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Sony announces the α5100 camera Photo

Sony announces the α5100 camera

Sony has announced the release of their α5100 mirrorless camera. It has a 4.3 MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor, the BIONZ X processor and the Hybrid AF system from the α6000. Video can be recorded in XAVC S2 formats, which can output at 50 Mbps and in dual formats to the same card.

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Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder Photo

Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony has announced the release of a pro XDCAM camcorder which will be upgraded to be 4K enabled later in 2014. The PXW-X70 camera has Wi-Fi control and a 1” type Exmor® R CMOS sensor with a Zeiss Varion Sonnar T lens.

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Sony announces the RX100 III Photo

Sony announces the RX100 III

Sony has announced a new version of its RX100 pro compact camera. The RX100 III has a large aperture 24-70mm Zeiss lens, with a built in OLED viewfinder. The camera has a BIONZ X processor and a clean HDMI feed out with zebra exposure patterning. Lastly, it has 5 axis image stabilization.

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Sony announces α7S mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces α7S mirrorless camera

Earlier in the week, Sony announced the release of their α7S mirrorless camera. This features a 12.2 megapixel full frame sensor with a claimed ISO range of 50 – 4096002 with “low noise”. In addition,it offers 4K video to an external recording device, with information being taken from the whole sensor width. Autofocus is the same as that of the α7R.

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Sony releases the a7 and a7R cameras Photo

Sony releases the a7 and a7R cameras

Early this morning Sony released two new mirrorless full-frame sensor cameras with interchangeable lenses, the a7 and a7R. These are by far the smallest and lightest full frame interchangeable lensed cameras on the market (think Olympus OM-D EM-1) and boast a 24 and 36 megapixel sensor, respectively.

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Sony updates its Action Cam Photo

Sony updates its Action Cam

Sony has updated its Action Cam POV camera. The HDR-AS30V can capture 11.9 megapixel stills as well as HD footage at 1920x1080 60p/50p/30p/25p and 1280x720 60p or 1280x720 120p via a back-illuminated 16MP EXMOR R sensor. It has a 170° lens and a new waterproof housing that is smaller and lighter than its predecessor but a little less rugged.

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Sony announces 4K Handycam Photo

Sony announces 4K Handycam

Sony has announced the FDR-AX1E 4K consumer Handycam. It uses an XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression and saves files in an MP4 wrapper. Captures is via a 1/2.3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor capturing images at 3840x2160 resolution.

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Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses Photo

Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses

Sony has announced two new mirrorless cameras and two new lenses. The α3000 has a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor with a native ISO range of 100-16000 and the NEX-5T is an update on the NEX-5R with the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy wi-fi connectivity. New lenses include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS and the E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS telephoto zooms.

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Sony updates its top-end compact cameras Photo

Sony updates its top-end compact cameras

Sony has announced upgrades to its top-end compact cameras. The RX100 II has an 20.2 megapixel back-illuminated APS-C Exmor sensor, which gives superior low light performance. It also now has a “multi interface hot shoe and HD filming in 24p/25p. The full frame sensor RX1 has been changed to the RX1R by having its low pass filter removed, giving superior details.

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Sony updates HDR-AS15 Action Cam Photo

Sony updates HDR-AS15 Action Cam

Sony has announced the release of a firmware upgrade and new accessories for their HDR-AS15 Action Cam. The firmware boosts the camera’s available framerate at 1080 to 60 frames progressive. In addition there is an underwater setting which is designed to give better White Balance underwater.

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