Sony says that despite the digital camera market crisis they are still selling more and more premium cameras!

The digital camera market is shrinking dramatically but Sony seems to have found the way out of the crisis. Their focus is on premium mirrorless system cameras and premium fixed lens cameras.

On a press conference in New York Imaging Resource shared this picture of a Sony slide showing how Sony’s digital camera sales are growing!

Of course Sony doesn’t show their “cheap” entry level compact fixed lens cameras sales. They are basically down to zero :)

 

Sony steals the Leica show and announces a superb A7rII, RX100m4 and RX100m2 camera trio!

Leica you had your short moment of glory. Sony just announced three amazing new cameras that are so much fully packed with features that you may choose to read a Tolstoy book over the Sony press release tonight…it would be quicker to read :)

Here is a list of links borrowed from SonyAlphaRumors:

Store links: A7rII at BHphoto (Click here). RX10m2 at BHphoto (Click here). RX100m4 at BHphoto (Click here). Preorders will be available from June 17 only at 11am New York Time!!! A7rII will ship in August. The RX10m2 and the RX100m4 will be available in July.

Press releases: Full A7rII press test on SonyAlphaRumors. A7rIi at Dpreview, Full info at Sony.net. Report from the New York event at Imaging Resource. RX10m2 press text on SonyAlphaRumors. Special page on Sony.net. Rx100m4 press text on SonyAlphaRumors. Special page on Sony.net.

Videos: A7rII 4k video on Youtube. RX10 II – High Precision 4K on Youtube. RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Insects on Youtube. RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Children on Youtube. RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- BMX Air Turn on Youtube. RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Apple & Water on Youtube. α7R II – Fast Hybrid AF on Youtube. RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Snowboarder on Youtube. RX10 II – Product Design | Cyber-shot on Youtube. RX100 IV – Product Design | Cyber-shot on Youtube. α7R II – XGA OLED Tru-Finder on Youtube. α7R II – Product Design on Youtube. RX100 IV – High Precision Clip 4K | Cyber-shot on Youtube. Poll: Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

A7rII:

  • 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
  • ISO 102,400
  • no shutter blade motion
  • 3,5x faster than the A7r
  • A7rII focus is almost 40% faster than the one of the A7r
  • Shipping in August

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  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R CMOS Stack Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
  • Super Slow Motion 960 fps Video
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus

Leica Q camera officially announced!

The Leica Q has been officially announced by Leica: Leica-camera.com. I will keep updating this page with links to preorders and reviews:

Preorders:
BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).

Previews, reviews and hands-on:
Review by Ming Thein. Review at ThePhoBlographer. French test at Lesnumeriques. German review at SystemKameraForum. Review at LaVidaLeica. Hands-on at ePhotozine. First impressions review at Dpreview. Hands-on at Dpreview. Image samples at Photographyblog.

Press:
Official German Leica Q page. English press at ePhotozine. German text at SystemKameraforum. English press a LaVidaLeica.

Extra:
Q&A with Alex Habermehl at Leica Blog. Q Accessories at Leica. Q Tech equipment at Leica.

Interview:
Video interview at Luminous Landscape.

Discussions:
Leica Forum,

Apps:
Q app at iTunes and GooglePlay

Leica already launched the Leica Q camera APP!

At 14:00 London time Leica will announce the new Q camera. But you can already get the special Leica Q app on iTunes (Click here) and Google Play (Click here). The description says:

The following functions are available:
– Camera live view
– Control capture settings
– Triggering the camera
– Start / Stop video recording
– View, download and share images directly from the camera
– Delete images

Compatibility:
The Leica Q app supports the Leica Q (Typ 116) camera.

Thanks Peter!