Sony http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sony-cameras/feed.rss Wed, 18 Jan 17 05:03:49 -0700 Sony en-CA Sony A7s II 4K low light beast topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13690/sony-a7s-ii-4k-low-light-beast-topic Fri, 11 Sep 2015 02:02:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13690@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 12.4Mp FF sensor
  • 2.4Mp XGA OLED EVF
  • 5 axis sensor stab
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (30p/100Mbps, 30p/60Mbps, 24p/100Mbps, 24p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 (25p/100Mbps, 25p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps, 120p/100Mbps, 120p/60Mbps)
  • XAVC S HD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/50Mbps, 25p/50Mbps, 100p/100Mbps, 100p/60Mbps)
  • Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, White&Black, S-Gamut, S-Gamut3.Cine, S-Gamut3),
  • Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI info. Display (On/Off selectable), Time Code/User Bit, Picture Profile, Creative Style, Picture Effect, Rec Control, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting, PAL/NTSC Selector, Gamma Display Assist
  • 8bit HDMI only output
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3 mm
  • $2999 at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186034-REG/sony_ilce7sm2_b_alpha_a7sii_mirrorless_digital.html

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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 RX10 Mark III http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14892/sony-rx10-mark-iii Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:41:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14892@/talks/discussions image

  • 1" 20.1 mp stacked CMOS sensor
  • 24-600mm lens, 25x optical zoom lens, f/2.4-4.0, Optical Steadyshot
  • Tilting screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder (XGA OLED)
  • 14fps continuous shooting
  • Electronic shutter (up to 1/32000s)
  • 4K video recording (3840x2160), but only 30p, 25p, 24p •High speed video recording •Triple lens ring (focus, aperture, zoom) •Dust and moisture resistance •Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
  • 1051 g
  • 133 x 94 x 127 mm
  • $1500 at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1242612-REG/sony_dsc_rx10m3_cyber_shot_dsc_rx10_iii_digital.html

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Sony A7s, FHD camera, with 12Mp sensor, big DR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10059/sony-a7s-fhd-camera-with-12mp-sensor-big-dr Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:42:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10059@/talks/discussions Announced, just 1080p camera with low resolution, high DR sensor.

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Specifications

  • 12MP CMOS sensor, without Phase AF
  • 1080p24 and 1080p60 recording with 50mbps
  • hdmi output - 3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60i),YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
  • seems to be regional locked (PAL/NTSC versions)

Available at

We have few PAL Sony A7s bodies for European members. All of the cameras do not have any limits.

Price: $2589
Shipping: Price includes fast shipping for Western Europe/US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this camera.


PR

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining the acclaimed alpha7 and alpha7R family of the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony's new alpha7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.

The innovative alpha7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise.

The new model is also the world's first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor's pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.

"The alpha7S gives Sony the most complete, versatile lineup of full-frame cameras in the market today," said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony Electronics. "Between the alpha99, VG900, RX1, alpha7, alpha7R and now alpha7S models, we have completely revolutionized what it means to be a 'full-frame' camera, bringing a new level of quality and portability to enthusiast photographers and videographers."

Wide ISO Sensitivity (ISO 50 - 409,6002) and Impressive Dynamic Range

Sony, the world's largest manufacturer of image sensors, has developed a unique 12.2 MP sensor with extraordinary sensitivity that allows the alpha7S camera to collect dramatically more light than traditional cameras and to produce beautifully detailed, low-noise images in even the darkest environments.

The camera also features a newly developed on-sensor technology that allows it to optimize the dynamic range throughout the entirety of the ISO50 – 409,600 sensitivity range. This on-sensor technology also broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimizes noise in dark scenes, allowing the camera to deliver impressive results in these extreme conditions where other cameras (and image sensors) typically struggle.

World's First Full-Frame Camera with Full Pixel Read-out (without pixel binning) during Movie Shooting

With the new alpha7S camera, the high-speed read out of the 35mm full-frame image sensor combined with the high-speed processing of the BIONZ X processor enables significant improvements in video quality.

These powerful components allow the camera to process data from all of the sensor's pixels and output stunning HD and 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160 pixels) video3 while utilizing the full-width of the sensor. In addition to the benefits for low-light shooting, the read out of all pixels frees the video from aliasing, moire and false color artifacts (as opposed to pixel binning) to achieve the highest quality video.

Additional Pro-Quality Video Functions

In video mode, the alpha7S can output 4K video at QFHD (3840x2160) to an optional external 3rd party 4K recorder, and can record full HD (1920x1080) at frame rates of 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect.

The alpha7S camera is also equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony's range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. Additionally, for the first time ever in a Sony alpha camera, the alpha7S adopts the workflow-friendly XAVC S recording format in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. XAVC S format allows for full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality.

Other specialist video functions on the new camera include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD and 4K base band HDMI® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder and can dual record XAVC S as well as MP4 (1280x720 @30p).

The camera also has a Multi-terminal interface shoe that is compatible with Sony's XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M plus a new model under development), allowing the use of professional microphone systems.

Low-light Shooting Advantages

The high ISO sensitivity range of the alpha7S camera is extremely effective for still image shooting, especially in low-light conditions, where the camera can shoot at high shutter speeds while keeping noise as low as possible. This is particularly useful for shooting indoor, dimly lit sporting events or other situations where most cameras typically struggle.

The camera is also equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the alpha7R camera, with drastically improved low-light AF sensitivity that can go as low as -4EV.

Expanding alpha Mount System and New Power Zoom Lens for Movie Shooting

Directly compatible with the growing family of E-mount lenses, the alpha7S camera can also be used with A-mount and others lens systems with optional adapters. Sony's complete alpha lens system now includes 54 total lenses for both A and E mounts, including several premium offerings from Carl Zeiss® and G Series Lenses.

As a whole, Sony's E-mount lens system is particularly well-suited for video shooting, with a variety of models containing "movie-friendly" features like smooth focusing, powered zoom control, and silent iris/aperture control. Building on this, Sony has announced development of a brand new, full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens that is an ideal match for the powerful movie capabilities of the alpha7S model.

Pricing and availability of the alpha7S full-frame interchangeable lens camera will be announced at a future date.

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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:


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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

Info

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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 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 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 RX1R II camera topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13931/sony-rx1r-ii-camera-topic Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:01:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13931@/talks/discussions image

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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 RX100 IV M4 4K 1000fps camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13152/sony-rx100-iv-m4-4k-1000fps-camera Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:48:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13152@/talks/discussions image

NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer1 – has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.

The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps4,5, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

"Utilizing Sony's decades of expertise in digital imaging, we've made it possible for everyday customers to enjoy a professional imaging experience with the new RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras. With the power of the world's first 1.0-type Stacked CMOS sensor packed into a compact, portable body, these new cameras bring the excitement and creativity of high frame rate shooting, 4K recording and a variety of other pro-quality features to a whole new audience." said Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital Imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation.

Kelly Davis, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony North America, added "The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models make a strong statement for Sony, as they break through all existing boundaries of compact cameras and will allow professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts to capture images and video that they never before thought were possible."

Up to 40x Super Slow Motion Shooting

A first for Sony consumer cameras, the new RX100 IV and RX10 II both have the ability to record super slow-motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, allowing users to capture and replay fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats4,5 to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed. The 'end trigger' mode lets shooting begin 2 to 4 seconds before the movie button is pressed, enabling shooters to capture the decisive moment with much more consistency and accuracy. For reference, two seconds of movie footage shot at 960 fps and 24p would take about 80 seconds to play back.

High Speed Shutter, High Speed Shooting

The impressive speed and power of the 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with an attached DRAM chip allows the new RX100IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. Specifically, it's fast processing capability results in continuous speeds at up to 16 fps on the RX100 IV and up to 14 fps on the RX10 II for an extended period of time.

Additionally, the ultra-fast readout of the image sensor is responsible for the high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second), which allow the new cameras to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV197. It also minimizes the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

High Precision Direct 4K Movie Recording

The new RX100IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording6. The cameras utilize full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'. These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.

The capacity for shooting 4K differs slightly on each of the two cameras, as the more professionally styled RX10 II can shoot 4K video at extended lengths (up to 29 minutes in the US), while the more casual, pocket-friendly RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips at up to about 5 minutes in length. Additional professional caliber video features on both of the new cameras include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, and more. Both cameras also have advanced dual video recording functionality, allowing shooters to capture 16.8 MP still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns simply by pressing the shutter button.

Versatility in Design, High Speed AF

The new RX100 IV maintains the compact, pocket-sized design of the RX100 family, and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens, while the new RX10 II maintains the same body design as the original RX10 and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens.

Each of the cameras is equipped with a new high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The RX100 IV maintains the convenient retractable EVF with ZEISS® T* coating from the RX100 III model that debuted last year.

Both of the two new models feature an upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject in as little as 0.09 seconds8. Sony's proprietary AF algorithm allows them to recognize and lock-in on a subject with a simple half-press of the shutter button at a much more efficient rate compared to previous models. The new cameras are also Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible and can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.

Aesthetically, both of the new models feature a variety of customizable controls and buttons to fit any shooter's style. The RX10 II adds dust and moisture resistance as well.

There is also a new stylish soft carrying case for, model LCS-RXG, that has been introduced. Made of quality natural leather and available in brown and black colors, it is an ideal complement to the sleek designs of all the RX100 series cameras including the new RX100 IV model.

Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV(model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) high-zoom camera will be available this July for about $1000 and $1300, respectively. Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th.

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Sony a7rII flickering lines at concert http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16164/sony-a7rii-flickering-lines-at-concert Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:33:17 -0700 olli66 16164@/talks/discussions The other day I wanted to take some photos at a show. With silent shutter I always got lines in the images. With shutter sound activated: no lines. Could anyone explain this to me? Then I wanted to shoot a video but it was impossible. I never experienced something like this. I can only assume there were different lights on stage with different frequencies? There were lines running through the image like crazy. I tried shutter speedds from 1/30 to 1/120. I also tried chaning the camera from NTSC to PAL. 24fps, 25fps, 30fps. Nothing helped. It was impossible to take a video. Anyone knows the reason? Any workaround in a situation like this? Here is the video so you see what I mean:
any hep/advice appereciated! thanks guys!

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Hack for controlling bracketing Sony A7Rii http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16134/hack-for-controlling-bracketing-sony-a7rii Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:06:55 -0700 BenjyvC 16134@/talks/discussions I have a need to control the number of exposures fired in quick succession, whether via bracketing or continuous mode, would pay for a hack to control the following action: shutter release held causes two, not three, exposures to fire in the quickest succession the camera is capable of. I can live with the two exposures being bracketed, doesn't have to be identical. I see no route to control this in camera or with a remote, correct me if I'm wrong. Many thanks.

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Sony RX10 II 4K 1000fps camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13151/sony-rx10-ii-4k-1000fps-camera Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:35:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13151@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 20.2MP 1" Exmor R CMOS Stack Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • 3.0" 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • UHD 4K 3840x2160 at 30p/24p only
  • Super Slow Motion 960 fps Video
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Price at around $1200

PR

NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer1 – has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.

The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps4,5, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

"Utilizing Sony's decades of expertise in digital imaging, we've made it possible for everyday customers to enjoy a professional imaging experience with the new RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras. With the power of the world's first 1.0-type Stacked CMOS sensor packed into a compact, portable body, these new cameras bring the excitement and creativity of high frame rate shooting, 4K recording and a variety of other pro-quality features to a whole new audience." said Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital Imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation.

Kelly Davis, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony North America, added "The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models make a strong statement for Sony, as they break through all existing boundaries of compact cameras and will allow professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts to capture images and video that they never before thought were possible."

Up to 40x Super Slow Motion Shooting

A first for Sony consumer cameras, the new RX100 IV and RX10 II both have the ability to record super slow-motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, allowing users to capture and replay fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats4,5 to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed. The 'end trigger' mode lets shooting begin 2 to 4 seconds before the movie button is pressed, enabling shooters to capture the decisive moment with much more consistency and accuracy. For reference, two seconds of movie footage shot at 960 fps and 24p would take about 80 seconds to play back.

High Speed Shutter, High Speed Shooting

The impressive speed and power of the 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with an attached DRAM chip allows the new RX100IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. Specifically, it's fast processing capability results in continuous speeds at up to 16 fps on the RX100 IV and up to 14 fps on the RX10 II for an extended period of time.

Additionally, the ultra-fast readout of the image sensor is responsible for the high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second), which allow the new cameras to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV197. It also minimizes the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

High Precision Direct 4K Movie Recording

The new RX100IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording6. The cameras utilize full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'. These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.

The capacity for shooting 4K differs slightly on each of the two cameras, as the more professionally styled RX10 II can shoot 4K video at extended lengths (up to 29 minutes in the US), while the more casual, pocket-friendly RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips at up to about 5 minutes in length. Additional professional caliber video features on both of the new cameras include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, and more. Both cameras also have advanced dual video recording functionality, allowing shooters to capture 16.8 MP still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns simply by pressing the shutter button.

Versatility in Design, High Speed AF

The new RX100 IV maintains the compact, pocket-sized design of the RX100 family, and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens, while the new RX10 II maintains the same body design as the original RX10 and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens.

Each of the cameras is equipped with a new high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The RX100 IV maintains the convenient retractable EVF with ZEISS® T* coating from the RX100 III model that debuted last year.

Both of the two new models feature an upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject in as little as 0.09 seconds8. Sony's proprietary AF algorithm allows them to recognize and lock-in on a subject with a simple half-press of the shutter button at a much more efficient rate compared to previous models. The new cameras are also Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible and can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.

Aesthetically, both of the new models feature a variety of customizable controls and buttons to fit any shooter's style. The RX10 II adds dust and moisture resistance as well.

There is also a new stylish soft carrying case for, model LCS-RXG, that has been introduced. Made of quality natural leather and available in brown and black colors, it is an ideal complement to the sleek designs of all the RX100 series cameras including the new RX100 IV model.

Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV(model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) high-zoom camera will be available this July for about $1000 and $1300, respectively. Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th.

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any mechanical remote trigger (DIY ?) out there? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15865/any-mechanical-remote-trigger-diy-out-there- Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:42:15 -0600 olli66 15865@/talks/discussions problem is I have a remote trigger but my Sony cameras only have one MULTI connection and I am looking for a solution to remote trigger my camera AND do tethering to my Surface 4. would be cool to have this kind of setup for a wedding photo booth. the idea is to give the people the trigger and tell them to just push the button and have the Surface book in reach or even in sight (if it does not draw the attention away) of the people who take photos of themselves. but it is either the remote trigger or the connection to the Surface book. so I was thinking of a shutter device that mechanically pushes the button, ok, choosing between single and continuous shoot mode will only be possible with the remote but I could live with one picture for each pressing of the button...what do you think? any solution or any other ideas? thanks guys!

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Sony A5000 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9429/sony-a5000 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:25:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9429@/talks/discussions image


Specs:

  • 20.1 CMOS sensor
  • 1080p30 video recording
  • 1/4000 to 30 sec shutter speed
  • 3" 460,800 dot LCD
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Dimensions - 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm
  • Weight - 210g for camera body
  • Available in March 2014
  • Price - $600 for kit with the 16-50mm zoom lens.

Available at:


Useful links:

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Sony FS7 II officially announced http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16018/sony-fs7-ii-officially-announced Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:47:10 -0700 peaceonearth 16018@/talks/discussions https://www.cinema5d.com/sony-fs7-ii-hands-on-difference-to-fs7-mark-1/

Vari ND Filter

E-Mount Lever Lock

REC2020 implemented

power LED next to the on/off switch.

There’s now a thumb screw on the grip arm extension.

10 assignable user buttons.

The XQD cards now stick out 4.3mm more than on the FS7 mark 1.

Improvements to the big viewfinder loupe.

The LCD attachment was improved.

US 10,000USD

Germany 11.200,-€ net plus VAT (outch) FS7 I still available at 7.059,-€ net

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a6300: Passive Cooling Idea to fix Overheating issue http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15939/a6300-passive-cooling-idea-to-fix-overheating-issue Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:33:18 -0600 fatpig 15939@/talks/discussions Did anyone try this? I Just had this idea. Just sandwich a thermal pad between the a6300 and the battery grip, using the pressure to transfer the body heat to the pad, which in turn dissipates the heat through some small ram heatsinks. I think this might actually work. Removable, silent, cool. Does anyone have the stuff lying around to try it? :)

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Sony a7 iii release date and global shutter http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15921/sony-a7-iii-release-date-and-global-shutter Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:55:13 -0600 bokehman64 15921@/talks/discussions I really want the a7rii but that crazy global shutter is unacceptable. Does anyone know when the mark 3 might be announced? My best guess is nab but that's all the way in April. Does anyone know if it will have a global shutter to eliminate rolling shutter? or any other information would be great. Thanks.

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Sony A7 and A7r , FF gems, like GH3 but FF http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8424/sony-a7-and-a7r-ff-gems-like-gh3-but-ff Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:43:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8424@/talks/discussions image

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Specs, A7

  • 24Mp CMOS FF sensors
  • 14bit RAW
  • E mount
  • 100-51200 ISO
  • Phase AF on sensor, 117 points
  • Applications support
  • OLED 2.4Mp EVF
  • SDHC card slot
  • Whether sealed
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • 1/250 flash sync speed
  • Serial shooting - 5fps and 2.5fps modes
  • Movie modes - 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
    • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
  • Headphone Jack
  • Microphone Input
  • XLR adaptor kit available. Separate control of the left and right channel inputs is available via this adaptor.
  • Tiltable 920kp LCD screen
  • Focus peaking
  • MIDI output compatible with 4K TVs (for photo only now)
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Size - 127mm x 95mm x 48mm
  • Weight - 474gr
  • $1698 (or 1500 EUR)

Specs, A7r

  • 36Mp CMOS FF sensors
  • 14bit RAW
  • E mount
  • 100-51200 ISO
  • Contrast AF only
  • Applications support
  • OLED 2.4Mp EVF
  • SDHC card slot
  • Whether sealed
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • 1/250 flash sync speed
  • Serial shooting - 5fps and 2.5fps modes
  • Movie modes - 24p/60i/60p w/uncompressed HDMI output
    • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
    • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
    • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
  • Headphone Jack
  • Microphone Input
  • XLR adaptor kit available. Separate control of the left and right channel inputs is available via this adaptor.
  • Tiltable 920kp LCD screen
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Size - 127mm x 95mm x 48mm
  • Weight - 465gr
  • $2198 (2100 EUR) body price

Preorder at:

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Sony A7S III - Possible leak http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15862/sony-a7s-iii-possible-leak- Mon, 10 Oct 2016 04:16:57 -0600 PauloTeixeira 15862@/talks/discussions Original Page:

http://www.camerabeta.com/rumor/sony/sony-a7s-mark-iii-leaked/3380

English translated:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.camerabeta.com%2Frumor%2Fsony%2Fsony-a7s-mark-iii-leaked%2F3380&edit-text=

"【Suspect Sony a7S III specifications parameters ahead of exposure】 Beta to get a suspected Sony a7S III specifications parameters of the screenshots, and now share to you. The new machine will use 15 million pixel level BSI-CMOS with LSI, adjustable IR Filter can also be used as adjustable electronic ND filter, native ISO 100-102400, the maximum ISO is 409600, with 3-inch 1.2 million point flip LCD screen , Support 4: 2: 2 8bit 4K video recording."

This is a rumor.

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Sony NEX-7 used by The Raid Director Gareth Evans http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14494/sony-nex-7-used-by-the-raid-director-gareth-evans Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:02:20 -0700 darklight 14494@/talks/discussions you guys probably saw this already but Gareth Evans director of The Raid and The Raid 2 made this previs video and he used the sony NEX-7 to film it. Its pretty cool even though the rolling shutter is pretty crazy in certain scenes due to the fast camera movement.

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Sony remote app possible to do 3 or 5 photos with 2 or 10 seconds self-timer? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15738/sony-remote-app-possible-to-do-3-or-5-photos-with-2-or-10-seconds-self-timer Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:41:01 -0600 olli66 15738@/talks/discussions With the remote control app I only see the option to do continuos shooting HI or LOW but all I want to do is take 3 or 5 pictures like you can do it with the time function in camera... really need this feature to make a photobox with my A7RII...

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Sony A5100 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11066/sony-a5100 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:22:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11066@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • 24.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ 922k Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 1080p24/p30/p60 at 50Mbps
  • 30 Minute limit (sic)
  • Hybrid AF with 179 Phase-Detect Points
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Focus Peaking, Zebra
  • Body - $550, kit with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - $700

Previews:

Available at:

Samples:

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Sony PMW-F3 price drop http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13446/-sony-pmw-f3-price-drop Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:48:17 -0600 IronFilm 13446@/talks/discussions The current price for a new F3 is only US$3,995 now, a huge reduction from its original price:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848144-REG/Sony_PMW_F3L_RGB_PMW_F3L_Super_35mm_Full_HD.html

I can tell it dropped from US$4,995 sometime in the last 48hrs based on Google's cache:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:f3DRVKbhbYQJ:www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848144-REG/Sony_PMW_F3L_RGB_PMW_F3L_Super_35mm_Full_HD.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz

I was hoping Archive.org could give me insight into the price history over the past year. But sadly the most recent copy it shares at the moment is from October 2014 when it was $14,995:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141006031730/http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848144-REG/Sony_PMW_F3L_RGB_PMW_F3L_Super_35mm_Full_HD.html

Adorama sadly doesn't sell it currently, just a kit for $13,800:

http://www.adorama.com/SOPMWF3G444.html

But it does have three in used condition (V condition $2,100, E- condition $2,400, E condition $2,575):

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=recommend&sku=US_VDCSOPMWF3

And on eBay I can see sold listings for US$2K. I believe if people look around at their local private sales they'll find it even cheaper, I picked up one myself three weeks ago for US$1.2K via that.

Incredible price drop from 2011 when the Sony PMW-F3 first came out and it was nearly $20,000! ($16K for the body plus initially US$3,800 for the firmware upgrade)

It has had a far faster price drop than similar cameras of that era (give or take a year) which were priced similar (or even cheaper than the F3 was), such as: Canon C300, RED Scarlet, RED One, Sony FS700, BMCC. They've all seen big price drops, falling half in price, or even more. But none have seen the price fall to a tenth of the original cost! (or even less!)

I wonder why. I've got a few theories, it is was a rather popular enough camera in its niche (TV / documentaries / etc). Thus lots of F3 cameras were sold, which is causing mismatch in supply vs demand. As there is low demand because it never caught on amongst amateur/indie filmmakers (because they too quickly got distracted by the next shiny item, such as RED or BMD), who'd be the people who could soak up the supply of F3 cameras on the second hand market. As professional TV crews wouldn't be buying up F3 cameras in large numbers, they'd instead be moving on to an F5/F55.

So why are there not more indies picking up these cheap F3 bodies? I'd say there are a few reasons: its bulk, it is "only 1080", no raw, PL mount (too pricey for many indies), and SxS cards are pricey. (last two reasons are non issues, as under that PL mount you've got the FZ mount, and there are dirt cheap adapters for SxS to use standard SD cards. But many people won't realise this initially, and just be put off from getting an F3)

Makes you wonder what camera now which are priced way outside our reach will then be very affordable by 2019?

Alexa Mini? Doubt it, it will still hold onto its popularity and prestige for a long time.

Sony F5? Well... is the one directly after the F3, kinda makes it the obvious candidate to keep an eye on. The F5 after all is already feeling pricing pressure from Sony's own cheaper FS7, URSA Mini and other cameras will keep up the pressure.

KineFinity KineMAX 6K? Doubt it will sell enough to create a future large supply vs demand in balance.

Sony FS7? Perhaps this is the one to watch for 2019 deals, but it is already starting from a very affordable point. So it surely will fall to a similar price point by 2019 I guess, but it certainly won't fall to being a tenth of its original price.

AJA Cion? Eh, I suppose it might... but I doubt I'd pick it over my own F3!

Other candidates? Thoughts?

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Sony A68 - last of its kind http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14032/sony-a68-last-of-its-kind Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:37:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14032@/talks/discussions image


Available at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Translucent-Mirror-DSLR-Camera/dp/B019O9M92Y/

The new α68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses.

Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed α77 II, the α68 features Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system that delivers extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions - even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle.

This phase detection system uses no less than 79 autofocus detection points including 15 cross points, plus a dedicated f/2.8 AF sensor point for dimly-lit scenes. It all adds up to fast, wide area AF with predictive tracking that locks faithfully onto fast-moving subjects. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, the α68 delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps continuous shooting.

Whether you’re shooting stills or movies, peerless image quality is assured by the 24MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor with wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range. It’s teamed with Sony’s speedy BIONZ X image processor that uses Detail Reproduction and Diffraction-reducing Technologies plus Area-specific Noise Reduction for pristine, finely detailed shots every time.

Full HD movies use the efficient XAVC Sv format for high bit rate recordings at up to 50 Mbps with outstanding detail and low noise. And thanks to Sony’s unique Translucent Mirror Technology, you can enjoy non-stop continuous autofocus that effortlessly tracks moving subjects for crisp, professional-looking footage, whichever format you choose to record in.

With a powerful array of creative features to explore, theα68 has plenty to offer experienced amateurs as well as step-up photographers and newcomers to interchangeable lens cameras.

Framing stills and movies is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder. 100% frame coverage ensures you see exactly what you’re shooting, with high contrast and faithful color reproduction helping you focus manually with absolute confidence.

Complementing the Tru-Finder, the 2.7-type LCD monitor tilts up to 135 degrees upwards or 55 degrees downwards for comfortable composition from a wide variety of shooting angles. Serious photo enthusiasts will also value the backlit top display that allows quick confirmation of camera settings, whether you’re shooting handheld or on a tripod.

As found on the critically praised α7 series, there’s a control wheel on the camera’s rear that allows quick fingertip adjustment of camera settings. In addition, 10 customizable buttons[vi] can be assigned for instant access to frequently-used functions. There is a front control dial for quick adjustments of settings and a sturdy grip to ensure that you are balanced, even when using heavyweight prime or telephoto lenses.

SteadyShot INSIDE reduces the effects of camera shake for blur-free handheld shooting – at all focal lengths and with any compatible lens.

The inclusion of a Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal lets you expand creative options further with a wide range of optional accessories, including flashes, lights, microphones and remote commanders.

The new α68 A-mount interchangeable lens camera from Sony will be from March 2016 for approximately €600 body only or €700 with DT18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II lens.

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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 RX10, 1" sensor, big F2.8 constant zoom, video oriented machine http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8440/sony-rx10-1-sensor-big-f2.8-constant-zoom-video-oriented-machine Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:29:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8440@/talks/discussions image

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Specifications:

  • 1" CMOS sensor, 13.2 X 8.8mm, 20.9Mp
  • BIONZ® X image processor
  • 24-200mm F2.8 zoom, Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*, 14 elements, 11 groups, 7 aspheric elements
  • 26-212mm in movie mode (29-315mm in SteadyShot Active Mode)
  • Video modes
    • 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60p)
    • 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 60i)
    • 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 60i)
    • 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 24p)
    • 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 24p)
  • Mikes - Built-in stereo microphone or external ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M
  • Adjustable audio level
  • Headphone output
  • Microhone jack
  • OLED EVF
  • 3.0” 1,228,000 dots tiltable LCD
  • Histogram and Peaking (level and color selectable)
  • Contrast-detect AF, 25 points
  • Continuous Speed - 10 fps
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Multi Interface Shoe
  • 129.0 mm x 88.1 mm x 102.2 mm
  • $1298 price
  • 755 g

Preorder at:

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Sony UMC-S3C FF Drone/Action Camera (Mini A7S) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14918/sony-umc-s3c-ff-droneaction-camera-mini-a7s Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:57:15 -0600 Tron 14918@/talks/discussions image

Weighing approximately 400g, the lightweight UMC-S3C is currently the most compact camera in Sony’s full-frame line-up. With mounting points on the camera body to enhance mobility, it easily attaches to moving objects. Users can control the camera via multi terminal, including micro USB compatible devices, remote controls or compatible software.

Sony’s new UMC-S3C video camera offers the highest sensitivity in its class with 4K video recording, allowing users to capture details even in challenging low-light conditions. The camera also features tremendous flexibility and long duration video recording with 12 megapixel color still image capture capabilities.

“New products like the UMC-S3C allow us to expand our 4K line-up and bring high resolution and high sensitivity to new markets,” said Atsushi Seki, Director, Business Development at Sony Electronics. “This latest video camera is a testament to Sony’s continuing efforts to provide solutions that meet users’ individual business requirements.”

Capable of achieving sensitivity and resolution with color video recording in 4K, the UMC-S3C realizes the highest sensitivity in its class – under 0.004lx, expandable to ISO 50-409600. The camera uses advanced imaging technologies from Sony’s consumer and professional groups – a full-frame 35mm Exmor sensor, to realize high sensitivity with high light condensing efficiency, and an image processing engine, which enhances noise reduction. Using compatible E-mount lenses that maximize the performance of the 35mm full-frame sensor, resolution is kept high across the entire image area.

https://blog.sony.com/press/sony-expands-4k-video-camera-lineup-with-new-model-delivering-ultra-high-sensitivity-and-excellent-mobility-features/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-announces-the-most-compact-full-frame-e-mount-camera-the-umc-s3c/

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