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Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS review

22 May 2017 Gordon Laing

The Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master is a telephoto zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. It delivers the longest reach of Sony's e-mount lenses and boasts high performance for subjects near and far. I've been using the FE 100-400mm at a variety of events on Alpha A9 and A7r Mark II bodies. Check out my experiences and images so…

Sony FE 12-24mm f4G review-so-far

17 May 2017 Gordon Laing

Sony's FE 12-24mm f4G is an ultra-wide zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. It delivers the widest coverage in the e-mount lineup to date, and exploits the short sensor to mount distance of mirrorless to achieve a smaller and lighter barrel than rivals for DSLRs. I've been shooting with it, so check out my sample images!

Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM review-so-far

17 May 2017 Gordon Laing

Sony's FE 16-35mm f2.8 G Master is a wide zoom for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The fifth G Master lens, it completes a 'trinity' of f2.8 models, joining the FE 24-70mm f2.8 and FE 70-200mm f2.8. It aims for high resolution and attractive bokeh, while maintaining quality at all distances. I've been shooting with it, so check out my samples!

Sony Alpha A9 review

28 Apr 2017 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A9 is a new flagship mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor and fully electronic shutter featuring 20fps shooting, silent operation, 1/32000 shutter, 4k video, dual SD slots, bigger battery, touchscreen and AF joystick. I've been testing a final production sample, so check out my review-in-progress!

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review

09 Jan 2017 Ken McMahon

The RX10 III updates Sony's high-end Bridge Super-zoom retaining its predecessor's 1 inch 20 Megapixel sensor, 4k video, super-slow motion modes, electronic viewfinder and flip-up 3-inch screen. What's new is the lens, tripling the reach of the earlier RX10 II with a range of 24-600mm. Find out if it's the bridge camera for you in Ken's review.

Sony RX100 V review

19 Dec 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's RX100 V is the fifth model in its enormously successful line of compacts for enthusiasts. It keeps the body, tilting selfie-screen, popup viewfinder and 24-70mm lens of the Mark IV. But the 20 Megapixel sensor now features 315 embedded phase-detect AF points and shoots at 24fps with CAF. Find out if it's the best high-end compact in my review!

Sony Alpha A6500 review

30 Nov 2016 Gordon Laing

The Alpha A6500 is Sony's most powerful mirrorless camera with an APSC sensor to date. Arriving just eight months after the previous Alpha A6300, the new A6500 unsurprisingly inherits much of that model's style and capabilities: the same flat-topped compact body with a built-in viewfinder and tilting screen, the same effective autofocus system with fast burst shooting, and the…

Sony Alpha A99 Mark II preview

20 Sep 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A99 Mark II is a full-frame professional A-mount body with a 42.4 Megapixel back-illuminated sensor, 12fps con tenuous shooting with AF, built-in five-axis stabilisation and 4k video. Announced in September 2016, it comes four years after the previous A99 which itself followed four years after the original A900. The 42.4 Megapixel sensor features 399 embedded phase-detect AF points,…

Sony Alpha A6300 review

15 Mar 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A6300 is the long-awaited successor to the best-selling A6000, employing a new 24 Megapixel APSC sensor with 425 embedded phase-detect AF points covering 99% of the area. It'll shoot with CAF at 11fps and has 4k video at 30p and 1080 at 120p. Find out why it adds up to one of the most confident cameras around!

Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM sample images

12 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM is a new standard zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The wide to short telephoto range and bright f2.8 focal ratio make it ideal for portraits and wedding photography, along with general-purpose use. The FE 24-70mm f2.8 also becomes one of Sony's first G-Master, or GM, lenses, boasting the company's best optical quality to…

Sony FE 85mm f1.4 GM sample images

08 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's FE 85mm f1.4 GM is a new prime lens for its mirrorless cameras. The short telephoto focal length and bright f1.4 focal ratio make it ideal for portraits and the de-clickable aperture ring also makes it great for video work. The FE 85mm f1.4 also becomes one of Sony's first G-Master, or GM, lenses, boasting the company's best optical…

Sony Alpha A7s Mark II review

01 Feb 2016 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A7s Mark II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that's optimized for 4k video, particularly in very low light. Sony's essentially taken the 12 Megapixel sensor of the original A7s Mark I and slotted it into the body of the A7r Mark II. As such the sensor still delivers clean 4k video - and photos - at high…

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark II review

14 Dec 2015 Ken McMahon

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is an update to the original RX10 (mark I) which retains its predecessor's 8.3x 24-200mm constant f2.8 zoom lens. The most significant update is to the sensor, which retains the older model's 20 Megapixel resolution as well as its 1 inch physical dimension, but introduces a new stacked architecture with embedded signal processing and…

Sony RX100 IV review

01 Dec 2015 Gordon Laing

Sony's RX100 IV is its latest compact with a big sensor. Now with 4k and ultra-slow motion video, find out if it's the best version yet in my preview.

Sony Alpha A7r II review

31 Aug 2015 Gordon Laing

Sony's Alpha A7r II packs a 42 Megapixel full-frame stabilised sensor into a compact mirrorless body. Find out more in my preview.

Sony Cyber-shot HX90V review

15 Jul 2015 Ken McMahon

These days it's not enough to simply cram a massive zoom range into a tiny form factor, a successful compact super-zoom has to accommodate a lot more besides. With its earlier HX50(V) and HX60(V) Sony was already doing pretty well, but reducing its already tiny proportions while adding a flip-up screen and an electronic viewfinder it's not resting on…

Sony Alpha A5100 review

02 Dec 2014 Gordon Laing

The A5100 is Sony's entry-level Alpha, but it doesn't skimp on performance with great focus tracking, Wifi and a selfie screen.

Sony Cyber-shot W830 review

17 Nov 2014 Gordon Laing

Sony's Cyber-shot W830 is a point-and-shoot compact with an 8x zoom, 20 Megapixels and 720p video packed into a slim and light body.

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