Sony A99ii one of the best cameras in the world according to Germany’s Stiftung Warentest

Consumer product testing group Stiftung Warentest recently came out with a list of it’s best full frame cameras.  The top 3 places were occupied by Sonys.  The A99ii came in third place behind the A7iii and the A7Riii.  That’s pretty illustrious company! Stiftung Warentest is known for its unbiased opinions.  Here is how the organisation is described in Wikipedia: Stiftung Warentest is a German consumer organisation … Continue reading Sony A99ii one of the best cameras in the world according to Germany’s Stiftung Warentest

Sony announces the RX100vi with Bluetooth and 24-200mm lens!

They finally did it!  They put Bluetooth location information into an RX100.  Just based on that alone, I think the RX100vi is the best travel camera ever, but wait… the lens is 24-200mm?  Really?!! Wow! Reach.  Speed.  Image quality.  Amazing autofocus.  Geotagging.  Eye AF.  4k video.  Oh my! So what if the aperture is now f/2.8 to f/4.5?  With the size of the sensor, it’s … Continue reading Sony announces the RX100vi with Bluetooth and 24-200mm lens!

Sony A7Siii is coming!

Sony’s Sales Manager for Europe, Fabien Pisano confirmed in an interview with a French blogger that the A7Siii is coming.  It’s one of the best kept secrets at Sony, so they’re probably integrating as much low light technology as they can into this next camera. Sony has really been listening to its clients lately and have been integrating many suggestions from pro shooters.  I have … Continue reading Sony A7Siii is coming!

Sony is pulling out all the stops!

Sony released a mid-term strategy document (sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/presen/irday/) where they state that their goal is to be “the top brand in the overall camera market” by 2021.  Wow!  Them’s fightin’ words! It’s nice to see a camera manufacturer commit to creating fantastic products and strive to be exceptional and not just quietly upgrade a current lineup. There’s still much that can be improved upon in the … Continue reading Sony is pulling out all the stops!

Still can’t believe how advanced my Sony A99ii is!

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about the feature set of the Sony A7iii and the A7Riii.  Things like the Eye Focus tracking.  The autofocus system will lock on an eye and track it on  a moving subject. This got me thinking, I know I can do Eye AF with the RX100iii but what can the A99ii do?  I had already programmed a … Continue reading Still can’t believe how advanced my Sony A99ii is!

Shutterbug named the Sony A99ii “Best DSLR Professional” of the year.

Just came across an interesting article here.  Shutterbug named the Sony A99ii the best Professional DSLR of the year.  The article came out January 24th, 2018 so some of the newer Sony cameras such as the A9 and A7Riii were not considered as they came out too late for the 2017 TIPA awards deadline. Still, it’s nice to see my camera considered one of the best … Continue reading Shutterbug named the Sony A99ii “Best DSLR Professional” of the year.