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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

Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed

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

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

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