Showing posts with label Low Light. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Low Light. Show all posts

Friday, June 27, 2014

Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s

sony a7s first impression luminous landscape

Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA

Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s

Go to 3:05 to hear the Sony A7s shutter noise options, electronic first curtain shutter and fully electronic shutter.

Sony A7s Product Specifications from Sony

  • Operating System Compatibility : Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)
  • Supplied Software : PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Camera Type : Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA3/LA-EA4 adaptor9
  • Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount Full Frame
  • Color : Black
Drive System
  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Speed Priority Continuous shooting: Max. 5.0fps, Continuous shooting: Max. 2.5fps
  • Shutter Speeds : 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay,
  • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
  • Drive Mode : Single shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing (Cont., Single, White Balance, DRO)
Exposure System
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Auto Exposure Lock (AEL) button, Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway (Can be disabled from the Menu)
  • Exposure Settings : AUTO (iAUTO, Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Movie
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : EV -3 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • ISO : Still images: ISO 100-409600
  • Movies: ISO 200-409600 equivalent
  • Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • White Balance Mode : Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15 steps, A7 to B7: 15 steps) / Custom / Underwater
Focus Control
  • Focus Sensitivity : EV -4 to EV 20 (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Focus Area : Wide (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone
  • Focus Points : 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (MF)
  • Focus System : Contrast-detection AF
Imaging Sensor
  • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor
  • Pixel Gross : 12.4 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution : 12.2 Megapixels (approx.)
  • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Imaging Sensor : 35mm full frame Exmor CMOS sensor (35.8 x 23.9mm)
  • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • HDMI Terminal : HDMI® Type D micro connector
  • DC IN : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
  • Memory Card Slot : Multi slot for SD / Memory Stick PRO Duo media
  • HD Output : Uncompressed 4K (3840 x 2160)*1 Uncompressed HD (1920x1080)*1 BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4k Still image playback
  • PictBridge Compatible : Yes
  • Tripod Mount : Yes, 1/4" 20 thread count
  • Remote Commander : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
  • Accessory Shoe : Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe
  • A/V Remote Terminal : Yes, via Multi Terminal interface
  • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)8
  • Multi Interface Shoe : Yes
  • Headphone Jack : Yes
  • Microphone Input : Yes
LCD Display
  • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On / Off)
  • LCD Type : 3.0” (7.5cm) TFT LCD (921,600 dots) with tiltable design
  • Coverage : 100%
  • Zebra : Yes (On / Off)
  • Histogram : Yes (On / Off)
  • Live View : Continuous Live View
  • Power Requirements : Two rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
  • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Number of Still Images : Approx. 360 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)4
  • Battery Capacity : 1080 mAh
  • Supplied Battery Charger : BC-TRW
  • Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-XYST1M / XLR-K1M (sold separately), Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
  • Video Resolution : XAVC S Full HD - 1920 x 1080/60p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/30p@50Mbps Full HD - 1920 x 1080/24p@50Mbps HD - 1280 x 720/120p@50Mbps *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S AVCHD™:
  • PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
  • FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
  • FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
  • FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
  • FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps

  • MP4:
  • HD - 1440 x 1080/30p@12Mbps
  • VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps
  • Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch. AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3), 2ch., Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch.
  • Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD™ format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
  • Video Mode : XAVC S / AVCHD™ / MP4 / Uncompressed 4K and HD output via HDMI
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : 35mm full frame:
  • L: 4240 x 2832 (12M), M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), S: 2128 x 1416 (3M)

  • APS-C:
  • L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1M), M: 2128 x 1416 (3M), S: 1376 x 920 (1.3M)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : 35mm full frame:
  • L: 4240 x 2384 (10M), M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M)

  • APS-C:
  • L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3M), M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6M), S: 1376 x 776 (1.1M)
  • Still Image Mode : RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Extra fine, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
  • Still Image File Format : JPEG: DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant, RAW: Sony ARW 2.3 format
  • Media Type : SD / SDHC (UHS-I compliant) / SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), *Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in XAVC S Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 12.2 Megapixels
  • Display : Disp. Basic Info, Histogram
  • Brightness Control : Auto / Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
  • Type : 1/2-inch (1.3 cm) XGA OLED color electronic viewfinder (2,359,296 dots)
  • Field of View : 100%
  • Magnification : Approx. 0.71x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter)
  • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.0m-1 (diopter)
Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 5 x 3-3/4 x 1-15/16” (approx. 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2mm)
  • Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory card: Approx. 1 lb 1.2oz (approx. 489g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 15.7 oz (approx. 446g)
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps : Yes
  • View on TV : Yes
  • Send to Computer : Yes
  • View on Smartphone : Yes

The Sony A7s is available for pre-order for $2500.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sony A7s First Impressions by Luminous Landscapes

sony a7s first impression luminous landscape

Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA

Luminous Landscapes gives us their first impressions with the new low-light king, the Sony A7s. Read their A7s first impression here. They provide samples between the Sony A7s and the A7r to test the A7s' low light capability. Video capability is also discussed.

Here are some interesting quotes that we found.

  • Sony is producing more new and interesting cameras, in more categories, and with more new technology than the two market leaders combined.
  • a 12MP file from the A7s can be printed at a size of 16 X 24" when upressed to 360ppi.
  • There is something to the look of A7s files that reminds me of medium format,
  • At ISO 51,200 the A7s is quite usable with some moderate noise reduction
  • My only complaint is that the interface team at Sony forgot to add this feature (Electronic Shutter) to the twelve position Function menu.
    • Why not just keep Electronic Shutter as the default?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sony NEX-5N Footage at 24 FPS 1080p

NEX-5N Low Light Footage and Touchscreen Demo

Here's a couple of videos from jpac83 showing NEX-5N footage at 1080p and 24 frames per second. The video above shows footage at ISOs from 100 to 3200 to demonstrate the NEX-5N's low light capability. The video below was shot at 24 frames per second for that cinematic feel. The NEX-5N is the first NEX camera that allows for 24 fps video.

sony nex-5n ecm sst1 microphone

NEX-5N with ECM-SST1 Microphone

Thanks jpac83!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sony NEX SLR Magic Noktor 50mm Lens

slr magic noktor 50mm sony nex

Here is the SLR Magic x Noktor HyperPrime 50mm F0.95 for the Sony NEX E-moun That is correct the maximum aperture is 0.95 similar to that of the very rare Leica 50mm Noctilux-M priced at $10,495. The Noktor is priced at $1000 which is very close to the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.1 Nokton. This fully manual lens, with an FOV of 75mm on the NEX, will allow plenty of light onto the sensor for low light shooting.

We are waiting for sample photos to see how this lens from the new Noktor company performs, recently acquired by SLR Magic.

For more information check out

Monday, July 19, 2010

Take a ride with the Sony NEX-5

OneBikeGuy takes us around on his bike via the Sony NEX-5 and the 16mm f/2.8 lens. The video looks great even with the low light from the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Check out what the NEX-5 looks like mounted on the bicycle.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sony NEX-5 Sensor Beats Canon 7d - DxOMark

sony nex sensor vs canon 7d
DxOMark tested the Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 and found both to be more than capable. DxOMark found that the sensors showed excellent color depth, dynamic range, and low-light ISO performance. The NEX-5 topped the Canon EOS 7d dslr (by a slight margin), Olympus PEN E-P2, Panasonic Lumix GH1, and the Sony Alpha 450.

Here is DxOMark's disclaimer:
Disclaimer: This dxomark review evaluates only the selected camera’s RAW sensor performance metrics (i.e., Color Depth, Dynamic Range, and Low-Light ISO), and should not be construed as a review of the camera’s overall performance, as it does not address such other important criteria as image signal processing, mechanical robustness, ease of use, flexibility, optics, value for money, etc. While RAW sensor performance is critically important, it is not the only factor that should be taken into consideration when choosing a digital camera.
More information at DxOMark.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sony Nex 5 in Low Light

Here is a video using the Sony Nex 5 in a very dimly lit subway in order to test it's low light capability.