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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

Sony image sensor sales increase, camera and Xperia sales drop

Sony's quarterly results show an increase in image sensor sales, but smartphone and digital cameras sales have both decreased. Read more

Pictures show how badly earthquakes damaged Sony’s Kumamoto sensor factory

If you wondered why it took Sony so long to get back on its feet after an earthquake hit its sensor fabrication plant in Kumamoto, this picture taken in the aftermath might give you a clue. Read more

Study finds consumers are ready to embrace selfies as a tool

A Sony-commissioned study has found that the top ten future uses for smartphone cameras will include banking, shopping and healthcare, among others. Read more

Charge your devices with a USB station shaped like a Sony mirrorless camera

The Mirage Trio is an a7-series replica camera that can charge three devices at once, and even offers a functional E-mount for no particular reason. Read more

SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery

A-mount has returned with the a99 II, this time armed with the 42MP BSI CMOS sensor from the a7R II, as well as some tricks of its own. We hit the streets to see how the added tech makes this SLT behave. See gallery

Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing

With 87 points the Sony Xperia XZ achieves the same DxOMark result as the Xperia Z5 and Lenovo Moto Z Force. Read more

Sony launches Cyber-shot HX350 with 50x zoom outside US

Sony has launched the Cyber-shot HX350 in European markets, offering a 50x zoom lens and 20.4MP BSI CMOS sensor like its HX300 predecessor. Read more

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery

The Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro offers 1:1 magnification for a relatively minimal investment. We took it to our local conservatory and around the neighborhood to see how well it performs when getting extremely close to our subject. See gallery

Action-packed: Sony a6500 review

The Sony a6500 is the company's premium APS-C offering and well-suited for fast action photography. In our in-depth review we look at its features, operation and its performance. Read on

Take an entertaining look back at the cameras that came before SD cards

Looks like we're not alone in our love of cameras from the early days of digital: YouTuber The 8-Bit Guy has published a thoroughly entertaining look back at cameras that used floppy disks and other memory media that preceded the humble SD card. See video

Time's running out to enter 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Check out some Sony World Photography Award early contenders and get your photo entered before the competition deadline. Read more

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz reveals Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II lens for Sony E-Mount

The Nocturnus 50 F0.95 II is a super-fast standard lens for mirrorless Sony cameras with E-Mount. Stepless aperture control makes it an interesting option for videographers. Read more

Five reasons to buy the Sony RX100 V (and four reasons to reconsider)

The Sony RX100 V is the world's most advanced pocketable camera with a 1"-type sensor, and it's also the most expensive. For some photographers it'll be just what the doctor ordered, while it may not be the best choice for others. Read more

Sony Xperia XZ camera review

The Sony Xperia XZ has all the right moves: 4K video, a 23MP sensor and a dedicated camera button. But competition is steep among its high-end competitors, and in terms of camera performance the Xperia XZ struggles to stand out. Read more

Godox launches mini radio flash unit for Sony mirrorless cameras

Flash and accessory manufacturer Godox has announced a new radio controlled flash unit that it says is designed to work with the Sony mirrorless range of cameras. Read more

Sony a7 II firmware version 3.30 now available

A minor firmware update for the Sony a7 II improves exposure when flash is used. Read more

Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here

We just finished up an action-packed two days of photography in Austin, Texas with the new Sony a6500. Spoiler alert - it's pretty impressive. See gallery

Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you?

Since the RX100 first came out, Sony has introduced a total of four updated models to market and hasn't discontinued any of them. Should you save a few bucks and go with less than the latest-and-greatest? Find out which one is the right fit. Read more

Sony announces the PXW-FS7 ll with electronic variable ND filter and new handling features

Sony is preparing to release an updated version of its popular PXW-FS7 professional video camera that will feature an electronic variable neutral density filter that automatically compensates for exposure shifts of between two and seven stops. Read more

Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V sets a speedy new standard for the series with its 24fps Raw + JPEG burst shooting, as well as a new phase-detection autofocus system and impressive 4K video. So how does it stack up against the growing competition? Read more

Carry-everywhere convenience: Sony RX100 V samples gallery update

With the RX100 V review on the horizon, we've been carrying one with us everywhere to take as much advantage of whatever daylight we've got left in Seattle this time of year. Beaches, motorcycles and fall color abound in our updated samples gallery. Read more

Kipon launches EF to Sony E adapters with built-in variable ND filter

Chinese lens and accessory maker Kipon has introduced an adapter that includes a variable neutral density filter, primarily for video shooters. Read more

The Sony a99 ll will be available on time – but in very short supply

Sony has announced that its a99 ll full-frame camera will go on sale on November 25th as expected, but it will not be able to supply nearly enough to meet demand right away. Read more

Sony a6300 versus a6500: what's changed, and what still needs to change

What a difference eight months can make. The Sony a6500, predictably, has both a lot in common with the a6300, but also adds some impressive updates. Take a look at what an extra $400 in sticker price really gets you. Read more

Sample reel: the Sony RX100 V shoots impressively detailed 4K video

Sony's RX100 V puts incredibly detailed 4K, highly stabilized 1080p and super smooth slow motion video in your shirt pocket. We've put together a quick reel showing these modes in action. See more

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM galleries: Roller derby and daylight base ISO samples

Photographer James McDaniel helped us put Sony's premium telezoom to the test, shooting both the fast-paced action of roller derby as well as a variety of daylight shots. See more

UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples

Autumn is in full swing in Seattle, and so we've been shooting the Sony RX100 V with what little daylight remains this time of year to bring you an real-world gallery update. Check out our new samples to see how it performs. Read more

Video: Sony a6500 First Look

The a6500 is the new top-end model in Sony's line of APS-C cameras, offering competitive high-speed burst shooting, in-body image stabilization and a touchscreen. Take a look at how it looks (and how its 11 fps shutter sounds) in our hands-on video. Read more

Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Just minutes after the Cyber-shot RX100 V's announcement, Sony let us put our grubby hands all over it. Take a closer look at the fifth evolution of the RX100 series. See more

Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500

We got our hands on the Sony a6500 immediately after its announcement, and have been digging through the menus and the specs to help explain what makes it tick. Read more

Sony a6500 adds 5-axis stabilization, touchscreen and processing power

Sony has taken the wraps off of its 24MP a6500 mirrorless camera. The flagship APS-C camera gains five-axis image stabilization and touchscreen operation. It will cost around $1400. Read more

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 Mark V with 315 phase-detect AF points and 24 fps bursts

Sony has announced the latest version of its RX100 series: the Mark V. It maintains a 20MP sensor and 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens, but adds phase-detection AF to achieve focus speeds as fast as 0.05 sec, and a front-end LSI to improve speeds and enable 24 fps shooting with AF. Read more

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

In September of 2005 something big arrived: the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1. In this week's Throwback Thursday, we'll take a look at what was the world's first fixed-lens camera with an APS-C sensor. Read more

Sony announces price and release date for FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS will become available on September 30th, but the bad news is that those orders could take up to three months to fulfill. Read more

Reader's poll results: What was the most exciting announcement of Photokina?

After the dust settled in Cologne, we asked our readers: What's been the most exciting announcement of Photokina? Now, the results are in! Read more

2017 Sony World Photography Awards accepting entries

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards are open for business and accepting entries in four main competitions. Take a look a selection of early entries. Read more

Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7

A teardown reveals that both cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 use Exmor RS sensors that are supplied by Sony. Read more

Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II

We're at Photokina, where we've had a chance to get our hands on the Sony SLT-a99 Mark II. In this article we've detailed some of the features that jumped out at us. Read more

Sony announces 42MP a99 Mark II with 5-axis stabilization

Sony has announced the a99 II, a 42MP A-mount SLT camera to mark the tenth anniversary of the alpha series. It features 5-axis image stabilization and 4K video capture with no pixel binning. It will cost $3200/€3600 body only. Read more

Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C

Sony has announced the E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS stabilized power zoom lens for Super 35mm/APS-C format. Read more

Sony's new flagship FDR-X3000 action cam shoots stabilized 4K video

Sony's newest flagship action camera is smaller than its predecessor, has an improved user interface and can shoot optically stabilized 4K video. Read more

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