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Sony Announcements 2/3/16: Sony a6300 and G Master Lenses

 

FE 24-70MM F2.8 GM and FE 85MM F1.4 GM:

  • Price: 24-70mm: $2,199; 85mm: $1,799
  • Availability: Late March/Early April
  • Notify When In-Stock: Email us at shop@lookingglassphoto.com and ask to be added to the notify list.
  • G Master Lens Brochure: View and download the PDF


PRODUCT & SAMPLE SHOTS: FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM


 
PRODUCT & SAMPLE SHOTS: FE 85mm F1.4 GM
 

 
VIDEO: REDEFINING THE LENS
 

 
FEATURES: FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
The ultimate choice for professional portrait, travel and event photographers seeking the highest possible optical performance. The XA element reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well as from corner to corner of all image files.
 

  • Designed to achieve 50 line pairs/mm resolving power
  • XA (extreme aspherical) elements with 0.01 micron surface precision
  • Constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field
  • Natural, lifelike defocused bokeh from XA elements
  • 9-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) for fast, quiet and precise focusing
  • Nano AR coating effectively suppress reflections
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • Super ED glass w/ multi‐coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection via a AM/MF switch
  • Internal Focus maintains lens dimensions while changing focus
  • Convenient Zoom lock and Hook lock
  • Perfect for high-resolution α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras

 
FEATURES: FE 85mm F1.4 GM:
Portrait performance reaches a new pinnacle with astonishing resolution plus bokeh of unmatched beauty. This 85mm F1.4 portrait lens renders infocus areas with unequalled resolution while the background dissolves into the smoothest, lushest bokeh imaginable. All of this is by design, supported by manufacturing and testing technology that only Sony can provide, for new dimensions of photographic and cinematographic expression.
 

  • Designed to achieve 50 line pairs/mm resolving power
  • XA (extreme aspherical) elements with 0.01 micron surface precision
  • Constant F1.4 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field
  • Natural, lifelike defocused bokeh from XA elements
  • 11-blade circular aperture contributes to gorgeous bokeh
  • SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) for fast, quiet and precise focusing
  • Nano AR coating effectively suppress reflections
  • Dust and moisture resistant for robust reliability
  • Super ED glass w/ multi‐coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Instant auto/manual focus selection via a AM/MF switch
  • Internal Focus maintains lens dimensions while changing focus
  • Convenient Zoom lock and Hook lock
  • Perfect for high-resolution α7 series, 35mm full-frame E-mount cameras
  • Dedicated aperture ring

 
SONY a6300 MIRRORLESS CAMERA:
 

  • Price: Body: $999; Body w/16-50mm Lens Kit: $1,149
  • Availability: March
  • Notify When In-Stock: Email us at shop@lookingglassphoto.com and ask to be added to the notify list.
  • Full Color Product Brochure: View and download the PDF


PRODUCT SHOTS:


 
SAMPLE SHOTS:


 
VIDEO: FEATURE OVERVIEW:
 

 
FEATURES:
 
4D FOCUS™ w/ world’s fastest autofocus and world’s most AF points
The α6300’s unrivaled 4D FOCUS™ system boasts the world’s fastest autofocus (AF) acquisition time that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds. It also has the world’s highest number – an incredible 425 – phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over the entire image area, and can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking. Additionally, the α6300 takes full advantage of its enhanced fast hybrid AF for movies in both HD and 4K. Other enhancements include silent shooting with continuous autofocus and auto exposure, the ability to use AF in focus magnifier mode, expanded flexible spot AF, Eye AF in AF-C mode and more.
 
High-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
Clearly capture definitive points of action at extra-high speed at up to 11 fps continuous shooting with autofocus and auto exposure tracking. Experience all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder combined with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder by choosing live-view continuous shooting at up to 8fps. Or go with 11fps continuous shooting for extra assurance of sharp climactic shots. AF/AE tracking performance is incomparably fast, adaptable and nimble with every continuous shooting option.
 
24.2 MP of imaging innovation
The newly developed 24.2 MP (approx. effective) APS-C Exmor® CMOS sensor features copper wiring and enhanced circuit processing that lower the wiring layer and boost light collection efficiency. In conjunction with the BIONZ X® image processor, it minimizes noise throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-512008. The highly conductive copper in the circuitry significantly accelerates readout speed to support 4K movie recording with full pixel readout without pixel binning, Full HD 120fps shooting and 14-bit RAW output for still images.
 
Ultimate 4K movie recording and more
The α6300 offers internal 4K recording5 in Super 35mm format with full pixel readout, no pixel binning and 2.4x oversampling for the ultimate movie quality. By collecting 20 megapixels (6K equivalent) of information, which is approximately 2.4x as many pixels as 4K, the α6300 then oversamples the information to produce high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Additional professional video features include; S-Gamut3/S-Log3 and Gamma Display Assist, the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps for 4x or 5x slow motion HD video, both a mic jack and XLR compatibility via the MI shoe, enhanced Zebra functionality, picture profile settings, as well as Time Code / User Bit, clean HDMI output and much more.
 
2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ w/ fast tracking 120Hz.
The α6300 is equipped with a high contrast, high-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.4 million dots that offers exceptional corner-to-corner visibility. There is also a new mode available for the viewfinder that allows display of images at 120Hz, ensuring that action is displayed smoothly with very few afterimages for the sense of immediacy you get when shooting with an optical viewfinder, making subject tracking through the Tru-finder easier than ever.
 
Enhanced Operability and Ergonomics
The α6300 is equipped with an extremely solid magnesium alloy body that’s dust and moisture resistant for extreme conditions. The robust lens mount and refined grip makes it easier to shoot with larger heavier lenses, while the new 2.4-million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with selectable 60fps/120fps refresh rates allow for faster subject tracking. The α6300 can be customized to fit nearly any shooting style or preferences with one of 65 different functions that can be assigned to one of the 10 customizable buttons. A new shutter release button and mode dial with improved operability add to the refined shooting experience.
 
Wi-Fi®/NFC™/QR code for easy file transfer and remote control
Easily connect with NFC or QR code (for non-NFC devices) to smartphones or tablets with the built-in Wi-Fi® and Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application available for Android™ and iOS platforms. Control your camera or transfer files to your device for fast and easy sharing without the need of a computer. It also supports Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps™, which add a variety of creative capabilities to the camera. Then when you’re done, you can use the free software to sort and manage your stills and video with PlayMemories Home™ or edit your RAW file with either Sony’s Image Data Converter or Capture One Express (for Sony).
 
Focal plane phase-detection AF with A-mount lenses
The α6300 offers focal plane phase-detection autofocus with A-mount lenses that have SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) or SAM (Smooth Autofocus Motor) and by using a LA-E3 or LA-EA1 (APS C format with LA-EA1) lens mount adaptor. You can take advantage of the wide AF coverage of 425 focal plane phase-detection AF points, high-speed response, high tracking capability and high optical performance of A-mount lenses.
 
4x/5x slow motion recording at 120fps Full HD
Capture high-quality Full HD* footage at 120fps high-speed shooting with a high bit rate up to 100Mbps. The camera can record 4x/5x slow motion movies internally when the frame rate is set at 30p or 24p or use the 120fps footage to edit into slow motion later on.
 
High-bit-rate XAVC S™ format for 4K recording
The consumer friendly XAVC S™ format supports 4K recording at maximum 100Mbps bit rate as well as Full HD recording at 50Mbps, so the α6300 can capture movies filled with finely detailed movement. For efficient handling, XAVC S™ files are minimized in size using Long GOP data compression, and contained in the widely compatible MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format.
 
3” LCD screen tilts up and down for easy high and low-angle framing.
The tiltable 3” (921k dots) LCD™ Display makes it easy to photograph over crowds, or objects close to the ground or maybe you just want to get a different perspective. The screen can swivel up approx. 90° and down approx. 45°. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that nearly doubles the brightness of the display through a unique RGBW pixel structure for easier checking of the focus and image details.
 
Silent Shooting
Release the shutter without a sound when silence is required, even when continuous shooting with autofocus and auto exposure tracking is engaged. For quicker access, assign Silent Shooting mode to a customizable button.
 
Make it your own with easy button customization
You can assign any of 65 functions to any of 10 customizable buttons as you like. This makes operation more intuitive, quick and easy, and is extra-convenient for accessing such functions as starting and stopping of movie recording and switching between viewfinder and monitor.
 

Sony Announcements straight from CES

 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT #1: SONY AS50 ACTION CAM

  • Price: $349
  • Availability: February
  • Preorder: To preorder, either visit us in the store or give us a call at 510-548-6888.
  • Perfect For: Adventure / Travel enthusiasts, family memory keepers, active lifestyles.
  • Specifications: Download the PDF of the Action Cam spec sheet
  • Advantages: Advanced Intelligent SteadyShot™ image stabilization, 4K timelapse, XAVC S code, stereo mic, Live View Remote

 
FEATURES:
 
Advanced intelligent SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces blur
From the rockiest trail to the wildest surf, you want to shoot crisp, clear video your audience will actually enjoy watching. Advanced intelligent SteadyShot™ image stabilization reduces blur by normalizing the oscillation the image brings to the sensor. This means motion blur and noise levels are reduced, even in low light.

Full camera control via Wi-Fi® with new Live-View Remote and Smartphone
With Live-View Remote RM-LVR3 or compatible smartphone you can control up to five cameras at the same time. With Bluetooth compatibility connecting to your camera is a cinch. You can power on and off your cameras, change settings, and start and stop record easily. These convenient features allow you to enjoy your moments and those you share them with in addition to savoring the memories.

Share the adventure as it happens via Ustream® live streaming8. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to UStream from anywhere. You can also link your favorite social accounts with the streaming to notify your friends when you start streaming video.

Add a different point of view by including other camera angles to your movies. The camcorder connects up to five compatible cameras5 – like an Action Cam – via Wi-Fi® and uses the camcorder’s LCD to preview what the other cameras are seeing and simultaneously start recording on all synced cameras. Use PlayMemories™ Home6 to easily edit a multi-view movie for a great video experience.

New intuitive user interface for easy operation
Selecting and changing features has never been easier thanks to the new, intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible. Enjoy a seamless camera setting experience and find the perfect setting for your shooting needs. For even more convenience and saving battery life, Action Cam can also be turned on/off via smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile1.

6 video modes including 1080/60p HD, 4x slow motion and 4K time lapse
Six video shooting modes are available for flexible shooting scenarios. Record in Full HD 1920×1080/60p for beautiful smooth video. HQ mode delivers full-HD quality for the highest image resolution. Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator (v. 5.1) or Action Cam App (v. 2.0)4 simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.

Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce.

Never miss the action with long lasting up to 150min stamina battery and loop recording
Action Cam is equipped with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 150 minutes in record time. Don’t worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Loop overwrite shooting can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60, 120 minutes, or “unlimited”. Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of capacity.

Pro quality wide angle ZEISS® lens and zoom capability
Capture epic wide-angle views with the ZEISS® Tessar lens or choose standard but striking views. Either way, you’ll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids, or pitted asphalt paths. Discover new flexibility to vary your shooting in action for dramatic effects and added excitement. For example, your angle of view can be switched between “Wide”3 and “Narrow” in two levels. In addition, seamlessly adjustable zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting.

Exmor R® CMOS sensor for excellent low light performance
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor.

Ruggedized, waterproof dive housing9 with universal tripod mount included
Take Action Cam diving to 60m/179ft. using supplied Underwater Housing — no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat panel, it lets you control all camera buttons easily through the housing. What’s more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust, and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventure and extend your exploration to tough terrain.

Easy movie creation with Action Cam Movie Creator
Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as 4K Time-lapse You can also flip your videos clockwise or counter clockwise by 90˚ with Movie Rotation, or use Multi View to combine up to four movie footage segments – captured simultaneously by different cameras – and make a split-screen composite.



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