Sony http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sony-cameras/feed.rss Sun, 20 Oct 19 07:33:52 -0600 Sony en-CA Sony A9 II - biggest photo oriented failure of the year http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22647/sony-a9-ii-biggest-photo-oriented-failure-of-the-year Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:23:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22647@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Upgraded BIONZ X™ image processing engine gains maximum benefit from the sensor’s fast readout speed. Processor works with front-end LSI to enhance speed in AF/AE detection, image processing, face detection and accuracy, and more
  • Upgraded dust and moisture resistant[xviii] design to meet the needs of professionals in even the most challenging outdoor conditions. Stronger sealing provided at all body seams as well as the battery compartment cover and media slot
  • Latest image-processing algorithm reduces noise in the medium-to-high sensitivity range while improving subjective resolution and image quality
  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation system that provides a shutter speed advantage of 5.5 steps[xix]
  • Improved grip configuration for even greater comfort and sure hold. Compatible with Sony VG-C4EM Vertical Grip
  • Improved button design and feel. Increased diameter and feedback of the ‘AF-ON’ button; a refined multi-selector joystick design; an exposure compensation dial lock button and a redesigned shape and new position for the rear dial
  • Redesigned shutter mechanism to suppress even the slightest movement that can cause image blur. Tested for durability in excess of 500,000 shutter cycles[xx]
  • USB Type-C™ connector that supports fast USB 3.2 Gen 1 data transfer
  • Dual media slots that are both compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II SD cards, allowing higher overall capacity and faster read/write speeds
  • Digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s Multi Interface Shoe™ (MI Shoe) enabling the new ECM-B1M Shotgun Microphone or XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit to be connected directly to the MI Shoe for cleaner, clearer audio recordings
  • $4499 at
  • Product page - https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9m2

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Sony Alpha A7R IV new camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22284/sony-alpha-a7r-iv-new-camera-topic Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:57:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22284@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 61.0 MP1 35 mm full frame (35.7×23.8mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X image processing engine
  • Outdated video specs
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Fast Hybrid AF with 567-point focal-plane phase-detection AF and 425-point contrast-detection AF
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to 10fps25 with AF/AE tracking
  • Reliability and operational comfort supporting professional workflow
  • Compatible with Sony E-mount lenses
  • Battery Life: Approx. 530 shots (Viewfinder)/approx. 670 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)26
  • 1.3 cm (0.5 type) electronic viewfinder (color), UXGA OLED
  • 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT Monitor
  • $3500 at

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Sony A6100 APS-C Camera, A6400 for poor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22490/sony-a6100-aps-c-camera-a6400-for-poor Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:30:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22490@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Product page

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6100

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Sony RX100 VII Camera Topic, again with video issues http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22320/sony-rx100-vii-camera-topic-again-with-video-issues Wed, 24 Jul 2019 18:44:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22320@/talks/discussions image

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Specs

  • 20.1mp 1" Stacked BSI CMOS sensor
  • Zeiss 8.3x optical zoom lens, F2.8-4.5, 24-200mm equivalent
  • 4K video, 30fps only again
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • FullHD video - up to 120fps
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • High-speed video - up to 1000fps
  • Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • 3" tilting touch-screen
  • 2.359m dots, 0.59x magnification Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
  • 90fps continuous shooting - full resolution, 7 shots
  • ISO80 to ISO25600
  • 357 phase-detection AF points (68% coverage)
  • NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
  • 302 g
  • 102x58x43mm
  • $1200 price at

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Sony A6300 4K 100mbit 14 stops DR little monster, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14532/sony-a6300-4k-100mbit-14-stops-dr-little-monster-official-topic Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:37:36 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 14532@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A6600 APS-C Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19895/sony-a6600-aps-c-camera Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:25:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19895@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Product page

https://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6600

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Sony A9 new camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16767/sony-a9-new-camera-topic Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:31:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16767@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A7s III, 4K 60p and FHD 240p, announcement soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17956/sony-a7s-iii-4k-60p-and-fhd-240p-announcement-soon Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:28:13 -0600 paglez 17956@/talks/discussions

Sony alpha rumors reports this about Sony A7sIII/A9s: Sony will launch a new camera in October 18th. Big features and big price.

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Sony A6100 and A6600 more of the same cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22489/sony-a6100-and-a6600-more-of-the-same-cameras Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:31:11 -0600 apefos 22489@/talks/discussions Will these new cameras remove the sensor crop in 4k 30p recording mode?

At least the new 16-55mm 2.8 lens is a nice upgrade.

https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-leaked-images-and-specs-of-thenew-sony-a6100-and-a6600-and-lenses/

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Sony A7 II camera topic, 5-axis sensor based stabilizer http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11806/sony-a7-ii-camera-topic-5-axis-sensor-based-stabilizer Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:14:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11806@/talks/discussions image

New things

  • 5 axis stabilization:
  • Improved, hybrid AF:
  • Minor ergonomics changes
  • 50Mb XAVC S codec
  • S-Log2

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Sony A6400 camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21319/sony-a6400-camera-topic Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:25:52 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21319@/talks/discussions image

  • World's Fastest 0.02 seconds AF acquisition speed plus 425 phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points covering approximately 84% of image area
  • Advanced Real-time Eye AF
  • New Real-time Tracking for object tracking
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen for self-recording
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps mechanical shutter / 8 fps silent shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking
  • High-resolution 4K movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, plus advanced AF speed and stability
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 25 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, AAC
    • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Interval recording for time-lapse videos

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Sony RX0 II Camera Topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21616/sony-rx0-ii-camera-topic Mon, 25 Feb 2019 06:30:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21616@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A7 III 4K Camera with S-LOG and HLG http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19021/sony-a7-iii-4k-camera-with-s-log-and-hlg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:09:36 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19021@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A6500 topic, 4K, 5-axist stabilizer, touch screen http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15849/sony-a6500-topic-4k-5-axist-stabilizer-touch-screen Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:45:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15849@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

Site info - http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6500

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Sony RX100 mk III topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10285/sony-rx100-mk-iii-topic Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:45:45 -0600 kurth 10285@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
  • 20.2MP 1" CMOS sensor
  • 1.44Mdots pop-up OLED viewfinder
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • ND filter
  • XAVC-S video recording
  • $799 price

Preorder:

...as well as a pop-up viewfinder and fast 24-70mm lens ! Finally, something to wear a hole in my jeans again !

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Sony RX100 VI Camera, camera for rich travelers http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19820/sony-rx100-vi-camera-camera-for-rich-travelers Tue, 05 Jun 2018 02:55:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19820@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Check PR below for now.

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Sony A7R III Official Camera Topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18057/sony-a7r-iii-official-camera-topic Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:51:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18057@/talks/discussions image

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Sony A7r II new 4K FF beast with 5 axis stabilizer http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13150/sony-a7r-ii-new-4k-ff-beast-with-5-axis-stabilizer Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:23:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13150@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • Internal 4K XAVC S Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 3,5x faster than the A7r
  • AF is about 40% faster compared to A7r
  • Shipping - August
  • Price - $3200
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Sony Alpha A99 II, 5-axist stabilized FF, no crop in 4K http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15756/sony-alpha-a99-ii-5-axist-stabilized-ff-no-crop-in-4k Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:25:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15756@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 42.2MP BSI-CMOS without AA filter
  • BIONZ X LSI
  • 5-axis sensor based IS
  • 4K video at 100Mbit
  • APS-C video mode
  • S&Q Motion in Full HD at 1-120 fps
  • S-Log2 and S-Log3 profiles and 4:2:2 output over HDMI
  • Peaking and zebra
  • 12 fps burst shooting, 8 fps with AF almost without EVF blackout
  • 399 Phase Detection AF points, 79 cross-type on sensor points
  • 300,000 shutter lifespan
  • XGA OLED viewfinder, 0.78x magnification
  • 3.0" 1,2mdot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & NFC
  • $3199
  • Available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-42-4MP-Digital-Camera-ILCA99M2/dp/B01LYKDVU9/
  • Shipping in November
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Sony A9 II Coming Later This Year http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21932/sony-a9-ii-coming-later-this-year Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21932@/talks/discussions

Sony A9II in September: It makes sense for Sony to release a new A9 successor as early as possible to make the camera widely available and tested for PRO’s who want to use this camera at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. No specs are rumored yet but the sensor is said to be a “revolution” rather than an evolution.

Guys whom I talked said that release can be only in the fall at best.

Camera will set new price records.

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Sony a6000 topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9589/sony-a6000-topic Tue, 11 Feb 2014 04:17:15 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9589@/talks/discussions image

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  • 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X engine
  • 921,000 dots 3.0" tiltable screen
  • 1,44m dot OLED EVF
  • 179 phase-detection / 25 contrast-detection AF points
  • Hybrid AF, 0.06s (CIPA standards)
  • 11fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
  • 1080p60 video
  • Wi-Fi, NFC built in
  • 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Kit lens
  • $648 body price

Available at:


Previews:

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Sony RX200 coming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21697/sony-rx200-coming Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:37:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21697@/talks/discussions
  • Will be compact camera with optical zoom
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K videos, HEVC codec, LOG formats
  • Lot of custom function buttons
  • Nice WiFi
  • Marketing position - made for vloggers
  • So, proper screen possible
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    Sony a9000 coming soon, 4K, expensive and photo oriented http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20581/sony-a9000-coming-soon-4k-expensive-and-photo-oriented Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:45:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20581@/talks/discussions
  • Latest APS-C Sony sensor
  • Still some overheating
  • 4K p30 still, p60 is highly unlinkly
  • 3.9Mp OLED EVF placed in the middle, by idiots
  • Sony style tiltable screen, aka fuck you vloggers
  • Promised AI system and focus on your cats eyes
  • Special focus on your status as buyer ala iPhone
  • Price hike can reach 35-40% compred to current a6500 prices
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    Foxtech Map-01 E-mount camera for drones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21176/foxtech-map-01-e-mount-camera-for-drones Sat, 22 Dec 2018 01:54:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21176@/talks/discussions

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    Cine Gear 2017: Sony UMC-S3CA Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17163/cine-gear-2017-sony-umc-s3ca-camera- Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:59:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17163@/talks/discussions

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    EOSHD Pro Color for Sony Cameras - a fix? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16480/eoshd-pro-color-for-sony-cameras-a-fix Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:47 -0700 markr041 16480@/talks/discussions No one much praises Sony colors. But, many Sony cameras have multiple settings that can alter the color and look in camera. There are literally thousands of combinations, so finding one that pleases is difficult and time-consuming. EOSHD Pro Color is a list of in-camera settings to make Sony color have the pleasing look of Canon color (which many praise). It is not a Lut. The in-camera adjustments are thus made prior to compression, and can be much more precise and perhaps less degrading than those made in post using 8bit highly-compressed video. So, here is a video shot with those settings. The main subjects are flowers - nature's color palette. There are greens, blues, reds, oranges, whites, yellows. And no color-correction was done in post. This is also my first cat video.

    Oh, and even though this was a hothouse and I was shooting for a hour or more, the camera did not overheat.

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    Issue: Noise in the A6500 :( http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20821/issue-noise-in-the-a6500- Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:41:19 -0700 Manu4Vendetta 20821@/talks/discussions Yesterday I made cinematography in a short film in which I used this camera accompanied by a Meike 25mm f1.8 and a Rokkor 58mm 1.2 with the profile PP5 and the Gamma S-Log3 I did not touch anything of the rest of the configuration, 1,50 ISO 1,600 only for a shot and in the rest at ISO 800, and 1/50 with a WB at 2600K because the director asked for a cold atmosphere between blue and gray.

    I was surprised cause that it produced noise in both circumstances, we had illuminated using two points of light and to try although I did not use other profiles, I changed momentarily only for to see the scene behavior of the noise and in the other modes there was noise. I get a lot of attention because this camera handles sensitivity well and I made a short time inside a bus with very low light, in fact we only used a light that came from the roof of the same bus and a small LED that I used for filling using more quirky ISO's around 4,000 and the noise was minimal.

    Is there any reason for it? I let a clip of the short with a gradding.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Sony RX100 Mark V, fast little guy http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15850/sony-rx100-mark-v-fast-little-guy Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:24:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15850@/talks/discussions image

    Specs

    • 1" 20.1MP stacked CMOS sensor with embedded DRAM
    • 24-70 mm f/1.8 – 2.8 lens
    • 4K video without any cropping (up to 5 minutes!)
    • S-Log2 gamma with Gamma Display Assist that shows normal image
    • Timecode, zebras, peaking.
    • 315 phase-detection AF points over 65% of the frame
    • AF speed at 0.05 seconds.
    • Burst - 24 fps at 20.1MP and all this with AF
    • Silent shutter option at up to 24fps
    • 150 frames buffer
    • New BIONZ X LSI
    • Eye-AF in AF-C mode
    • 3" LCD 180-degree up and 45-degree down, 1,229kdot
    • 1/32,000 shutter mode
    • 960 fps slow motion at low res
    • XGA OLED Tru-Finder with Carl Zeiss optics, same 2.4Mp as all top cameras
    • WiFi / NFC, lacks Bluetooth
    • Available November 2016
    • $987 at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-Digital-Camera/dp/B01MCRBY4X/
    • Ripping EU customers - 1200 EUR price. And CA$1,250.

    Official page - http://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m5

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    Sony DSC-HX95 and DSC-HX99 Cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20343/sony-dsc-hx95-and-dsc-hx99-cameras Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:22:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20343@/talks/discussions image

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    Sony RX10 Mark IV New Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17725/sony-rx10-mark-iv-new-camera Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:19:36 -0600 paglez 17725@/talks/discussions image

    Sony today announced the new flagship model in its acclaimed Cyber-shot® RX10 series, the RX10 IV (model DSC-RX10M4).

    Featuring the world’s fastesti AF acquisition time of 0.03 secondsii and up to 24 fps continuous shootingiii with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras and an exceptionally versatile 24-600mmiv F2.4-F4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV model delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate ‘all-in-one’ solution.

    The impressive RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1.0-type 20.1 MP[vi] Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor and front-end LSI. These key components all work together to maximise overall speed of operation and performance, ultimately ensuring the highest possible image and video quality throughout the entire range of the 24-600mmiv lens.

    Fast Focusing, Fast Shooting

    A first for Sony’s RX10 series of cameras, the new RX10 IV model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF to ultimately enable the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 secondsii. This high speed focusing complements the extensive 24-600mmiv range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

    Additionally, for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology. This advanced technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s acclaimed line of α interchangeable lens cameras, concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease.

    Other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV camera include an enhanced version of the popular Eye AF, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter[vii]. AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations.

    An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX10 IV offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fpsiii with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 249 images[viii]. With the significant improvements in processing power for the new camera, EVF display lag during continuous shooting has been substantially reduced, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

    The RX10 IV also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user.

    ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Lens

    The 24-600mmiv ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens on the Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera features a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range, all the way up to ultra-telephoto. It includes a super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and ED aspherical lenses to minimise chromatic aberration, and ZEISS® T* Coating to minimise flare and ghosting.

    The lens also has built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation that helps to reduce camera shake and image blur. When the feature is activated, it is equivalent to an approximate 4.5 steps shutter speed improvement.

    Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72 cm (2.36 ft) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.

    Professional Video Capture

    The new RX10 IV becomes the latest Cyber-shot RX camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with its Fast Hybrid AF system realising approximately 2x faster focusing speed compared to the RX10 III.

    In 4K mode, the new RX10 IV utilises full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output to ensure that all the finest details are captured accurately. The camera utilises the XAVC S™ codec, recording video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps depending on shooting mode. Users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode (100 Mbps), or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD mode.

    The new camera also has a variety of other professional calibre video features including Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone and output for headphone monitoring.

    Super slow motion video recording is also available, with an extended duration of about 4 seconds (in quality priority mode) and 7 seconds (in shoot time priority). This unique feature gives users the ability to choose among 1000fps, 500fps and 250fps frame rates and among 50p, 25p and 24p playback formats.

    Upgraded Operation and Customization

    The new RX10 IV features Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function – another first for the Cyber-shot RX series – for quick and smooth focusing operation, and WhiteMagic™ technology, ensuring that LCD viewing is bright and clear in even the harshest outdoor lighting conditions. Additionally, it is equipped with an approx. 2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. Triple lens rings for aperture, zoom and focus are also available, with a completely quiet, smooth option for the aperture ring that is ideal for video shooters.

    To enhance customisation, “My Menu” functionality has been added, allowing up to 30 frequently used menu items to be custom registered. Menus are colour coded for easier recognition and navigation, and a new Movie Settings menu has been introduced to improve the overall video shooting experience.

    The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant[xii], and Wi-Fi®, NFC™ and Bluetooth® compatible.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera will ship in October for approximately €2000. Full product details can be accessed here.

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