Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III Eye AF Comparison

Here is the EYE AF comparison test for Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras. Dpreview compared the Nikon Z7 side-by-side with the Sony a7R III for Eye AF.

Mirrorless enthusiasts are familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. The features incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras,

  • Eye AF  Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.

Nikon’s upcoming firmware is planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May. Check more details here. … Continue reading


Sony A6400 Now in Stock and Shipping

Sony A6400 mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping from several camera stores in US. The APS-c E-mount camera priced for $899 body-only and available at Amazon |B&H Photo Video | Adorama.

The a6400’s specs revolve around a familiar 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor, once again paired with an Bionz X image processor. Sony’s latest follows the last two camera generations by including a hot shoe mount and a microphone jack, as well as 4K video recording at 24 or 30 fps.

The camera sports continuous shooting up to 11 fps using its mechanical shutter, or 8 fps in its silent shooting mode, with continuous AF / AE tracking. If you’re wondering about the math, that would be 116 frames of JPEG Standard or 46 frames of RAW compressed images. … Continue reading


Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount will start shipping form April 2019. (check Adorama and B&H).

In addition, Voigtlander announced two new lenses – Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount and Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount – and six different mirrorless lens adapter. … Continue reading


Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Telephoto Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount

The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM is a new prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras that’s designed to deliver the ultimate bokeh. The mid telephoto prime lens features 13 elements in 10 groups including a recently developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and ED elements.

It has a near-circular 11 blade diaphragm, the most ever used in an Alpha lens, which creates a very attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image, Sony’s Nano AR Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a fluorine coated front element, and it’s also dust and moisture resistant.

The US price for this lens is $1,898.00 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) shipping in late April, 2019.  … Continue reading


Sony a7S III Coming with Global Shutter Sensor with 4K@60P

Sony A7S III full frame mirrorless camera is rumored to feature global shutter sensor and 4K video recording at 60p.

The Japan-baed company did not announce the long-waited A7S III full frame MILC or a new APS-C mirrorless camera in the beginning of 2019. Reports indicates that the low-light full frame mirrorless from Sony will not be on display at the NAB 2019 event.  The earliest announcement for Sony A7S III seems to be the end of 2019. 

We already know that the A7S III camera could use the BSI Stacked sensor and there were several hints are coming that the upcoming Sony A7S III camera will have the 4K/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit and better battery life. The good thing is that the Sony A7S III will have features that far beyond than we expected. Check out the first rumored Sony A7s iii specs and predictions via DCN. … Continue reading


Best Lenses for Sony A6400

Best Lenses for Sony A6400 mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony Alpha a6400? Here are the top rated Sony a6400 lenses.

The Sony a6400 camera is the new mid-range APS-C E-mount mirrorless camera. The a6400’s specs revolve around a familiar 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor, once again paired with an Bionz X image processor. Sony’s latest follows the last two camera generations by including a hot shoe mount and a microphone jack, as well as 4K video recording at 24 or 30 fps. The camera sports continuous shooting up to 11 fps using its mechanical shutter, or 8 fps in its silent shooting mode, with continuous AF / AE tracking. If you’re wondering about the math, that would be 116 frames of JPEG Standard or 46 frames of RAW compressed images. It is really amazing! … Continue reading


Sony A9 Firmware 5.0 Real Time Tracking

Sony A9 firmware update 5.0 will be available from March. Patrick Murphy-Racey published a Youtube video showing the tracking feature. By the way the new tracking feature is already inside the Sony A6400 bodies that will start shipping in February of 2019.

From the video, we can see that the Sony A9 (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama) has an impressive read time tracking with this firmware 5.0. Check it out.  … Continue reading


Sony a6400 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

Sony α6400 mirrorless camera announced. The new mid-range α6400 APS-C mirrorless camera (model ILCE-6400) unveiled with real-time eye autofocus, real-time tracking and world’s fastest autofocus:

The body-only price will be $900 in the US, CAN$1250 in Canada and €1050 in Europe. Release date of the A6400 is in February, 2019. Pre-order at B&H Photo Video & Adorama … Continue reading


Sony A7 III and A7R III Version 2.10 Firmware Update

Sony have released a new firmware update, version 2.10 for Sony A7 III and Sony A7R III cameras.

Firmware Update 2.10 for a7 III & a7R III cameras with a fix for a bug found in the previous firmware version 2.00. This update also resolves an incompatibility issue caused by a recent change to the design of SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-1 SDXC cards. … Continue reading


Rumored Sony a5300 Specifications, Coming in Early 2019

Sony will allegedly announce a new entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera in 2019. The new camera is said to replace the current Sony a5100 model.

The name of this new camera is not confirmed yet, but expected to be called Sony a5200 or Sony a5300. Check out the rumored specifications of Sony a5300 mirrorless camera. … Continue reading