continuous H mode.

Nikon COOLPIX P950 Firmware Version 1.2

Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2

  • • Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines to appear in pictures taken with Subject tracking in Continuous H mode.

Nikon COOLPIX P1000: $996.95 at Amazon | B&HAdorama.

Nikon COOLPIX P950: $796.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.