You’d be Nuts to Not Grab These Sony Deals Right Now!

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Eventually, these deals will be gone! Sony cameras and lenses are still enjoying some awesome rebates right now. You can get a new camera or snag one with a brand new lens. Some of you want all the megapixels and the Sony a7r IV is available at a lower price right now too. But that’s not the only one. Check out all these deals after the break.

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Want Better Portraits? These 3 Sony Cameras Can Help!

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Sony cameras have made life so much easier for portrait photographers thanks to their insanely good autofocus systems.

There’s simply no denying that the strides Sony has made in the world of photography over the last few years have been nothing short of monumental. Today, we have Sony cameras that are not only affordable, but that can also produce glorious images, and that boast the best autofocus systems on the market. If you’re a portrait photographer who wants the best eye and face detection, and great general autofocus tracking, you need to look at Sony cameras. After the break, we’ll share three of our favorite Sony cameras for portrait photography.

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These 3 Sony Cameras are Great for the Landscape Photographer

These Sony cameras will help any photographer create landscape images with gorgeous colors and immense detail.

Sony has done a tremendous job of fleshing out its camera line up. No matter what budget you have, there are Sony cameras for you. The three Sony cameras we have featured in this roundup are all fantastic options for photographers who like to get out into nature, and who want to capture the splendor of the world around them. All of the cameras have fantastic image processing chips, sensors that are capable of capturing incredible details, and levels of dynamic range that leave the competition in the dust. If you’re looking for Sony cameras that are well suited to landscape photography, head on past the break to see three of our recommendations.

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Is This Sony a7r IV Feature Signaling the End of APS-C Cameras?

With the new Sony a7r IV, Sony is pushing the company’s ability to get higher resolution images at the APS-C level.

We know this could sound a little insane, but if you look at how the photography world is playing out, we could be seeing the end of APS-C very soon. As it is, there isn’t much of a reason to purchase an APS-C DSLR camera over a mirrorless camera. From Sony’s presentation, we were able to gather what Sony is touting at the APS-C level despite the Sony a7r IV being a full-frame mirrorless option. At the APS-C area, the Sony a7r IV has a lot of megapickles (spelled this way purposely); they could be trying to tell us something. To understand it a bit more, we talked to Sony’s Mark Weir.

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The Canon EOS M50 Is One of Their Most Popular Cameras, But Why?

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In Japan, the EOS M50 is outselling competing devices at a furious pace.

The Canon EOS M series of cameras have been around for a while, and while they aren’t class-leading devices, and despite the fact that they use a lens mount with few lens options, they seem to be selling rather well in some countries. A recent report shows just how well; the numbers are mind-boggling, but also show why Canon’s financials aren’t exactly making their bank managers happy. Join us after the break to take a look at the numbers, and to see why perhaps the M50 is selling better than anyone anticipated. Continue reading…

Things We’d Like to See in a $900 Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

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A sub $1,000 Full Frame Mirrorless camera from Nikon would really shake up the camera market.

In the not too distant past it was impossible to find Full Frame cameras for prices that could be considered affordable, but oh how times have changed. We are living in a world where photographers can now get their hands on Full Frame Mirrorless cameras for just over $1,000. While that’s not ‘cheap’ it’s a heck of a lot less than they used to be. A recent report now states that Nikon may be joining the affordable Full Frame Mirrorless camera club too with an offering that may cost just $900. Join us after the break for more info, and to see what we would like to see in such a camera. Continue reading…

Comparing Video Color Science: Sony vs. Fujifilm Mirrorless Cameras

Max Yuryev makes a quick color science comparison between Sony and Fujifilm of skin tones and landscapes.

Still undecided between Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless cameras which one to go for in terms of colors, especially if you like shooting videos on the side? Max Yuryev has a quick video that should help you decide. In his color science comparison, he put the Sony A6400 and the Fujifilm X-T30 to the test and encouraged viewers to take their picks before revealing his own choices and findings.

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Review: Sony a6400 (The Sony a9 with an APS-C Sensor)

The Sony A6400 packs near-A9 level AF tech into a compact Crop Sensor package.

Up until recently, Sony’s focus seemed to rest with their Full Frame mirrorless cameras, but the Japanese consumer electronics giant reaffirmed their commitment towards APS-C cameras when they announced the A6400 back in January of this year. Featuring the company’s latest advancements in autofocus technologies, the Sony A6400 is positioned interestingly between the existing A6300 and crop sensor flagship A6500. It’s not quite the halo product some were hoping for, but it is certainly no slouch by any measure.

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Review: Sony 135mm F1.8 G Master (Sony FE Mount)

The Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master is the prime lens many portrait photographers shooting with Sony mirrorless cameras have been waiting for.

Announced at the end of February, the Sony 135mm f1.8 G Master is the 9th lens to join the ranks of Sony’s premium G Master lineup. Sony created the 135mm f1.8 G Master with portrait photographers in mind first and foremost; many portrait photographers gravitate toward the 135mm focal length due to the fact that subjects appear true to life with little to no discernible distortion. Since we only got to spend a few hours with the lens during the top-secret media launch (which took place on a particularly snowy February afternoon), we were excited to get our review unit in so that we can put the 135mm G Master through its paces in typical Phoblographer manner.

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First Impressions: Sony A6400 (with Tons of Image Samples)

Sony is targeting the vlogging crowd with their latest crop sensor Sony A6400 camera

At their headquarters in San Diego, the Sony A6400 was unveiled, the company’s latest APS-C Mirrorless camera. Situated between the Sony A6300 and A6500 Crop Sensor cameras, Sony is incorporating quite a lot of cutting edge technology into their brand new A6400. The Sony A6400 features the company’s latest generation 24.2 megapixel BIONZ X image processor with enhanced skin tone reproduction, as well as a tiltable, flip up touch screen capable of facing forward. This clearly indicates Sony designed the camera with the vlogging crowd in mind. According to the statements made at the press conference, the Sony A6400 is capable of achieving a blazingly fast autofocus speed of 0.02 seconds, shooting continuously at 11 FPS with AF & AE tracking using the mechanical shutter, and features enhanced Real-time Eye AF, and newly developed Real-time Tracking as well as Real-time Eye AF for animal subjects. For the video shooters out there, the A6400 can record 4K HDR videos as well as make time lapse recordings.

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The Sony a6400 Has “Speed x AI” Along with Animal Eye AF Tracking

During a livestream today, Sony updated a number of their products as well as a big Sony a9 firmware update.

In addition to a big update to the Sony a9 via a firmware update, the company announced their brand new Sony a6400 camera. This new APS-C camera has a 24MP APS-C sensor at its heart and incorporates the company’s new Speed x AI. This update is coming to the company’s highest end cameras soon, but the new Sony a6400 applies it to pets, animals, and uses a bunch of new algorithms that have been talked about by the likes of Apple, Google, etc. when it comes to photography. At 11fps, it will theoretically be able to track your French Bulldog running around like the maniac it is.

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