Sony Xperia PRO-I XQBE62/B up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Sony has launched Xperia PRO-I Android Smartphone with a big 1-inch sensor in the US. It has a launch price tag of $1,799.99. Sony has also launched Vlog Monitor for Xperia PRO-I at a price of $199.99 helping you take better quality vlogs using this smartphone. There is also a Leather Cover for Xperia PRO-I listed online at a price of $89.99.

Sony Xperia PRO-I XQBE62/B is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( check here for availability – affiliate link ). This item will be released on December 10, 2021.

Xperia Pro-I Accessories Bundles Prices
with Leather Case: $1,889.98
with Shooting grip: $1,887.99
with Vlog monitor: $1,947.99
with Vlog monitor and Shooting grip: $2,037.98

Xperia Pro-I Accessories Prices
Sony 3.5” LCD Vlog Monitor XQZIV01: $190.64
Sony Wireless Bluetooth Shooting Grip and Tripod (GP-VPT2BT): $131.54
Stylish leather case – XQZCLBE/B: $89.99

Sony Xperia PRO-I is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core processor and ships with the Android 11 operating system. It comes with 12GB of ram and has 512GB UFS storage. You can add more storage using the microSDXC slot which supports up to 1TB sdcards.

The display on this model is a 6.5 inch 4K HDR OLED screen with a native resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels. It offers up to 120Hz refresh rate and has 240Hz Motion blur reduction. For good color output, this panel supports DCI-P3 100%.

The main highlight of this new 2021 Xperia Pro smartphone is its main camera at the back. It features a 12MP 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor offering great image quality and natural depth of field letting you shoot better photos and videos. Bigger the sensor, the better the image quality and low light performance, as well as the bokeh. The main camera uses a variable aperture – F2.0 to F4.0 which would come in handy when shooting general scenes with a lot of areas that need to be in focus.

Apart from the main 1-inch sensor, Sony Xperia PRO-I also has two other 12MP sensors at the back, one used for wide-angle shots ( 16 mm focal length ) and the other for telephoto ( 50 mm focal length ). On the front, Sony is using an 8MP F2.0 aperture camera for your selfies and video calls.

Xperia PRO-I is Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8) and Dustproof (IP6X). It uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the rear to better protect the device from scratches and accidental drops. Sony has powered this smartphone with a 4500 mAh battery and supports PD fast charging.

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Sony Xperia PRO-I Camera Features

  • No of cameras: Triple rear cameras + Single Front Camera
  • Main camera: 12MP 1.0-type Exmor RS sensor F2.0 – F4.0 aperture, 24mm focal length.
  • Telephoto camera: 12MP 1/2.9″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor F2.4 aperture, 50 mm focal length
  • Ultra wide angle camera: 12MP 1/2.5″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor F2.2 aperture, 16mm focal length
  • Camera features: ZEISS Tessar T* Lens, Up to 20fps AF/AE, Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation, Real-time Eye AF (Human, Animal), Real-time Tracking, AI Super Resolution Zoom, HDR, 3D iToF, RGB-IR, OIS photo
  • Video recording: Cinematography Pro powered by CineAlta, Videography Pro, 4K HDR Video recording 24, 25, 30, 60 and 120fps, OIS and EIS support, Sony SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode, Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye.
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Sony Alpha A7 IV M4 ILCE-7M4 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Sony has started teasing the launch date for their next Full Frame A7 Series camera A7IV ILCE-7M4. The official launch date is set for Oct 21st, 2021. You will be able to pre-order it online from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama etc on the same date itself.

Sony a7 IV Launch Price in the US: $2499 ( ILCE7M4K body only ) – $2,698 ( ILCE7M4K/B with 28-70mm Zoom Lens Kit ).

Other Lens Combo Bundles prices
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $4,797.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL2470GM FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master: $4,497.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens: $4,497.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM: $3,897.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + Sony SEL24F14GM FE 24mm F1.4 GM: $3,797.99.
Sony Alpha 7 IV + SEL24105G/2 FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS: $3,597.99.

You can also buy the new Sony A7IV with the new GN60 Wireless Radio Control External Flash HVLF60RM2 ( $3,049.98 ), or with GN46 Wireless Radio Control External Flash HVLF46RM ( $2,899.98 ).

Official Release Date: December 30, 2021.

Sony Alpha A7M4 ILCE-7M4 Specs and Features

All previous models in the Sony Alpha A7 Series cameras came with 24MP sensors. Sony has bumped up the resolution of the newer 2021 A7 Mark 4 model to 33MP with 15+ stops of dynamic range. Previous gen A7 models could only record up to 4K@30fps while the newer model can do 4K@60fps.

Sony Alpha A7M4 ILCE-7M4 is powered by BIONZ XR processor which has 8 times faster processing power than the BIONZ X seen on older models. Sony has decided to bring their new vari-angle style LCD monitor to the A7 Series as well which we first saw on the A7S3 model.

Like the flagship Sony A1 model, the Sony a7iv model also supports Animal Eye AF as well as Birds AF to let you capture better and sharper wildlife photos with ease.

In the video department, the new Sony Alpha 7 Mark 4 can shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 HLG and has support for Eye AF when shooting movies. S-Cinetone, All-I XAVC S-I, S-log3 etc are all on board. This new model also supports live streaming and has FTP according to the leaked specs.

  • Sony E-mount
  • Full frame
  • 33MP Sensor
  • Animal Eye AF and Bird Eye AF support
  • 3.69M dot OLED viewfinder
  • 10fps continous bursts
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HLG, S-log3, S-Cinetone, All-I XAVC S-I
  • Vari-angle LCD Monitor ( similar to Sony A7SM3 )
  • 4K@60fps video
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range.
  • 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Twin card slots
  • HEIF stills capture

Related read: Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II lens Launched in the US – available to pre-order.

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Sony ZV-E10 ILCZV-E10L/B E10L/W Price in the US

Sony has just launched the ZV-E10 Vlog Camera in the US. This is the first model in the interchangeable lens vlog camera Alpha series. Sony ZV-E10 has a launch price tag of $700.00 USD ( body only – Aug 2021 Price ) in the US. It will be available to pre-order online from Amazon US, B&H, Adorama, etc in the coming days. You can buy these in 2 colors – White ( ILCZV-E10L/W ) and Black ( ILCZV-E10L/B ). These models ships with a good old 16-50mm power zoom lens ( Combo Price: $800.00 USD ). You can also buy this body only ( ILCZV-E10/B / ILCZV-E10/W ).

Update: You can now Pre-order Sony ZV-E10 Vlog Camera from Amazon US.

Sony ZV-E10 comes with an APS-C size 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor which is probably the same sensor we saw on the Alpha A6100 launched a while back. Since this is made for vlogging, Sony has equipped this model with a fully articulating LCD panel. This camera doesn’t come with an EVF but has a multi-interface hot shoe up the top allowing you to add a wide range of Sony accessories like shotgun mics or even an EVF..

Sony is bringing a lot of Vlog features we saw on the other Vlog camera ZV-1 to this new camera. You get features like Background Defocus, Product Showcase mode, etc. There is a big record button at the top, along with a new slowmo button.

The highest resolution this camera can record is 4K @ 30p ( XAVC S 4K – oversampled from 6k w/ full pixel readout – no pixel binning ). You can also record Full HD slow-mo videos up to 120fps. Since this is aimed at vloggers, Sony has many of the picture profiles like S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, etc to give more creative control over the videos you shoot.

Sony ZV-E10 Pros
1) Lightweight APS-C Vlogging Camera
2) Interchangeable lens
3) Dedicated buttons for slow-mo, product showcase mode, and background defocus
4) Fully articulating LCD screen
5) Fast Focusing System with Eye AF
6) Wide range of lenses to choose from
7) Multi-Interface Shoe
8) Slog and HLG Picture profiles included
9) Electronic image stabilization with Active Mode
10) can be used as a high-quality webcam or for live streaming

Sony ZV-E10 Cons
1) Old Menu system with No touch support ( Touch works for Focus, tracking, and Shutter only )
2) Not that great rolling shutter
3) No 4K 60p option
4) Older A6000 Series NP-FW50 battery
5) Still ships with old E PZ 16-50 mm zoom kit lens

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Sony ILCE7RM4A/B, ILCE7RM3A/B up for Pre-order from Amazon US

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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Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 up for Pre-order from Amazon US

Sony Alpha FX3 ILME-FX3 Cinema Camera is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon. It has a launch selling price of $3,899.99 in the US.

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 )
  • E-mount camera
  • Full frame
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ XR image-processing engine
  • 4K (QFHD) high-frame-rate 120fps recording support
  • S-Cinetone 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
  • Uninterrupted 4K/60p
  • Silent cooling fan ( not available on A7S series )
  • six customizable buttons
  • multiple screw holes on the body and handle
  • Front and rear tally lamps
  • In-camera image stabilization ( Catalyst Browse supported )
  • 7 AF Transition Speed settings
  • 5 AF Subject Shift Sensitivity settings
  • Real-time Eye AF
  • 4K internal recording ( 10-bit depth / 4:2:2 color )
  • 16-bit RAW HDMI output
  • 10-bit S-Log3
  • HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)

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Sony Alpha 1 up for Pre-order with various Lens Bundles on Amazon US

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.

  • Sony Alpha 1 Body Only Price: $6,499.99
  • 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.

Sony Alpha 1 ILCE1/B Camera in Stock on Amazon US | Price, Specs

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.

Sony has also launched Xperia Pro Android Smartphone along with this, with some Pro features aimed at Professionals.

Sony Alpha 1 Full Specs and Features

  • Full-frame stacked 50.1-MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with integral memory
  • BIONZ XR image processing engine
  • 30fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • 9.44 million-dot OLED viewfinder ( 240fps refresh rate )
  • 759-point phase-detection and 425-point contrast-detection AF points
  • 5-axis steady shot inside
  • “Active Mode” image stabilization
  • ISO 100–32000 sensitivity range
  • Eye AF support
  • Real-time Eye AF for birds
  • Improved Real-time Eye AF for animals
  • 8K @ 30fps internally
  • 4K @ 120fps slow-mo
  • 4K with full sensor readout, no pixel binning, and 5.8K oversampling
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  • Approx. 430 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 530 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
  • Blackout-free Shooting
  • Anti-distortion Shutter
  • Silent and vibration-free shutter
  • Flicker-free electronic & mechanical shutters
  • Pixel Shift Multi Shooting
  • S-Log3
  • 10-bit 4:2:218 HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support
  • 16-bit RAW output via HDMI
  • Heat-dissipating structure for extended recording ( 8K continuously for up to 30 minutes )
  • S-Cinetone look
  • New menu structure
  • Touch menu control
  • 500,000 cycles shutter life
  • Two CFexpress Type A-compatible media slots ( also supports UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards )
  • Z-series battery
  • Magnesium alloy chassis

Source: Sony Alpha US

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Sony ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

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 $5,998 and is now available to pre-order online from 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.

Sony ILME-FX6 Specs Highlights

  • 35 mm full-frame, single-chip CMOS image sensor
  • 12.9 megapixels sensor ( 10.2 effective MP )
  • Built-in variable ND Filter (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
  • ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
  • 64F to 1/8000 sec shutter speed
  • SDR mode : S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709
  • HDR mode: HLG_Live, HLG_Natural
  • 15+ stop dynamic range
  • 4K @ 120fps support

Sony ZV-1 now available in a White color

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.

Source: SonyAlpha Universe

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