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Sony a9

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by reselgroth

This maybe the next big hitter in the Mirrorless movement ? We will have to wait and see.

NEX

Posted in DSLR, sony alpha, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 8, 2014 by reselgroth

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Intro-001Lately I’ve been using a camera in the Sony lineup called the NEX-5R and have really been enjoying it much more than I thought I would and have reached a point that alot of other photographers have. I reach for the camera that works the best for me. Needless to say its the one that I purchased as a backup to my big camera, the Sony a77 that weighs about 10 times as much. My new camera of choice the NEX-5R.

The great thing about the system is the adapter you can get for it. Any camera you are using now or in the past, even in the film days, you can find an adapter for it. Its Amazing, and with the focus peaking option even manual focus is easy.

The Alpha NEX-5R is Sony’s seventh NEX camera and the third in its ‘5’ series that aims to appeal to a more demanding customer than the point-and-shoot-upgrader-friendly ‘3’ cameras. The 5R is a subtle upgrade over the existing 5N but the changes wrought suggests Sony has a clearer idea of who each camera is ment for.

The NEX-5R isn’t a NEX-7 by any means, but it’s finally added a couple of features that make it more attractive to keen photographers – namely a dedicated function button and control dial. These may essentially be an extension of the level of control that the 5N already offered, but devoting more space to external controls shows that Sony expects the users to actually use these functions.

The biggest technology advance on the NEX-5R is the addition of a modified sensor with pixels devoted to performing phase-detection to provide a hybrid autofocus system. The phase-detection pixels are used to determine depth information about the focus target, which means the camera has to perform less hunting with the potential of faster focus, improved continuous focus performance and better autofocus in movie shooting.

The other big advance on the 5R is the addition of DNLA-compliant Wi-Fi and on-camera app, the NEX can only run Sony-made apps, but the couple included on the camera do increase its capabilities. The Wi-Fi and apps combine to mean that the 5R can push images to an iOS or Android smartphone, push images straight to Facebook or Sony’s own PlayMemories site across a Wi-Fi network, or allow the use of a smartphone as a remote viewfinder/trigger.

  • 16.1MP CMOS sensor w/10fps
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Top-plate control dial
  • Dedicated Fn button
  • Wi-Fi for connection via Wi-Fi networks or to smartphones
  • Proprietary in-camera apps
  • Touch-screen display
  • Electronic First Curtain shutter
  • 1080p 60p HD movies in AVCHD (50p on PAL region models)

Sony Hi-Def Camcorder w/interchangeable lens

Posted in DSLR, sony alpha, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2010 by reselgroth

Sony Develops Hi-Def Camcorder
With interchangeable lens system

Sony is also developing a new AVCHD high-definition camcorder featuring an interchangeable lens system. The camcorder, which will be available this fall, will be compatible with “E Mount” interchangeable lenses developed for Sony’s newest digital still cameras (model NEX-5, NEX-3), as well as many “A Mount” interchangeable lenses used by the existing “α” DSLR camera lineup via a mount adapter.

It will also be equipped with the same “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor used in the NEX-5 and NEX-3 models.

New Sony NEX camera

Posted in DSLR, sony alpha, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 12, 2010 by reselgroth

Today, the highly rumored “new Alpha camera” line made its debut. The new α NEX ™ camera series.

These compact interchangeable digital cameras (the NEX-5 and NEX3) are designed to offer photographers the quality of a SLR in a compact body. Approximately 75% thinner than the standard DSLR body (as an owner of the a700).

The α NEX cameras are equipped with an image sensor that’s 13 times the size of the typical sensor meaning the ability to take images with softer backgrounds and stunning low-light shots. In addition to the E-mount lenses available for the α NEX line, alpha owners can leverage their current lens investments. With an adapter (sold separately), the α NEX line supports A-mount lenses.

Other specs include a tiltable LCD, Auto HDR, Anti Motion Blur, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch LCD. The NEX-5 offers Full HD movie capture (1080i AVCHD and 720p MP4) with Full HD 60i recording.The NEX-3 shoots 720p HD video as compact MP4 files. Both Sony cameras include built-in stereo microphones for high-quality audio recording.

So for alpha owners, it’s a compact camera with the level of quality that you’d expect from a DSLR. For point and shoot owners who may have been intimated going to the next level in photography equipment, it’s a solid first step. Both the NEX-5 and NEX-3 have a turn-and-click Control Wheel along with a pair of soft keys to help eliminate some of complexities of photography. Cyber-shot ™ owners also don’t need to give up fav features Sweep Panorama which is also included in the NEX-5 and NEX-3.