Contests Sony

Sony Vlog Challenge 2022: The Power of Good

The Sony Vlog Challenge 2022 “The Power of Good” is open now and lasts until Thursday, June 30, 2022. To enter this contest, you must be over 18+ (AL and NE, 19+) at the time of entry and have a personal YouTube, TikTok or Instagram account. Videos do not need to be filmed on a Sony camera: Any device will do. Entries are accepted from residents in US (excluding territories) and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Entry period: May 19, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Winner announcement: September 8, 2022

You need to publish your video to YouTube (as a regular YouTube video or YouTube Short video), Tiktok, or Instagram (as regular in-feed Instagram video or Instagram Reel video). For YouTube entries, include the words “Sony Vlog Challenge 2022” to the title of your video. For Tiktok and Instagram entries, add the hashtag “#SonyVlogChallenge2022” to your post’s caption. Your video(s) must remain on your Social Media account until the end of the Contest Period.

After your Contest entry is published on your Social Media, you also need to submit your entry to the Contest form page (https://www.alphauniverse.com/vlogchallenge). The information needed to complete your Contest submission include:
Your video’s unique URL from YouTube, Tiktok, or Instagram
Region/Country
Email address
Age

View contest rules

Small acts of kindness can have a big impact. Show us how one good action can create a ripple effect that touches many people’s lives.

Maybe you helped a neighbor who was moving. Maybe you helped your community by spending time to clean up your local park. Or, perhaps you tried a zero-waste or became vegan for a day.

Whatever it is, vlog and tell your story to show one act of good creating a positive impact. Take the Sony Vlog Challenge and share the power of good.

Four (4) winners will each receive one (1) ZV-E10 Vlog Camera Kit (model: ZV-E10L) (ARV USD $799.99), one (1) Sony Wireless Shooting Grip (model: GP-VPT2BT) (ARV USD $138.00) and one (1) 128GB SF-M Series UHS-II SD Memory Card (model: SF-M128) (ARV USD $64.99).

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Cameras Canon

Canon Announces EOS R7 and EOS R10 APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

From the number 6 and up, it’s full-frame, and from 7 down, it’s APS-C. That’s how Canon seems to have settled on its mirrorless camera naming convention. So, while the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6 are full-frame mirrorless cameras, the EOS R7 and EOS R10 are both Canon’s first EOS R-series APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Also, it’s now very apparent that Canon’s strategy is to target its full-frame mirrorless cameras to professional photographers, and its APS-C mirrorless cameras to everyone else (aka hobbyists and general photography enthusiasts). This deliberate delineation puts competitors that offer only APS-C or MFT models in a very difficult position having to prove that their flagship APS-C or MFT models can successfully compete with Canon’s flagship full-frame models. From now on, I doubt we’ll be seeing lots of comparisons between APS-C or MFT cameras and full-frame cameras.

The enthusiast-level EOS R7 is specifically targeted to “those seeking an upgrade to their travel and vacation photos or to capture life-long family memories while opening a new world of creative and professional possibilities.” The cheaper entry-level EOS R10 is specifically targeted to “content creators looking for a camera option to capture high-quality action videos and images of sports, wildlife, and motorsports.

Here are the main differences between the EOS R7 and EOS R10:

  EOS R7 EOS R10
Sensor 32.5MP 24.2MP
Continuous Shooting 15 fps (mechanical shutter)
30 fps (electronic shutter)
15 fps (mechanical shutter)
23 fps (electronic shutter)
IBIS 7 stops N/A
Card Slots Dual Single
Video 4K/60p, 30p, 24p 4K/30p, 24p
Popup Flash No Yes
Weather resistant Yes No
Price US $1,499.00 US $979.99

There are other differences not mentioned above that make the EOS R7 the serious choice and the EOS R10 the entry-level choice: the EOS R7 has a larger shooting buffer, a “larger” EVF, higher resolution LCD, C-Log3 availability, 3.5mm headphone socket, a more powerful battery, and a more comfortable grip.


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Time To Level Up: Canon Announces EOS R7 and EOS R10, the First EOS R-Series Cameras with APS-C Imaging Sensors

New RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM Standard Zoom Lenses Also Announced

MELVILLE, NY, May 24, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R7 and EOS R10 camera bodies, Canon’s first EOS R-series models with smaller-size APS-C imaging sensor.

Ideal for hobbyists and general photography enthusiasts, the EOS R7 is the quintessential camera to take your photography to the next level. It is a powerful camera choice for those seeking an upgrade to their travel and vacation photos or to capture life-long family memories while opening a new world of creative and professional possibilities. The EOS R10 is perfect for content creators looking for a camera option to capture high-quality action videos and images of sports, wildlife, and motorsports.
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Leica Lenses Panasonic

LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm (18mm Equiv.) F1.7

“Carry Small, Capture Wide” A New Micro Four Thirds 18mm* Ultra-Wide Angle Lens with F1.7 Large Aperture LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 ASPH. (H-X09) *35mm camera equivalent

NEWARK, N.J., May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new large-aperture ultra-wide fixed focal length lens, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (35mm camera equivalent: 18mm) for the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard.

LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm lens

The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm (H-X09) is an ultra-wide-angle lens with a large aperture, as well as an unparalleled lens that features an exceptionally short focusing distance of 0.095m (3.7 inches) with an outstanding magnification ratio of 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent: 0.5x). The combination of these lenses makes it possible to distinguish the subject’s presence against the background. It also boasts high descriptive performance and smooth, beautiful bokeh, clearing the stringent LEICA standards, and is suitable for use by professionals and high amateur users for both photo shooting and video recording.
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Firmware Updates Leica

Leica Firmware Update 3.0 Adds 12-Bit Raw Video Output for the Leica SL2-S

New Firmware Update

Wetzlar, 6th May 2022

Leica’s new firmware update introduces 12-bit RAW video output to the Leica SL2-S, and brings multiple improvements to the SL-System at large.

The RAW format is as relevant to film makers as it is for photographers – both in terms of recording quality and post-production possibilities. Firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL2-S enables the output of a Cinema 4K RAW video signal with up to 60 frames per second to an external recorder via HDMI. This means that it is now possible to capture 12-bit RAW video files with recorders such as the Atomos Ninja V, Atomos Ninja V+ or Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR. The RAW files are perfectly clean and offer a maximum dynamic range, colour fidelity and detail rendition for a professional workflow.

In addition to firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL2-S, Leica has also released firmware version 4.0 for the Leica SL2. Between them, the two updates provide the following optimisations and new features for still photo and video recording: the ISO sensitivity of the sensor can now be controlled directly via the thumb wheel or the front settings wheel; furthermore, photographers can now set a timer for automatic network disconnection (Wi-Fi sleep mode). Another new feature is the ability to rate photos and videos, using the joystick.
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Lenses Sony

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II: Smaller, Lighter and Better

Sony updates its popular 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master with a new smaller and lighter FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II, a wide-angle zoom targeted to photographers, videographers, and hybrid content creators. The new lens is approximately 20% (7 ounces) lighter and 16 mm shorter. It supports up to 30 fps continuous shooting for stills and 4K 120p video recording with autofocus.

It also boasts improved AF tracking performance while zooming. Linear Response MF (manual focus) ensures high repeatability when focusing manually as the focus ring responds directly and repeatedly to subtle control.

A dedicated aperture ring makes manual aperture/iris control fast, direct, and easy with click-less control to achieve smooth depth of field transitions. A new 11-blade aperture promises “almost perfectly circular bokeh.”

Feedback from professional photographers for better control and usability resulted in the following improvements:

  • Zoom smoothness switch to adjust zoom ring torque either Tight or Smooth
  • A newly added aperture ring with click ON/OFF switch and iris lock switch
  • Two customizable focus hold buttons
  • The focus ring that responds directly and linearly to subtle control when focusing manually
  • New lens hood design with opening to control circular polarizing filters (dia. 82mm)
  • The center of gravity back toward the mount for improved handling and operation

The lens features updated dust and moisture resistance, and the front lens element has a fluorine coating to repel water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that become attached to the lens surface.

PRESS RELEASSE

Sony Electronics Introduces New FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II, the World’s Smallest and Lightest F2.8 Standard Zoom Lens

Newest G Master™ Series Lens in Sony’s Mirrorless E-mount Lineup with Industry-leading Optical Design, Unique Actuator Technologies, Advanced Autofocus and More

SAN DIEGO, CA – April 27, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. announced today the 67th lens in its mirrorless E-mount lineup – the highly-anticipated, FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (model – SEL2470GM2). Sony developed the world’s lightest F2.8 standard zoom lensi using its leading lens technology to deliver stunning resolution and beautiful bokeh known to Sony’s “G Master” series. The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II is one of the most versatile lenses in the line-up and was created for photographers, videographers, and hybrid content creators.

“Six years have passed since Sony released the first 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master and in that time, our customers’ needs have changed,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “We are always listening to our community and have designed the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II around feedback from creators. Knowing the 24-70 mm focal length is extremely popular, it was imperative that we continue improving to bring our most advanced technology to such a critical lens in our customers’ kit. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the world’s smallest and lightest F2.8 standard zoom lens.”
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