Category Archives: Sony

Sony α7 III vs. Canon EOS R vs. Nikon Z6 mirrorless sales during the holiday shopping season in Japan

BCN+R published their latest sales results data for the mirrorless camera holiday shopping season in Japan. What I find interesting is that Canon and Nikon mirrorless sales were almost identical in December of 2018:

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Nikkei: “Sony is soon going to release a cheap, mid-level mirrorless camera”

Yesterday the Japanese website Nikkei reported that Sony is soon going to release a new, cheap, mid-level mirrorless camera. This sounds pretty far from the previously “rumored” high-end APS-C E-mount model. This is what we know so far about the upcoming Sony APS-C mirrorless camera (it is not much):

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Sony press conference at the 2019 CES show starts in 10 minutes

The Sony CES press event will start in 10 minutes and the live stream is embedded below:

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The Sony APS-C camera clickbait continues

The Internet is flooded with fake pictures and made-up specifications of the upcoming Sony APS-C camera. The model names are also all over the place (a6700, a7000, a5500 etc). This clickbait practice has been going for a few years now and has become the only way to drive traffic for certain websites. A new Sony APS-C […]

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Sony is working on XEVC based on H.265 (HEVC) version 2 for 8k

From SonyAddict: Sony is working on a new XEVC codec that includes 12-bit 4k and 12-bit 8k 4:4:4 capabilities. Even 1080p will be getting a boost up to 240fps 10-bit. This H.265 based codec should double image quality. The speculations are that this codec could appear in future Sony cameras with 8k support.

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2019 CES Sony and Panasonic press events on January 7th

Both Sony and Panasonic have scheduled press conferences for January 7th ahead of the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas. Sony is rumored to start announcing 8k video related products. The long-rumored a6700 or a7000 APS-C mirrorless camera will be announced in 2019 as I already reported and not in 2018 as some have suggested. The Sony a7S III […]

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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus

The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus:

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