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Sony announces Tough SD card range Photo

Sony announces Tough SD card range

Sony has announced a range of SD cards that are being billed as being the toughest and fastest available. Waterproof to the IPX8 standard and featuring a write speed of 299MB/s, the cards feature a redesigned one-piece molding structure. The connector ribs and write protect switch have been removed. Available capacities are 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

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Sony announces high resolution EVF Photo

Sony announces high resolution EVF

Sony has announced a new OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 1.6 times the resolution of existing versions. The ECX339A OLED Microdisplay is a 0.5in. display with 1600 × 1200 resolution with a refresh rate of 240fps. Sony has managed to create a pixel pitch of 6.3µm in the EVF and to maintain the same level of power use as the previous model.

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Ikelite announces housing for Sony Alpha series cameras Photo

Ikelite announces housing for Sony Alpha series cameras

Ikelite are shipping their 200DL housing for the Sony Alpha A7 III, A7R III and A9 mirrorless cameras. Featuring the company’s new Dry Lock port system, the housing is constructed of signature white ABS-PC and is fitted with a vacuum port as standard. TTL strobe triggering with Ikelite DS strobes is available with the addition of an optional TTL circuit and manual electrical triggering is available with other brands of strobe.

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Sony announces three new 4K cameras at NAB Photo

Sony announces three new 4K cameras at NAB

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Sony has released three new 4K cameras. The FS5 II is an upgrade from the existing FS5 and shoots 4K HDR and 120fps in RAW and has new color science. The PXW-Z280 camcorder has 3 1/2-type Exmor R CMOS sensors outputting 4K 4:2:2 10-bit video while the PXW-Z190 compact camcorder has 3 1/3 type CMOS sensors offering 4K 50/60p footage.

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Video: Using the Sony a9 and tethering it to a monitor Photo

Video: Using the Sony a9 and tethering it to a monitor

Photographer Daniel Woods organized an underwater photo shoot with other photographers using the Sony α9. He produced a video showing some behind the scenes footage of the event. Woods tethered the camera to a monitor on the surface to better allow the models to see the resulting images and adjust their poses.

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Sony announces the α7 III full frame mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the α7 III full frame mirrorless camera

Sony has announced their α7 III full frame mirrorless camera. It has a 24.1 MP sensor with an updates Bionz image processing engine offering a native ISO range of 100 to 51200. Autofocus has 425 contrast AF points in combination with 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF system start cover 93% of the frame. UHD video is available with no pixel binning and full frame width recording.

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Sony announces the a7R III Full Frame Mirrorless camera Photo

Sony announces the a7R III Full Frame Mirrorless camera

Sony has announced their new full frame mirrorless camera. The a7R III features a 42.4 MP sensor linked to an updated BIONZ X processing engine, offering a native ISO range of 100-32000. Autofocus has been improved and 4K video is available from the full width of the sensor. Of interest for underwater use is that battery life has been more than doubled over that of the a7R II.

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