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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sony's By Pixel Super Resolution

One of the features that I like about the newly announced Sony A57 is the Clear Image Zoom.  Sony mentioned that they are using a new technology the called By Pixel Super Resolution being used on their Cybershot lines.  

"By analyzing images pixel-by-pixel (and the correlation between adjacent pixels), patterns are categorised via a Sony-developed database, with image processing optimised accordingly" - Sony


Here is a sample video showing how it works :


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sony announces A57


Sony just announced the upgrade to its Sony A55, the Sony A57.  This model uses the same sensor as the A65/A77 in a 16-megapixel size.  Looks very similar to the A65.  Differences are the EVF is better on the A55 but lesser pixel compared to the A65/A77. LCD is standard-tilt unlike the 3-way tilt LCD seen on the A77. No GPS and Top LCD display.  All in all this will be a better option if you cannot afford the A65/A77.

Main Features:



l  12 fps continuous shooting* with Full-time Continuous AF
l  15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors
l  AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive) Full HD Movie at 60p (50p)**
l  World’s first*** Auto Portrait Framing
l  Clear Image Zoom
l  ISO 100-16000 sensitivity
l  New Tru-Finder

* In Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode
** NTSC (PAL)
*** As of December 2011. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras.



Video Presentation of the Sony A57


Monday, March 5, 2012

NEX-5N FW 1.01 AF Speed

Here is a video by (mirrorlessreviews) showing the AF speed improvement of the recently released firmware for the NEX-5N.  I think it has the same AF speed now as the NEX-7.  Kudos to Sony for continuing to improve on the NEX cameras. I just hope they will also release some firmware for the NEX-C3, NEX-3, NEX-5 cameras.


Hoping that a firmware is also in the works for the NEX-7.

More Zeiss 24/1.8 sample images

More pics taken with the Zeiss 24/1.8 on NEX-5.  I am working on the review of the NEX-7 and this lens. My next post will be mostly on the NEX-7 and the Zeiss 24/1.8

ISO 200 @ f/1.8

ISO 200 @ f/5.6

ISO 200 @ f/1.8

ISO 200 @ f/2.8

ISO 200 @ f/5.6
ISO 100 @ f/1.8

SILVER NEX-5 + Zeiss 24

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