Sony a9 II and a7 III Firmware Updates Released

The new firmware update version 3.00 for Sony a9 II and firmware update version 4.00 for Sony A7 III are now available for download.

$200 off on Sony a7 III body: $1,698 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a9 II: $4,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony A7 IV, A7R V, RX100 VIII and RX10 V Rumor Updates. You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates: Continue reading “Sony a9 II and a7 III Firmware Updates Released”

Sony a1 Unboxing : Comparison with Sony a9 II, Canon EOS R5, EOS-1D X Mark III

Sony a1 unboxing video is out. You can watch the Sony a1 unboxing and sniff test from Jared Polin.

A few lucky photographers got their hands on the Sony a1 and the videos are finally starting to roll out. In this video review Jared wanted to give you a first look at the Sony a1 body and do some quick size comparisons between the Sony a9 IICanon 1DX Mark III and Canon EOS R5. Check it out !

Sony a1 body: $6,498 at  AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Sony a1 Unboxing : Comparison with Sony a9 II, Canon EOS R5, EOS-1D X Mark III”

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor Tested at DxOMark

DXOMark just published their review of the sensor inside the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. According to test results Canon EOS-1D X Mark III achieves an overall DXOMark score of 83 points which puts it at the 47th place in all the full-frame and MF sensors.

When we look at similar cameras, Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor scores less than the Nikon D850 (100) or the Sony a7R IV (99). To compare the 1Dx MkIII with another sport oriented camera, the Sony a9 II scores significantly better with 93 points.  On the other hand the EOS-1D X Mark III sensor score is even behind the EOS-1D X Mark II (88).

Below is the detailed conclusion:  Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Sensor Tested at DxOMark”

Rolling Shutter Test : Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony A9 II

Here is a rolling shutter test video of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III  vs Sony a9 II full frame cameras.

Both the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR  and the Sony a9 II mirrorless models are designed for the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers.

Check out therolling shutter test  comparison between the Canon 1DX Mark III and the Sony a9 II cameras :  Continue reading “Rolling Shutter Test : Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony A9 II”

Sony a9 II Firmware 2.0 Released

Sony today has just released a new firmware for Sony a9 II, the firmware update is version 2.00, now available for download at Sony USA website. This is a major upgrade.

The new Sony a9 II provides silent continuous shooting up to 20 fps at full 24.2MP resolution (RAW+JPEG) with up to 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second without EVF or LCD blackout.

The new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama. Continue reading “Sony a9 II Firmware 2.0 Released”

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony a9 II – Which One To Buy ?

Here is a comparison video of Canon EOS-1D X Mark III  vs Sony a9 II full frame cameras.

Both the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR  and the Sony a9 II mirrorless models are designed for the professional sports, photojournalist, wildlife and wedding photographers. But which one is right for you, Canon 1DX Mark III or Sony a9 II? Is it the DSLR with Mirrorless leanings or the straight Mirrorless camera? Check out the comparison between the Canon 1DX Mark III and the Sony a9 II by Jared Polin! Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Sony a9 II – Which One To Buy ?”

Sony a9 II Sensor Review : High Performance for a Lower Price

DXOMark just published their review of the sensor inside the Sony a9II. According to test results Sony a9 II achieves an overall DXOMark score of 93, which puts it the 21st place in full-frame and MF sensors.

This is one point above original a9. Compared Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5, a9 II is about 5 point above these cameras.

The new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama. See the Sony a9 II compared to other related cameras: Continue reading “Sony a9 II Sensor Review : High Performance for a Lower Price”

Sony a9 II Hands-on Review

The Sony a9 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera designed for sports and action photography. Dave and Evelyn from The Camera Store tested the high-speed sports camera at the Olympic Oval in Calgary during Canada Cup #2 with special guest Dave Holland.

The new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 24.2MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X image processing engine and front-end LSI
  • Up to 20 fps with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second
  • XAVC S 4K movie recording
  • 3-inch 1440K-dot tiltable LCD screen with touch control
  • Continuous view blackout-free Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • High-speed 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi and 1000BASE-T Ethernet
  • Secure, versatile and fast dual UHS-II SD media card slots
  • Add Voice Memo to images or voice to text for IPTC data
  • 693 phase detection and 425 contrast detection AF points

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a9 II and Best Memory Cards for Sony a9 II.

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Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released

Sony released  new firmware updates for the Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM.

Firmware update version 1.0.1 for A9 II improves the overall stability and performance of the camera while firmware version 02 for 24mm f/1.4 GM (Amazon | B&H Photo Video) and 135mm f/1.4 GM (Adorama | Amazon) lenses improves aperture response when these lenses attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.

Please check out the firmware update details below with the download links. Continue reading “Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released”

Sony a9 II Camera now in Stock and Shipping

the new Sony a9 II pro-level full frame mirrorless camera is in stock at Amazon and it will soon be in stock at B&H and Adorama. The US price is $4,498. Order now if you are interested! Continue reading “Sony a9 II Camera now in Stock and Shipping”