Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing (check here for the current lowest price ).
Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.
According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.
It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.
DJI has launched Drone FPV Goggles V2 in the US. It has a launch selling price of $569.00 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. According to the listing, this item will be released on February 28, 2021. (Pre-order now )
DJI FPV Goggles V2 is the second gen model which has 2-inch × 2 screens offering a screen resolution of 1440 × 810 pixels per display. It supports a Screen Renew Rate of 144 Hz.
DJI has equipped this with 2 live modes – Low-Latency Mode (810p @ 120fps) and High-Quality Mode (810p @ 60fps). The DJI Goggles Battery has a capacity of 1800 mAh ( 18W ) and offers approx 110mins of usage on a full charge.
Product Description: High definition, low latency, long-distance transmission, and long-distance transmission. The battery in the box supports 110 minutes of flight when fully charged.
DJI FPV Goggles V2 Specs
Weight: 420 g ( including headband and antennas )
Screen size: 2-inch × 2
Resolution: 1440 × 810 ( single screen )
Screen Refresh rate: 144 Hz
Frequency supported: 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz / 5.725-5.850 GHz
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is an upgraded model of the older Mark III model. It has a launch selling price of $599.99 in the US and comes with a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR Kit Lens along with the package. It is now available to pre-order online on Amazon.com ( check here for the current lowest price ).
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is available to purchase in two different colors – Black and Silver. If you look at the spec sheet of this new camera, you can find this model has the same exact specs as the older model launched a while ago. There are 2 differences though.
The first new thing in this new model is it now supports silent shooting. This can come in handy when you are out taking street photographs which people often do with small compact cameras like this. Another new feature of the new model is an Instant Film art filter mode.
Like the older model, this has a 16MP CMOS Micro-four-thirds sensor with 200-25600 ISO support. Like many other Olympus cameras, this too has 5-axis Image stabilization built-in ( IBIS ) which would let you use a faster shutter speed and lower ISO during low light scenarios. This camera supports 4K @ 30fps video recording.
You can shoot raw as well as jpeg shots. The maximum shutter speed supported is 1/4000 sec. In the Electronic shutter mode, you can have a higher 1/16000 sec shutter speed as well. It comes with a wide range of scene modes like Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Fireworks, Backlight HDR, Nature Macro, etc. It supports 8.6 fps continuous bursts to take quick action shots. For AF, this sensor has a 121-point contrast-detection autofocus system.
From the Manufacturer: The Olympus E-M10 mark IIIs has been specially designed for people who love photography and need the perfect system to get started. The E-M10 mark III is small and lightweight so it’s convenient to take everywhere. The new intuitive touch screen interface and shortcut button make camera settings easy. Touch AF lets you instantly focus and trip the shutter with one touch of your subject on the tilting screen. And with foolproof in-body image stabilization, you’ll easily shoot blur-free stills and smooth 4K video, all handheld, no tripod or other stabilizing gear needed. Start your photographic journey with the E-M10 mark IIIs.
Sony FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US. Price: $5998 – $7198.
Sony has launched the FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ( ILME-FX6 ) in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,998and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon.com. You can also buy FX6 with SEL24105G 24-105mm lens bundle which has a pre-order price of $7,198. ( FX6 models: ILME-FX6T / ILME-FX6TK / ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK )
Sony ILME-FX6 Cinema Line Full-Frame Camera has a lot in common with the recently launched Sony A7S3. It features the same 12MP sensor and offers 15+ stops of dynamic range. Since this uses the same sensor, you can get some great videos in challenging low light scenarious like the A7S3. FX6 can capture up to 120 fps at the 4K (QFHD) resolution and has S&Q quick modes for better creativity.
The new FX6 is powered by BIONZ XR image processing engine offering better, high-speed read out and offer better overall responsiveness. For good colors, you get S-Cinetone colour which we saw on the more expensive FX9 offering rich colours and natural skin tones.
Like many other Sony Full Frame Cameras launched recently, FX6 also comes with Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection. It has an hybrid Auto focus system, with 627 point focal plane phase-detection AF coverring approximately 89% of the image area.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x is PRO Lens is now available to pre-order online in the US on Amazon.com. It has a launch selling price of$7,499.99 in the US.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro is a high-end, telephoto zoom, micro four third lens offering a full-frame equivalent focal length of 300-800mm. It also comes with an in-built 1.25x teleconverter extending the focal length to 375-1000mm. If that reach is not enough for you, you can add more teleconverters like MC-14 1.4x or MC-20 2x Teleconverter to extend the reach further. When you use the in-built teleconverter, the max aperture value becomes F5.6 instead of F4.5.
This lens offers 5-axis image stabilization and has a 9 bladed circular aperture for smoother bokeh. The max aperture supported is a 4.5 and the mini aperture supported is F22. It is made up of 28 elements in 18 groups.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens Specs and Features
Magnesium alloy build
Carbon fiber hood
Fluorine coating on the front element
5-Axis Sync IS
Inner zoom system
Preset focus function
Tripod base plate
Lens construction: 28 elements in 18 groups
Built-in teleconverter lens construction: 7 elements in 4 groups
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.3m
Max aperture: F4.5
Min aperture: F22
High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
9 blade aperture
95mm filter size
IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 Dust & Drip Proof
Sony has launched FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 Full-Frame Compact Zoom Lens (SEL2860) in the US online. It has a pre-order price of $498 in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon US (check here for the lowest price ).
Sony FE 28-60mm SEL2860 is the smallest and lightest full-frame E-mount standard zoom lens currently available to purchase from the Japanese giants. Sony launched this lens as a kit-lens combo with the recently launched Sony Alpha A7C Full Frame Camera.
This is a Full Frame lens and can be used with APS-C Sony bodies like A6400, A6600, A6000 etc as well. On APS-C due to the crop factor, the focal length will be 42–90mm. The max aperture of this lens is F4 at the widest end and F5.6 at the tele-end. It has 7 aperture blades and weighs just 167g, perfect to carry around on a mirrorless camera.
Tamron has launched a 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount cameras in the US. It has a Pre-order price of $549.00. It is now in stock online on Amazon.com.
June 2021 update: The current lowest price is $491.97.
Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens is made for Sony Full Frame Cameras. You can also use it with crop sensor cameras like Sony A6400, A6600, etc. For $549, it’s a good value for money lens to get as the Sony-made 70-350mm lens ( SEL70350G ) sells for a much higher price of $998. Also, that lens is an APS-C lens, so you can’t use it on a full-frame camera like Sony A7M3 or A7R4 unless you put it in APS-C crop mode.
If you are looking for an affordable medium telephoto lens for a Sony E-mount camera, this is one of the best you can get today in the market. Thanks to the crop factor, this lens has an equivalent focal length of 450mm on APS-C bodies.
Sony ZV-1 Vlog Camera is now available to purchase in White color. Earlier it was only available in the traditional black color. It has a launch price of $799.99 USD. This camera is aimed at content creators and vloggers.
The black ZV-1 now sells for an offer price of $698 ( camera only ) – $799.98 ( with Vlogger Accessory Kit ). ( Paid links )
Udpate: Sony ZV-1 now up for Pre-order on Amazon US – $798
ZV-1 is the first camera in Sony’s compact vlog camera lineup. It has a lot of features in common with the RX100 series of cameras. ZV-1 has a 1-inch sensor offering better overall photos and videos than your smartphone. The bigger the sensor, the better the image quality is.
It comes with features like hybrid Auto Focus and Eye AF to nail focus whether you are vlogging or taking landscape videos and photos. Face-priority Exposure built-in can help you take videos with your face always exposed perfectly no matter what the surrounding lighting is.
Sony has build in a feature called Product Showcase Mode which lets the camera grab fast and accurate focus to anything you show in front of the lens. This would come in handy when you are doing unboxing videos and want to show a close up view of the product.
There is also a Bokeh Switch mode, which opens up the aperture to the widest to get a more shallow depth of field.