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Sony RX100 Series Comparison (I, II, III, IV and V)

Articles from: https://photographylife.com/sony-rx100-series-comparison

Specification Sony RX100 I Sony RX100 II Sony RX100 III Sony RX100 IV Sony RX100 V
As expected, the latest generation Sony RX100 V obviously does have much richer feature-set and specifications compared to its predecessors. It has a superior Stacked CMOS sensor with excellent image quality that surpasses all the previous generation RX100 cameras, faster Bionz X processor with a front-end LSI capable of handling up to 24 fps shooting speed, 315 phase-detection autofocus points, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and very respectable slow motion video recording capability up to 960 fps. It can handle shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec, has a very nice 2.36M electronic viewfinder (EVF), incredibly fast autofocus and a few other nice extras, such as anti distortion shutter and ability to set minimum shutter speed when shooting with Auto ISO enabled.
Announcement Date 06/06/2012 06/27/2013 05/28/2014 06/10/2015 10/06/2016
Sensor Type CMOS BSI CMOS BSI CMOS Stacked CMOS Stacked CMOS
Sensor Resolution 20.2 MP 20.2 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP 20.1 MP
Sensor Size 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″) 13.2 x 8.8mm (1″)
Native ISO Range 125-6400 160-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800 125-12,800
Image Processor Bionz Bionz Bionz X Bionz X Bionz X
Phase Detection Autofocus No No No No Yes
Phase Detection Autofocus Points N/A N/A N/A N/A 315 AF Points
Lens Focal Length 10.4-37.1mm 10.4-37.1mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm 8.8-25.7mm
Focal Length in 35mm Equiv 28-100mm 28-100mm 24-70mm 24-70mm 24-70mm
Lens Aperture f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/4.9 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.8-f/2.8
Integrated ND Filter No No Yes Yes Yes
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/32000 sec 1/32000 sec
Startup Time 2.8 sec 2.8 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec 2.0 sec
Anti Distortion Shutter No No No Yes Yes
Auto ISO Min Shutter Speed No No No Yes Yes
EVF N/A Optional 1.44 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF 2.36 Million Dot EVF
Flash Hotshoe No Yes No No No
Built-in Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Shooting Speed 10 fps 10 fps 10 fps 16 fps 24 fps
Buffer Size 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 13 JPEG / 13 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 48 JPEG / 26 RAW 150 JPEG + RAW
LCD Screen 3.0″ Fixed 3.0″ Tilting, +90°/-40° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45° 3.0″ Tilting, +180°/-45°
Video Recording 1080p, up to 50 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 1080p, up to 60 fps 4K, up to 30 fps 4K, up to 30 fps
S-Log2/S-Gamut No No No No Yes
Slow Motion Video N/A N/A Yes, Up to 120 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps Yes, Up to 960 fps
Slow Motion Video Duration N/A N/A 29 min 4 sec 8 sec
Built-in WiFi No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots 350 shots 320 shots 280 shots 220 shots
Weight 240g 281g 290g 298g 299g
Size 102×58×36mm 102×58×38mm 102×58×41mm 102x58x41mm 102x58x41mm
Current Price (as of 10/06/2016) $448 $598 $748 $998 $998

How Canon EF lenses auto-focus on A7ii/A7Rii with adapters

Test result database here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WdE3DveA2Iz80P-Ta1WWAPhZy9gNSTzAG1i2l3o7SaM/edit?pli=1#gid=1799972419&vpid=A2

Test form for people input their test results here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1klEN5jHZd1MS-4mjOUev7Ahyuoo3vSRNOqlCzxGmMrI/viewform

Discussion: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3935272

Adapter which allow AF for Canon lenses on A7ii/A7Rii:

  • Metabones T Smart Adapter IV ($400)
  • Sigma MC-11 ($250)
  • FotodioX AF Adapter for Canon EF to Sony E-Mount ($100)
  • Viltrox Auto-focus Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E Mount Adapter II ($100)
  • Commlite EF-NEX ($100)
  • Techart EOS-NEX III ($190)     [unstable]
  • No Brand EF-NEX ($50) (apperance similar to Commlite adapter)

Guide to Sony A7ii, A7Rii, A7Sii lens adapters (2014): http://briansmith.com/sony-a7-a7r-lens-mount-adapters/

 

Git 2 Gitup Action Camera Review

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Some of the exciting features of GIT2 are 16 megapixels IMX206 Sony Exmor image sensor and Novatek NTK96660 chip. Combination of the two allow camera to create true 16mp images in RAW or Jpeg, and more importantly video at 1080p 60 FPS together with 2K @30FPS and 2880×2160 @24fps. Camera supports external microphone and memory card up to 64gb.

Like previous model, this one is compatible with wrist controller which allows remote control of the camera via radio frequency. Additionally camera has a built in WiFi, so you can connect to it via your smartphone. It got 30-meter water-proof housing (like GoPro Hero). Its retail price is around 159$, though some Chinese retailers sell it for a bit less.

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How to use the RAW file on Git2?

Convert RAW file into DNG for Action Camera GIT2?

(For Windows only – as of 2016/05)
How to use the RAW file on Git2?

Thanks to the DashCamTalk member @the-force who helped us to provide this tool and script.

First turn on the RAW option in the Photo mode settings. It will take much more time to save the .JPG and .RAW file after enabled the RAW option.

Convert the RAW file to DNG

RAW2DNG tool:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22493212/Git2_RAW2DNG.zip

This tool can support for both 16:9 and 4:3 raw images. Just drag and drop the Raw files in the program, select proper image format and click on convert.

Correct the DNG file

There is much red in original DNG file, below tool is for correcting black level, white level and white balance.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22493212/Git2_CorrectDNGs.zip

To use the correction tool, simply drag and drop the dng files (also multiple files at once) on the fix_levels.bat. Please note that the exiftool.exe has to be in the same folder as the batch file. The dng files will then be corrected and replaced automatically.

The correcting tool is not perfect, maybe some other Git2 users can help to improve it.

Below fixing DNG script is provided by @Nigel.

exiftool -BlackLevel=200 -WhiteLevel=4095 -AsShotNeutral=”0.5100 1 0.6400″ %1 -overwrite_original

– See more at: http://www.gitup.com/blog/21_How-to-use-the-RAW-file-on-Git2-.html#sthash.a8SQU6Oe.dpuf

Tháo báng cầm tay của máy ảnh Fujifilm X-Pro1

Tháo báng cầm tay của máy ảnh Fujifilm X-Pro1 (Remove original hand grip of Fujifilm Camera X-Pro1):

  • Bóc lớp vỏ giả da bên trên báng (hand grip)
    • x-pro1-remove_hand-grip-cover
  • Có 4 ốc vít ở mặt trên và bên cạnh. Tháo 4 vít ra sẽ tháo được hand grip.
    • x-pro1-remove_screw-from-hand-grip
  • Máy đã tách rời hand grip:
    • x-pro1-removed_hand-grip
  • Xem chi tiết trong clip dưới:

 

 

Batis 85 1.8 vs. G Master 85 1.4 (for Sony E-mount)

Batis 85 mm 1.8

  • Announced: April 2015 (always in supply shortage until April 2016).
  • Optical design: ZEISS Sonnar with 11 lens elements in 8 groups.
  • E-mount, AF/MF, OSS, OLED screen (showing distance and DOF), dust and weather-sealed, Zeiss T* anti-reflective coatings.
  • Aperture: 1.8-22; Diaphragm blade: 9; Filter size: 67 mm; Minimum distance: 80 cm
  • Size: 81 x 92 mm; weight: 475 g.
  • Price: $1,200.

Sony 85 mm 1.4 G Master

  • Announced: March 2016
  • Optical design: 11 lens elements in 8 groups.
  • E-mount, AF/MF, non-OSS; dust and moisture-sealed; Nano AR Coating to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting;
  • Manual aperture ring (can be de-click); focus-hold button, AF/MF and de-click switch on its barrel.
  • Aperture: 1.4-16; Diaphragm blade: 11 (rounded); Filter size: 77 mm; Minimum distance: 80 cm.
  • Size: 89.5 x 107.5 mm;  weight: 820 g.
  • More: zero abbreviation open wide.
  • Price: $1,800.

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