Sony A9 full-frame E-mount camera coming in early 2017

Sony A9 full-frame E-mount camera is rumored to be announced in early 2017 instead of late 2016 due the sensor production shortage.

The rumor mill is once again in talks of a camera called Sony Alpha A9. The next generation high-end model will be placed above the A7-series.

The sensor will be brand new but it’s not clear what will be the megapixel count. As you might guess it will be in high-resolution and rich in features. … Continue reading


Comparison of Sony A6500 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Cameras

Mirrorless industry is growing day by day. At this point we wanted to make a quick comparison of the Sony A6500 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Sony Alpha A6500 has become the company’s flagship APS-C mirrorless camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology and touchscreen. The MILC uses a copper-wired 24MP sensor with 425 on-sensor PDAF points. Fuji X-Pro2 also features a 24MP image sensor.

So who is the winner if we compare the Sony A6500 vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 cameras. … Continue reading


Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Lens Patent

The new patent from Tamron filed in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

We can see that this macro optic also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This means that users will benefit from camera shakes.

On the other hand this is good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. … Continue reading


Early Sony A7SIII specs leaked on the web

First Sony A7SIII specs has been leaked on the web. Sony A7SIII camera is on the horizon and said to be in development.

Sony is allegedly working on a new MILC with full-frame image sensor. The Sony A7SIII specs list is expected to include a new 15.4 MP BSI-CMOS Sensor found with LSI.

If true the low-light king will meet the same chip that is found on the new Alpha a6500 camera. The front-end LSI chip gives the camera faster internal processing. This also improves the high ISO performance for both stills and videos and buffer in continuous shooting mode. … Continue reading


Fujifilm releases firmware updates for X-Pro2, X-Pro1 and several lenses

Fujifilm has released a new firmware update for its flagship X-Pro2 mirrorless camera.

Firmware update version 2.0 for the X-Pro2 adds the autofocus algorithm to be in-line with the weather-sealed X-T2 model. The new autofocus algorithm comes to the X-Pro2.

The only exception is the AF-C Custom Settings functions. The number of focus point will be increased from 77 to 91 points and from 273 to 325 points  to improve framing.

Fujifilm also announced a little firmware update version 3.70 for the X-Pro1. Many Fujinon lenses got a firmware update too. It simply improves tracking function of parallax correction in the OVF. Details and download links can be found below. … Continue reading


New Tokina FiRIN lenses coming for Sony E mount cameras

New Tokina FiRIN lenses are on the horizon. Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap displayed at Photokina 2016 event.

The company is planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for Sony E-mount full frame cameras.

The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens. The wide-angle prime is the first optic in their lineup for full-frame Sony E-mount system cameras. … Continue reading


Sony A7II Firmware Update 3.20 adds support for wireless radio flash

Sony has released a new firmware update for the A7II full-frame mirrorless camera. New firmware version 3.20 for Sony A7II adds support for the new Sony Wireless Radio Flash Commanders.

Sony launched the A7II in November 2014 as a successor to the A7. When compared to its predecessor, the A7II comes packed with a similar 24-megapixel sensor, but one that features a 5-axis image stabilization system, providing about 4.5 stops of stabilization.

Sony radio flash system provides effective remote control of up to 15 separately available FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receivers from up to 98.4′ away thanks to a 2.4 GHz radio system. You can see the firmware details and download links below.  … Continue reading


Additional Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera coverage

Here is our additional Hasselblad X1D mirrorless camera coverage. Worlds first medium format mirrorless digital with an 50-megapixel CMOS sensor displayed at Photokina 2016 event.

The Hasselblad X1D body has a design in ergonomic and compact forms. With dust and weather-sealed body, it offers a native ISO sensitivity between 100-25600 range and is capable of 1080/30p HD video.

The medium format camera uses a new lens mount accepting XCD lenses. The 45mm F3.5 and a 90mm F3.2 lenses have been announced at launch. Hasselblad has a roadmap of 5 additional XCD lenses. The new XCD 30mm lens will cost $3,995 in the US. … Continue reading


Sony A6500 announced with 5-axis IBIS and touchscreen

Sony has officially announced the A6500 E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized sensor. It has become the company’s flagship APS-C mirrorless camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology and touchscreen.

The successor to the A6300 uses the same copper-wired 24MP sensor with 425 on-sensor PDAF points but gains a faster (LSI) processor to allow high speed operation. As a result, the device shoots up to 11fps in continuous mode for up to 307 frames.

The Sony a6500 will be available starting in November 2016 for $1400. … Continue reading


Additional Fujifilm GFX 50S coverage

Here is an additional coverage of the Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium-format camera.

Fuj has unveiled the medium-format shooter at the Photokina 2016 event. According to the press text, the company will release the GFX 50S mirrorless digital camera in early 2017.

The medium-format MILC will feature the new FUJIFILM G Format 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with an astonishing 51.4MP resolution. The system will consist of six FUJINON GF Lenses that will be introduced sequentially in early 2017.

The price of the t is expected to be well under $10,000. It is already listed at B&H. More details after the buzz! … Continue reading