Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 – compact camera with full-frame sensor

Sony has announced the RX1, a compact camera featuring a full-frame sensor:

  • Same 24,3 MP full-frame sensor as in SLT-A99
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*  35mm f2 lens
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • Dedicatd aperture ring
  • User customizable buttons

Sounds like a very serious camera for enthusiasts with deep pockets at a list price of $2800.

Sony Alpha SLT-A99 full frame camera

Sony has announced their first full frame camera, the SLT-A99:

  • 24,3 MP sensor
  • On-chip phase-detection autofocus
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 6 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Microphone and headphone sockets
  • Electronic viewfinder (fixed mirror)

Sony announces SLT A33 and A55 with full-time live view

Sony announces SLT A33 and A55 incorporating Sonys new translucent mirror making possible live view with full-time AF for both pictures and video.

SLT stands for Single-Lens-Translucent, a system using a fixed semi-transparent mirror redirecting some light to the autofocus system while the rest is going to the sensor, making possible to use phase-detection autofocus all the time, even during shooting videos. All this at a competitive price of US$ 649 (A33) and US$ 749 (A55) and available from September (A33) and October (A55).

  • 14 MP (A33) or 16 MP (A55) sensor
  • Full HD video (1080p)
  • ISO up to 12,800
  • 3″ LCD
  • Built in GPS (A55 only)

Sony A560 and A580

Sony has announced the new A560 and the new A580. The 14MP (A560) and a 16BMP (A580) sensor is able to record 1080p video (full HD) and pictures with 7fps and will be released in October (A580) and 2011 (A560).

  • 7 fps
  • full HD video (1080p)
  • 15-point phase detection AF
  • ISO up to 25,600
  • Enhanced auto HDR mode and 3d sweep panorama mode
  • 3″ fold-out LCD
  • Two-mode life view
  • Enhanced Bionz processor

Sonys new HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses

Sonys new HD camcorder NEX-VG10E features the 14.6 MP sensor of the Alpha NEX series and is the worlds first consumer HD camcorder with interchangeable lenses:

  • 14.6 MP CMOS sensor
  • 1080i video at 24mbps
  • accepts E-mount lenses plus A-mount α DSLR lenses via optional adaptor
  • Kit with E18-200/3.5-6.3 OSS lens
  • priced at $2000/EUR 2000