Articles tagged "sony"

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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

Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707

More lens than camera, we take a look back at Sony's laser-equipped F707 compact introduced in 2001. Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact offers high-end camera in smaller format

The Sony Xperia X Compact is one of the very few smartphones that combines a powerful camera with a compact body, putting it in direct competition to Apple's iPhone 6s. Read more

Sony announces Xperia XZ flagship device with triple-sensor camera

The camera in Sony's Xperia XZ combines a 23MP image sensor with on-sensor PDAF, a laser for faster and more accurate AF and a color sensor for fine-tuned white balance. Read more

Sony introduces FE 50mm F2.8 Macro with 1:1 reproduction

Sony has announced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro, a full-frame lens with true 1:1 macro magnification. Read more

Tamron announces SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro and TAP-in console for Sony A-mount

Japanese optical manufacturer Tamron has announced it is to launch its exciting 90mm macro lens in a Sony A-mount, and that Sony users will now be able to update and customize some of their Tamron lenses using the company’s TAP-in lens console. Read more

Firmware update for Sony a7R II improves stability, adds support for radio controlled flashes

Sony has released a firmware update for its a7R II full-frame mirrorless camera which improves camera stability while adding support for the company's new radio controlled lighting system. Read more

Canon and Sony dominate EISA awards for photographic equipment

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded Canon and Sony four titles each from the 19-strong list of photography products it has selected as the best of the year. Read more

Canon EOS 80D vs Sony a6300: vying for the stills/video hybrid crown

The Sony a6300 and Canon EOS 80D are two very different answers to the question of how to make a stills and video camera for enthusiasts. But which does it better? Read more

Elinchrom adds Sony compatibility to its high speed sync Skyport Plus HS wireless controller

Elinchrom's new Skyport Plus HS remote flash trigger and controller now allows Sony camera users to synchronize their shutter with Elinchrom flash heads using speeds of up to 1/8000sec. Read more

Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences

They look a lot alike, but the Sony a7R II costs almost twice as much as the a7 II. Here's why. Read more

Throwback Thursday: a fresh look at the Sony Mavica FD-91

Step back into the days of Y2K nightmares and 56K modems with the Sony Mavica FD-91, the second camera that DPReview ever reviewed. Make sure you've packed your floppies, it's gonna be a pixellated ride. Read more

Feast your eyes on a Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master teardown

Sony's SGNL YouTube channel tears down the $2200 24-70mm F2.8 GM so you don't have to. See video

Sony Xperia X Performance achieves top score in DxOMark Mobile ranking

With a DxOMark Mobile Score of 88 the Sony Xperia X Performance ranks alongside the best devices in the class, the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Read more

Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA

Sony recently announced its pro-level normal prime for its FE mount: the 50mm F1.4 ZA. But how does it stack up against the venerable 55mm F1.8 ZA? We put the two lenses head-to-head to take a look at sharpness, bokeh, coma, and longitudinal CA. Read more

Sony 35mm FE lens firmware update improves manual focus reliability

Sony has issued firmware updates for its 35mm full-frame primes which claim to improve focus point reliability when using manual focus for long periods of time. Read more

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery

Sony has just announced its Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens, a high quality normal for its E-mount Alpha line of cameras. At a shooting event in San Diego, we had a chance to go hands-on. Read more

Hands-on with Sony's wireless flash system, arriving in August

Sony's wireless radio flash system, which includes both a transmitter and receiver, is coming to retailers in August. Sony has announced pricing, and given us a brief opportunity to go hands-on. Read more

Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens

Sony has announced a new full-frame 50mm F1.4 FE lens. Bearing the Carl Zeiss label, this fast prime offers an 11-blade aperture and Zeiss T* coating. It's also incredibly sharp across the frame even wide open, with little axial CA to speak of and pleasing bokeh. Read more

Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600

Sony's premium telezoom for full-frame will cost $2600 when it reaches US consumers in July. The 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters designed for the 70-200 will each cost $550 and are also expected to ship in July. Read more

Sony delays 70-200mm GM lens until September

Sony has said that its forthcoming FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens will be delayed until September. When the lens was announced in February, the company expected to be delivering the tele-zoom to stores this month. Read more

Sony Alpha SLT-A68 real-world samples

The weather is starting to really warm up here in Seattle and the days are long. What better time to head out with the feature-packed Sony a68 and see what it can do? See gallery

Sony announces camera shipment delays due to Kumamoto earthquake

Sony has announced delays in delivering certain cameras as a result of the Kumamoto earthquakes. Read more

Metabones update unlocks native Sony focus modes for EF adapters

Updated firmware allows Sony users to use all AF modes when shooting Canon EF-mount lenses with Metabones adapters. It does so by emulating a native E-mount lens. The update enables new modes, but at the cost of some severe issues. Read more

Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps

Sony Japan has something to say about the use of 'hacks' in its PlayMemories App compatible cameras. Read more

All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review

Less than a year after the Mark II was released, Sony upped the ante on its all-in-one superzoom with the RX10 Mark III and its 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens. Read review

STG Uploader app allows Sony cameras to upload directly to Google Photos

A new unofficial app called STG Uploader enables Sony cameras compatible with PlayMemories Camera Apps to upload content directly to Google Photos. Read more

Three's a charm: Sony RX10 III added to studio scene comparison tool

We've added the Sony RX10 III to our studio comparison test scene. Does that fancy new glass shine on our test chart? Read more

Dual-cam Duel: Sony and LG Innotek rumored to be competing for Apple orders

Rumors say that all 'Plus' variants of the upcoming iPhone 7 will feature a dual-camera design which could be made by either Sony or LG Innotek. Read more 

Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition

Recently, DPReview Editor Barney Britton took the Sony RX10 III hiking, and he saw that it was good. How good? Back in the office Sam Spencer took the RX10 III, II, the Panasonic FZ1000 and the Canon G3X up to the balcony for a good old-fashioned shootout. Read more

Sony Xperia XA Ultra comes with 16MP OIS front cam

Sony's Xperia XA Ultra puts the focus on the front camera with a 16MP stabilized imager. Read more

Sony expects to restart image sensor production by end of month

Sony, one of the biggest sensor manufacturers for the photographic industry, has announced its sensor plant in the earthquake-hit Kumamoto region will be ready to begin production again by the end of this month. Read more

The ultimate hiking partner? Sony's RX10 III goes the distance

Sony's new Cyber-shot RX10 III might look a lot like the older RX10 II, but its lens is something else. With a versatile 24-600mm equiv. range, on paper it's a great traveling companion, which is why DPR editor's editor chose it to take on a weekend hike. See how he got on

Sony posts significant imaging division income gains in 2015 financial year-end report

It's not all bad news from camera manufacturers – despite a downward trend in sales, Sony's imaging division finished the 2015 financial year strong, with a healthy uptick in operating income. Read more

Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter

Sony's latest patent might raise some privacy concerns.

Sony enables XAVC S recording to SDHC card with a7R II and a7S II firmware update

Newly released firmware updates for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Previously, XAVC S format video could only be recorded to an SDXC card. Read more

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

Tinkerers and DIY-ers can now add an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor to their Raspberry Pi projects. Updating the previously available 5MP OmniVision chip, the Sony sensor accessory costs just $25. Learn more

Kumamoto earthquake keeps Sony sensor factory shuttered

The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more

Frame by frame: 'live view' continuous shooting with the Sony a6300

One of the features we were excited by when the a6300 was announced was the promise of 'live view' while shooting continuous bursts of shots. We've had the chance to use and test it to see if it lives up to Sony's claims. Read more

Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. It looks a lot like the a6000 but adds 4K video, better build quality, a higher-resolution viewfinder and a host of operational improvements. How does it fare against the immediate competition and how does it stand up to its little brother? Read our in-depth review

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III 4K sample footage and shooting summary

A centerpiece of Sony's Cyber-shot RX10 III is its ability to capture 4K video utilizing its new 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens. We shot a lot of 4K video in addition to stills in San Francisco, and have put together a highlight reel and some first impressions on the camera. Read more

Week in Review: Spring Fever
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Sony supersized its RX10 series, we took a peek at the Nikon D5's ISO 3 million and learned how to make beer with stinging nettles. Catch up on everything you may have missed this week. Read more

New normal: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 samples & first impressions

Sony recently updated its FE line, which now offers 16 full-frame lenses for Sony's E-mount Alpha cameras. Among the new lens introductions is the FE 50mm F1.8, what you might call Sony's 'nifty fifty'. We spent some time shooting with it in San Francisco this weekend, paired with the unforgiving 42MP of the Alpha 7R II, and have put together a gallery and some first impressions. Read more

Along the coast: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM real-world samples gallery updated

From Long Beach, WA to San Francisco, CA, we've made a couple of recent trips with the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM in tow. With a variety of focal lengths, apertures and lighting situations, take a look and see how this workhorse G Master lens holds up. Read more

Lights... Camera... Stinging nettles? Our Sony a6300 video shooting experience

The Sony a6300 has some of the most comprehensive video specs of a mass-market camera, so it seemed like a perfect excuse to embark on a video project. DPReview writer Richard Butler is a self-professed beginner when it comes to video, so he set out to see what he could do with the little Sony as he tested the camera's features. Read more

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