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Top 10 sample galleries of the year #2: the Sony Alpha a9

We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At #2 we have another staff favorite – the Sony Alpha a9.

Sony a7R Mark III review

Sony's a7R Mark III shoots 42.4MP files at 10fps and incorporates a robust video feature set, large battery, refined ergonomics and more. It certainly looks impressive, but what is it like to use, and how does it stack up against the rest of the market? Find out in our full review.

UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater

Despite reports to the contrary, analysis of DPReview images by our friend Jim Kasson confirms a disappointing fact: Sony a7R III is still a Star Eater. But there may be some improvements.

Sony a7R III added to studio scene comparison

While a couple of our reviewers are out testing the Sony a7R III in Arizona, back in Seattle we slapped the camera in front of our studio scene to get a close look at its image quality. See how it stacks up against the competition.

Expect twice the resolution and speed from the next Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D

Sony's recently announced IMX461 backside illuminated medium format sensor will bring 100MP resolution and almost 2x the speed to the next-gen Fuji GFX and Hasselblad X1D.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review

At last, a premium superzoom bridge camera with phase detect autofocus. Is this the best all-in-one camera ever made? Read on.

Sony a7R III Pixel Shift lifts a veil off your landscapes

The Sony a7R III improves upon the high-performance, high-resolving 42.4 MP sensor in the a7R II. Improved dynamic range and a new Pixel Shift mode promises noise-free, sharp shots. But how well does Pixel Shift perform in the real world and in our studio? Color us impressed.

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM sample gallery updated

Recently we spent a little time in Jackson, Wyoming with Sony's full-frame E-mount staple. Have a peek at the results.

Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9

Believe it or not, sports and live music photography have a lot in common – your reaction time as a photographer is crucial. Veteran music photographer Jeanette D. Moses gave the Sony a9 a try at a pro golf tournament recently – and was very impressed with the results.

Novoflex introduces electronic lens reversing system for Sony E-Mount

The Novoflex NEX-RETRO adapter allows you to reverse mount your E-Mount lenses while maintaining full electronic communication between the lens and the camera.

Sony a7R III UHD 4K sample video clips

The Sony a7R Mark III can shoot UHD 4K video at 24 and 30p using the full width of its image sensor or over-sampled footage using a Super 35 crop. Take a look at some samples from a shooting event earlier this week.

Sony a7R III sample gallery
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The Sony a7R Mark III is here and we get our hands on one for a few hours while at a press event in New York City. See our sample gallery.

What you need to know about Sony's a7R III

Just in case you haven't heard, Sony released an ultra-high-res mirrorless camera early this morning. We spent some hands-on time with the a7R III and put together an in-depth look at what's new and exciting – and what's missing.

Video: Sony a7R III first look

Sony took the wraps off its a7R III this morning, and we've put together a short video highlighting its standout features.

Sony to shift focus as demand for automotive image sensors increases

Sony is expected to shift some of its CMOS sensor production capacity from mobile devices to automotive.

Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF

We've been fans of Sony's Eye AF feature for a while now, and since the company claims it's twice as effective in the a7R III it was one of the first things we wanted to check out.

Demo: Here is the Sony a7R III shooting at 10 fps

What's the first thing to try when you get the a7R III in your hands? Why, 10 fps mechanical shutter bursts, with continuous autofocus, of course. It's impressive on paper and sure enough, it's darn impressive in person.

Watch Sony's a7R III livestream event on DPReview

We're at Sony's 'special livestream event' in New York City this morning. Watch the livestream here and check out our Twitter for live commentary from our staff at the event!

Sony a7R III promises faster bursts, better focusing and longer battery life

Sony has announced the a7R Mark III, a 42.4MP mirrorless camera built around the lessons learned from its flagship a9 sports camera.

Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens

Sony is adding even more versatility to its full-frame mirrorless lens line by introducing the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS. Priced at $1299, this lens is smaller and lighter than the competition, according to Sony.

Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens

Sony is keeping good on its promise to support professional sports shooters by announcing the development of a 400mm F2.8 GM lens.

Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V

If you're set on investing in a seriously capable compact, no doubt these two cameras will be on your list. Here's how they square up.

Sample gallery update: Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS

Bison, drift cars, horseback riders, antelope – from the beach to the race track, the Sony 100-400mm G Master is one versatile piece of kit.

Samyang unveils 35mm F1.4 autofocus lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless

Samyang has announced its fourth autofocus prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: meet the long-rumored and much-anticipated Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE.

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated

Where better to take a 24-600mm equivalent superzoom than on a trip to the mountains? With a zoom range ideal for travel, our RX10 IV review unit headed north to Whistler, BC almost as soon as it arrived.

Sharp and wide: Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G gallery updated

We've had more time to shoot with Sony's ultra wide 12-24mm F4 zoom; see how it performed in a variety of shooting scenarios.

Manfrotto is teaming up with Sony to make accessories for Alpha series cameras

Sony and Manfrotto are teaming up to create a line of accessories specifically for Sony cameras and lenses. First up, a tripod that will be on display at PhotoPlus in NYC.

Sony a9 firmware update 1.10 'improves image quality and overall stability'

Sony has released a new firmware version for the popular Sony a9 that addresses some memory card bugs and "improves the image quality and overall stability of the camera."

How a photojournalist shot the eclipse photo of a lifetime with the Sony a9

A veteran photojournalist, Rick Wilking secured a spot in the path of totality for the August solar eclipse. While things didn't quite pan out as predicted, an unexpected subject in the sky and a quick reaction made for a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Why should you care about the Sony RX10 IV? Phase detection autofocus, that's why

The Sony RX10 IV is a fixed lens camera with a 1"-type sensor and 24-600mm equivalent lens that can shoot 4K video or stills at 24 fps, but that's not what we think is interesting about it. The addition of phase detection autofocus is pivotal to all those features.

Sony packed serious phase detect AF into these new 4K palm-style camcorders

Sony just debuted three palm-style 4K camcorders that steal a bit of speedy phase detect autofocus technology from the company's RX10 IV. In fact, they kind of improve on it.

Not your typical superzoom: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV gallery and impressions

Sure, the price tag is outrageous. But Sony has made some real leaps forward with its RX10 series in this latest iteration. We've been able to shoot some fast-moving action and get some initial impressions of this souped-up superzoom.

SLR Magic announces CINE 18mm F2.8 lens for Sony E-Mount

SLR Magic's latest lens for Sony E-Mount cameras looks like a good option for landscape and architectural photographers, as well as video-shooters.

Phase One unveils IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back, promises unmatched color quality

Phase One has released a new 100MP digital back called the Trichromatic. Designed with Sony, the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic promises "unsurpassed color quality."

Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is here, and it's all about speed and autofocus. We got our hands on the camera in New York City today so you can take a look at what's new.

Sony announces new Cyber-shot RX10 IV with phase-detect AF and 24 fps bursts

Sony has announced its new Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV, featuring a 315-point phase detect system, 24 fps burst shooting and the same 24-600mm lens as its predecessor.

Sony: 'Our company has a vision which is more important than profit alone'

Recently, DPReview was invited to Japan to visit both the Sony headquarters in Tokyo and Sony’s image sensor factory in Kumamoto. The trip was an opportunity to gain some insight into both the philosophy and the technology that underpins the company.

Throwback Thursday: Alpha A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR

Turning ten years old this week is the A700, Sony's first high-end DSLR after fully taking over Konica Minolta's camera business. With plenty of Minolta DNA, it debuted in September 2007 to take on the likes of Canon's 40D and Nikon's D300.

Sony unveils the Venice, its first full-frame cinema camera system

Sony just took the cover off an exciting (and probably very expensive) new cinema camera called the Venice. It's the company's first full-frame digital motion picture camera system.

Gallery: photographing parkour with the Sony a9

Seattle's Freeway Park is a labyrinth of trees, towers of concrete and tourists. Turns out, it's also a great place to practice parkour. With several Sony a9's in hand, we turned our lenses to the skies to capture some flying humans in our latest sample gallery.

Sony launches Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact with 3D-scanning function

The XZ1 and XZ1 compact smartphones take over much of the flagship XZ Premium's camera specification, and will be the first devices to launch with Android 8.0 Oreo.

Sony RX0 puts a 1-inch sensor into a rugged and ultra-compact body

The new Sony RX0 is aimed at professional and enthusiast level videographers and imaging professional who work in challenging conditions.

Blind portrait shootout: Sony a9 vs Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5

Try your hand at this blind portrait shootout between the Canon 1DX Mark II, Nikon D5 and Sony a9. With all bias removed, you might just rank your favorite camera brand worst.

Sony a6500 firmware update improves image stabilization in movie mode

Version 1.04 of the Sony a6500 firmware can be downloaded from the Sony Support website now.

Canon beats Nikon to get EISA’s Pro DSLR award for 3rd year running

Canon’s EOS 5D Mk IV has won the European Imaging and Sound Association’s Professional DSLR of the Year award, making this the third year in a row that the brand has beaten Nikon to the top spot in the professional camera category.

Sony 'trade up' program gets you $500 plus trade-in value towards a new a9

If you're looking to switch to Sony, the company's new limited-time "α trade up" promotion can snag you up to $500 + trade-in value towards a brand new a9, a7 II, a7R II, or a7S II when you hand over your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Sony Kumamoto sensor factory earthquake: first public footage

On April 16, 2016 disaster struck in Kumamoto in the form of an unprecedented 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Here is the public's first look at Sony's sensor factory during the quake, the resulting damage and the efforts to restore operations.

Sony financial report tops estimates thanks to smartphone sensors and earthquake recovery

The fortunes of Sony’s camera division have taken a turn for the better with a rise in first quarter sales and operating income thanks to 'high-value' cameras and booming smartphone sensor business.

Sony a7S II sends 4K video from the International Space Station to Earth

A Sony a7S II mounted on the outside of the ISS' Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) for the last seven months has sent back some impressive 4K video and stills.

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