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Sony Released New Firmware Updates for A7RII and A7SII Mirrorless Cameras

Sony Released New Firmware Updates for A7RII and A7SII Mirrorless Cameras

Sony today released a new firmware update for its A7 series mirrorless cameras. Sony A7RII and A7SII are the two E-mount full-frame mirrorless models gets the update.

New firmware update version 3.20 for Sony A7RII and version 2.10 for Sony A7SII both adds function to record XAVCS format video with an SDHC card in addition to SDXC card to the cameras.

See the whole Sony firmware update details and download links below.

Additional Coverage of the Sony G Master Lenses

Additional Coverage of the Sony G Master Lenses

Here is a recap of the new, ultra-high-resolution Sony G Master lenses designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

A new series of Sony G Master lenses lineup includes the mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect FE 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS.

The new high-end Sony G master lenses optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras, also known as GM series sits above the current ‘G-series‘ lenses with a premium price. 

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 Comparison

You can check the details of these mid-range models with APS-c sized image sensors. Here is the side by side Sony A6300 vs Nikon D7200 comparison.

Sony A6300 features a 24-megapixels APS-C image sensor with copper wiring. The mirrorless camera has a 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Nikon D7200 DSLR camera has a 24.2 megapixel APS-c sized sensor with no optical low-pass filter. It is powered by an EXPEED 4 image processor and comes with next-generation 51-point AF module with increased low-light sensitivity.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Additional Coverage

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Additional Coverage

Here is a recap of the new FE 70-300mm F4.5-F5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Additional coverage of the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens includes sample images, MTF chart and size comparison with the 70-200mm F2.8 GM and 70-200mm F4 G OSS lenses.

First samples of the telephoto zoom optic captured with the Sony A7RII full-frame mirrorless shooter can also be found in the following article.

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera Comes with 24MP Sensor and Incredible AF

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera Comes with 24MP Sensor and Incredible AF

The Sony A6300 mirrorless camera has been announced as a fast  that is specifically aimed at capturing fast objects.

The mid-range MILC comes with a 24-megapixel APS-c image sensor and incredible “4D” autofocus system with a whopping 425 phase-detection autofocus points.

The a6300’s 425-point hybrid AF system is capable of continuous shooting at up to 11fps and features ‘high-density’ tracking, which dynamically activated AF points around a subject and adjusts them depending on the motion of the subject itself.

The mirrorless shooter has an updated magnesium alloy body that is both dust and moisture resistant but it is not completely weather sealed. The a6300 also gets a reinforced lens mount structure to handle larger and heavier lenses apperently, it gets a new shutter release button and mode dial with improved operability and grip.

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Here is a quick specifications comparison of the Sony A6300 vs Nikon D500 mid-range cameras with APS-c sized image sensors.

Sony A6300 mirrorless camera features a 24-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system and 11fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view). It also has silent shooting feature with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Nikon D500 DSLR camera features a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s coupled with the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5. It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images.

More Sony A9 Specs Appeared Online

More Sony A9 Specs Appeared Online

Sony is once again rumored to announce a flagship full-frame mirrorless camera which will be called the Sony A9 and placed above the A7-series. More Sony A9 specs has been leaked online.

The gossip mill is once again mentioning a camera called Sony Alpha A9 camera which will be aimed at professional action and sports photographers.

Looks like Sony working on an A9-mirrorless camera with DSLR-inspired design and if rumors are true it will become the new flagship E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with full-frame image sensor.

Sony A6000, A7, A7R, A7S, A7II and A7RII Firmware Update V3.10 Released

Sony A6000, A7, A7R, A7S, A7II and A7RII Firmware Update V3.10 Released

Sony today released a new firmware update for its A7 series mirrorless cameras; the A7, A7R, A7S, A7RII, A7II and the APS-c E-mount A6000 mirrorless model.

The firmware update version 3.10 for Sony a6000, A7, A7R, A7S, A7RII and A7II adds support for the new Sony GM lenses and phase detect AF. Now AF can be used in movie recording mode with the SEL85F14GM.

See the whole Sony firmware update details and download links below.

Sony A7RIII rumored to feature a 70 to 80-megapixel sensor

Sony A7RIII rumored to feature a 70 to 80-megapixel sensor

Sony A7RIII camera is on the horizon and said to be in development.  The successor to the A7RII full-frame mirrorless camera will be called Sony A7RIII and feature a 70 to 80-megapixel image sensor with improved IBIS.

As we all know Sony has announced the A7RII back in June 2015. It is the first camera with a backlit full-frame sensor. The sensor has 42.4 megapixels without an anti-aliasing filter, and the camera supports in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology.

The upcoming Sony A7RIII full-frame mirrorless camera will come packed with a brand new image sensor somewhere between 70 to 80 megapixels, sources revealed. 

Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Sony has unveiled the budget-friendly FE 50mm f/1.8 lens model SEL50F18F designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is the perfect solution and a compact, lightweight optic for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The bright prime lens gives photographers a considerably less expensive option compared to the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 currently on the market. The price and release date of the lens is also published at $249 and will ship in May.