Sony cameras 2014 comparison table

 

Sony cameras 2014

Sony cameras 2014

Sony cameras 2014
Introduction – Sony cameras 2014

Sony cameras formerly called Sony Nex now Sony calls alpha, for example the newest Sony a6000 is a predecessor of the former Sony Nex6, the new Sony a5000 is a predecessor of the Sony Nex 5. The alpha moniker can be confusing because the new cameras has Sony “E” mounts as former NEX cameras not Sony a or Alpha mount. Sony is very zealous in producin cameras and I thought to put together the below tables to help understand the differences and similarities of the different Sony products. There are two tables: the first is Aps-C and smaller sensored cameras, including several compacts, the below table contains the Full frame mirror-less models.

Sony mirrorless or Dslr

Some Sony cameras has SLT moniker in the name which refers to a mirror, and some webpage like dpreview and other refers to Sony cameras as “Dslr”. Dslr means Digital single lens reflex (camera), where reflex refers to a mirror. In that meaning this SLT cameras has a mirror, but it is not function like in “normal” Dslr cameras, where the mirror leads the light to our eyes. The Sony camera mirror only reflect some light to the autofocus sensors at the bottom part of the camera, but the viewfinder is electronic like in bridge cameras. So current Sony cameras are not Dslr cameras in the traditional meaning of the category. This doesn’t means this cameras worse, but if you want optical viewfinder it is not there, and the electronic finder is sucks energy like the LCD panel. On the other hand you can look back images on the viewfinder and perhaps can see more information there as well. In terms of sensor quality and features Sony cameras among the best cameras available on the market. Sony also makes very interesting Full frame cameras in small bodies, which no one else offers in the market today.

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Sony cameras 2014 – comparison table May 2014

Interchangeable lens Sony cameras 2014 non full-frame+3 fixed lens compact cameras the Sony RX100 III, Sony Rx100 II, and Sony RX 10

Param.
Sony a77II
Sony a77
Sony Nex 7
Sony Nex 6
Sony a6000
Sony a5000
Sony a3000
Sony Rx100III Sony Rx100II
Sony Nex 5T
Sony Nex 5R
Sony a65
Sony a58
Sony RX10
Release date 2014 2011 2011 2012 2014 2014 2013 2014 2013 2013 2012 2011 2013 2013
Fixed lens 24-70 f/1.8-2.8 28-100 f/1.8-4.9 24-200
mm f/2.8
Sensor size Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C 13.2
*8.8
mm
13.2
*8.8
mm
Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C Aps-C 13.2
*8.8mm
High iso (Dxo) No data
yet
801 1016 1018 1347 1089 1068 No data
yet
483 1015 910 717 753 474
Megapixel 24 24 24 16 24 20 20 20 20 16 16 24 20 20
Dynamic
range
No data
yet
13,2 EV 13,4 EV 13,1 EV 13.1 EV 13 EV 12,8 EV No data
yet
12.4 EV 13 EV 13,1 EV 12,6 EV 12,5 EV 12,6 EV
Colour
depth
No data 24 bits 24.1 23.7 24.1 23.8 23.7 No data 22.5 23.6 23.7 23.4 23.3 22.9
ISO range 100-
25,600
50-
25,600
100-
16,000
100-
25,600
100-
25,600
100-
16,000
100-
16,000
100-
25,600
125-
25,600
100-
25,600
100-
25,600
100-
16,000
100-
16,000
80-
12,800
Focus points 79 19 25 99 179 25 25 25 25 99 99 19 15 25
LCD resolution 1228k dots 921k dots 921k dots 921k dots 921k dots 460k dots 230k dots 1228k dots 1229k dots 921k dots 921k dots 921k dots 460k dots 1230k
Sony a77II
Sony a77
Sony Nex 7
Sony Nex 6
Sony a6000
Sony a5000
Sony a3000
Sony Rx100III Sony Rx100II
Sony Nex 5T
Sony Nex 5R
Sony a65
Sony a58
Sony RX10
Max sh speed 1/8000s 1/8000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/2000s 1/2000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/4000s 1/3200s
Min sh speed 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s
Cont. shooting 12 fps 12 10 10 11 3.5 3 10 10 10 10 12 8 10
Stabilizer yes yes No yes No yes No yes yes No No yes yes yes
Built in flash No yes No No No No yes No yes No No No No No
Sensor cleaning yes yes yes yes yes No yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Weight 647g 732g 400g 287g 285g 212g 411g 263g 281g 276g 276g 622g 492g 756g
Video 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/24 1920/60 1920/60 1920/24 1920/50 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60
Sony a77II
Sony a77
Sony Nex 7
Sony Nex 6
Sony a6000
Sony a5000
Sony a3000
Sony Rx100III Sony Rx100II
Sony Nex 5T
Sony Nex 5R
Sony a65
Sony a58
Sony RX10

Full frame Sony cameras 2014

sony cameras 2014

Param.
Sony 7R
Sony 7s
Sony a99
Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
Sony a7
Release date 2013 2014 2012 2013 2013 2013
Megapixel 36 12 24 24 24 24
High ISO 2746 no data 1555 2537 2534 2248
Dynamic range 14.1 EV no data 14 EV 13.6 EV 14.3 EV 14.2 EV
Color depth 25.6 bits no data 25 25 25.1 24.8
ISO range 50-25,600 50-409,600 100-25,600 100-25,600 100-25,600 100-25,600
Focus points 25 25 19 25 25 117
Max speed 1/8000s 1/8000s 1/8000s 1/4000s 1/2000s 1/8000s
Sony 7R
Sony 7s
Sony a99
Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
Sony a7
Min speed 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s 30s
Burst 4 fps 5 10 5 5 5
Flash yes no no yes yes no
HDR yes no info yes yes yes yes
Stabilizer no no yes no yes no
Weight 465g 489g 816g 498g 498g 474g
Video 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60 1920/60
LCD resolution 1230k dots 922k 1229k 1229k 1229k 1230k
Sony 7R
Sony 7s
Sony a99
Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
Sony a7
Dust cleaning yes yes yes fixed lens fixed lens yes
Viewfinder yes yes yes No No yes
Articulated screen yes yes yes no no yes
Touch screen no no no no no no
Price

Sony RX1 and Sony RX1R

These cameras are Full frame compact cameras with fixed lenses(you cannot remove or change), Carl Zeiss Sonnar T 35mm f/2 lens, this is a fixed focal prime lens you cannot zoom with but very good quality and reasonable bright as well, no problem with sensor cleaning as well. The difference between the two cameras that there is no AA filter in front of the Sony RX1R sensor, the Sony Rx1 has AA filter. The Sony RXR without AA or low pass filter is sharper if you after quality and you shoot in Raw. In jpg the difference is not so visible.

Sony a7R

The Sony a7R has the best overall performance camera, the 36Mp sensor is perhaps almost identical than the sensor in the Nikon d800.

Sony a99

The Sony a99 seems little behind compare to the rest of the team in terms of high iso performance. The Sony a99 reported for very good video performance.

Sony a7s

The Sony a7s is the newest model there is no information about the performance yet. The 12 Mp sensor and 409,600 ISO shows it is designed for low light situations.

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Explanation about the items in the tables

ISO – Sony cameras 2014

ISO is refers to the camera ability to make clean noise-free images in low light or make high shutter speed images with small apertures in good light.

High iso

It refers to up to ? iso number makes the camera good images. This numberS are based on Dxo laboratory measurements.

Dynamic range – Sony cameras 2014

Today modern digital cameras cannot makes images as we see them. Either we make images on dark part or bright parts, but if there are bright and dark parts of the image we must choose: we wants details in the dark areas and the bright areas will be burnt out, or we want details in the bright areas, and the dark areas will be black without details. The dynamic range refers how many range of detail can a camera can handle. For example the scene has a 20 EV dynamic range, a camera with a 14 EV dynamic range shows more detail in the shadow or highlight areas than the camera with a 12 EV dynamic range. The best would be a camera with a 20 EV dynamic range this way the picture would look as it is, but this camera not exists yet. Best cameras has a 14-15 EV dynamic range today, if we make pictures in Raw format.

Color depth – Sony cameras 2014

Color depth refers to how many colors the camera can identify. This is very useful for example if we want to make pictures of flowers with different colors.

ISO range – Sony cameras 2014

The base ISO is usually ISO 100, with the same amount of light we can double the shutter speed at ISO 200, double again at ISO400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200 and so on. The iso range of 100-25,600 doesn’t mean at ISO 25,600 the camera produce acceptable clean images. Usually at the end of the ISO range the picture quality usually very low, the picture is very noisy, ugly looking. Full frame cameras produces usually good image quality up to ISO 6400 or little more, Aps-C cameras up to 3200 or little more.

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