Cameras Nikon Teasers

Nikon Z 9 Teaser 4 of 4: Fast Continuous Shooting with Zero Blackout EVF

Nikon has posted Teaser 4 of 4 of its forthcoming flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z 9. In this teaser, it reveals that the Z 9 will be able to do very fast Continuous Shooting with a huge buffer, a fast refresh rate EVF with zero blackout between frames. We also get a glimpse of a new Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 S lens.

The video interestingly seems to be sending the subtle message that many are in the race but only one wins it, and it’s the one with the yellow, white and black cap — the colors of Nikon’s logo.

It’s, however, a very close race, and the other racers are not far behind at all, as they all plunge for the prize and crowd chaotically around the winner. It could be a very prophetic ad because you can be certain that neither Canon nor Sony will willingly cede the prize to Nikon. Let the [mirrorless] games begin!

The Nikon Z 9 will be officially revealed tomorrow Oct 28 at 8:00 am EST.


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Cameras Sony

Sony A7 IV Features 33MP Resolution, Upgraded AF, 10FPS Continuous Shooting and 3.68M-Dot OLED EVF

Sony has released the Alpha 7 IV, their “basic” full-frame mirrorless camera, with a newly developed 33MP back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, 15-stop dynamic range, the high-speed AF of the flagship Alpha 1, continuous shooting up to 10fps with AF/AE tracking, 759 phase-detection AF points covering 94% of the image area, 5-axis in-body image stabilization for a 5.5-step shutter speed advantage, a 3.68 million-dot OLED Quad-VGA viewfinder, one-hour 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video recording.

Sony A7 IV Sample Images

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Sony Electronics’ Alpha 7 IV Goes Beyond ‘Basic’ with 33-Megapixel Full-frame Image Sensor and Outstanding Photo and Video Operability

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced three new additions to its imaging line-up: the Alpha 7 IV interchangeable-lens camera (model ILCE-7M4) with a newly developed 33-megapixel (approx., effective) full-frame image sensor, as well as two new flashes – the HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-F46RM.

The Alpha 7 IV takes “basic” to the next level for full-frame cameras with excellent image quality and performance, redefining the lofty standards set by the acclaimed Alpha 7 III.  The new model features many of Sony’s most advanced imaging technologies, including the latest BIONZ XR™ processing engine and advanced AF (autofocus) capabilities from the flagship Alpha 1 combined with streamlined operability and enhanced reliability for photos and movies, making it the perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals. The Alpha 7 IV also boasts a 33MP (approx., effective) image resolution, rich movie expression and various features to support the growing demand for remote communication, bringing new meaning to what a “basic” camera can accomplish.

“Since its introduction over three years ago, the Alpha 7 III has made tremendous impact in our industry, completely redefining the expectations for what can be accomplished with a ‘basic’, or entry-level full-frame camera,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “Now, it’s time to break through all existing boundaries again. The Alpha 7 IV brings together the best of Sony imaging technologies in both photo and video to deliver a high-end experience to a wider range of customers.  This gives today’s creators a new level of freedom to capture, create and share in ways that they’ve never been able to before, no matter the situation in which they find themselves.”
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Cameras Nikon Teasers

Nikon Z 9 Teaser 3 of 4: Eye AF, Motorsports AF

Nikon has posted Teaser 3 of 4 of its forthcoming flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z 9. In this teaser, it gives a preview of the sticky Eye AF (even when the eye seems barely visible) as well as Motorcycle and Car AF.

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Nikon Z 9 Teaser 1 of 4: LCD Display Tilts Horizontally and Vertically
Nikon Z 9 Teaser 2 of 4: 8K / 30P Video
Nikon Z 9 Teaser 3 of 4: Eye AF, Motorsports AF
Nikon Z 9 Teaser 4 of 4: Fast Continuous Shooting with Zero Blackout EVF

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Apple Press Releases

Apple Updates MacBook Pro With M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips, Liquid Retina XDR display, 1080P Camera, Studio-Quality Mics, SDXC Card Slot and HDMI Port

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October 18, 2021

Game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max delivers extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display

The new MacBook Pro features a 1080p camera, the best audio system in a notebook, and the most advanced connectivity ever in a MacBook Pro

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Apple today unveiled the completely reimagined MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max — the first pro chips designed for the Mac. Available in 14- and 16-inch models, MacBook Pro delivers groundbreaking processing, graphics, and machine learning (ML) performance whether running on battery or plugged in, as well as amazing battery life — enabling workflows previously unimaginable on a notebook. The new MacBook Pro also features a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and the best audio system in a notebook. Combined with macOS Monterey, which is engineered down to its core to take full advantage of M1 Pro and M1 Max, the user experience is simply unrivaled. Shattering the limits of what a notebook can do, MacBook Pro is designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, scientists, music producers, and anyone who wants the world’s best notebook. The new MacBook Pro joins the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 to form the strongest lineup of pro notebooks ever. Customers can order the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models today, and they will be available beginning Tuesday, October 26.

“We set out to create the world’s best pro notebook, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max — a game-changing combination of phenomenal performance, unrivaled battery life, and groundbreaking features,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The all-new MacBook Pro adds a breathtaking XDR display, more ports like MagSafe 3, an advanced 1080p camera, and a sensational six-speaker sound system, all in a stunning new design. The new MacBook Pro simply has no equal and is by far the best pro notebook we’ve ever built.”
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Lenses Sony

Sony Redesigns the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II as the Lightest F2.8 70-200mm Zoom In the World, Improves AF Speed 4X

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Sony Electronics Continues to Redefine Excellence in Imaging with the Introduction of the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. announced the newest lens in their G Master lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II, which delivers an extraordinary combination of resolution and bokeh as well as unequalled AF (autofocus) performance known to Sony’s G Master design.

Sony Electronics' Newest G Master Lens - The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

“Sony is always listening to our customers. Thanks to feedback from users around the world, including leading professionals, Sony continues to develop and evolve the G Master lineup,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II is lightweight and offers outstanding handling in any shooting situation. The newest addition to our G Master series will make a perfect telephoto zoom addition to any creator’s kit who is looking to maximize their gear potential for both stills and video.”

Designed to perfectly pair with Sony’s E-mount camera bodies, the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II not only offers outstanding optical quality and advanced AF performance, but it is the lightesti F2.8 70-200mm zoom in the world and allows for unprecedented shooting freedom and flexibility. Sony continues to strengthen the Alpha system with this newest addition to the broadest selection of mirrorless lenses on the market as the 65th lens in its E-mount lens lineup.
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