Back in May, Sony quietly launched two new alpha Full fram cameras – Sony Alpha 7R IV ILCE7RM4A/B and Sony Alpha 7R III ILCE7RM3A/B. These models are slightly improved versions of older A7RM3 and A7RM4 cameras.
Amazon US has now listed both Sony ILCE7RM4A/B ( Price: $3,499.99) and ILCE7RM3A/B ( Price: $2,799.99 ) up for Pre-order online. These items will be released on June 21, 2021.
So What’s new on these New Sony Alpha models?
SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) compatible Type-C port
2.35 million-dot ( 2,359,296dots ) LCD screen ( old one has a 1,440,000 dots screen )
The Sony logo under the LCD monitor has been removed
There may be other changes, but these are the official changes Sony noted in their Official promo video of Alpha 7R III (ILCE-7RM3A) on Youtube.
If you are not interested in these ‘New’ features you can grab older models for cheaper prices. Sony ILCE7RM4/B model now sells for $2,998 and the ILCE7RM3/B model can be bought for $2,298 in the US. ( June 2021 prices on Amazon US ).
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PENTAX has launched the K-3 Mark III DSLR camera in the US online. It has a launch selling price of $2,199.95 ( body only ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( check here ). This item will be released on April 29, 2021.
June 2021 Price on Amazon US: $1,996.
PENTAX K-3 Mark III is probably the last flagship APS-C DSLR Camera we can expect from a big camera manufacturer. It features a new 25.7MP BSI CMOS sensor that supports an ISO range of 100 to 1600000. Pentax has equipped this camera with 5-axis sensor-shift shake reduction image stabilization offering up to 5.5 stops.
This DSLR camera comes with Dual SD Card Slots. It can take SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards with UHS-1/UHS-II speeds. However, only SD1 slot supports UHS-II speed. You can save to both cards or use one card to save raw images and the other for storing jpegs.
PENTAX K-3 Mark III features a Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder offering approx 100% field of view and approx. 1.05X magnification. It can shoot up to 12 images per second in AF-S mode and up to 11 images in AF-C mode. Pentax has equipped this model with SAFOX 13 AF system with 101 focus points. The older PENTAX K-3 II only had 27 focus points – so a big jump in this area.
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Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 is a full-frame Cinema Line Camera that can shoot up to 4K @ 120fps. If you ever wanted to have a Sony A7SM3 in a cinema line camera body, FX3 is just the right one for you. It features the same sensor, and according to many review videos online, has the same ISO performance as well as dynamic range as the A7S M3 model.
One thing you can find in the Sony ILME-FX3, but not in the A7SM3 is the presence of S-Cinetone color. However, according to new reports online, Sony will be pushing a firmware update to enable this feature in the A7S models as well.
From the manufacturer: Sony’s FX3 Cinema Line camera brings the visions of passionate content creators to life. Cinematic expression is matched with reliable performance and streamlined operation to serve the needs of today’s creative community. Compact and lightweight, it’s easy to carry and handle.
Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 Specs and Features
12MP sensor ( same as A7SM3 )
Exmor R CMOS sensor
BIONZ XR image-processing engine
4K (QFHD) high-frame-rate 120fps recording support
ISO 80–102400 equivalent ( up to ISO 409600 in expanded mode )
Dual CFexpress Type A / SD card slots
3.0 inch 1.44M dots Vari-angle LCD touch-panel monitor
XLR adaptor and digital input for quality audio
Silent cooling fan ( not available on A7S series )
Sony Alpha 1 with 50MP Sensor is now available to pre-order with different Sony Lens bundles. The Camera alone ( ILCE1/B ) has a launch selling price of $6,499.99 in the US. According to Amazon US, this item will ship to customers on March 4, 2021, only.
with FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS ( SEL100400GM ) : $8,897.99
with FE 12-24mm F2.8 G Master ( SEL1224GM ) : $9,497.99
with FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM (SEL1635GM) : $8,597.99
with FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens (SEL200600G) : $8,397.99
with FE 24-70 mm F2.8 lens ( SEL2470GM ) : $8,597.99
with FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens ( SEL70200GM ) : $8,897.99
Check out the current lowest prices for these models here.
Sony Alpha 1 is currently the high end camera in the Sony Mirrorless Line-up. It features a 50MP sensor and can shoot up to 30fps continous which is insane for a camera with such a high MP sensor. It is powered by the BIONZ XR image processing engine which according to Sony is 8x more powerful than the previous gen. This camera features 9.44M dot 0.64” QXGA OLED EVF which we also saw on the A7S Mark 3 launched a few months back. This EVF supports 240fps refresh rate which is higher than the one we saw on the A7S. According to Sony, Alpha 1 is the World’s first anti-flicker mechanical and electronic shutter camera.
Fujifilm has just launched GFX 100S Medium Format Camera in the US. It has a launch selling price of$5,999.95in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on March 11, 2021.
Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR lens is also available at a price of $2,299.95in the US ( pre-order ).
In the APS-C segment, Fujifilm has launched X-E4 26MP camera at a price of $849.95( body only ) – $1049.95 ( with the new XF27mmF2.8 Kit lens – Price: $399.95 ). This camera is available in two color options – Silver and Black.
Fujifilm GFX 100S is a high-end Medium Format camera that features a massive 100MP sensor. It uses the same 102MP BSI CMOS Sensor we saw on the older GFX 100 camera, but now available in a more compact body. It supports up to 6EV image stabilization and can shoot up to 4K @ 30fps videos.
If 100MP is not enough for you for some reason, you can make use of the multi-shot mode on the GFX100s to achieve 400MP files. Fujifilm has equipped this model with Two UHS-II SD card slots. It uses an NP-W235 battery which has a CIPA rating of 460shots on a full charge.
Fujifilm GFX 100S Specs and Features
FUJIFILM G mount
X-Processor 4 Image Processor
Focal Plane Shutter
2x UHS-II SD card slots
1/4000secs Mechanical Shutter
1/16000sec Electronic Shutter
Up to 5.0fps continuous shooting
Pixel Shift Multi-Shot
3.2-inch Tiltable Touch Screen ( 2.36 million dots )
1.80-inch Monochrome LCD Monitor
19 Film simulation modes
NP-W235 Li-ion battery ( Approx. 460 frames )
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Sony has officially launched the Alpha 1 ILCE1/B Mirrorless Camera. It has a launch price of $6,499.99 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( Check here. ).
You also buy Sony Alpha 1 with a lot of lens bundles – SEL100400GM, SEL1224GM, SEL1635GM, SEL200600G, SEL2470GM and SEL70200GM.
Sony has been ruling the Full-frame mirrorless camera world for a while now. Since they didn’t have much competition, often times the same sensor was used on multiple generations of cameras. With Canon announcing the 8K EOS R5 mirrorless body last year, Sony finally has some real competition in the mirrorless camera world. Thus the Sony Alpha 1 Camera series – The one never seen – was born.
Sony Alpha 1 ( ILCE1/B ) features a brand new 50MP sensor with support for 8K @ 30fps recording support. This camera is powered by a new Advanced BIONZ XR engine and can shoot up to 30fps continuously. This sensor has an ISO range of 100–32000 and offers great low light capabilities. It comes with improved Animal and Eye AF, and also now supports Realtime bird Eye AF. Check out the full specs below.