Sony A6000 hands-on review: Sony’s 24.3-megapixel APS-C version of the Sony A7 boasts a number of interesting features. We take a look at some of the signature specs in our Sony A6000 hands-on review video.
Sony has added two new entry-level cameras to its range, officially announcing the Sony NEX-F3 compact system camera and the Sony Alpha 37 DSLT camera.
Both new Sony cameras feature a 16.1-megapixel APS-C HD CMOS sensor, as well as the Alpha 77’s third-generation Bionz processor, which enables the NEX-F3 to deliver a sensitivity range between ISO 200 and 16,000 and the A37 a range of ISO 100 to ISO 16,000.
Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.
Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.
A spokesperson for Sony UK has said that the newly released Nikon D800, which features a 36 million pixel full-frame sensor, isn’t a competitor for its own Sony Alpha 900, and that the D800 ‘pushes the boundaries.’
Introduced in February, the Nikon D800 is the world’s highest resolution full-frame camera, and sees Nikon firmly targeting studio and medium format photographers.
Sony has unveiled a new camera to sit in its line up of translucent mirror technology range of cameras, the a57 which offers 12fps shooting, full HD video capture and new creative options.
According to Sony, the Alpha 57 has been priced to appeal to a wide range of DSLR users, sharing many of the premium features found on the enthusiast level a65 – though the price has not been announced.
The a57 features a 16.1 million pixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, which is teamed with the latest generation BIONZ image processing engine which has been designed for low noise stills and full HD video.
A look at all the main features of Sony’s full-frame DSLR with sample pictures In this guide to the best D-SLRs on the market, Ali Jennings from Digital Camera takes a look at the Sony Alpha 850, the full-frame DSLR to rival the Canon 5D Mark II and the Nikon D700. What is the image… Continue reading →