Feb 042016
 
New Sony Alpha A6300 - must-have APS-C body or just another subtle upgrade?

Sony has just announced its new top of the line APS-C camera. The new Sony Alpha A6300 will probably be available by March this year and as usual Sony is quick to remark the new cam will not replace the current Sony Alpha A6000 but rather complement it. Yeah…just wait until the stock is gone 🙂 The big question is: Can Sony lure enough professional photographers and enthusiasts alike away from worn-out equipment (as if it would make any difference to any of us how much equipment already filled the racks… 😉) and make them glow with excitement looking at the new top-notch APS-C marvel? Does it have all the bells and whistles potential buyers were hoping for? Sony did not make any significant changes to the camera body […]

Apr 302014
 
Amazing new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 (Mark 3/Mark III)

The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 is going to be even hotter than anticipated. See my earlier post here. Digicameinfo reported on a leaked manual probably showing a significant change in lens design (see this link). Sonyalpha Rumors also has a current update on all earlier rumors. It seems the new camera will be announced tomorrow May 1. Update: Will be announced at a later date (probably mid of May). According to the rumor site Sony indeed designed the lens with an equivalent of 24mm at the wide end and even managed to make it a lot faster (f/1.8-2.8) at the cost of ending up at 70mm at the long end. See this link to get the details there. A few things I mentioned in my post end […]

Feb 282014
 
Nikon 1 V2 vs. Sony Cyber-shot RX100M2 (Mark II or coming Mark III)

I know a lot of folks like the looks of the Nikon 1 V2 (or Nikon V1 or J models for that matter) and are quite happy they have a great array of interchangeable lenses they can choose from. It is a nice camera for what it does. It is small and sleek, fast and handles quite well. The bulky looking EVF may put some people off – but at least it has got one. If you prefer not to have this EVF Nikon offers the option to buy a Nikon 1 J2 without EVF. So everyone should be be happy with that…   Personally, I have tried it and liked the feel of it. But there is one thing I cannot understand. Why is […]

Feb 252014
 
The new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 (Mark 3/Mark III)

No doubt there is going to be a follow up to the very popular and highly successful Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 sometime this year, probably in late summer. But what will it be? How will the coming Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M3 (i.e. Mark III) be able to outperform the currently available Mark 2 (i.e. Mark II) and more importantly the competition? Some people in the know are already hinting at the possible features – although things are still under development and there might even be last minute changes. It all depends on market development and things can change quite rapidly nowadays. So, I won`t be singing “I heard it through the grapevine” just yet. Take everything with a huge grain of salt. But there are some specifications that […]

Nov 262013
 
Quick Snap: Leica Super-Elmar 21mm on Sony A7

The Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH just happens to be my favorite wide-angle lens. Actually, this is probably the best wide lens I have ever used. IMHO nothing can compare to what can be achieved using this lens on a digital Leica. I had loads of fun putting the little gem to use with my Leica M9 and Leica M Typ 240. The results were nothing short of spectacular.  I was pretty happy when I heard Sony was introducing a full-frame mirrorless ILC (camera with interchangeable lenses) which would let me mount my Leica M lenses using commonly available adapters. But would the results be adequate? Previous tests with the Sony NEX 7 did not work out the way most people thought, so there was always […]

Jun 272013
 
Camera Opinion: Sony DSC-RX1R full frame compact camera without AA filter

Sony has announced an updated version of their very popular full frame compact camera Sony DSC-RX1. The new Sony DSC-RX1R will come without an optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter which promises even sharper images. The R-version will also support Sony`s proprietary TRILUMINOS color technology. The latter lets you enjoy expanded color gamut on any TV equipped with a compatible display. That is about all that has been updated. The previous Cyber-shot model featuring the optical low pass filter on the sensor will be kept available alongside the new offer. Both will have the same price tag. Consumers will have to decide which version they prefer.   The basic specs of the new Sony DSC-RX1R: 24.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor no low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter Zeiss Sonnar […]

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