Sony A7s sample images just surfaced over the Sony USA website, the standard ISO range of Sony A7s for Still photography is 100 – 102400, for Movie recording we have 200-102400; and finally Expandable ISO range: Still 50-409600, Movie 200-409600.
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Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS (SEL2470Z), A mode, 1/25 sec., F8.0, +0.3 EV, ISO 100, Daylight white balance
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The long rumored Sony A7s finally announced today, the camera features ultra-low light sensitivity sensor with ISO range of 50-409,600, the resolution of Full frame sensor is 12 megapixel.
New sensor technology: The Sony A7s uses completely new sensor technology, the full-frame sensor uses newly developed on-chip gapless lens design, it incorporates small lenses between neighboring pixels in order to increase light-capturing capability and promote greater image quality
The Sony A7s has contrast based AF system with 25 contrast based AF points, it doesn’t have phase AF system aka AF pixels within the sensor.
THE 4K: Sony A7s support 4K video recording via a external recorder, but itself it can record Full HD videos @ 60fps and HD @ 120fps, thanks to the Bionz X processor the A7s does full pixel read-out while recording video, without pixel binning, so you get ultra sharp video footage without any false color artifacts.
WiFi and NFC: The class leading low-light performance camera supports remote shooting and wireless image transfer, you can control your camera via a smartphone / tablet.
Design: The Sony A7s design is same as Sony A7 and A7R
Sony A7 Price: TBA see
SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2014 – Joining the acclaimed α7 and α7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony’s new α7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers.
The innovative α7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 – 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise.
The new model is also the world’s first camera to utilize the entire width of a full-frame image sensor in 4K video acquisition, and does this without cropping or line skipping as it can read and process data from every one of the sensor’s pixels. This allows 4K video shooters to utilize all of the artistic and creative benefits provided by the unique sensor.
“The α7S gives Sony the most complete, versatile lineup of full-frame cameras in market today,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the interchangeable lens camera business at Sony Electronics. “Between the α99, VG900, RX1, α7, α7R and now α7S models, we have completely revolutionized what it means to be a ‘full-frame’ camera, bringing a new level of quality and portability to enthusiast photographers and videographers.”
Wide ISO Sensitivity (ISO 50 – 409,6002) and Impressive Dynamic Range
Sony, the world’s largest manufacturer of image sensors, has developed a unique 12.2 MP sensor with extraordinary sensitivity that allows the α7S camera to collect dramatically more light than traditional cameras and to produce beautifully detailed, low-noise images in even the darkest environments.
The camera also features a newly developed on-sensor technology that allows it to optimize the dynamic range throughout the entirety of the ISO50 – 409,600 sensitivity range. This on-sensor technology also broadens the range of tonal gradation in bright environments and minimizes noise in dark scenes, allowing the camera to deliver impressive results in these extreme conditions where other cameras (and image sensors) typically struggle.
World’s First Full-Frame Camera with Full Pixel Read-out3 (without pixel binning) during Movie Shooting
With the new α7S camera, the high-speed read out of the 35mm full-frame image sensor combined with the high-speed processing of the BIONZ X processor enables significant improvements in video quality.
These powerful components allow the camera to process data from all of the sensor’s pixels and output stunning HD and 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160 pixels) video3 while utilizing the full-width of the sensor. In addition to the benefits for low-light shooting, the read out of all pixels frees the video from aliasing, moiré and false color artifacts (as opposed to pixel binning) to achieve the highest quality video.
Additional Pro-Quality Video Functions
In video mode, the α7S can output 4K video4 at QFHD (3840×2160) to an optional external 3rd party 4K recorder, and can record full HD (1920×1080) at frame rates of 60p, 60i, 30p and 24p directly to a compatible memory card. Video modes can be changed from full-frame to APS-C (super 35mm equivalent) if desired, and in this crop mode, the camera can support high frame rate 120fps shooting at standard HD resolution (1280 x 720p), creating a 5x slow-motion effect.
The α7S camera is also equipped with S-Log2 gamma. Common to Sony’s range of professional video cameras, S-Log2 expands the dynamic range by up to 1300% to minimize clipped highlights and loss of detail in shadows. Additionally, for the first time ever in a Sony α camera, the α7S adopts the workflow-friendly XAVC S recording format in addition to AVCHD and MP4 codecs. XAVC S format allows for full HD recording at a data rate of 50 mbps with lower compression for improved video quality.
Other specialist video functions on the new camera include a picture profile that can adjust settings like gamma, black, level and color adjustment, and can be saved for use in a multi-camera shoot. It also has Full HD and 4K base band HDMI® output, time code/user bit for easier editing, synchronous recording feature with compatible devices, various marker and zebra displays on both the LCD screen and viewfinder and can dual record XAVC S as well as MP4 (1280×720 @30p).
The camera also has a Multi-terminal interface shoe that is compatible with Sony’s XLR Adaptor Microphone Kits (XLR-K1M plus a new model under development), allowing the use of professional microphone systems.
Low-light Shooting Advantages
The high ISO sensitivity range of the α7S camera is extremely effective for still image shooting, especially in low-light conditions, where the camera can shoot at high shutter speeds while keeping noise as low as possible. This is particularly useful for shooting indoor, dimly lit sporting events or other situations where most cameras typically struggle.
The camera is also equipped with the same high-precision Fast Intelligent AF system as the α7R camera, with drastically improved low-light AF sensitivity that can go as low as -4EV.
Expanding α Mount System and New Power Zoom Lens for Movie Shooting
Directly compatible with the growing family of E-mount lenses, the α7S camera can also be used with A-mount and others lens systems with optional adapters. Sony’s complete α lens system now includes 54 total lenses for both A and E mounts, including several premium offerings from Carl Zeiss® and G Series Lenses.
As a whole, Sony’s E-mount lens system is particularly well-suited for video shooting, with a variety of models containing “movie-friendly” features like smooth focusing, powered zoom control, and silent iris/aperture control. Building on this, Sony has announced development of a brand new, full-frame power zoom 28-135mm F4 lens E-mount lens that is an ideal match for the powerful movie capabilities of the α7S model.
Pricing and availability of the α7S full-frame interchangeable lens camera will be announced at a future date. To learn more about the product in the meantime, please visit www.store.sony.com, and follow #SonyAlpha on twitter for the latest α camera news.
Sony A7s Full Specification
- Lens mount: Alpha E-mount
- Image sensor: 12.2MP 35mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
- BIONZ X image processor,
- 14 bit RAW output
- Autofocus: 25 point Contrast-detection AF
- Exposure control metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
- ISO sensitivity range: ISO 100-102400 (50-409600 expandable)
- Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 seconds
- 1.3cm XGA 2,359,296 dots OLED EVF
- 7.5cm 921,600 dots LCD screen
- Recording format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
- Video compression: XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Image size (pixels): XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50Mbps, 30p/50Mbps, 24p/50Mbps), 1280 x 720 (120p/50Mbps)
- Clean HDMI output signal: 3840 × 2160(30p/24p) / 1920 × 1080(60p/60i/24p)
- Media formats: Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
- Connectivity: IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC
- Dimensions: 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 15/16 in.(126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm)
- Weight: 446g or 15.7 oz (body only)
Sony A7s Promo Videos
Sony A7s Sample Videos
Samsung NX Mini few sample images available, the NX Mini have one inch sensor inside and features ISO range upto 12800, the NX mini images look quite good, the price range is $549 and available for pre-order on B&H, Amazon
Samsung NX Mini | 1/15 sec | f/5.6 | 25.0 mm | ISO 160
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The long rumored Samsung NX mini announced today, the camera features massive speed and excellent sharing capability with built in NFC and WiFi, the camera features a ultra slim body that comes with a retractable zoom lens.
Buy Samsung NX Mini available in Amazon | B&H
The camera comes with a 20.5 MP CMOS BSI Sensor and features ISO range upto 12800, the camera have a shutter speed of 1/16000 and continuous shooting speed of 6fps, on the rear side we have a flip display that will help you to capture selfie, wefie and allfie. More details at press release
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We are writing this post to aware our users that there are lot of affordable options available in the market if you want to buy a big sensor digital camera, the camera listed below are not only affordable but will also give you better image quality than your pro compact camera and comes within the pro-compact price range.
So if you are thinking to buy Canon G16, Nikon P7800, Panasonic LX7….others, please take a look at the affordable high-quality options below.
Take a look some of the best deals available under $500
BEST APS-C sensor based Mirrorless / DSLR camera Under $500
Fujifilm X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens
Fujifilm X-A1 Kit with 16-50mm Lens (Black) Price – $449 — Buy at Amazon | B&H
The Fuji X-A1 is newly announced entry level mirrorless camera from Panasonic and features APS-C sensor and Hi-Speed EXR Processor, support for a maximum ISO of 25,600 and a titling screen for beautifully composing your images.
Sony NEX 3N camera with 18-50mm Lens
Buy Sony NEX 3N available at $298 Amazon | $319 at B&H
Sony NEX 3N Compact camera with APS-C sensor and 18-50mm kit lens available under $300, the camera features 16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor, ISO range from 200-1600, New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control and 180° tilting LCD screen.
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Nikon P340 features 12.2MP 1/1.7″ CMOS image sensor, Bright F1.8-5.6 lens with 5x optical zoom and image stabilization, on the rear side we have high resolution 3″ LCD screen and the camera also features built-in Wi-Fi for wireless data transfer, however no NFC available for $379.95
Buy Nikon P340 from Amazon || Buy Nikon P340 from B&H
Text from Press Release
P340 Primary Features
- Nikon optical technologies for superior rendering performance
A fast NIKKOR lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, an effective pixel count of 12.2-million pixels, and a large, 1/1.7-in. backside illumination CMOS sensor
The P340 is equipped with a NIKKOR lens that represents the accumulation of Nikon optical technologies and offers a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8. The camera is also equipped with a large, 1/1.7-inch backside illumination CMOS sensor, and is able to more effectively acquire light with an effective pixel count of 12.2-million pixels. The combination of fast lens and large CMOS sensor achieves superior resolution with excellent texture, definition, and a more three-dimensional feel.
5x optical zoom covering the wide-angle 24mm to telephoto 120mm angles of view
The P340 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of angles of view, from the wide-angle 24mm to the telephoto 120mm (equivalent focal lengths in 35mm  format). The lens also offers powerful support for macro photography with shooting as close as 2 cm to the lens. A seven-blade iris diaphragm makes capturing photos in which backgrounds are beautifully blurred possible. In addition, it is equipped with Dynamic Fine Zoom, which enables 10x* zoom with which resolution is preserved in the digital zoom range.
- *At the maximum image size.
Compact body with adoption of high refractive index lens and aspherical lens elements
Adoption of high refractive index lens element(s) and aspherical lens elements enables a slimmer lens barrel for a more compact camera body. This high level of performance makes for consistently sharp rendering from the center of the frame to frame edges.
Built-in ND filter that supports shooting in bright surroundings
When the built-in neutral density (ND) filter is enabled, the amount of light that passes through the lens can be reduced to a degree equivalent to a three-stop reduction in shutter speed. This allows users to emphasize subject movement with slower shutter speeds, even in bright places or situations.
- Advanced operation with adoption of a multi-functional control ring
Users can easily assign a function to the control ring adopted around the lens barrel and use the control ring to adjust that function’s setting (in P, S, A, M, U and Auto shooting modes only). It can also be used to fine-tune effects applied in scene modes and Special Effects mode. The P340 also offers a command dial and rotary multi selector that can be used for independent control over primary shooting settings such as ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and aperture setting. The Fn (function) button, to which a frequently used function can be assigned, and movie-record button, which enables movie recording at the touch of a button, also help to make P340 operation smoother and more natural.
- A high-performance lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function with Active mode for advanced compensation for camera shake
Photos captured with high-power zoom applied are often blurred by camera shake. The P340, however, is equipped with a high-performance lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function that offers camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed 3.5-stops* faster, enabling worry-free shooting even with super-telephoto photography. In addition, Active mode effectively reduces the effects of greater camera shake and makes framing images easier for sharp, clear still images and movies, whether photographing landscapes from a moving vehicle or recording movies while walking.
A variety of shooting functions that support imaging as intended
- *Measured at the maximum telephoto position.
M Exposure Preview
As the view through the lens displayed in the monitor simulates exposure at current settings, users can preview resulting images with greater accuracy.
AF Area Mode
The size of the focus area can be selected from Normal, Wide, and Spot. The ability to specify the size of the focus area makes for more flexible fine-tuning of focus in accordance with the size and position of the intended subject.
The cameras also offer four exposure modes—P, A, S, and M—that make mastering manual camera operations more fun, as well as COOLPIX Picture Control, which enables adjustment of imaging characteristics such as vividness and sharpening prior to shooting in accordance with the subject, shooting conditions, or photographic intent, Special Effects mode, which allows users to enjoy applying effects, such as those concerning color and contrast, to still images and movies before they are recorded, and Filter Effects that can be applied to still images already recorded.
- Built-in Wi-Fi® that makes connecting with others enjoyable with simple connection to smart devices
The built-in Wi-Fi® function can be used to transfer photos* to a smart device over a wireless connection as soon as they are taken. Photos taken with this digital camera can be easily shared with family and friends, or uploaded to blogs or social networking service (SNS) sites. In addition, the display on a smartphone, tablet, or other smart device can be used to frame images and control shooting remotely. This is very convenient when taking group photos and the like in which the user is included. With remote shooting, the self-timer, zoom, and shooting information are also displayed on the smart device screen.
Function for recording 1920×1080/50i/60i movies
- * The Wireless Mobile Utility app must first be installed on the smart device (the app can be downloaded free of charge from the smart device’s app store), and Wi-Fi® connection settings must be applied before image transfer is possible.
High-quality and smooth 50i/60i movies with stereo sound can easily be recorded by simply pressing the camera’s movie-record button. What’s more, the P340 offers a movie pause function, with which recording of a single movie file can be paused and then restarted (within 5 minutes), as well as the ability to save movie frames as still images while movies are being recorded. As movie frames can also be saved as still images and unwanted portions of movies can be eliminated with movie playback, users can save only the desired portion of movies for recording and editing of movies as intended.
- Faster AF for quick and nimble response
Autofocusing is initiated faster than with previous cameras, and has also been optimized for faster focusing and a shorter shooting time lag. Smooth focusing ensures stress-free shooting with certain capture of photo opportunities.
Other P340 Features
- A 3-inch, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor for which the bright, power-saving RGBW system has been adopted
- Target Finding AF, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically predicts, and focuses on, the intended subject
- Scene Auto Selector mode, with which the camera automatically identifies shooting conditions and applies the optimum scene mode
- A Zoom Memory function that enables simple switching in steps between preset focal lengths with zooming
- A Startup Zoom Position setting that automatically shifts zoom to a preset focal length when the camera is turned on
- Active D-Lighting, which prevents loss of detail in highlights and shadows for images exhibiting brightness similar to that seen with the naked eye when shooting scenes with extremes in both light and dark
- High-speed battery charging (when the EH-71P/EH-71PCH and USB Cable UC-E21 are used)
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We told you earlier that Canon G2X / G1X II (Name is still not confirmed yet) Coming on 12th February (see here), the first image surfaced over the web and more to arrive as the announcement date is coming closer,
As from the image we can see a optional EVF is attached to the upcoming Canon G2X camera and optical viewfinder is finally removed, the body look slim as Canon G16 model.
Canon G2X / G1X II Rumored Specification
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 24 – 120mm f/2.8-5.8 lens
- New 1.5″ CMOS sensor
- 3.0″ LCD touch screen with 922,000 dots
At Feb 16 2014 not only Canon G1X successor is coming Canon is also rumored to announce a affordable entry level model Canon 1100D Successor (Canon 1200D?) ,
Take a look at the list of rumored camera coming on Feb 12, 2014
- A new DSLR below the Rebel SL1
- Canon G1 X Replacement
- Canon PowerShot S200
- Canon PowerShot SX280 IS, a new super-zoom compact camera
- Possibly more PowerShot cameras
We have already published the post a month ago about Canon S200 – Canon S200 with a dull Specification available in Asian Countries
We have done a quick specification comparison review between Canon S200 and Canon S120, see here - Canon S200 vs Canon S120 the S200 is available outside USA and UK (Just like Canon EOS M2) with a lo-fi specification….
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