Industry News: Sony Alpha 7R IV With 61MP Full Frame Sensor Announced

Sony just announced the Sony Alpha 7R IV. Is the Sony Alpha 7R IV the new reference for the competition?

Preorders are open at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Press release:

Sony Introduces High-Resolution Alpha 7R IV Camera with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated Full-frame Image Sensor

World’s first[i] 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP[ii] back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor

• 15-stop[iii] dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights

• High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps[iv] with full AF / AE tracking for approx. 7 seconds[v]in full-frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three times more in APS-C mode 

sony alpha 7r iv

• 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points 

• Debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording[vi] and advanced Real-time Tracking[vii] plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording

• Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high resolution of 26.2MPii

• 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electric viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast

sony alpha 7r iv

• Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity[viii], FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more

• Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode,[ix] S-Log3, HDR workflow support

• Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface deliver the high-quality sound recording with new Sony’s microphones and XLR adaptor 

• Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button for improvised control with compact, lightweight body

Sony today announced the latest addition to its acclaimed Alpha™ 7R series full-frame mirrorless camera line-up; the extremely versatile, powerful Alpha 7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4).

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The Perfect Camera, As Imagined By YouTubers

Sony A7R III

Armando Ferreira asked a bunch of YouTubers about what they think would be the perfect camera for them.

The featured YouTubers are (in parenthesis what appears to be the perfect camera for them): iJusine and Jenna Ezarik (this camera), Caleb Wojick (this camera), Dave Maze (this camera), Brett Conti (this camera), and Elliot Walker (this camera).

And here is the video.

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III seems made for YouTubers.

Your Canon EOS M50 15-45mm Kit Might Have The Wrong Charger, Here Is What To Do

Canon EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

Some Canon EOS M50 kits with the EF-M 15-45mm lens might have been packed with the wrong battery charger.

The kits may contain the LC-E17 instead of the LC-E12 battery charger. If it happened to you get in contact your local Canon support centre.

Product advisory:

Service Notice: EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit may contain an incorrect battery charger (LC-E17)

An incorrect battery charger (LC-E17) may be included in some Canon EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kits.

We would like to offer our sincere apologies to users who have been inconvenienced by this issue.


Support

If you received the LC-E17 battery charger in the EOS M50 EF-M 15-45mm IS STM Kit please contact our Customer Support Center, using the information below. Canon will replace the LC-E17 with the correct battery charger, LC-E12, free of charge.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

If you have not already done so, please register the EOS M50. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone:     1-800-OK-CANON
 1-800-652-2666
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Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D For Canon EOS R Announced

Laowa 15mm F/2 Zero-D

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D lens for Canon EOS R systems (and others).

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D can be preordered at Adorama for $849.

Product description:

The ultra wide, fast & compact prime for your full frame mirrorless cameras (Sony FE / Canon RF / Nikon Z).

This lens is currently the fastest in its class, offering superior optical quality for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It features close-to-zero distortion with a 110° angle of view. The ultra-fast f/2 aperture enables photographers to capture impressive astro shots very easily. The 72mm filter thread allows quick attachment of filters for creating unique and inspiring landscapes. This lens can easily become an everyday lens for most shooters, given its compact size (82 mm/3.23 in. long) and weight (only 500 g/1.1 lb.).

Full-size sample images can be found in our Flickr gallery here.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is currently the widest f/2 rectilinear lens in the market with a native E mount (it does not require additional adapters). It is an ultra-wide & ultra-fast prime lens which covers both 35mm full-frame & APS-C sensors. The extreme 110° angle of view and ultra-fast f/2 aperture allow photographers to create impressive astro-photography shots with ease. It also gives photographers a fast wide angle option for landscape and low-light photography.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is the second member of the Close-to-Zero distortion series from Venus Optics, following the launch of the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D last year. Zero-D lenses are specially designed to remove the optical distortion commonly associated with wide angle lenses. Any straight lines will be retained.

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Sigma Announced Three DN DC Lenses For The Canon EOS M System

Canon EOS M System

Sigma announced it will port three of their DN DC lenses to the Canon EOS M system.

The first three lenses to become available for the EOS M are

  • SIGMA 16mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 30mm f/1.4 DC DN
  • SIGMA 56mm f/1.4 DC DN

Most likely the lenses will not have a new lens design, but having three f/1.4 lenses for the EOS M is great news. Looks like the clickbait rumors about an APS-C EOS R model might eventually disappear.

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Industry News: The Sigma FP Is The World’s Smallest Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Sigma Fp

Sigma fp key features:

  • The world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with a full size image sensor
  • 24MP Bayer sensor with no low pass filter
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 14 Bit RAW (DNG)
  • Electronic shutter
  • Cinema DNG recording
  • Weather sealed
  • Size: 69.9 x 112.6 x 45.3 mm
  • Weight: 370g
  • Released Fall 2019

Sigma announced what appears to be the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp. Preorders are open at B&H Photo. They also have an article introducing the Sigma fp.

This looks like a cool piece of technology. Kudos Sigma for innovation and for continuing to surprise us.

Press release:

SIGMA announces the “SIGMA fp”, the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera* with a full-frame image sensor

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp,” the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.

Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.

*As of July, 2019.

SIGMA’s take on an entirely new system camera.

The world’s smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.

The environment that surrounds shooting and art creation is undergoing radical changes. In this day and age when one user may have both a high-performance interchangeable lens camera and a smartphone camera, using them flexibly according to specific purposes and settings, SIGMA stopped and questioned the inherent value of a digital camera.

As a result, SIGMA set itself to develop a user-oriented digital camera that reflected the idea of “how a camera can be” in a more flexible and true-to-life manner, without conforming to manufacturers’ ideas of camera-centric categories and hierarchy.

sigma fp

Pocketable full-frame│Impressive portability and power

The “smallest and lightest body possible” with which one can express their creative ideas whenever they want, combined with a “full-frame sensor” that is suitable for serious occasions without compromising on image quality, and “superb build quality” that makes the camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.

Scalable│Versatile scalability

An “open and liberal system” that allows one to pair the camera with lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “versatile scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.

Seamless│Full-fledged, liberating shooting functions

A “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.

Making it a top priority to realize these three concepts all at once and without requiring any trade-offs, SIGMA selected only the elements and mechanisms that were truly needed with no compromise to create the SIGMA fp as the embodiment of an “entirely new digital camera that SIGMA can offer to the world right now.”

It’s a camera body that changes its configuration with great flexibility centered around the user.

It’s a tool that gives the user the joy of a new camera life that they themselves are yet to discover.

It’s a new system camera that will overturn the paradigm of “digital cameras.”

The SIGMA fp is here to broaden the potential of “image shooting” ad infinitum.

For more about concept, please refer to the link: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/

[via DPReview via Mirrorless Rumors]