Sony http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/sony-cameras/feed.rss Sat, 18 Nov 17 23:32:54 -0700 Sony en-CA Sony A7rIII Official Camera Topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18057/sony-a7riii-official-camera-topic Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:51:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18057@/talks/discussions image

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Sony RX10 Mark IV New Camera http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17725/sony-rx10-mark-iv-new-camera Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:19:36 -0600 paglez 17725@/talks/discussions image

Sony today announced the new flagship model in its acclaimed Cyber-shot® RX10 series, the RX10 IV (model DSC-RX10M4).

Featuring the world’s fastesti AF acquisition time of 0.03 secondsii and up to 24 fps continuous shootingiii with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras and an exceptionally versatile 24-600mmiv F2.4-F4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV model delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate ‘all-in-one’ solution.

The impressive RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1.0-type 20.1 MP[vi] Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor and front-end LSI. These key components all work together to maximise overall speed of operation and performance, ultimately ensuring the highest possible image and video quality throughout the entire range of the 24-600mmiv lens.

Fast Focusing, Fast Shooting

A first for Sony’s RX10 series of cameras, the new RX10 IV model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF to ultimately enable the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 secondsii. This high speed focusing complements the extensive 24-600mmiv range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

Additionally, for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology. This advanced technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s acclaimed line of α interchangeable lens cameras, concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease.

Other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV camera include an enhanced version of the popular Eye AF, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter[vii]. AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations.

An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX10 IV offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fpsiii with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 249 images[viii]. With the significant improvements in processing power for the new camera, EVF display lag during continuous shooting has been substantially reduced, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

The RX10 IV also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user.

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Lens

The 24-600mmiv ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens on the Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera features a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range, all the way up to ultra-telephoto. It includes a super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and ED aspherical lenses to minimise chromatic aberration, and ZEISS® T* Coating to minimise flare and ghosting.

The lens also has built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation that helps to reduce camera shake and image blur. When the feature is activated, it is equivalent to an approximate 4.5 steps shutter speed improvement.

Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72 cm (2.36 ft) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.

Professional Video Capture

The new RX10 IV becomes the latest Cyber-shot RX camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with its Fast Hybrid AF system realising approximately 2x faster focusing speed compared to the RX10 III.

In 4K mode, the new RX10 IV utilises full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output to ensure that all the finest details are captured accurately. The camera utilises the XAVC S™ codec, recording video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps depending on shooting mode. Users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode (100 Mbps), or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD mode.

The new camera also has a variety of other professional calibre video features including Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone and output for headphone monitoring.

Super slow motion video recording is also available, with an extended duration of about 4 seconds (in quality priority mode) and 7 seconds (in shoot time priority). This unique feature gives users the ability to choose among 1000fps, 500fps and 250fps frame rates and among 50p, 25p and 24p playback formats.

Upgraded Operation and Customization

The new RX10 IV features Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function – another first for the Cyber-shot RX series – for quick and smooth focusing operation, and WhiteMagic™ technology, ensuring that LCD viewing is bright and clear in even the harshest outdoor lighting conditions. Additionally, it is equipped with an approx. 2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. Triple lens rings for aperture, zoom and focus are also available, with a completely quiet, smooth option for the aperture ring that is ideal for video shooters.

To enhance customisation, “My Menu” functionality has been added, allowing up to 30 frequently used menu items to be custom registered. Menus are colour coded for easier recognition and navigation, and a new Movie Settings menu has been introduced to improve the overall video shooting experience.

The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant[xii], and Wi-Fi®, NFC™ and Bluetooth® compatible.

Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera will ship in October for approximately €2000. Full product details can be accessed here.

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Sony A6500 topic, 4K, 5-axist stabilizer, touch screen http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15849/sony-a6500-topic-4k-5-axist-stabilizer-touch-screen Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15849@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

Site info - http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6500

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Sony a6000 topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9589/sony-a6000-topic Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:17:15 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9589@/talks/discussions image

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  • 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X engine
  • 921,000 dots 3.0" tiltable screen
  • 1,44m dot OLED EVF
  • 179 phase-detection / 25 contrast-detection AF points
  • Hybrid AF, 0.06s (CIPA standards)
  • 11fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
  • 1080p60 video
  • Wi-Fi, NFC built in
  • 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit lens
  • $648 body price

Available at:


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Sony A6300 4K 100mbit 14 stops DR little monster, official topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14532/sony-a6300-4k-100mbit-14-stops-dr-little-monster-official-topic Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:37:36 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 14532@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A77 II camera topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10288/sony-a77-ii-camera-topic Thu, 01 May 2014 03:15:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10288@/talks/discussions image

  • 24mp CMOS sensor
  • may be last SLT camera
  • Bionz X LSI
  • 50-51200 ISO
  • up to 12fps
  • Video up to 1080p60 24Mp, AVCHD 2.0
  • 79 AF points (15 points cross type)
  • 1.2md 3" LCD
  • 2.3,d OLED VF
  • 1/8000 sec shutter
  • Sensor based stabilization
  • WiFi, NFC
  • Weather resistant body
  • $1199

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Sony A7 and A7r , FF gems, like GH3 but FF http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8424/sony-a7-and-a7r-ff-gems-like-gh3-but-ff Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:43:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8424@/talks/discussions image

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Specs, A7

  • 24Mp CMOS FF sensors
  • 14bit RAW
  • E mount
  • 100-51200 ISO
  • Phase AF on sensor, 117 points
  • Applications support
  • OLED 2.4Mp EVF
  • SDHC card slot
  • Whether sealed
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • 1/250 flash sync speed
  • Serial shooting - 5fps and 2.5fps modes
  • Movie modes - 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
    • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
  • Headphone Jack
  • Microphone Input
  • XLR adaptor kit available. Separate control of the left and right channel inputs is available via this adaptor.
  • Tiltable 920kp LCD screen
  • Focus peaking
  • MIDI output compatible with 4K TVs (for photo only now)
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Size - 127mm x 95mm x 48mm
  • Weight - 474gr
  • $1698 (or 1500 EUR)

Specs, A7r

  • 36Mp CMOS FF sensors
  • 14bit RAW
  • E mount
  • 100-51200 ISO
  • Contrast AF only
  • Applications support
  • OLED 2.4Mp EVF
  • SDHC card slot
  • Whether sealed
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • 1/250 flash sync speed
  • Serial shooting - 5fps and 2.5fps modes
  • Movie modes - 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
    • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
  • Headphone Jack
  • Microphone Input
  • XLR adaptor kit available. Separate control of the left and right channel inputs is available via this adaptor.
  • Tiltable 920kp LCD screen
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Size - 127mm x 95mm x 48mm
  • Weight - 465gr
  • $2198 (2100 EUR) body price

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Sony A9 new camera topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16767/sony-a9-new-camera-topic Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:31:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16767@/talks/discussions image

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Sony RX0 crashproof camera for drones and similar tasks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17641/sony-rx0-crashproof-camera-for-drones-and-similar-tasks Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:06:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17641@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer – has today announced new type of camera which offers entirely new imaging possibilities for today’s creators.

The RX0 (model name: DSC-RX0) marries the hallmark leading image quality of the Sony RX series with advanced photo and video capabilities, all compressed into a robust and ultra-compact body.

Designed to facilitate creative expression beyond current limitations, RX0 is equally adept at shooting still images or filming video on its own, as well as when included as part of a multi-camera set-up to maximize creativity. Its miniature dimensions and all-around versatility allow creators to approach unique photographic and videographic challenges in new ways, always with the assurance of high quality results.

Weighing just 3.9 oz10 and measuring approximately 2.38 in. x 1.63 in x 1.19 (WxDxH)11, the RX0 redefines how small and light a premium compact camera can be. The new model can be used as a standalone camera or as part of a multi-camera rig in any kind of shooting conditions including rain, underwater, space-limited, sandy or dusty environments and more.

Stimulating Imaginations

Multiple RX0s can be linked together in a variety of ways to film and produce unique content like bullet-time, time-slice and many other unique styles of content creation. Sony’s wireless radio commander, the FA-WRC1M can be used to trigger up to fifteen12 RX0’s simultaneously, while Sony’s PlayMemories™ Mobile13 app allows up to five RX0 models to be connected and controlled wirelessly from any paired device. A wireless multi-camera shooting solution capable of connecting additional RX0 units when an access point is used14 is currently under development with a target release date of January 2018 via firmware update. For users looking for a more reliable wired connection, a camera control box is being developed and will also be released in January 2018.

Power Packed

The new RX0 camera features a 1.0-type stacked 15.3 MP6 Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, BIONZ X™ processor and a wide-angle ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm F4 fixed lens to deliver high resolution and less distortion results for both RAW and JPEG stills and across all supported video formats. It is equipped with an Anti-Distortion Shutter that can shoot as fast as 1/32000 second, as well maximum burst shooting capability at up to 16 fps, ensuring that even fast moving objects are beautifully and accurately rendered. Its small size also makes it an ideal choice for casual shooting, street and travel photography and more.

The new portable RX0 is waterproof at depths of up to 10 meters (33 ft) on its own, and can be used at up to 100m15 (330 ft) depth when paired with the new MPK-HSR1 Housing. The camera is shockproof3,1 when dropped from up to 2 meters (6.5 ft) and crushproof4,1 to 200kg / 440lb / 2000N, making it durable enough to withstand tough shooting conditions including rain, sand, dust, snow and more, where traditional cameras simply cannot operate.

Video Excellence

On the video front, the RX0 is packed with a variety of creative and powerful features including super slow motion capture at up to 960 frames per second, 4K clean HDMI output to an external recorder as well as MF assist and Peaking to adjust focus to exact preferences of the creator, as well as Preset Focus options which enhance control. The camera also offers Picture Profile options and S-Log2, as well Time Code / User Bit features, which are extremely useful for multi-camera shoots.

Full Range of Accessories

To maximize the potential of RX0, a host of new accessories are available that support new and different ways of shooting. These include the VCT-CGR1 Cage for increased system flexibility, the MPK-HSR1 Housing, enabling the RX0 to be taken down to depths of up to 100 meters underwater15, the CPT-R1 Cable Protector, VF-SPR1 Spare Lens Protector, VFA-305R1 Filter Adaptor Kit which includes filter adaptor, lens hood and MC protector, plus the NP-BJ1 Rechargeable Battery Pack and ACC-TRDCJ Accessory Kit.

Pricing and Availability

The new compact RX0 camera will ship in October 2017, priced at approximately $700 US / $900 CA.

The new camera and all compatible accessories will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America. More information can be found HERE.

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Sony RX100 Mark V, fast little guy http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15850/sony-rx100-mark-v-fast-little-guy Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:24:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15850@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 1" 20.1MP stacked CMOS sensor with embedded DRAM
  • 24-70 mm f/1.8 – 2.8 lens
  • 4K video without any cropping (up to 5 minutes!)
  • S-Log2 gamma with Gamma Display Assist that shows normal image
  • Timecode, zebras, peaking.
  • 315 phase-detection AF points over 65% of the frame
  • AF speed at 0.05 seconds.
  • Burst - 24 fps at 20.1MP and all this with AF
  • Silent shutter option at up to 24fps
  • 150 frames buffer
  • New BIONZ X LSI
  • Eye-AF in AF-C mode
  • 3" LCD 180-degree up and 45-degree down, 1,229kdot
  • 1/32,000 shutter mode
  • 960 fps slow motion at low res
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder with Carl Zeiss optics, same 2.4Mp as all top cameras
  • WiFi / NFC, lacks Bluetooth
  • Available November 2016
  • $987 at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-Digital-Camera/dp/B01MCRBY4X/
  • Ripping EU customers - 1200 EUR price. And CA$1,250.

Official page - http://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m5

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Sony A7s II 4K low light beast topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13690/sony-a7s-ii-4k-low-light-beast-topic Fri, 11 Sep 2015 02:02:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13690@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 12.4Mp FF sensor
  • 2.4Mp XGA OLED EVF
  • 5 axis sensor stab
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100Mbps, 30p/60Mbps, 24p/100Mbps, 24p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100Mbps, 25p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps, 120p/100Mbps, 120p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 100p/100Mbps, 100p/60Mbps)
  • Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, White&Black, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3),
  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector, Gamma Display Assist
  • 8bit HDMI only output
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm
  • $2999 at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186034-REG/sony_ilce7sm2_b_alpha_a7sii_mirrorless_digital.html

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Sony A7s III/Sony A9s is on the way http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17956/sony-a7s-iiisony-a9s-is-on-the-way Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:28:13 -0600 paglez 17956@/talks/discussions Sony alpha rumors reports this about Sony A7sIII/A9s: Sony will launch a new camera in October 18th. Big features and big price.

Source: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sure-sony-will-announce-new-camera-around-october-25-new-a7iii-a7siii/

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Sony A7r II new 4K FF beast with 5 axis stabilizer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13150/sony-a7r-ii-new-4k-ff-beast-with-5-axis-stabilizer Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:23:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13150@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • Internal 4K XAVC S Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 3,5x faster than the A7r
  • AF is about 40% faster compared to A7r
  • Shipping - August
  • Price - $3200
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Sony Alpha A99 II, 5-axist stabilized FF, no crop in 4K http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15756/sony-alpha-a99-ii-5-axist-stabilized-ff-no-crop-in-4k Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:25:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15756@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 42.2MP BSI-CMOS without AA filter
  • BIONZ X LSI
  • 5-axis sensor based IS
  • 4K video at 100Mbit
  • APS-C video mode
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD at 1-120 fps
  • S-Log2 and S-Log3 profiles and 4:2:2 output over HDMI
  • Peaking and zebra
  • 12 fps burst shooting, 8 fps with AF almost without EVF blackout
  • 399 Phase Detection AF points, 79 cross-type on sensor points
  • 300,000 shutter lifespan
  • XGA OLED viewfinder, 0.78x magnification
  • 3.0" 1,2mdot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & NFC
  • $3199
  • Available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-42-4MP-Digital-Camera-ILCA99M2/dp/B01LYKDVU9/
  • Shipping in November
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Sony RX100 IV M4 4K 1000fps camera http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13152/sony-rx100-iv-m4-4k-1000fps-camera Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:48:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13152@/talks/discussions image

NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer1 – has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.

The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps4,5, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

"Utilizing Sony's decades of expertise in digital imaging, we've made it possible for everyday customers to enjoy a professional imaging experience with the new RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras. With the power of the world's first 1.0-type Stacked CMOS sensor packed into a compact, portable body, these new cameras bring the excitement and creativity of high frame rate shooting, 4K recording and a variety of other pro-quality features to a whole new audience." said Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital Imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation.

Kelly Davis, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony North America, added "The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models make a strong statement for Sony, as they break through all existing boundaries of compact cameras and will allow professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts to capture images and video that they never before thought were possible."

Up to 40x Super Slow Motion Shooting

A first for Sony consumer cameras, the new RX100 IV and RX10 II both have the ability to record super slow-motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, allowing users to capture and replay fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats4,5 to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed. The 'end trigger' mode lets shooting begin 2 to 4 seconds before the movie button is pressed, enabling shooters to capture the decisive moment with much more consistency and accuracy. For reference, two seconds of movie footage shot at 960 fps and 24p would take about 80 seconds to play back.

High Speed Shutter, High Speed Shooting

The impressive speed and power of the 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with an attached DRAM chip allows the new RX100IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. Specifically, it's fast processing capability results in continuous speeds at up to 16 fps on the RX100 IV and up to 14 fps on the RX10 II for an extended period of time.

Additionally, the ultra-fast readout of the image sensor is responsible for the high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second), which allow the new cameras to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV197. It also minimizes the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

High Precision Direct 4K Movie Recording

The new RX100IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording6. The cameras utilize full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'. These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.

The capacity for shooting 4K differs slightly on each of the two cameras, as the more professionally styled RX10 II can shoot 4K video at extended lengths (up to 29 minutes in the US), while the more casual, pocket-friendly RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips at up to about 5 minutes in length. Additional professional caliber video features on both of the new cameras include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, and more. Both cameras also have advanced dual video recording functionality, allowing shooters to capture 16.8 MP still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns simply by pressing the shutter button.

Versatility in Design, High Speed AF

The new RX100 IV maintains the compact, pocket-sized design of the RX100 family, and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens, while the new RX10 II maintains the same body design as the original RX10 and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens.

Each of the cameras is equipped with a new high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The RX100 IV maintains the convenient retractable EVF with ZEISS® T* coating from the RX100 III model that debuted last year.

Both of the two new models feature an upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject in as little as 0.09 seconds8. Sony's proprietary AF algorithm allows them to recognize and lock-in on a subject with a simple half-press of the shutter button at a much more efficient rate compared to previous models. The new cameras are also Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible and can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.

Aesthetically, both of the new models feature a variety of customizable controls and buttons to fit any shooter's style. The RX10 II adds dust and moisture resistance as well.

There is also a new stylish soft carrying case for, model LCS-RXG, that has been introduced. Made of quality natural leather and available in brown and black colors, it is an ideal complement to the sleek designs of all the RX100 series cameras including the new RX100 IV model.

Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV(model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) high-zoom camera will be available this July for about $1000 and $1300, respectively. Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th.

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Can I add raw support to a Sony DSC-W200 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17636/can-i-add-raw-support-to-a-sony-dsc-w200 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:14:23 -0600 hmunster123 17636@/talks/discussions Any way to hack this point and shoot to get raw files out of it? Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Clear Image Zoom - Horrible quality http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17561/clear-image-zoom-horrible-quality Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:48:18 -0600 hampuslager 17561@/talks/discussions Hi all

was testing out the clear image zoom on the a6500 to reduce RS for some handheld but felt the quality was off.

So I did a comparison, static wide with the Sigma 30mm f1,4 and the Sony 16mm f2.8 with 2x CIZ. Both at f5,6, shot in 4k.

And the later was indeed awful, see attached snaps (SOOC). Top is 16mm+CIZ, second is 30mm.

This is not even close to the good results I've seen of others' tests online. Any setting I need to change?

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EOSHD Pro Color for Sony Cameras - a fix? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16480/eoshd-pro-color-for-sony-cameras-a-fix Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:47 -0700 markr041 16480@/talks/discussions No one much praises Sony colors. But, many Sony cameras have multiple settings that can alter the color and look in camera. There are literally thousands of combinations, so finding one that pleases is difficult and time-consuming. EOSHD Pro Color is a list of in-camera settings to make Sony color have the pleasing look of Canon color (which many praise). It is not a Lut. The in-camera adjustments are thus made prior to compression, and can be much more precise and perhaps less degrading than those made in post using 8bit highly-compressed video. So, here is a video shot with those settings. The main subjects are flowers - nature's color palette. There are greens, blues, reds, oranges, whites, yellows. And no color-correction was done in post. This is also my first cat video.

Oh, and even though this was a hothouse and I was shooting for a hour or more, the camera did not overheat.

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Sony A5000 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9429/sony-a5000 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:25:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9429@/talks/discussions image


Specs:

  • 20.1 CMOS sensor
  • 1080p30 video recording
  • 1/4000 to 30 sec shutter speed
  • 3" 460,800 dot LCD
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Dimensions - 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm
  • Weight - 210g for camera body
  • Available in March 2014
  • Price - $600 for kit with the 16-50mm zoom lens.

Available at:


Useful links:

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Cine Gear 2017: Sony UMC-S3CA Camera http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17163/cine-gear-2017-sony-umc-s3ca-camera- Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:59:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17163@/talks/discussions

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Sony A7 II camera topic, 5-axis sensor based stabilizer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11806/sony-a7-ii-camera-topic-5-axis-sensor-based-stabilizer Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:14:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11806@/talks/discussions image

New things

  • 5 axis stabilization:
  • Improved, hybrid AF:
  • Minor ergonomics changes
  • 50Mb XAVC S codec
  • S-Log2

Info

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Sony RX100 MII topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7367/sony-rx100-mii-topic Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:19:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7367@/talks/discussions image

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Specs

  • 1" BSI-CMOS sensor (13.2 x 8.8mm, 3:2 aspect ratio)
  • 20.2mp
  • 28-100mm (equiv), f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • ISO 160-12,800
  • NFC, WiFi
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • Tiltable 3" 1.2md LCD screen
  • Steady-Shot image stabilization
  • 1080p60 video (50p in PAL regions)
  • Built-in stereo microphones
  • 330-shot battery life (CIPA)

Available at:

Hands-ons and previews

Designed to increase sensitivity in low-light conditions and reduce overall picture noise, the new Exmor R sensor in the RX100 II camera is the world’s first 1.0-type back illuminated sensor ever developed. It is approximately 40% more sensitive in dimly lit situations compared to the existing RX100 model. The powerful sensor is paired with an exceptional F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens to deliver exceptionally sharp, natural still images and Full HD video in any shooting condition – from bright daytime scenes to night-time landscapes and everything in between.

Additionally, the new RX100 II model is equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities and is also the first ever Sony camera to include NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, giving the extra convenience of instant, one-touch wireless transfer of content between devices. Its Smart Remote Control functionality lets users preview images and control shutter release directly from their connected phones or tablets.

A Multi Interface Shoe on the RX100 II model allows users to add optional accessories including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and clip-on LCD monitor. A Multi Terminal lets users add a shutter-release remote control.

The camera features a bright, detail-packed 3.0-type White Magic™ LCD display that tilts upwards (up to 84 degrees) and downwards (down to 45 degrees), giving shooters greater freedom to compose shots from overhead and low angles.

Additionally, the RX100 II model has expanded Full HD video capabilities with the addition of 24p shooting for cinematically styled movies. Other refinements include a step zoom function that lets users instantly choose any of five popular focal lengths for handy scene framing. Shooters can select 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm or 100mm focal lengths using the camera’s control ring, giving them an intuitive and fast alternative to zooming in and out.

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Sony A7S III - Possible leak http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15862/sony-a7s-iii-possible-leak- Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:16:57 -0600 PauloTeixeira 15862@/talks/discussions Original Page:

http://www.camerabeta.com/rumor/sony/sony-a7s-mark-iii-leaked/3380

English translated:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.camerabeta.com%2Frumor%2Fsony%2Fsony-a7s-mark-iii-leaked%2F3380&edit-text=

"【Suspect Sony a7S III specifications parameters ahead of exposure】 Beta to get a suspected Sony a7S III specifications parameters of the screenshots, and now share to you. The new machine will use 15 million pixel level BSI-CMOS with LSI, adjustable IR Filter can also be used as adjustable electronic ND filter, native ISO 100-102400, the maximum ISO is 409600, with 3-inch 1.2 million point flip LCD screen , Support 4: 2: 2 8bit 4K video recording."

This is a rumor.

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Sony RX10 Mark III http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14892/sony-rx10-mark-iii Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:41:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14892@/talks/discussions image

  • 1" 20.1 mp stacked CMOS sensor
  • 24-600mm lens, 25x optical zoom lens, f/2.4-4.0, Optical Steadyshot
  • Tilting screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder (XGA OLED)
  • 14fps continuous shooting
  • Electronic shutter (up to 1/32000s)
  • 4K video recording (3840x2160), but only 30p, 25p, 24p •High speed video recording •Triple lens ring (focus, aperture, zoom) •Dust and moisture resistance •Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
  • 1051 g
  • 133 x 94 x 127 mm
  • $1500 at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1242612-REG/sony_dsc_rx10m3_cyber_shot_dsc_rx10_iii_digital.html

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Sony A7s, FHD camera, with 12Mp sensor, big DR http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10059/sony-a7s-fhd-camera-with-12mp-sensor-big-dr Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:42:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10059@/talks/discussions Announced, just 1080p camera with low resolution, high DR sensor.

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Specifications

  • 12MP CMOS sensor, without Phase AF
  • 1080p24 and 1080p60 recording with 50mbps
  • hdmi output - 3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
  • seems to be regional locked (PAL/NTSC versions)

Available at

We have few PAL Sony A7s bodies for European members. All of the cameras do not have any limits.

Price: $2589
Shipping: Price includes fast shipping for Western Europe/US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this camera.


PR

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining the acclaimed alpha7 and alpha7R family of the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony's new alpha7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.

The innovative alpha7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise.

The new model is also the world's first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

"The alpha7S gives Sony the most complete, versatile lineup of full-frame cameras in the market today," said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony Electronics. "Between the alpha99, VG900, RX1, alpha7, alpha7R and now alpha7S models, we have completely revolutionized what it means to be a 'full-frame' camera, bringing a new level of quality and portability to enthusiast photographers and videographers."

Wide ISO Sensitivity (ISO 50 - 409,6002) and Impressive Dynamic Range

Sony, the world's largest manufacturer of image sensors, has developed a unique 12.2 MP sensor with extraordinary sensitivity that allows the alpha7S camera to collect dramatically more light than traditional cameras and to produce beautifully detailed, low-noise images in even the darkest environments.

The camera also features a newly developed on-sensor technology that allows it to optimize the dynamic range throughout the entirety of the ISO50 – 409,600 sensitivity range. This on-sensor technology also broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimizes noise in dark scenes, allowing the camera to deliver impressive results in these extreme conditions where other cameras (and image sensors) typically struggle.

World's First Full-Frame Camera with Full Pixel Read-out (without pixel binning) during Movie Shooting

With the new alpha7S camera, the high-speed read out of the 35mm full-frame image sensor combined with the high-speed processing of the BIONZ X processor enables significant improvements in video quality.

These powerful components allow the camera to process data from all of the sensor's pixels and output stunning HD and 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160 pixels) video3 while utilizing the full-width of the sensor. In addition to the benefits for low-light shooting, the read out of all pixels frees the video from aliasing, moire and false color artifacts (as opposed to pixel binning) to achieve the highest quality video.

Additional Pro-Quality Video Functions

In video mode, the alpha7S can output 4K video at QFHD (3840x2160) to an optional external 3rd party 4K recorder, and can record full HD (1920x1080) at frame rates of 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect.

The alpha7S camera is also equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony's range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. Additionally, for the first time ever in a Sony alpha camera, the alpha7S adopts the workflow-friendly XAVC S recording format in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. XAVC S format allows for full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality.

Other specialist video functions on the new camera include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD and 4K base band HDMI® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder and can dual record XAVC S as well as MP4 (1280x720 @30p).

The camera also has a Multi-terminal interface shoe that is compatible with Sony's XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M plus a new model under development), allowing the use of professional microphone systems.

Low-light Shooting Advantages

The high ISO sensitivity range of the alpha7S camera is extremely effective for still image shooting, especially in low-light conditions, where the camera can shoot at high shutter speeds while keeping noise as low as possible. This is particularly useful for shooting indoor, dimly lit sporting events or other situations where most cameras typically struggle.

The camera is also equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the alpha7R camera, with drastically improved low-light AF sensitivity that can go as low as -4EV.

Expanding alpha Mount System and New Power Zoom Lens for Movie Shooting

Directly compatible with the growing family of E-mount lenses, the alpha7S camera can also be used with A-mount and others lens systems with optional adapters. Sony's complete alpha lens system now includes 54 total lenses for both A and E mounts, including several premium offerings from Carl Zeiss® and G Series Lenses.

As a whole, Sony's E-mount lens system is particularly well-suited for video shooting, with a variety of models containing "movie-friendly" features like smooth focusing, powered zoom control, and silent iris/aperture control. Building on this, Sony has announced development of a brand new, full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens that is an ideal match for the powerful movie capabilities of the alpha7S model.

Pricing and availability of the alpha7S full-frame interchangeable lens camera will be announced at a future date.

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Sony RX1R II camera topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13931/sony-rx1r-ii-camera-topic Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:01:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13931@/talks/discussions image

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Sony RX100 mk III topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10285/sony-rx100-mk-iii-topic Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:45:45 -0600 kurth 10285@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
  • 20.2MP 1" CMOS sensor
  • 1.44Mdots pop-up OLED viewfinder
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • ND filter
  • XAVC-S video recording
  • $799 price

Preorder:

...as well as a pop-up viewfinder and fast 24-70mm lens ! Finally, something to wear a hole in my jeans again !

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AX33 and Frame Rate and HD options http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16617/ax33-and-frame-rate-and-hd-options Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:40 -0600 filmchickie 16617@/talks/discussions I am using the Sony AX33 Camera. I would like to know how I can get to the option such that I can get to the option where I can shoot with frame size 1920 X 1080 and Frame Rate of 29.97 fps.

Currently, I seem to only be able to get to the 1920 X 1080 setting when I choose HD, but then it shoots in Frame Rate of 60fps.

Please advise.

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Official Sony NEX 7 topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/749/official-sony-nex-7-topic Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:23:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 749@/talks/discussions



NEX 7 video:

AVCHD Ver. 2.0, average bit rate
1920 x 1080
50p: 28Mbps (PS),
50i: 24Mbps (FX), 17Mbps (FH)
25p: 24Mbps (FX), 17Mbps (FH)

MP4 , average bit rate
1440 x 1080 12Mbps
- Approx. 29 min., MP4 format movie for up to Approx. 2 GB.

Price: $1350 with the 18-55mm lens, $1199 body only.

Sony press release:

http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=6940&NewsAreaId=2




Reviews and Previews

http://dpreview.com/news/1108/11082419sonynex7overview.asp

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Sony a7rII flickering lines at concert http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16164/sony-a7rii-flickering-lines-at-concert Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:33:17 -0700 olli66 16164@/talks/discussions The other day I wanted to take some photos at a show. With silent shutter I always got lines in the images. With shutter sound activated: no lines. Could anyone explain this to me? Then I wanted to shoot a video but it was impossible. I never experienced something like this. I can only assume there were different lights on stage with different frequencies? There were lines running through the image like crazy. I tried shutter speedds from 1/30 to 1/120. I also tried chaning the camera from NTSC to PAL. 24fps, 25fps, 30fps. Nothing helped. It was impossible to take a video. Anyone knows the reason? Any workaround in a situation like this? Here is the video so you see what I mean:
any hep/advice appereciated! thanks guys!

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