New Firmware Updates for Sony a7R IV, a7R III and a7 III

Sony has released the new firmware updates for Sony a7R IVa7R III and a7 III full frame mirrorless cameras.

Download links:

Sony a7R IV body & bundles: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$300 off on Sony a7R III body: $2,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$200 off on Sony a7 III body: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Benefits and Improvements

  • Enables use of “My Menu” to save or load custom camera settings
  • Adds the “External Flash Set” function which allows you to configure the settings of an attached flash or wireless radio commander (both sold separately) directly from the camera.
  • Compatible Flash models:
    • HVL-F60RM (with flash firmware version 2.00 or later)
    • HVL-F45RM (with flash firmware version 2.00 or later)
  • Compatible wireless radio commander:
    • FA-WRC1M
      Notes:

      • This functionality will be enabled after the upcoming wireless radio commander firmware version.
      • Refer to the Help Guide for more information.
  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

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2019 Sony Black Friday Deals Now Live

2019 Sony Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals now live. You can save up to $600 off Sony cameras and lenses online.

Check major stores B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Below is the full list of Sony Black Friday deals in 2019: Continue reading “2019 Sony Black Friday Deals Now Live”

First Sony a7 IV Specs (Thoughts and Predictions)

More predictably the first Sony a7 IV specs appeared in line. The features shared by a reader in a forum are simply put together in the comparison table: Sony A7R III, Sony A7R IV, Sony A7 III and Sony A7 IV.

Of course, we have to say that the Sony A7 IV specs are well guessed. Check out the Sony a7 IV specs below.

Sony a7 III will be at least $200 off this Black Friday at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “First Sony a7 IV Specs (Thoughts and Predictions)”

Best Sony Lenses for Sports and Nature Photography

Looking for the best Sony lenses for sports and nature photography? Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey walks through all of the Sony lenses that are appropriate for sports and nature photography.

Here are the top recommended for Sony sports and nature photography. Continue reading “Best Sony Lenses for Sports and Nature Photography”

Wildlife Photography Comparison: Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III vs Sony a9

Nikon D850 DSLR camera is one of the best cameras for wildlife photography. So far, the Sony has won for travel photography and portraits. The question is that will Sony beat Nikon for wildlife photography?

Can the a7R III keep up with the D850‘s focusing? Is the image quality good enough despite needing a 2X teleconverter? How does the Sony a7R III‘s higher frame rate and silent shooting factor in? What about the Sony a9-which has an incredible 20 FPS frame rate and a better focusing system?

Let’s check out the wildlife photography comparison by Tony & Chelsea Northrup :  Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III vs Sony a9, which one do you think is the best camera for wildlife photography?

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Best Lenses for Sony a7R III

Best Lenses for Sony a7R III mirrorless camera. Here are the top recommended lenses for Sony a7RIII full frame E-mount mirrorless camera.

The Sony a7R III full frame E-mount camera delivers the ultimate combination of resolution and speed. The resolution monter features 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor, BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI, 399-Point AF System & 10 fps Shooting, 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization, UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format, ISO 102400 & Pixel Shift Multi Shooting and Built-In Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. In addition to imaging updates, the a7R III also sports a revised body design, which includes a 3.69m-dot Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder for bright, clear, and realistic eye-level monitoring. All in one, the new Sony a7R III offers a level of customization, speed and stamina that will satisfy even the most demanding professionals – Really amazing!

Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. We looked at all lenses from Sony and other companies, and below are the recommended lenses for Sony a7R III mirrorless camera. Order the ones you interested. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony a7R III”

New Firmware Updates for Sony a9, a7R III, a7 III, a7S II, a7R II, a7 II, a6500, a99 II

Sony has just released a new series of firmware updates for most of Sony cameras today.

These cameras are: Sony a9, Sony a7R III, Sony a7 III, Sony a7S II, Sony a7R II, Sony a7 II, Sony a6500 and Sony a99 II. The main changes is improves the overall stability of the camera.

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

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Panasonic Lumix S1R Vs. Sony a7R III Vs. Nikon Z7 – Comparison

Dpreview TV has posted a side-by-side comparison of Panasonic S1R with Sony a7R III and Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras.

This is the high-resolution models of each manufacturer as from the video it seems that Panasonic S1R with Sony a7R III and Nikon Z7 offers different features for photographers.  Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1R Vs. Sony a7R III Vs. Nikon Z7 – Comparison”

First Video Tests of Sony a7 III & a7R III Firmware 3.0

The firmware update version 3.0 for Sony a7R III (Amazon/Adorama/B&H Photo Video) and a7 III (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama) full-frame mirrorless cameras now officially released.

With this major upgrade these Sony FE-mount cameras gets enhanced real-time Eye AF functionality as well as an Eye AF mode designed specifically for animals. Here are first roundup video tests of a7 III & a7R III with firmware version 3.0.

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

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Firmware Update Version 3.0 for Sony a7R III and a7 III Cameras Released

Sony released major firmware update V3.0 for the A7 III and a7R III full frame mirrorless cameras, bringing enhanced real-time Eye AF functionality as well as an Eye AF mode designed specifically for animals.

As for the a9, Sony anticipated firmware version 6.0 will be released Summer 2019 and will include Animal Eye AF and the interval shooting modes now available for the a7R III and a7 III.

Continue reading “Firmware Update Version 3.0 for Sony a7R III and a7 III Cameras Released”