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Updated: Which Sony RX100 should you choose?

There have now been seven variants of the Sony RX100 series, and at least six of them are still current models. Confused? Here's an updated look at their differences, and our recommendations among them now that we've tested the Mark VI.

Sony replaces RX100 V with RX100 VA, bringing RX100 VI processor and firmware

Sony has quietly updated its RX100 V, bringing a couple of the goodies from the RX100 VI travel zoom. The updated RX100 VA gains a new processor and various firmware tweaks but misses out on the VI's other hardware improvements.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review

The Sony RX100 VI is a spectacularly capable travel camera, combining a flexible zoom range with impressive autofocus. But there's no getting around the fact that it's an expensive camera, and a longer lens comes with certain trade-offs. Read on for our full analysis.

Tamron releases updated firmware for 28-75mm F2.8 for Sony E-Mount

Tamron's version 2.0 firmware update for its 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD claims to have addressed reported issues with autofocus during video shooting.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated

With enough reach to land itself in 'travel zoom' territory, the Sony RX100 VI is well suited for a wide range of shooting situations. We've made a significant update to our initial sample gallery with plenty of samples from the past few weeks.

Sony's 400mm F2.8 G-Master will arrive in September for $12,000

Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling.

First Impressions: Sony FE 400 F2.8 GM OSS

Read our first impressions of Sony's new pro-level 400mm F2.8, from the sidelines of a professional soccer match.

Sample gallery: Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS

We first heard about Sony's pro-level FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS back in the winter. This past weekend we finally got a chance to try it out. Here are our very first samples.

Sony RX100 VI vs Panasonic ZS200 vs Panasonic ZS100: which is the best travel companion?

The launch of the RX100 VI, with its 24-200mm equiv. zoom, sees Sony enter the large sensor travel zoom market. This puts it squarely into competition with the much less expensive Panasonic TZ / ZS100 and 200. How do the three compare?

DPReview TV: Sony RX100 VI review

Sony recently announced the RX100 VI, the newest addition to its compact camera line. How does this new model stand out from the rest? Chris and Jordan take the camera for a spin and tell us what they think – and even manage to fit in some well earned hammock time in the process.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery updated

Our existing Sony RX100 VI sample gallery has been updated with more images from our initial outings with the camera.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions

DPReview's Technical Editor Richard Butler was in New York for the launch of the new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI. Find out his first impressions of Sony's powerful new pocket zoom.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a 1"-type compact camera with a 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens. We've been shooting with one since its launch and have prepared a brief overview video.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery

The Sony RX100 Mark VI offers a versatile new zoom lens, and we're just getting started putting it through its paces – take a look.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI offers a 24-200mm equivalent zoom lens, 4EV image stabilization system and full-width oversampled 4K video capture. Here's what you need to know.

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom

Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI, a 1"-type compact camera with a 24-200mm equivalent F2.8-4.5 zoom lens, 315 phase detection points and the ability to shoot at 24 fps with autofocus.

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery

Tamron's 28-75mm F2.8 lens for E-mount is sharp, compact and is the first third-party standard zoom for the system. While we work through our full review, check out our preliminary sample gallery to get a feel for how it performs.

Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display

Sony has unveiled a faster, higher-resolution OLED panel for use as an electronic viewfinder. The UXGA panel gives a 25% increase in each direction, compared with the 2.36M-dot finders in recent high-end models. The panel also promises a 240 fps mode to give a more lifelike preview.

Sony reveals camera strategy: aims to be the top camera brand by 2021

According to a recent investor presentation, Sony intends to occupy the top slot in the overall camera market by the end of 2020, beating back Canon and Nikon by boosting its interchangeable lens systems.

Video: A Sony flash 'feature' you may not like, and how to work around it

One man's feature is another man's bug. Photographer Robert Hall has discovered a quirk about how the live view and EVF on Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras respond when you attach a flash. Fortunately, he's also found a way to work around it.

Video: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 FE face and eye-detect autofocus test

Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.

Brands, breakthroughs and bias: Here's why you've heard so much about Sony recently

If it feels like we've been writing a lot about Sony recently, you haven't been imagining things: we've been writing about its products and technologies quite a bit. Here's why.

Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS sample gallery

Sony's 24-105mm F4 G OSS has been in the company's lineup since late 2017, and since then we've spent many-an-outing shooting with it. We've got a full gallery of samples from this versatile zoom.

DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review

This week on DPReview TV, Chris and Jordan are off to the sunny shores of the Pacific Ocean in Monterey, California, where they review the Sony RX10 IV. Watch to find out how this all-in-one superzoom camera held up to the sun, surf and a challenging range of shooting scenarios.

Sony RX10 IV sample gallery updated

The Sony RX10 IV is among the most capable all-in-one camera packages money can buy, and we've updated our gallery with plenty more samples.

Meike introduces full-frame Sony edition of its 50mm F1.7 lens

Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has added a new version of its existing 50mm F1.7 lens to its range—this time for full frame Sony users. The previous model was aimed at users of mirrorless cameras systems and comes in APS-C and MFT mounts.

Sony reduces Pixel Shift interval to 0.5 seconds in a7R lll

Sony has released new firmware for its a7R lll to insert a new option for Pixel Shift Multi Shooting that reduces the delay between frames to 0.5 sec. Firmware v1.10 adds the 0.5 sec delay setting to the menu so users can halve the current shortest time between frames taken with the camera in Pixel Shift Shooting mode.

Buying guide update: The Sony a7 III is the best camera you can buy for under $2000

The Sony a7 III impressed us in our recent in-depth review, and we've revisited our collection of buying guides to reflect our final conclusions. Click through for links to our updated guides covering the best cameras under $2000, and the best cameras for people and events.

Video: Testing all the Nikon F to Sony E-mount AF adapters on the market

Photographer Matt Granger puts three different Nikon F to Sony E-mount autofocus adapters to the test. Along the way, he found out that they're not nearly as different as each manufacturer would like you to think.

Tamron launches 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE, costs $800

Tamron has officially launched the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens—the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount—will arrive at the end of May and cost $800.

Sony a7 III Review
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The Sony a7 III sets a new benchmark for full-frame cameras thanks to its compelling combination of value and capability. It's at home shooting everything from sports to portraits, and is one of the most impressive all-around cameras we've seen in a long while. Find out all the details in our full review.

Sony's updated 3D Creator app can use your smartphone's front camera to scan your face

The update also comes with "post-scan cloud processing," which allows you to render 3D models with 4K resolution textures for better detail and realism.

Sony fixes a7 lll 'blinking pixels' video issue with firmware 1.01 update

The first firmware update for the Sony a7 III addresses an issue in video mode wherein "blinking pixels" would show up along the base of footage recorded with certain settings.

Sony 'striping': here's the fix

For owners of Sony's a7R III, a9 and the new a7 III, there's now an easy fix for the rare but dreaded 'striping' in backlit shots with lots of flare. Click through to learn more.

Adobe has quietly added support for Sony's .ARQ Pixel Shift files to Lightroom

ARQ files shot using the Pixel Shift mode in the Sony a7R lll—and processed using Sony's own Imaging Edge software—can now be opened and edited in Lightroom Classic CC after the latest update.

The Xperia XZ2 Premium is Sony's first dual camera smartphone, can shoot ISO 51200!

The Xperia XZ2 Premium's dual-camera system is designed for low-light performance. It's also the first phone capable of recording 4K HDR footage.

Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750

For a few years now we've been recommending the Nikon D750 to enthusiasts and semi professionals needing the most reliable camera for the money. But it might finally be time to change that recommendation...

Tech Insights teardown confirms Galaxy S9 uses Samsung and Sony image sensors

For some reason, Samsung isn't exclusively using its own image sensors in the Galaxy S9 smartphone. Depending on where you buy the Galaxy S9, your device will either ship with a Samsung S5K2L3 or Sony IMX345 image sensor.

Sony unveils FS5 II Super 35mm camera with 4K HDR and 120fps RAW

Sony has announced the impending arrival of its latest professional Super 35mm camera, the FS5 II. Aesthetically, little has changed compared to its predecessor, but the features included with the FS5 II mean you won't have to shell out money for firmware updates like the FS5.

ProGrade demonstrates first ever 1TB CFexpress card with 1,400MB/s read speed

Memory card manufacturer ProGrade Digital has publicly demonstrated its upcoming CFexpress cards at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas. Due out later this year, the cards top out at 1TB in capacity and have maximum read/write speeds of 1,400MB/s and 1,000MB/s, respectively.

Shooting the Sony a7 III around the Pacific Northwest: Sample gallery updated

We've already posted lots of images from the Sony a7 III launch event, but now we've had plenty of time with the camera around our home base in Seattle. Check out our updated gallery to see the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington, historic coastal lighthouses and more.

Sony World Photography Awards reveals 2018 Open category and National Awards winners

The 10 Open category winners revealed this week will duke it out for $5,000 in prize money and the title of Open Photographer of the Year. The winner will be revealed on April 19th, alongside the Professional category winners.

Sony a7 III dynamic range and high ISO improve over its predecessor

On paper, the Sony a7 III is a tempting option for photographers who've been considering a switch to full-frame mirrorless. But how does its image quality stack up? We compare it to the Mark II and a few of its other peers.

Samsung wants to dethrone Sony, reach #1 in the global image sensor market

According to a recent report out of South Korea, Samsung is increasing production of its ISOCELL image sensors in a bid towards market leadership for image sensors. To reach this goal, Samsung will have to dethrone current market leader Sony... no small task.

Sony interview: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'

At CP+ we sat down with executives from several major manufacturers. Among them was Kenji Tanaka, of Sony, who talked to us about the a7 III as well as its plans to attract more pro shooters – without ignoring APS-C and entry-level customers.

Sony executive predicts Nikon and Canon will go full-frame mirrorless within a year

We spoke with Sony's Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, Kenji Tanaka, at CP+, and he told us that in his opinion, Canon and Nikon will join Sony in the full-frame mirrorless market by next year's CP+ show.

Pro Services: Are they worth it?

Canon, Nikon and now Sony offer programs to support pro photographers. What's the value of joining up? And should you?

SonyPixelShift2DNG combines a7R III Pixel Shift shots into DNG files

One of the limitations of Sony a7R III's Pixel Shift mode is that you have to use Sony's Imaging Edge software to process the resulting 'quartets.' That's where SonyPixelShift2DNG comes in, converting those unwieldy ARW files into DNGs you can edit in your favorite Raw converter.

Sony a7 III sample gallery updated

We've just updated our Sony a7 III sample gallery with a new batch of photos, including downloadable Raw files. There are no new photos of hipsters with beards and banding. We promise.

Hands-on with the Sony a7 III

Sony's a7 III mirrorless camera includes many features from its more advanced a9 and a7R III siblings, but at a more aggressive price point. Here's a quick hands-on tour of some of the most notable upgrades and improvements to Sony's 'basic' full frame model.

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