30 Tips for Getting the Most Out Of Your Sony a7R III

By Colby Brown


Getting Started

Selecting RAW or JPEG
Turn Off Long Exposure NR & Auto DRO
Adjust Peaking Settings
Set Image Rotation to AUTO
Turn Off Audio Signals
Turn On Grid Lines
Turn Off Auto Brightness for Viewfinder
Adjust Bracketing Settings
Set Auto Minimum SS with Auto ISO
Turn Off Auto Review

New to the a7R III

Touch Screen Support
HDR Movie Mode
Rate & Protect Images
Set Finder Frame Rate
Turn on Display Quality to High
Determine your Multi SD Card Workflow
Enable GPS Image Tagging
Quickly Turn off Rear LCD

Customizing Your Sony a7R III

Setup Your My Settings Menu
Customize your Fn Menu
Customize Button Layout
Renaming Image File Names
Setting Copyright Info

3rd Party Accessories

Use Fast SD Cards
Remote Controls
L Bracket
Water Housing
External Battery Charger

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How To Use GoPro Fusion Studio-Part Three

By Al Caudullo

As we go down here to our images Let’s take a look at the options. You can do either JPEG or TIFF’s and again you can either leave the D-warp on or turn it off.

Then depending on where you put your export location here in Settings.
When you click render all, it will automatically start rendering everything to that location.

Are we going to move up here to the top, and I’m going to click render all, and I want you to take a look at how fast this process is.
This first one that it’s rendering is a thirty-second video.
And let’s stay with it and see in real time how fast it’s going to go ahead and do the stitch and render for us.

Notice down here we’ve got a progress bar that shows us how fast the stitching is going along.


And it will keep updating us with information as it moves further forward.


And notice all of your other clips have a waiting sign on them letting you know that they’re not quite ready yet to go forward.

We’re up to about seventy-five percent now.


Your progress bar is reflecting all of your clips and how fast it takes to get through them.

And then we’re going to move it over here, and we’re going to open GoPro VR Player 3.0 and drag the file into view.


My Oculus Rift is hooked up and its opening up. And here I am moving the headset around a look at that beautiful area in the Nadir. A very very small area that you have to take out.

You could almost leave it in, and it would make any difference.

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Sony Imaging Edge has been released!

By SonyAlpha Admin

Sony released the new Imaging Edge software. Those are the features of the new software: Viewer: Browsing and searching images Filtering images by ratings Edit: Adjusting the brightness and color of images Applying Creative Styles to images Cropping images Straightening crooked images Converting adjusted images into the JPEG or TIFF formats Remote: Shooting images according […]

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Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions


The Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is the company’s newest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC), and in many ways, the first Lumix camera ever to be aimed squarely at professional and advanced amateur stills photographers – and it shows.

But that doesn’t mean the G9 is light on video specs; Panasonic has long been a leader in ‘hybrid’ stills and video cameras with the impressive GH-series, but just as the GH-series leans slightly more to the video side of things, the G9 leans the other way.

Even though we’ve had only a few days with our G9, we’ve already seen improvements to the JPEG engine (color in particular), and been able to play around with some of its new features like the 80MP high-resolution mode, and been blown away by its incredibly large electronic viewfinder. Some of its capabilities – like impressive-looking 20 fps burst shooting with continuous autofocus – will need more in-depth testing.

But for now, we’ve put together some of our first impressions and takeaways – let’s get started.

Key specifications

Design sketch of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9.

The Lumix G9 is overflowing with refinements and improvements both inside and out. There’s a lot to digest in this camera, but here are what we believe to be the G9’s most important qualities:

  • 20.3MP Live MOS sensor with no AA filter (same as GH5)
  • 6.5-stop 5-axis Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.83x (35mm equivalent) high-res, 120 fps electronic viewfinder
  • 80MP high-resolution mode
  • 20 fps bursts with continuous autofocus (60fps with focus locked)
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots supporting new high-speed V-rated cards
  • Assortment of 4K and 6K Photo modes, in-camera focus stacking
  • Refined ergonomics and controls
  • USB charge and USB power capability, 400 shots per charge battery life (CIPA)

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From:: DPreview

Panasonic G9 offers pro-level features, 20 fps bursts, huge EVF and class-leading image stabilization

Panasonic’s new Lumix DC-G9 is the company’s first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. Geared for high-speed capture at up to 20fps, the G9 offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. If 20 Megapixels isn’t enough for you, the G9 is able to shift its sensor (more on that below) eight times to create an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution.

The G9’s image stabilization is as good as you’ll find on any interchangeable lens cameras, capable of reducing shake by up to 6.5 stops. Panasonic claims that this system still offers that level of stabilization at wider focal lengths when using non-stabilized lenses, and maintains it at longer focal lengths with those with built-in IS, where it can use ‘Dual I.S. 2.’

There’s a refined ‘Depth from Defocus’ AF system on the G9, which offers 225 selectable points and improvements in both speed and subject tracking. The camera is capable of shooting bursts at 20 fps with continuous autofocus using its electronic shutter (9 fps with mechanical) and 60 fps with single AF (12 fps with mechanical). The buffer allows for up to 50 Raw images to be captured in a single burst.

The G9 samples the full width of the sensor for all resolutions, which means no crop and higher quality.

The G9 has a sturdy metal body that’s sealed against the elements and freezeproof to -10C/+14F. Direct controls include a lockable mode dial with a sub-dial for drive mode, an AF-point selection joystick and function switch for quickly swapping settings, similar to what’s found on some Olympus cameras. The OLED electronic viewfinder is downright enormous, with a maximum magnification of 0.83x equivalent and a resolution of 3.68 million → continue…

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Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know

Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know

The new Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 is a flagship interchangeable lens camera aimed primarily at stills photographers. Sitting alongside the video-centric GH5 in Panasonic’s high-end Micro Four Thirds lineup, the G9 is designed for speed, durability, and versatility. Between using one for a few days and digging into its lengthy spec sheet, here’s what we think you need to know about it.

Same 20.3MP sensor as GH5

The G9 features the same 20.3MP CMOS sensor as the GH5, capable of a maximum output of 5184 x 3888 pixels. As such, baseline performance in stills mode should be very good indeed. Panasonic did a lot of work with the GH5 to improve JPEG image quality over earlier generations and despite being a video-oriented camera, the GH5 compared well with competitive models from the likes of Olympus and Fujifilm.

Revamped JPEG engine

The really good news is that Panasonic’s engineers didn’t stop with the improvements they made in the GH5. As a stills-focused flagship, the G9 has been further tweaked, with improved color and noise reduction in JPEG mode. We were pretty happy with JPEGs from the GH5, but the improvements in the G9 are obvious. Organic textures are rendered more naturally, and images taken at medium / high ISO sensitivities look better, thanks to more intelligent noise reduction.

Large, high-resolution EVF

The G9’s OLED viewfinder is really something. A resolution of 3.86 million dots (equiv) and 120 fps refresh rate means that it’s detailed and contrasty, and with an equivalent maximum magnification of 0.83X (in full-frame camera terms) it’s enormous, too – and very immersive. Looking through the G9’s finder, it’s easy to → continue…

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Detu F4 Plus – 8K 360 Camera With Live Streaming Capabilities

By Adam Plowden

The Detu F4 Plus is a 360° camera capable of shooting 8K video and photos, and also offers live streaming capabilities.

Detu F4 Plus 8K VR camera

With a maximum resolution of 8K (7680 x 3840) and shooting video at 30fps, the Detu F4 Plus is aimed at professional photographers and 360/VR content creators who want to capture the highest quality and detail across a range of applications, from interiors to live events and vast outdoor landscapes.

The four 200° fisheye lenses create a seamless 360° degree image using the DetuStitch software, which features an optical flow algorithm to reduce motion blur. It has two built-in microphones for atmospheric sound, and a battery life of up to 120 minutes. Below is a sample image captured from the F4 Plus – over on the Detu website there is a range of sample photos that you can orientate around in a number of 360° views.

Sample 8K image from the Detu F4 Plus

The Detu F4 Plus is also capable of live streaming when connected to a computer via Ethernet or Wi-Fi (dual-band for security), to platforms that support 360 degree/VR content such as YouTube and Facebook, ideal for immersive live events like concerts or news events.

Detu F4 Plus – Tech Specs

  • 8K Resolution (7680 x 3840) at 30fps.
  • Live streaming capability over Ethernet or dual-band Wi-Fi.
  • Video file format in H.264, MP4.
  • Image file format in JPEG.
  • Sony IMX117 sensor.
  • 2mm fisheye lens at F/2.2.
  • Single lens field of view – 200 degrees.
  • Two internal microphones.
  • Up to 120 minutes of battery life.
  • Records onto a single Micro SD card, maximum capacity of 128Gb.
  • Weighing in at 1.17kg
  • Dimensions – 185 x 105 x 105mm.

From the sample images, it appears the camera handles mixed exposure and white balances well, with a small amount of chromatic aberration. The sharpest area of the image → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

Canon G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery

The Canon G1 X III isn’t a whole lot bigger than the G5 X, but it hosts a much bigger APS-C sized sensor. Consider its 24-70mm equiv. lens, Dual Pixel AF, built-in EVF and generous dedicated controls and you’ve got a versatile tool that juuuuust fits in your coat pocket. We’ve been shooting with a pre-production model; the JPEG images in this beta gallery have been down-scaled to 90% at Canon’s request.

See our Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III pre-production sample gallery

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Sony a7R III Announced Along Sony 24-105mm f4 and 400m f2.8

By Fabian Chaundy

a7r iii

Today is a Sony announcement day that sees the unveiling of the Sony a7R III and 24-105mm f4 zoom, and the announcement of an upcoming 400m f2.8 G Master lens.

Sony a7R III

The wait is over: Sony has finally unveiled the first in the new generation of the A7 series. As always, the Sony a7R III comes at the vanguard of the new announcements – ahead of the A7 and S models – and this time brings a host of improvements to existing features and a few new surprises.

As expected, the new Sony a7R III brings a high pixel-count sensor, with its 42.4MP of resolution once again making this the model aimed primarily at professional stills photographers. The camera’s back-illuminated Exmor R and BIONZ X processor make this model capable of capturing 10 still frames per second, for a buffer of 76 continuous compressed RAW or JPEG images. ISO is available from 100-32000, and Sony claims that noise has been reduced by up to a full stop.

All of this with the advanced autofocus capabilities we have come to expect from this line’s R model, thanks to its 399 phase-detection AF points across 68% of the image, in addition to 425 contrast-detection points. Sony also claims that the camera’s Eye AF performance has been improved when the subject is moving, backlit or looking down.

What about video?

Just like with the II, the new Sony a7R III is capable of recording internal 4K in both full-frame and Super 35mm modes. As you may remember from some of our camera tests of the previous generation, the A7R II offered a better 4K image in crop mode, so it remains to be seen whether this will still be the case with the a7R III (take a look at some comparisons here, and our review → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d