Despite just how far mirrorless cameras have come in terms of technology and system development in the past couple of years, many people still stick to DSLRs. However, they are starting to look more closely and with more curiosity at mirrorless cameras. Both Sony and Fujifilm use APS-C sized sensors with a 1.5x crop factor and both systems have a fast 35mm lens in the form of the 35mm f1.4 and 35mm f1.8 OSS. To aid those that are considering purchasing into one system or another (and to quell lots of questions like this popping into our emails as of late) we’re doing a very informal but informative comparison of the two lenses.
Sony has just released two new applications for their NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras. The first is Time-lapse and it is the only the time lapse feature has been added to a Sony camera ever. The app will take a series of images and combine them into a movie at either 24fps or 30fps, you also have the option to save all of the images as stills without creating a movie. You can set the interval and amount of images and the camera will tell you how long it will take to complete. What is also interesting is that Sony is offering themes like “Night Scene” to allow automatic exposure of certain situations.
The second app is called Cinema Photo but most of us will know these as cinemagraphs. This allows you to take a few photos of a person or object and allow only a set area of the photo to move. There are a lot of these that are extremely well done and they can be found in the previous link or hip places like Tumblr. The app demonstration seems a bit hard to use with the current NEX button layout of the NEX-6 but it should be much easier with the touch screen on the 5R.
Not long ago, we had a little bit of time to play with the new Sony NEX 5R: the successor to the very positively reviewed 5n. The new camera sports a couple of interesting new upgrades and changes. So what was it like?
For a moment lets pretend like this camera hasn’t been leaked already and that you don’t know any of its specs! Today Sony has shocked us with a new NEX camera and there are a few features of this camera that are brand new to companies iconic camera series. There are six main features of this camera that we are going to go over and some of them are a big big deal for this style of a camera.
The camera will feature an upgraded 16mp sensor, new fast hybrid AF, changes in the body and display, Wifi support, and last but not least what Sony calls the PlayMemories store where you can add additional apps. Since you haven’t heard or read about any of these features before lets dig in and see what Sony has brought to the table. Continue reading…