Sony officially announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone. The US price is $1,598 and it will be released on September 1, 2022. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is available for pre-order at Amazon, B&HPhoto, Adorama.
The Xperia 1 IV has three rear cameras, each producing 12MP images using a Sony Exmor RS image sensor. While the sensor sizes vary, resolution and 4K/120p HDR video capabilities are available across all three. The 16mm F2.2 camera uses a 1/2.5-inch type image sensor. The main camera offers a 24mm equivalent lens with an F1.7 aperture and a large 1/1.7-inch type sensor with SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Rounding out the trio is the new, world’s first, 85-125mm optical zoom lens with a variable F2.3-2.8 aperture and 1/3.5-inch type OIS-equipped sensor. The zoom uses a periscope design to deliver true optical zoom across its range.
Venus Optics announces 20mm f/4 ‘Zero-D’ Shift lens. The US price of the lens is $1,299. An optional lens support system, which will keep the lens in place while shifting your camera, is also available for an additional $249.
KamLan 55mm f/1.4 lens officially announced for Sony E-mount system cameras. While KamLan has a range of crop sensor lenses in its lineup, this new 55mm f/1.4 lens is the company’s first foray into full-frame optics. The lens was announced at CP+, Japan’s largest photography trade show.
The Yongnuo has announced a new lens – YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. With this new model the lens received an optical scheme consisting of 11 elements in 8 groups, with 6 special optical elements.
Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DF DSM lens for Sony E mount is already available to buy on Amazon.com for $318.
ProGrade Digital officially announced the new 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card. The US price is $329.99.
ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A cards provide read speeds up to 800MB/s and burst write speeds up to 700MB/s. In addition, ProGrade Digital’s CFexpress Type A card delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 400MB/s (VPG 400) – specifically designed for high-resolution video capture.
ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card: $329.99 at B&H, Adorama.
A new Sony MFT sensor with 8K video is rumored to be in development. According to the latest rumors, Sony’s new Micro Four Thirds sensor capable of shooting 8K video is expected to appear in 2021. This kind of resolution for a MFT sensor is definitely huge and probably for high-end video-centric Micro Four Thirds system cameras.