Earlier we have published that According to famous photographer and veteran blogger kenrockwell the Canon will announce Canon 5D Mark IV on March 17, 2015 and shipping will start from April 2015, after reading the post our trusted source [right in past] said - Canon 5D Mark IV prototype is out for testing and in use. The Test Camera Work Very Fine Canon and make the big splash at the CP+ show in Feb.
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Sony A99 II 4K leaked image floating over the web, the image is obviously made by a bad Photoshop artist that even twisted the sensor of the camera..or he/she is trying to build a new sensor format…whatever..
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Sony A7 II finally announced by Sony today, the new Sony A7 II comes with Sony home grown 5 axis image stabilization system, the camera also features improved firmware and auto-focus algorithm that minimizes the start-up time by 40% and improves the AF speed by 30%, now take a look at the major specification difference below…
The Sony A7 II will arrive 5 axis image stabilization and XAVC S video format, these are the two new things that added to the A7 II camera. The Sony A7 II camera features same resolution as of its predecessor Sony A7 camera and AF points are also same (117 Phase detect and 25 contrast detect), but due to the improved AF algorithm the new Sony A7 II takes 30% less time than the Sony A 7 camera to acquire AF.
The Sony A7 is bit heavier may be due to the built-in 5 axis image stabilization system
Verdict: We don’t find any major difference between the A7 II and A7 except the image stabilization, we also do hope that after few months Sony will bring firmware update to implement fast AF in A7 too. For current A7 users we recommend you to wait for Sony A7 III camera.
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We now have the full confirmed specification of upcoming Sony A7 II camera and it is expected to arrive anytime soon, the Sony A7 was announced on Oct 16th 2013 as we have said here that Sony will going to announce A7 II and A7R II camera soon,
Take a look at the detailed specification
- 24.3 million pixels FF sensor
- 5-axis in body stabilization
- LCD monitor 3.0-inch 1.23 million dot. 107 degrees up, and tilt 41 degrees below
- EVF 0.5-inch 2.36 million dot
- ISO100-25600 (extended with ISO50). Video ISO200-25600
- The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds
- 270 sheets at the number of possible shots EVF use. LCD monitor when using 350 sheets
- Continuous shooting 2.5 frames / sec. When speed priority continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
- Video XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
- The battery is NP-FW50
- The size of 126.9mm x 95.7mm x 59.7mm
- Weight 599g (including battery and memory)
- Vertical position grip VG-C2EM (sold separately)
- Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
From the specification its look like the Sony A7 II have same sensor as of Sony A7 camera, however we are not confirmed yet that the upcoming sensor is new or old…5 axis image stabilization and XAVC S format are the two new things that added to the A7 II camera.
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Due to low sales volume Sony may completely stop making small sensor based compact camera, Sony will keep active its RX and QX line only… so if the rumor is true than we will not going to see any new cybershot compact camera from Sony, Sony will only update it’s RX and QX line-up of camera.
Keep in mind that this is low-credible rumor, Canon is expected to announce new EOS-M mirrorless camera this December, the old demo units of previous EOS M now recalled by Canon in US and other countries, Canon may announce a brand new EOS M camera anytime soon having advance core specification then the current Canon EOS M and EOS M2 camera (EOS M2 available only in Asia only).
The upcoming model is said to be a true replacement of Canon existing EOS M camera by having advance core specification and sensor mau be similar to Canon 70D DSLR. The announcement is expected in December 2014 and shipping will start from Jan-Feb 2015
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Today Sony announced a new generation of Stacked sensor, the newly announced Exmor RS™ IMX230 sensor is small in size (1/2.4″), pixel size is 1.12μm, and features 21 MP effective megapixels, the sensor is fabricated with 192 AF points and the earlier features 179 active phase AF points, the major area of implementation of this sensor is smartphones and compact cameras…we do hope that Sony will use its new IMX230 sensor in Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone,
The Sony will start shipping the sensor to its partners in April 2015 with a price of $18 (CNY 2,100).
Take a look at the press release
Tokyo, Japan – November 17, 2014 – Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony”) today announces the commercialization of the Exmor RS™ IMX230 for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring increasingly sophisticated image-capture functionality. With 21 effective megapixels, this stacked CMOS imaging sensor features compact size, higher image quality, and improved functionality. This is the industry’s first CMOS image sensor for smartphones to be equipped with an onboard image plane phase detection AF signal processing function to achieve excellent focus tracking of fast-moving subjects. The High Dynamic Range (HDR) function, which captures both backgrounds and subjects clearly and vividly even in high-contrast scenes such as backlit locations, now supports high-resolution still images and 4K video recording. This new CMOS image sensor will ship in April 2015.
||Shipment date (planned)
|Type 1/2.4 21 effective megapixels*2 stacked CMOS image sensor
*2: Based on the method for specifying effective pixels in image sensors
Rather than the traditional back-illuminated CMOS image sensor’s support substrate, the Exmor RS™ uses a chip consisting of signal processing circuits, on top of which is stacked a pixel section consisting of back-illuminated pixels for an original stacked construction. This kind of stacked CMOS imaging sensor, which delivers superior image quality and high functionality in a compact size, was first commercialized by Sony in 2012.
The new IMX230 is a type 1/2.4 stacked CMOS image sensor with a significantly improved 21 effective megapixels, and it is also equipped with a newly developed signal processing function. These features fulfill the growing needs in smartphone photography for high-speed autofocus (image plane phase detection AF) and clear, high-quality capture of bright and dark areas even in backlit scenes (HDR imaging). Image plane phase detection AF is a technology used in mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, and HDR imaging now supports not only 4K (4096 x 2160) high-resolution videos but also still images. Sony also plans to extend the lineup by adding a 16 effective megapixels stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with image plane phase detection AF and HDR imaging functions by the end of the next fiscal year.
IMX230 Main Features
Image plane phase detection AF This function enables the camera to capture quick-moving subjects and makes accurate, high-speed autofocus tracking possible when shooting still images and videos, such as kids and animals constantly on the move and other fast subjects including athletes at sporting events. Dedicated image plane phase detection AF pixels are discretely incorporated into the screen of the image sensor, and the distance to the subject (range) and lens position for focusing are calculated based on the information obtained from these dedicated pixels. Up to 192 AF points can be used. All of this is instantaneously carried out by the stacked CMOS image sensor’s internal image processing circuits, making it easy to enjoy shooting photos and videos of fast-moving subjects on a smartphone or other device.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging
This function enables the camera to record still images and videos that reproduce details and rich gradations in the highlights and shadows of high-contrast scenes, such as those found in backlit environments. This is made possible by setting two different exposure conditions and applying the appropriate signal processing to the image information obtained from each condition. Through improved pixel placement and signal processing, this new HDR imaging function is now compatible with both video recording and, by popular demand, still image capture, the latter a feature that was not available previously*3. The enhanced resolution and generation of images with a wide dynamic range enable a high level of visibility and the production of images with vivid backgrounds and subjects, even in backlit conditions. This function is also compatible with 4K (4096 x 2160) high-resolution video recording.
*3 The HDR movie function announced on January 23, 2012 supported video recording only.
Sample using the IMX135 3.2 effective megapixels*4Sample using the IMX230 21 effective megapixels
*4 When using the HDR movie function, the effective pixel count is reduced to 1/4 of its original number.