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Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

Grab a Sony RX100 IV high-end compact for just £575, save £425 today only

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday bargains have arrived. For today only, Amazon has a great deal on the Sony RX100 Mark IV high-end compact, at just £575 (save £425) - see the deal here. Well known as one of the best pro-spec compact cameras going, the RX100 series crams... Read more

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

Get a Sony A7 mirrorless camera kit for just £719 - less than half price for Black Friday

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday is rife with bargains, and Amazon has a banger on the first-generation Sony A7 mirrorless camera for £719 (save £831) - see the deal here.Although listed with the over-complex "ILCE7KB" name tag - that's interchangeable lens camera, kit... Read more

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that hits the spot for high resolution stills and video.The Sony A7R III has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and 4K video capture with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support. That enables... Read more

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

By Elyse Betters

Sony is in New York City, where it just announced another Cyber-shot RX10-branded camera.Called the RX10 IV, it packs the "world’s fastest" AF lock speed of just 0.03sec, according to Sony, as well as offers 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE... Read more

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... Read more

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

By Elyse Betters

Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... Read more

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

Long awaited Sony A99 II now official, 4K video and 42.4MP sensor

By Rik Henderson

Sony has finally announced a successor to the A99, more than three years since it released the flagship DSLR.The Sony A99 II is a powerhouse of an SLR, with a 42.4-megapixel 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, hybrid phase detection autofocus system... Read more

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

Sony FDR-X3000R action cam offers OIS across all modes, including 4K and slow-mo

By Rik Henderson

Sony announced a top-of-the-range compact action camera during its IFA 2016 press conference and it is sure to become a favourite for serious extreme sports enthusiasts.Not only is the Sony FDR-X3000R capable of shooting 4K and high-speed recordings (for... Read more

How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

How to shoot #food like a pro: Top tips for food photography

By Chris Hall

Taking photos of your food might be a cliché, but it has become almost as popular as taking photos of your own pouting face on social media.Instagram has over 178 million #food photographs and you only have to glance at Twitter in the evening to see... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III superzoom boasts 24-600mm zoom and 1-inch sensor size

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III superzoom boasts 24-600mm zoom and 1-inch sensor size

By Mike Lowe

It wasn't so long ago that Sony released the second-gen Cyber-shot RX10 - a camera, ultimately, similar to the original superzoom in that range. But it's all change with the RX10 III (which you might see called DSC-RX10M3 on some sites), which embodies... Read more

Sony A6300 shows what system cameras can do: 425-point autofocus, 4K video, 11fps burst and more

Sony A6300 shows what system cameras can do: 425-point autofocus, 4K video, 11fps burst and more

By Mike Lowe

We've long been expecting a Sony Alpha A7000 to replace 2010's NEX-7, but Sony has other plans, instead announcing the A6300. But it doesn't scrimp on the features at any level.Touting the "world's fastest autofocus" at just 0.05-seconds - although it... Read more

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

These amazing pictures were taken using just Sony a7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV cameras

By Rik Henderson

To highlight the abilities of its camera sensors in low-light conditions, Sony armed professional photographer Mikael Buck with an a7R II compact system camera, plus RX10 II and RX100 IV compacts to take pictures of the incredible ice caverns in Vatnajokull,... Read more

Sony a68 A-mount camera with 4D focus unveiled

Sony a68 A-mount camera with 4D focus unveiled

By Luke Edwards

Sony has taken the bubblewrap off its new a68 camera that features A-mount lenses and 4D Focus.No, 4D focus doesn't mean an ability to focus beyond time and see the future. Rather it'll offer a hefty 79 autofocus points that should mean perfect focus... Read more

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

Sony a7S II can record 4K video in ridiculously low levels of light, ISO up to 409,600

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced an S model in its latest a7 compact system camera line-up that is ultra-sensitive so is capable of shooting stills and video in very low levels of light.The Sony a7S II boasts an ISO range of 50-409,600, achieved by a 35mm full-frame... Read more

Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced two updates to its high-end compacts, resulting the in the RX100 IV and the RX10 II. The two models expand on the pro features in a pair of already fantastic cameras. The important modifications are to the 1-in type CMOS sensor at... Read more

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

Sony takes CSC to the next level with the a7R II: Back-illuminated full-frame sensor and 4K video

By Rik Henderson

Sony has upped its compact system camera game, announcing its first mirrorless model that comes with a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame sensor.The Sony a7R II has a 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting 4K video. Its... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 compacts debut with 30x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens

By Rik Henderson

Sony has unveiled a trio of compact cameras that utilise proprietary Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lenses with 30 times optical zoom.The Sony Cyber-shot HX90, HX90V and DSC-WX500 cameras will all be available from early summer and offer 18.2-megapixel Exmore R... Read more

Whoa! Sony's X1000V Action Camera can take 4K video of all your gnarly stunts

Whoa! Sony's X1000V Action Camera can take 4K video of all your gnarly stunts

By Elyse Betters

Sony is once again trying to take on GoPro. And it might just succeed this year, thanks to its new Action Cam FDR-X1000V.The company, which unveiled the tiny white camera at CES 2015, highlighted that it is mountable and can capture video at 4K resolution... Read more

How to shoot a city at night with a compact camera: Antonio Olmos gives his 5 festive photography tips

How to shoot a city at night with a compact camera: Antonio Olmos gives his 5 festive photography tips

By Rik Henderson

Renowned documentary photographer Antonio Olmos has a reputation for taking pictures of everyday life around the world, including in Afghanistan, Angola, Palestine and Nicaragua. And recently he has been touring the globe with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100... Read more

Sony Alpha A7 II is first full-frame camera to bring 5-axis optical image stabilisation

Sony Alpha A7 II is first full-frame camera to bring 5-axis optical image stabilisation

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced its latest Alpha A7 II interchangeable lens compact system camera with full-frame sensor smarts. And it has a world first: it's the first camera with a sensor of this size to feature a 5-axis image stabilisation system (OIS).But this... Read more

You won't believe these photos came from a camera you can fit in your pocket

You won't believe these photos came from a camera you can fit in your pocket

By Luke Edwards

This weekend was the Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead. Sony sent documentary photographer Antonio Olmos out there to capture the event on its latest Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III camera - a snapper so small it'll sit in your pocket.The results are very... Read more

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

Once again: What are Sony's lens-style cameras?

By Chris Hall

At IFA 2013, Sony launched the lens-style camera, a quirky photography device that's incredibly forward-looking.The lens-style camera makes perfect sense if you think about it. In the pursuit of portability, it makes sense to strip the camera down to... Read more

Sony Action Cam Mini crams tough specs into a tiny body

Sony Action Cam Mini crams tough specs into a tiny body

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced its latest Action Cam Mini which, it says, is less than half the size of previous models.Despite taking a master class in dieting the camera should still manage to deliver high quality images thanks to the Zeiss Tessar lens and Exmor... Read more

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 lens-style cameras, updates PlayMemories Mobile

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced two new updates to its lens-style cameras at IFA 2014 with the QX1 and QX30. Sony's lens-style cameras connect to your smartphone with the aim of giving you proper optics as well as a higher quality sensor so you can take better... Read more

Sony QX1 smartphone mount leak hints at interchangeable lenses, and is that an Xperia Z3 in shot?

Sony QX1 smartphone mount leak hints at interchangeable lenses, and is that an Xperia Z3 in shot?

By Luke Edwards

Ahead of Sony's myriad expected announcements at IFA tomorrow a new QX1 E-mount lens system has leaked. And it looks like the Xperia Z3 is in the photos.The Sony ILCE-QX1 E-mount, unlike its QX10 and QX100 predecessors from last year, should be able to... Read more

How do you get women to take selfies with cameras instead of phones? Behold Sony's perfume bottle cam

How do you get women to take selfies with cameras instead of phones? Behold Sony's perfume bottle cam

By Rik Henderson

To be filed in the "how to solve a problem that doesn't exist" category, Sony is about to launch a "selfie" camera that looks like a perfume bottle, presumably directly aimed at fashion concious women or teenage girls who don't own smartphones. That's... Read more

Sony a5100 is the ‘world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera’

Sony a5100 is the ‘world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera’

By Luke Edwards

Sony has just unveiled its a5100 as "the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera".The Sony a5100 comes with a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor. The ISO tops out at 25,600 so it should be versatile enough to work... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

By Mike Lowe

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III has been announced, boasting a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 (equivalent) lens and new built-in electronic viewfinder. It arrives alongside the original and second-generation RX100 models to sit at the top of the trio as the most... Read more

Sony a77 II offers 79-point autofocus system, jaw-dropping speed

Sony a77 II offers 79-point autofocus system, jaw-dropping speed

By Chris Hall

Sony has updated the Sony a77 with a new version, the Sony a77 II. The new DSLR-challenging camera comes packed with features to appeal to photographers of all levels.The new A-mount camera, that uses Sony's clever Translucent Mirror Technology, gives... Read more

Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video

Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video

By Mike Lowe

Sony has unveiled a new addition to its full-frame compact system camera at the NAB show in Las Vegas: the Alpha A7S.It's a bold move as the A7S follows on from the original A7 and A7R models just a matter of months after launch. The "S" is built around... Read more

Sony A3000 mirrorless camera discontinued down-under, replaced by near identical A3500

Sony A3000 mirrorless camera discontinued down-under, replaced by near identical A3500

By Luke Edwards

As popular as it has been since the latter part of last year, Sony has its A3000 mirrorless camera listed as discontinued on its official Australian site.Instead, the site now has a listing for an A3500 mirrorless camera for $500. Although it seems to... Read more

Sony LifeLog camera will capture your life in images

Sony LifeLog camera will capture your life in images

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a range of devices during its press conference at MWC in Barcelona, among which was a new concept to add to its wearable tech line-up – the LifeLog camera.The LifeLog camera will capture images as you go through life, creating a... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot H400 and HX400V cameras offer super zoom with DSLR-style controls

Sony Cyber-shot H400 and HX400V cameras offer super zoom with DSLR-style controls

By Luke Edwards

Sony has just announced two new super zoom cameras in the Cyber-shot H400 and HX400V.The Cyber-shot H400 bridge camera has a DSLR-style body and packs in a 20.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor. The shooter comes with a whopping 63x optical zoom lens which... Read more

Sony A6000 offers speed and control for compact system camera enthusiasts

Sony A6000 offers speed and control for compact system camera enthusiasts

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the Sony A6000, bringing advanced features to its newly named interchangeable lens camera system, formally known as NEX.The Sony A6000 sits in the same territory as the NEX-6 and NEX-7, offering high-end features for those looking to... Read more

Sony announces compact Cyber-shots for every occasion: HX60V, WX350, WX220 and W800

Sony announces compact Cyber-shots for every occasion: HX60V, WX350, WX220 and W800

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a wave of new Cyber-shot compact cameras that offer a range of different features for all tastes.The DSC-HX60V is a 20.4-megapixel compact with a 30x optical zoom Sony G lens and the latest BIONZ X processor. It sports Clear Image Zoom... Read more

Sony updates QX10 and QX100 lens cameras with higher ISO and 1080p video

Sony updates QX10 and QX100 lens cameras with higher ISO and 1080p video

By Luke Edwards

If Sony cramming a camera into a lens wasn't impressive enough it's already upgraded the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras. Now users can enjoy a higher ISO and 1080p video recording.The new features come in the form of firmware updates that can be downloaded... Read more

Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag

Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag

By Chris Hall

Sony has refreshed its camcorder line-up with six new models announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.The flagship model is the CX900E, which comes with a 1-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor and a Zeiss lens, offering 12x optical zoom.The CX900E offers a range... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party

Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party

By Chris Hall

If you're looking for the perfect compact camera to take to that party, then Sony thinks it has a solution in the newly announced Cyber-shot W830 and W810 models.Unveiled in party town Las Vegas at CES 2014, the two new models are designed for those who... Read more

Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming

Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming

By Chris Hall

Sony has announced a new Action Cam at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Known as the AS100VR, the new model offers everything you need to capture action on the move.The Action Cam AS100VR is a wearable camera that is claimed to offer more advanced SteadyShot image... Read more

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

By Jake Smith

Recording 4K has been reserved for pros in recent years, but Sony wants to put it in the hands of home film-makers.The company has announced the AX100 camcorder at CES 2014, its first compact 4K handcam that records at a 3840x2160 resolution with help... Read more

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

By Jake Smith

Sony is killing off its NEX camera brand, but don't think there'll be a gaping hole in its camera line up. At CES 2014 the  company announced a new A5000 mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor.In typical Sony fashion it's a small camera,... Read more

Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

By Elyse Betters

The smartphone takeover is so crippling for camera manufacturers that only Nikon, Canon and Sony will survive, or at least that's what the latest report from Reuters seems to preach.Much like the smartphone industry, which iOS and Android dominate, the... Read more

Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production

Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production

By Ian Morris

To see what's what in the world of motion picture production, we went along to Pinewood Studios to have a look at the facilities there, and to see what Sony is doing with its new motion picture cameras, and how digital is coming along as a technology... Read more

Pro skier Julian Ball puts a Sony Action Cam to the test as he warms up for London's Freeze Festival

Pro skier Julian Ball puts a Sony Action Cam to the test as he warms up for London's Freeze Festival

By Rik Henderson

London's Clapham Common plays host to the Freeze Festival from today, a ski and snowboard extravaganza that promises some outrageous professional stunts, top class live music and a Hail the Rail competition, where leading athletes compete in a rail jam.A... Read more

Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014

Sony reportedly planning NEX-7 successor for early 2014

By Jake Smith

First announced in August 2011, Sony's NEX-7 mirrorless interchangeable camera is due for a refresh. Sony now ready to offer a successor to the NEX-7, to be released early in 2014, according to Sony Alpha Rumors. The refresh is sure to excite camera... Read more

Sony Alpha A7 reimagined by Hasselblad for $10K 'Solar' wooden variant

Sony Alpha A7 reimagined by Hasselblad for $10K 'Solar' wooden variant

By Rik Henderson

No sooner has Sony announced its Alpha A7 compact system camera than another, considerably more expensive variant popped up. Hasselblad first collaborated with Sony on the Hasselblad Lunar, which seemed to use the NEX-7 as its bedrock, with the same E-mount... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 bridge camera offers DSLR-like creativity with a fixed lens

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 bridge camera offers DSLR-like creativity with a fixed lens

By Luke Edwards

Sony has announced its latest bridge camera today, the Cyber-Shot RX10, which offers a powerful zoom lens and numerous DSLR-style options, minus the need for a bag of lenses.The powerful yet compact snapper crams in a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm... Read more

Sony A7 and A7R: The first full-frame compact system cameras are official

Sony A7 and A7R: The first full-frame compact system cameras are official

By Luke Edwards

Sony has just announced the Alpha A7 and A7R, the latter of which it claims is the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. So let's start with that.The A7R comes with a 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, complete with 36.4 megapixels of resolution... Read more

Sony A7 and A7r press shots leaked, revealing full-frame mirrorless cameras

Sony A7 and A7r press shots leaked, revealing full-frame mirrorless cameras

By Elyse Betters

Just a couple of days after a low-resolution image of Sony's A7 camera range leaked online, two press shots have now surfaced, providing a closer and more detailed look at the full-frame mirrorless cameras.Digicam Info published press shots for the... Read more

Win: A digital Sony compact camera courtesy of White House Down, in cinemas now!

Win: A digital Sony compact camera courtesy of White House Down, in cinemas now!

By Pocket-lint Promotion

To celebrate the release of White House Down at cinemas now, Pocket-lint is offering two lucky readers the chance to win a TF1 Digital Compact camera.White House Down is based around Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) who has been denied his... Read more