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Sony

Finally you can have it:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).

EU preorders: Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

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  • November 27, 2014 14:11, tecnoworld said:

    Thx for your post!!

  • November 27, 2014 12:12, Coenie Goosen said:

    Good day! An avid follower but my first post. I want to comment on what "tecnoworld" stated about US vs Euro pricing. Indeed, sales tax on US pricing differs or are indeed low or absent depending on the state, however, and please correct me if I ...

  • November 26, 2014 22:02, fortran said:

    You pay at the moment of the purchase, but the taxed price is not advertised (is usually shown at the checkout). The sales tax changes from state to state, and some states do not even have it.

Sometimes leaked images create quite a buzz even when it's clear those are fakes :)

This is an image emerged from chinese forum. It's hoe somebody rendered the professional A9 that is coming for real in February. I really don't think the A9 will look like that :)

There are even some funny specs added:

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  • November 25, 2014 16:48, Markus B. said:

    I would welcome this kind of body - it is very close to my ergonomic Lumix GH4, but equipped with a much bigger sensor!

  • November 24, 2014 19:03, Seaway said:

    huh.. looks like someone really put some efforts in making this image and translated the text from chinese back into japanese... But a 1:2 ratio sensor could be interesting ;)

November 20, 2014

Sony A7II announced!

Sony Japan announced the A7II! And it will cost around $1,500 and ship on December 5 already!

It has an amazing fast hybrid AF and the Olympus "Borrowed" 5 axis stabilization!

 

 

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  • November 26, 2014 00:28, Zhixian Chong said:

    Nice one sony... you have release more body then lens till now...

  • November 25, 2014 22:03, tecnoworld said:

    Sorry, my bad, it was the guy of luminous landscape who said that! Anyway I guess the only pros using samsung will be those getting one for free. And I think that none of those would spend a penny on nx otherwise.

  • November 24, 2014 23:20, Iznogoud said:

    Of course this true for most serious or not so serious photographers... Samsung is just beginning to launch the NX line, would you expect anyone to ditch their system and buy Samsung? Isn't that stating the obvious? On a side note, the Imaging Re...

A rendering of an imaginary Sony A9r posted at SonyAlphaForum.

The Sony A9 will be announced in February and be the first real Full Frame DSLR competitor. The mirrorless E-mount A9 will have all the things needed to be "PRO":

- Worlds fastest autofocus in normal light conditions
- Close to 50MP FF sensor
- weather sealed body

The last bastion of DSLR market is now getting competition form the mirrorless world!

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  • November 20, 2014 02:57, Massimo Tozzi said:

    14/18mm?
    20mm?
    24mm?
    28mm?
    100mm?
    135mm?
    200mm?
    16-35 f2.8?
    24/28-70 f2.8?
    70-200m f2,8?
    Macro?
    40mm Pancake?

  • November 20, 2014 02:51, Massimo Tozzi said:

    Manual,manual,manual,manual,manual and manual.

  • November 19, 2014 23:46, tecnoworld said:

    I'd prefer 3fps with perfect tracking af at eye level and endless raw buffer, rather than 15fps with no eye tracking, with low af success rate and with barely 1 second and half buffer!

Grab it now at Amazon US (Click here)!

UPDATE: It's now sold out.

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  • November 16, 2014 13:01, rjbell said:

    Buy it from panamoz if you're in the UK

  • November 15, 2014 22:18, La DudeMan said:

    sign of a returning strong dollar. Day after the American holiday thanksgiving and you should see this body sub $1000. I'm hoping to find a cheap A7

  • November 15, 2014 15:00, tecnoworld said:

    Sigh, why don't I live in the US? :-(

This is the detailed description of the new Sony APCS (Active Pixel Color Sampling) sensor. The first of these new generation sensor will be launched in early 2015 on compact smartphones. Larger sensors for Alpha cameras (and Olympus MFT cameras?) are supposed to be launched after.

The new sensor has an electrified color filter that moves horizontally. It takes three exposure pictures (Red-Green-Blue) and merges them into one. The advantages are:

- One single pixel has 100% full color info (Bayer sensors need more pixels)
- Pixels can be larger compared to current Bayer sensors. This means less noise (or more resolution) possible
- Sensor has also Global shutter with very fast frame rates (16,000 at 2K) and no jello effect
- Very high native sensitivity of around 5,000 ISO!

On paper the only drawback is the triple exposure needed to get the full color information. We don't know how this will effect long exposure shots or shots on moving subjects!

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  • November 16, 2014 13:26, RussellInCincinnati said:

    This is clever because the "hovering filter" assembly does not HAVE to move during the exposure. The filter array movement is optional. So the filter COULD just stay in one place during the exposure, in which case the sensor defaults to something ...

  • November 16, 2014 12:54, Michele KaiLe Zhang said:

    it shouldn't affect long exposure much, the shifting speed of lens layer is about 1/192000s (!) for each colour and it keeps moving untill the exposure end.
    Some figures about shifting: (1/192 + 1/192 + 1/96)ms = 1/48000s speed of 1 complete s...

  • November 15, 2014 22:30, La DudeMan said:

    This sensor will be curved to. Big bug eyed pixels and a full 180° curvature. 42 axis sensor stabilization. Heated seats and steering wheel. Cup holders.
    For real though if it's better just a little bit. A noticeable bit. It will make obsolete...

SonyAlphaRumors posted that image of a new sensor that will be launched in early 2015. It does get rid of the common Bayer RGB pattern because each single pixel is capable of capture the full color spectrum. It does it by using an electrified moving filter.

SAR writes that design will be used for a 1.5 inch Z4 smartphone first and than used on larger photocamera sensors too. We can expect following advantages:
– Bigger pixels compared to same resolution Bayer sensor. This means more electrons captured and therefore higher dynamic range and lower noise (crazy ISO possible…even crazier than those of the Sony A7s).
– No moire issues anymore. No Anti Aliasing filter needed (increases per pixel sharpness).
– That tech also allows to make crazy high megapixel sensor. For example if you keep an Sony’s APCS pixel size same as the current Sony A7r 36MP RGB pixel size sensor you could in theory make a much higher resolution sensor with same noise level.
– Less pixels to read means also faster processing and readout.
– You actually can have a “full-monochrome” sensor

As usual with those kind of new stuff, we have to see them for real to see how good it works! ....But it looks good on paper :)

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  • November 15, 2014 13:17, Guillermo Luijk said:

    "– No moire issues anymore. No Anti Aliasing filter needed (increases per pixel sharpness)."

    Plain wrong. The kind of things one guy said once and then others repeat. Any digital sampling system correctly designed needs an antialiasing filte...

  • November 13, 2014 11:00, Simen1 said:

    1,5" is its "optical size", the diameter of the image circle. A strange measurement but people are used to this lecacy so lets keep it. :p

  • November 13, 2014 10:54, Simen1 said:

    It may be a sensor for super high speed cameras like the Phantom series.