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March 2019

News

Sony Launches RX0 II, World’s Smallest and Lightest Premium Compact Camera

Sony Electronics today introduced an exciting new addition to its highly popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world’s smallest and lightest premium compact camera, the RX0 II (model DSC-RX0M2). Building upon the waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and ultra-compact qualities of the original RX0, the new model now offers internal 4K recording, an adjustable LCD screen that tilts upward 180 degrees and downward 90 degrees and that even works underwater and new image stabilization solutions for video recording.

At the heart of the RX0 II sits a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ X image processing engine that offer enhanced color reproduction, including beautiful skin tones. This power packed combination has been optimized to deliver lightning fast performance and exquisite image quality for both stills and movie shooting across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 80-12800. The ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm F4.0 fixed wide-angle lens has a shortened minimum focusing distance of 20cm, making it perfect for selfies or table-top photos.

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Sony Releases Firmware Version 5.0 for the A9

Sony’s industry-leading α9 camera has received a significant software update that brings AI-driven autofocus capabilities to its award-winning autofocus (AF) system, improves image quality, and introduces a range of customer-requested workflow improvements.
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Profiles

Alexander Hallag: Rhythm and Light

© Alexander Hallag

Back in Seattle with no camera of any sort to his name, Alexander Hallag decided he wanted to make films. This was “many moons ago”, according to Alexander. Because he wanted to be a director, he didn’t understand why he’d need a camera. “However, I quickly discovered that if I could shoot stills, I could work on sets,” so he went out an purchased his first SLR.

Around that same time, Alexander’s group of friends decided to form a magazine to chase the dream of free restaurant meals and concerts. Because he had the camera, he was designated the role of the photographer. And that’s when Alexander fell in love with live music photography, and he went to show after show after show.

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