Sony has officially announced the new Sony A7 IV. It does double duty with strong stills and video performance. An advanced hybrid mirrorless camera, the a7 IV has the resolution and AF performance that appeals to photographers along with robust 4K 60p video recording for filmmakers and content creators.
The newly developed 33MP Exmor R CMOS sensor pairs with the BIONZ XR processor from the Alpha 1 to achieve quick shooting up to 10 fps and 4K 60p video recording, along with broad sensitivity up to ISO 51200 and a wide 15+ stop dynamic range. Beyond image quality, the sensor and processor also contribute to an advanced AI-based AF system that supports Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking for intuitive AF control and subject tracking.
The new sensor is combined with Sony’s Bionz XR processing engine to deliver speed and resolution, with a host of new AF modes. New to the Sony A7 IV is an Eye AF Birds mode and Eye AF for video. These join the existing Eye AF and Animal Eye AF modes.
The a7 IV will be available from late December 2021 at a recommended price of $2499, a $500 increase over the launch price of the a7 III.
Nikon released new firmware updates version 1.30 for the Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Firmware Update 1.30 is now available for download. Both full frame mirrorless cameras benefits from bug fixes and improvements.
More Sony a7 IV Specs have been leajed ahead of the official announcement. According to the A7 IV specs list the full frame mirrorless camera will feature 33MP Sensor, much improved touchscreen function and can do 4K streaming
Sony announced the newest lens in their G Master lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II. The US price is $2,798, $200 higher than the original version was launched for. Shipping is scheduled to begin in December 2021.
Nikon published a new teaser for their upcoming Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. The second Nikon Z9 teaser is about 8K video.
Nikon Z9 would use a newly developed full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and a new processing engine. It will also shoot 8K video which means the camera will have a sensor with a resolution of at least 33.1 megapixels (as this is the resolution of an 8K frame).
Nikon published their first teaser for the upcoming Nikon Z9 flagship full frame mirrorless camera. Official announcement is expected to happen on October 13th, 2021. The Nikon Z9 will update the Z-series which features cameras such as the Nikon Z7-II high-end full-frame mirrorless camera.
Nikon also confirmed that the Nikon Z9 would use a newly developed full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and a new processing engine. It will also shoot 8K video which means the camera will have a sensor with a resolution of at least 33.1 megapixels (as this is the resolution of an 8K frame).
Canon has announced its first product for virtual reality capture: the RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. The new lens brings stereoscopic 3D virtual reality (VR) capture to the EOS R5 as part of the EOS VR System, which includes a future firmware update for the R5 camera.
Nikon just released new firmware update version 1.33 for Nikon D6 DSLR camera. The D6 is Nikon’s first professional DSLR not to offer support for Compact Flash media. Unlike the D5, the D6 will ship with dual XQD / CFExpress card slots.