Articles tagged "sony"

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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

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DPReview staffer Carey Rose was at the Sony a9 launch event in New York last week. As one of the lead reviewers on the Nikon D5, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, here are his thoughts on Sony's new sports-shooting flagship. 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

Professional powerhouse: Hands-on with the full-frame Sony Alpha a9

Live from New York it's the Sony Alpha a9! Our team is getting their hands all over the a9 and the new 100-400mm, and we've added some comments about the most important new features. Read more

The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse

Sony has announced the alpha 9 high-end full-frame mirrorless camera at a live event in New York. The 24MP full frame camera can shoot at 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout. Read more

Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens

Along with the a9, Sony announced a FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 OSS G Master lens, which will ship next month for $2500. Read more

Sony interview: 'Our focus is to increase the overall market'

Sony made news recently when it announced it had taken over the #2 spot in full-frame ILC market share. Tech editor Rishi recently chatted with Sony execs about innovation, the future of the camera market and Sony's place in it. Read more

Sony is now #2 in the US full-frame interchangeable lens camera market

Sony has announced that it is now ranked second in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, a position formerly held by Nikon. Read more

CP+ 2017 - Sony interview: 'We need to offer new imaging experiences'

Earlier this year, we traveled to the CP+ trade show in Yokohama, Japan and at the show, we talked to Yasuyuki Nagata of Sony. Read our interview

Sony's sensor roadmap includes a 150MP medium-format chip for 2018

Sony semiconductor is planning to launch several medium-format image sensors with 100 or 150MP resolution in 2018. Read more

Sony Digital Filter camera app merges parts of three images into one

Sony has announced a new PlayMemories camera app called Digital Filter, essentially an updated version of its Sky HDR app that merges multiple exposures of a single scene. Read more

Lensrentals and the continuing saga of the broken Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM

Last week we took a look at Lensrentals' disassembly of a broken Sony FE 70-200 F2.8 GM lens. Check out part two to watch the guys at LR further dissect the lens, to see if it can be saved. Read more

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions

Sony's newly released FE 85mm F1.8 brings short telephoto shooting down to a relatively affordable price point for alpha users. It shows off some impressive sharpness wide open, but there's a lot more to this lens than just sharpness. Check out our extensive real world samples gallery. Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium features 960 fps slow-motion and 4K display

The latest Sony high-end smartphones use the company's new 3-layer stacked image sensor for extremely fast readout-times.

Lensrentals and the mysterious case of the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM

When the Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM didn't test as well as expected, Roger Cicala and crew jumped on an opportunity to crack one open and see what was going on inside. Read more

World’s fastest SD cards hit 299MB/s write-speed according to Sony

Sony’s announced a new SF-G line of SD memory cards that they claim is the world’s fastest, with read and write rates around 300MB/s and capacities from 32GB to 128GB. How'd they do it? Among other things, a new algorithm. Read more

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified

Sony has published a video demonstrating the principles behind its apodization filter on its new STF 100mm F2.8 GM OSS lens, explaining how it creates very smooth bokeh both in front of, and behind, the focus plane. Have a watch and read our analysis of this feature, and our initial impressions of this phenomenal new lens for E-mount. Read more

Sony SLT a99 II Review

The Sony Alpha 99 II is a 42MP full-frame addition to the company's A-mount range of cameras. It uses a semi-transparent mirror to enable full-time secondary-sensor autofocus in conjunction with on-sensor phase detection. We're taking a look through that particular looking glass. Read more

Video overview: Sony's FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM and FE 85mm F1.8

Get a closer look at some of the headline features of Sony's newest FE lenses in our video overview from the show floor at WPPI. See video

Hands-on with Sony 100mm F2.8 STF G Master and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses

Sony announced a pair of short telephoto prime lenses at this year's WPPI show in Las Vegas – the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS and the FE 85mm F1.8. We just got some hands-on time with them. Read more

Sony shows off 3-layer stacked smartphone image sensor that can shoot 1000 fps at 1080p

Sony's latest image sensor development uses a 3-layer structure and a DRAM buffer for extremely fast read-out speeds and reduced rolling shutter 'Jello-effect.' Read more

Sony announces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master and FE 85mm F1.8 lenses

Sony has taken the wraps off of two full-frame new mid-telephoto prime lenses  The 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS uses an 'apodization' (APD) element for smooth bokeh while the 85mm F1.8 is a compact, weather-sealed portrait lens. Read more

Sony announces compact HVL-F45RM radio-controlled flash

Sony has added a compact, radio-controlled flash to its lineup. The HVL-F45RM has a guide number of 45m, an intuitive interface and weather-sealing. Read more

Gallery update: shooting basketball with the Sony a99 II

We brought Sony's new beast of a sports photography camera, the a99 II, to a Division 1 NCAA basketball game to see what it's capable of. See gallery

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