I was thrilled by the possibilities of adding a professional-quality camera sensor and lens to my iPhone, so I immediately pre-ordered Sony's DSC-QX100 "lens camera". It held so much promise, not just as a real innovation but also as a major productivity tool. That's why I'm angry to write this, a scathing review of the horrid software that ruins the QX10 and QX100 experience. … [Read more...] about Sony QX100 Lens Camera: Ruined by a Flaky iOS App
Shortly before I received the brand new Sony NEX-7 camera (on my birthday, natch!), B&H Photo dropped another eagerly-anticipated item at my door: The new Sony SEL50F18 prime lens for E-mount cameras like the NEX-5 and -7. It's brilliant technically, easily the best affordable E-mount lens. But it wouldn't be my first purchase for a NEX owner. Different Lenses for … [Read more...] about Sony SEL50F18 Review: A Brilliant 50 mm F/1.8 Prime Lens for NEX Cameras
“Put that thing away!” These words constantly echo in the ears of the gadget-obsessed. I pity the husbands and wives who suffer through constant and inappropriate use of electronic gadgets. And I admit that they have a point when it comes to mobile phones and game machines: Electronic distractions have no place when there is actual life to enjoy! But photographers are a … [Read more...] about Put that camera away and enjoy the view!
It took over five months, but Sony finally delivered my NEX-7 kit on March 8 (my birthday, natch!). After using the camera for a few weeks, I can say it's exactly what I hoped it would be: A worthy upgrade over the NEX-5, and perhaps the best enthusiast camera on the market. But it's not without flaws, including some surprising shortcomings. Here's my hands-on review! Why Buy … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 1: The New Super-Camera
The CompactFlash Association announced a new media card format last month, and now Sony and Nikon have introduced the first media and digital cameras, respectively. But what exactly is an XQD memory card? Read on for the details. A Different Type of Media for Different Type of Camera Most consumers have grown used to the standard SD card for digital media. It is become … [Read more...] about What Is an XQD Card? The New Media for Pro Cameras!