Articles tagged "sony"

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Sony patents 400mm F2.8 lens for a curved medium format sensor

It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.

Sony 1000 fps sensor gives high-speed vision to industrial robots

The ability to shoot images at 1,000 fps first appeared in a Sony smartphone sensor. Now the Japanese manufacturer is using the same feature for industrial applications.

Firmware update fixes Sigma MC-11 AF issues with incompatible lenses

The newly launched firmware version 1.06 fixes AF-issues that can occur with some lenses that are not officially compatible with the MC-11 converter.

Venus Optics shows off footage captured with forthcoming Laowa 15mm F2

Venus Optics has a new lens on the way - the Laowa 15mm F2, for Sony's E mount. Billed as the world's fastest 15mm lens, the manufacturer claims zero distortion. And footage shot with the new 15mm certainly looks nice.

Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction?

Recently Jared Polin of Fro Knows Photo reported some rather visible banding with the Sony a9 in 2% of images shot at a soccer match. We dig into the issue and its cause, and just how relevant it may be to your real-world shooting.

Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets

In this weeks' Throwback Thursday article, Simon raises a toast to the Sony Digital Mavica FD71 - a little camera which used really big memory cards.

Sony 12-24mm impresses Lensrentals with great sharpness, reasonable price

Roger Cicala is a difficult man to impress, but he's been waxing lyrical over at Lensrentals about Sony's new 12-24mm wide zoom.

Sony announces new 20MP 1-inch sensor for industrial applications

Sony's new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning.

Video: Sony a9 falls short with  Canon 300mm and 400mm lenses attached

If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.

Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought

We've reshot the Sony a9 in our studio. The short story: it's sharper! The long story... well you can read it all here.

Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined

With the 24MP, 20fps full-frame mirrorless a9, Sony is clearly looking to shake up the sports and action photographer market. Read our full review to find out if we think it might succeed.

North Korea may have used a spy drone equipped with a Sony SLT camera

South Korean website Naver reports that a North Korean Spy Drone that was found in South Korea in 2014 was equipped with a Sony SLT camera.

Rumor: Sony a7 III will have a9 autofocus system, no crazy frame rates

Sony Alpha Rumors claims to have reliable information on the next evolution of the a7 series.

Sony releases Alpha 7R II, 7S II, 7II, a6500 and a6300 firmware updates

Sony has released updates for a range of cameras that address stability issues, provide support for the new 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens and add several new functions.

New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning

It appears the overheating warning function of Sony's a9 camera has initially been a little bit overzealous. A new firmware version which has been released today is now fixing the issue.

It's a photo album... and a camera: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1

Not only was 2005's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 a respectable ultra-compact camera – it also had a 500-shot photo album and large 3" touch LCD for easy photo sharing (and painting).

DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500?

On this week's episode of The New Screen Savers from the TwiT Network, DPReview editor Carey Rose talks with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson about who really needs Sony's newest full-frame mirrorless camera.

Sony is preparing its sensor business for a stronger yen

Sony plans to make its semiconductor business unit less reliant on volatile demand from the smartphone sector by cutting costs, boosting production yields and increasing sales of sensors for cars.

Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 experiences focus bug when used with Sony a9

A statement from Sigma acknowledges that some of its zoom lenses may experience focus issues on the Sony a9 when used with the MC-11 adapter.

Sony a9: Studio analysis confirms limited dynamic range, solid high ISO

As part of our ongoing review, we've added the Sony a9 to our studio scene and had a close look at its image quality. Tech Editor Rishi Sanyal has also delved into the sensor's behavior and what it means for dynamic range.

Watch the Sony a9 track a fast basketball

The a9 boasts impressive capability. As more examples of it in practice pour in, Sony's claims hold up. Watch the a9 track and maintain focus on a rapidly approaching basketball.

Sony still third globally but bullish about 2017 prospects

Sony is the world's leading mirrorless camera brand but remains third for ILCs overall, it's said in a presentation to investors. A focus on high value cameras and lenses should boost operating income, it says.

Sony firmwares bring 10fps bursts with adapted lenses on a9 and faster startup

Firmware updates enable 10 fps shooting with adapted A-mount lenses, and faster startup times and better compatibility for 20 fps shooting when using native lenses on the a9.

Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery

Sony's newest G Master telephoto zoom, announced alongside the a9, is the first of the company's FE lenses to reach 400mm natively. We had one in California and photographed horses, portraits, and landscapes - check out how it did.

Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range

The good news? a9 Raws look good at high ISO, and there's no cost to it dropping to 12 bit mode. The bad news? That's because there are only 12 bits worth of dynamic range to begin with. Rishi digs into Sony's sports specialist's sensor.

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery

We've gotten to try out Sony's new pro-oriented wide-angle zoom with some action involving bicycles, skateboards, horses and... a vineyard. Turns out it's pretty well-suited for them all. Read more

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery

Sony's full-frame 12-24mm F4 G lens is impressively lightweight and small in size, but packs a serious image quality punch. Check out how it performs in our gallery. Read more

Hands-on with Sony's new 16-35mm and 12-24mm wide-angle lenses

Sony's just released two new ultra-wide-angle lenses, and perhaps what's most surprising about them is their size and weight - or lack thereof. Read more

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range

Sony has added a 16-35mm F2.8 wide-angle zoom to its G-Master range of premium lenses. The widely anticipated lens addresses a common need among professional and amateur landscape shooters. Read more

Sony unveils FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom

Sony has announced the FE 12-24mm F4 G, a full-frame, ultra-wide angle zoom for E-Mount. Read more

Sony releases machine vision sensor capable of 1000 fps object tracking

It won't end up in a smartphone or camera, but Sony's IMX382 high-speed vision sensor is still pretty cool. Read more

We shot the Boeing 737 Max 9's first flight with a Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III

The Boeing 737 first flew in 1967, and it's been in continuous development ever since. The latest model is the Max 9, which flew for the first time last month. We were there and we took the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III along for the ride. Read more

Fantasea FRX100 V underwater housing released for Sony RX cameras

Take your RX100 V on your next ocean adventure.

Sony releases short film showing off Xperia XZ Premium super-slow motion mode

Sony Mobile has released the first super-slow-motion short movie that has been completely recorded on a smartphone. 

Sony a9 spends a muddy day at the Kentucky Derby

Sony's new a9 full-framer took a trip to Churchill Downs for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby and captured the moment that Always Dreaming crossed the finish line.

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions

The Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF is the first of its kind to sport both AF and image stabilization. It pairs smooth bokeh and subject isolation with slightly extended depth-of-focus. We shot everything from engagements to candid child to street photography. Read more

Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support

We've just been given a build of Adobe Camera Raw that lets us dig a little deeper into the Sony a9's Raw files. Click through to see the updated gallery, and also our perspective on how the out-of-camera JPEGs stack up. Read more

Astrophotographer writes open letter to Sony over 'Star Eater' NR

'As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.' Astrophotographer Ian Norman calls for Sony to remove its 'Star Eater' noise reduction.

UPDATED: Sony a9 offers powerful pro-level customization

The new Sony a9 not only offers powerful technical capability, but also carefully thought out ergonomic improvements. We've updated the story with a deeper dive into Memory Recall abilities. Read more

Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery

It's been a long week since the Sony a9 announcement, but now we're finally able to show you our real world samples gallery from Sony's shooting event in New York. Click through for hockey, figure skating and a full-on track meet. Read more

Updated: A closer look at Sony a9 image quality and autofocus

While combing through our thousands of images from Sony's a9 launch event last week, we've taken a critical look at the camera's revamped JPEG engine and the effectiveness of its 653-point autofocus system. Read more

Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II

In this article, we'll be directly comparing the Sony a9 and a7R II, looking in detail at exactly where their differences lie. For some photographers, the a9 might meet their needs admirably, whereas for others, the older a7R II might be just as good - or better. Read more

Here's how much it would actually cost a pro to switch from Canon to Sony

The Sony a9 is here and it's likely to make a lot of sports photographers curious about switching to Sony. But what's the actual cost of switching if you're a pro? Read more

Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough

The Sony a9 is an impressive looking camera. However, there are a number of factors that make it more difficult for a working professional to change systems. We spoke to a couple of photojournalists about the factors that might stand in the way of switching. Read more

Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

Sony has adjusted its income estimate in part thanks to lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. Read more

Frederik Buyckx named Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Photographer of the Year

Frederik Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard and will receive the $25,000 prize for his winning series of images entitle ‘Whiteout’, which was shot in the Balkans, Scandinavia and Central Asia. Read more

Throwback Thursday: The DSLR-A900, Sony's first full-frame camera

Since Sony just announced their new flagship a9 mirrorless camera, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the company's first full-framer: the DSLR-A900. Read more

Sony a9 first look videos

With the a9, Sony hopes to break into the professional action photography market. Check out our brief first look video to quickly get up to speed on Sony's new rapid-fire sports machine, and also check out its autofocus in action. Read more

Finally! Sony NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit provides power for E-mount users

Announced alongside the a9 is an accessory that should excite existing E-mount camera owners, particularly videographers: the NPA-MQZ1K Multi-Battery Adaptor Kit. It's a four battery charger that doubles as an external power supply for most E-mount models. Read more

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