Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Jul
2
2015

Are Pistol Grip Gimbals the Next Wave?

It seems everything else is getting smaller, lighter, faster, and cheaper – so why not 3-axis gimbals? At the urging of one of our planet5D readers, we took a 50,000 foot look at pistol grip gimbals, and have some answers. It may have died down…
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Jul
1
2015

Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades…
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Jun
26
2015

The Exciting New Wave of Sony Sensors

We live in amazing times for camera technology. Ten years ago, some people were still not convinced that high definition 1080p quality was necessary. Fast forward to 2015, and we’re standing on the precipice of adopting Ultra High Definition 4K. Your iPhone shoots 240 frames…
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Jun
17
2015

Sony vs. Canon Slugfest Continues: Canon Has a Back-Illuminated Sensor Too?

The announcements about huge bumps in megapixel count and back-illuminated sensors – along with rumors and wishlists -- are coming fast and furious. It's like a title fight, with the challenger landing blow after blow againt the reigning world champion who is on the ropes and can only respond…
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Jun
16
2015

Last Week Today: Our Take on the Sony a7r II Announcement

If it lives up to the hype, the Sony a7R II [Preorder at B&H | Amazon] may be THE camera that ushers in the end of an era. It’s the most exciting new camera announcement we’ve seen in years. Biggest surprise of all? Internal 4K…
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Jun
12
2015

Sony a7RII on-sensor PDAF Works “Very Well” with Canon Lenses via Metabones Adapter

More news continues to roll in regarding the Sony Alpha a7RII and its features and compatibility. As a Sony shooter myself, I have truly experienced first hand the frustration of using adapters to migrate my Canon glass to the E-Mount. Specifically, autofocus always gave me…
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Jun
11
2015

Atomos Shogun Fully Supports New Sony a7RII

With the bombshell announcement of the Sony a7R II (Pre-order at B&H) came a lot of questions about its functionality. Indeed, with every new step forward in technology, it’s always up in the air as to whether third party tech creators will be able to…
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Jun
10
2015

Major Video Announcement: Sony unleashes the Sony Alpha a7RII with 4k video

Sony has just released details regarding the follow-up to their 36 megapixel a7R called the Sony Alpha a7RII (pre-order at b&h). The updates are many and impressive. Petapixel reports that at the core of the new camera is a Full Frame, back-illuminated 42.4 megapixel CMOS sensor that…
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Jun
9
2015

Sony Strategy is an Indie Filmmaker’s Wet Dream

What would YOU call their number one strategy, which reads “Apply technologies in the high-end professional sphere to consumer products;” highlights 4K, high frame rate and wide color gamut as the proof points; and defines its number two strategy thusly: ”Establish ecosystem of strong differentiated…
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Jun
5
2015

Sony RGBW Sensor in Next iPhone: Higher Res, Better Low Light?

We don’t know when, and we don’t know how much better. We don’t even know how true this rumor is. But new RGBW sensor technology to address resolution and low light performance in an iPhone is directionally correct.[adrotate group="6"] There’s not much for us to…
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