Sony A7 IV Announced, Priced $2,498, Available for Pre-Order

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.

Pre-order links:

Sony a7 IV: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a7 IV with 28-70mm Lens: $2,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony HVL-F60RM2 Wireless Radio Flash: $548 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

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Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II Firmware Updates Version 1.30 Released

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.

If you are looking for recommended memory cards for Z6 II and Z7 II, here we list the best ones based on the speed and price.

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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Confirmed: Sony a7 IV Will Be Announced on October 21st

Sony released a new teaser that the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera will be officially announced on October 21st, 2021 at 10: 00EDT / 15: 00BST / 22: 00SGT.

According to latest Sony rumors, the upcoming Sony A7 IV will feature 33MP Sensor, much improved touchscreen function and can do 4K streaming.  Check out the Sony a7 IV teaser below.

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More Sony a7 IV Details Leaked

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

According to latest Sony rumors,  the Sony a7 IV mirrorless camera will be officially announced on October 21, 2021. Continue reading “More Sony a7 IV Details Leaked”

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798

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.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens: $2,798 at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture on a telephoto zoom. Continue reading “Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798”

HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens Announced

Ricoh officially announces the HD PENTAX-DA★ 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW lens. The US price of the lens is $1,400 and its designed use with Pentax K-mount APS-C DSLR cameras.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama

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Nikon Z9 Teaser #2 Showing 8K Capabilities

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).

The Nikon Z9 is already listed at B&HAdorama. See the Nikon Z9 Teaser #2 below. Continue reading “Nikon Z9 Teaser #2 Showing 8K Capabilities”

First Official Nikon Z9 Teaser Video

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).

The Nikon Z9 is already listed at B&HAdorama. Here are the details on the updated Nikon Z9 Specifications: Continue reading “First Official Nikon Z9 Teaser Video”

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Officially Announced

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.

The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price is $1,999.

Pre-order links:

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens: $1,999 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Officially Announced”

New Firmware Update Version 1.33 for Nikon D6 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.

You can follow the link below to download the firmware update. Continue reading “New Firmware Update Version 1.33 for Nikon D6 Camera”