Sony’s New Cameras Will Record 4K Videos, the company announced on Wednesday.
The announcement of the A7-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras by Sony, is presently the best and hottest news in the camera industry. The three new cameras, the A7R II, the RX10 II, and the RX100 IV, target the professional or advanced photographers, as well as the amateur ones.
The A7R II
The A7R II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that has the highest 4K video recording quality, and is shooting with 42.4 megapixels, which is the highest image processor from Sony.
The company has said that this particular model is 3.5 times faster than the original A7R, which was a previous model. Aspect wise, it does not differ from the former model that much, but quality wise it overthrows it. It has the first full-frame backside illuminated sensor, 399 phase detection auto-focus points and the 5-axis stabilization system.
The camera will be able to take quality pictures in the dark, lock and focus on the targets so the images will show no trace of distortion. It will also record 4K video using the entire full-frame sensor. It is also equipped with a silent shutter mode, and an upgraded OLED viewfinder with a .78x magnification.
Previously, only Panasonic and Samsung offered internal 4K video in a camera. Panasonic’s GH4 has some issues in taking quality frames in low light due to the fact that it contains a small sensor. Samsung’s NX1 lacks a selection of lenses and the reliance on an under-supported codec damages the camera’s case.
The RX10 II and RX100 IV
The other two cameras from the A7-series are the new RX10 II and RX100 IV. The former has plenty of tactile controls, 24-200mm and an f/2.8 super-zoom, while the latter is 24-70mm and has an f/1.8-2.8 super-zoom that offers a more up-close-and-personal shooting.
The compact and super-zoom share a new senor, the stacked CMOS chip, which offers higher performance so the image data gets out five times faster.
The prices of these new cameras are in tandem with their quality. The RX100 IV II will cost 1000 dollars, while the RX10 II will be priced at 1300 dollars. As for the magnesium-bodied A7R II the price will reach as high as 3,200 dollars, which is quite a lot if you are only an amateur photografer.
The cameras will be available starting from August, when photography enthusiasts will be able to find them on the shelves.
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