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Sony announces the a7R III Full Frame Mirrorless camera
Sony has announced their new full frame mirrorless camera. The a7R III features a 42.4 MP sensor linked to an updated BIONZ X processing engine, offering a native ISO range of 100-32000. Autofocus has been improved and 4K video is available from the full width of the sensor. Of interest for underwater use is that battery life has been more than doubled over that of the a7R II.
Sony unveils the RX0 action cam
Sony has announced a new pro level action cam called the RX0. It has a 1-inch, 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and features internal recording of XAVC or AVCHD format HD footage at up to 960/1000 fps super slow motion. Clean 4K is available via HDMI. ISO range is selectable from 80 to 12800 and the display features peaking to help critical focus. The RX0 is compact and lightweight and is waterproof to 10m (33 ft). The MPK-HSR1 housing extends the depth rating to 100m (330 ft).
Sony announces wide angle E-mount lenses
Sony has announced two new E-mount full frame wide angle lenses. The FE 16-35mm f2.8 is a G Master lens, with 5 aspherical elements, of which 2 are XA (extreme aspherical), reducing aberration and enhancing resolution. The FE 12-24mm f4 is light and compact with 4 elements with Nano AR coatings.
Sony USA announces Pro Support Program
Sony announces the α9 full frame mirrorless camera
Sony has announced the α9 full frame mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2 MP 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X processing engine giving a native ISO range of 100 – 51200. It has a hybrid AF system with a claimed 25% faster performance than that of the α7R II. Video is 4K, with the camera using full pixel readout without pixel binning to collect 6K of information, oversampling it to produce 4K footage.
Sony announces SSDs for external recorders
Sony has announced the release of new solid state drives (SSD) specifically designed for use with external recorders like the Atomos Ninja 2. The SV-GS96 960GB model has a 2,400 terabyte rating will allow the drive to be fully written on five days a week for ten years without failing, while the 480GB model (SV-GS48) gives about half that durability. Both models feature data protection technology and a special connecter with 6 times the durability of SATA connectors.
Sony announces ultra fast SD cards
Sony has announced their SF-G series SD cards that feature a claimed write speed of 299MB/ and a read speeds of 300MB/s. The company has achieved these speeds by improving the physical architecture and by using a new algorithm that “prevents loss of speed in data writing even after repeating burst shooting, and contributes to the camera’s speed of burst shooting.”
Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder
Sony has announced the FS7 Mark II camcorder. It has the features of the original FS7, but adds electronic ND filters, a lever lock E-mount and “mechanical design improvements” It records to an XQD card and Sony has also announced a 256GB version, which allows for 45 minutes recoding at 4K 60P.
Sony introduces the FDR-X3000R and HDR-AS300R Action Cams
Sony has introduced the FDR-X3000R and HDR-AS300R Action Cams. The former features 4K capture with the latter HD, but both are equipped with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. The have a 0.5 inch 8.2MP Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with “big pixels” designed for video with a native 16:9 aspect ratio and a BIONZ X™ processor and their lens is a 26mm focal length with a fixed f2.8 aperture. There is a digital crop function that offers 17mm, 23mm and 32mm equivalent settings. A waterproof housing is supplied with both cameras.