On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, I talk with host Ben Concoli about the future of trade shows as well as the latest camera releases from Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic. Ben and I discuss how COVID-19 has impacted trade shows, if the Sony a7S III a worthy upgrade, Canon’s new EOS R5, and R6 … Continued
Today Sony announced their Q1 financial results. Here are all the “camera” references I could find in the financial reports:
“FY20 Q1 sales decreased 31% year-on-year to 331.8 billion yen primarily due to a decrease in unit sales of digital cameras and TVs.”
“Sales of image sensors to AV have also decreased due to the contraction of the sensor market for digital cameras resulting from the impact of the spread of COVID- 19. We expect the market to contract in one year as much as we had previously expected it would contract over the next approximately three years.”
Camera sales were down more than 50% compared to the same period last year (click for larger view):
Tamron has announced the development of the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. It’ll be the Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD.
“While Tamron has manufactured many popular telephoto zoom lenses that extend to 300mm for DSLR cameras, the new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is the first model designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras,” the company says. “Developed with the concept of bringing the joy of easy telephoto shooting to photographers everywhere, it’s the world’s smallest and lightest 70-300mm zoom lens […]”
The moisture-resistant lens measures just 5.8 inches (14.7cm) long,
We’re only two days from an official announcement now from Sigma about their new 85mm f/1.4 DC DN Art series lens for L and E mount. As expected, though, the images of the new lens have leaked a little early, courtesy of serial leakers, Nokishita. Four photos of the new lens have leaked, and it […]
Tonight, Tamron announced the development of a new telephoto lens for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras — the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD. Planned to launch in fall 2020, the 70-300mm will be the smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The camera comes in at just 5.8 inches, 19.2 ounces and […]
Last Thursday, rumours of a new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art series lens designed specifically for Sony and L mount mirrorless cameras was leaked, with an announcement expected for this week. Now, the first real-world image of the new lens has also leaked, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors, and boy, is it tiny! It’s […]
For years, I’ve photographed with a battery grip on my cameras. It no longer feels “normal” to hold my camera without one! But why do I insist on having a battery grip, and what benefits does it bring? What does a battery grip do? While a battery grip extends your camera, allowing you to add […]
During the a7S III announcement, Sony made much of the heat dissipation technology that allegedly allows the camera to record 4K/60p video internally for over one hour. The implication was clear: “our camera doesn’t overheat.” But at least a couple of reviewers have had a different experience…
SmallRig has announced a camera cage system for the new Sony A7SIII. It’s a 4-point full cage system with quick release handles and cable protectors.
One of the core elements of a film-friendly mirrorless camera rig is a cage; SmallRig are among the first to the market with theirs for the brand new Sony A7S III.
The SmallRig Sony A7S III Cage is a full 4-point system, hugging the camera on top, bottom, and both sides. In my opinion, this is essential for mirrorless cameras (over a half cage) due to their incredibly small form factor.
According to a Sony Alpha Rumors, Sigma is getting ready to release a new 85mm f/1.4 Art lens next week for the Sony E mount. Yup, that’s right. “But Sigma already has an E-Mount 85mm f/1.4 Art!”, I hear you cry. Well, yes, they do, but this one’s newly designed specifically for mirrorless use. There […]
Moments ago, Ted Forbes over at The Art of Photography uploaded a video that you probably saw coming: a deep-dive on the brand new menu system that Sony debuted with the Sony a7S III. If you’re wondering how the menus have changed, and what Sony did (and didn’t) address, this is a great resource.
Putting so much emphasis on a UX redesign might seem silly, but the dated and confusing menu system on all of the Sony a7 and a9 cameras so far has been a huge source of frustration for users and bad PR for Sony. Even after all
Yesterday, Sony finally revealed the long-awaited and much-anticipated Sony a7S III. So far, the initial reviews are extremely positive, with only a few complaints between them. But don’t take our word for it! We’ve put together a round-up that covers some of the best hands-on previews that we’ve seen so far.
As has become the case with most Sony launches, there were only a select group of (mostly) YouTubers and a couple of publications who were granted access to the camera before launch. Fortunately, many of these creators came through in spades, putting the camera through comprehensive tests and answering
Atomos announced that the Ninja V will get a free AtomOS update in September 2020 which will allow the recorder to capture the 16-bit linear RAW signal from Sony a7S III and save it as 12-bit log ProRes RAW files. This will work at up to 4K60p. Since the Ninja V records the entire sensor, it will actually give you roughly 4.2K – a bit over the C4K (DCI 4K) resolution.
Ninja V ProRes RAW Recording from Sony a7S III. Image credit: Philip Bloom
As we know from yesterday’s Sony a7S III release, the camera will not only offer
In my tests with the Sony a7 III, I tried out a few different lenses, one being the new Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (B&H | Amazon). This lens has a unique place in the E-mount lineup, as it competes directly with Sony’s 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3, but offers slightly better low-light performance on the wide […]
In 1991, four white police officers were caught on camera violently assaulting a black man named Rodney King during an arrest. When the officers were acquitted, that footage ultimately sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots; and now, the video camera that captured it is being auctioned off for a starting bid of $225,000.
The famous footage of the arrest and beating was captured by a 31-year-old plumber named George Holliday from his Lake View Terrace apartment using a Sony Video8 Handycam CCD-F77. It would go on to become one of the first ever “viral” videos, and was at the