Sony Announced the and G Master Lenses
Last month, Sony announced the latest addition to its Alpha mirrorless camera lineup, the Sony As the successor to the venerable
this new camera comes with a host of updated hardware.
For starters, the has a beefed up autofocus system called the 4D FOCUS system, which allows for focusing as fast as 0.05 seconds, essentially making it the camera with the world’s fastest AF acquisition time. To make this possible, the has 425 phase detection AF points that are positioned across the frame. Apart from the AF system, the
has a newly-developed 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that has an ISO range of 100 to 512,200. What’s even more exciting though, is the fact that this camera can record 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning (when set to the Super 35mm format).
If you’re shooting videos with this camera, it can shoot up to 120 fps when recording in Full HD resolution. This essentially allows videographers to edit their videos – via post processing – to 4x or 5x slow motion video files. It also offers S-Log gamma recording, which allows for better postproduction editing. In addition to announcing the
Sony also introduced the flagship G Master lens lineup. Currently consisting of three E-mount lenses, the G Master series offers top image performance for both APS-C and full-frame Sony Alpha cameras.
The G Master series is currently made up of the SEL70200GM (70-200mm f/2.8), SEL2470GM (24-70mm and SEL85F14GM (85mm f/1.4). All three lenses are coated with Sony’s Nano AR coating, instead of the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* coating. Last but not least, there are also two teleconverters – the 1.4x SEL14TC and 2x SEL20TC.
The (bundled with SELP1650 lens) will be available in Malaysia starting March 2016, as will the SEL2470GM and SEL85F14GM lenses. If you’re looking forward to the SEL70200GM, or the two tele-converters, you’ll have to wait till May.
Sony’s G Master lenses offer fixed apertures, and are aimed at professionals.
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