EISA Awards 2021: Sony wins 7 awards
Sony turns into a catch-all ace. The multinational of Japanese origins has in fact won 7 awards at the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Awards 2021.
EISA Awards 2021: here are the awards obtained by Sony
EISA Camera of the Year 2021-2022: Alpha 1
With Alpha 1, the photographer no longer has to compromise between resolution and speed, as usually happens, because this model offers both. At the heart of the camera is the 50.1 megapixel stacked full-frame Exmor RS ™ CMOS image sensor combined with the extraordinary read speed of the BIONZ XR ™ processor, which allows continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second with uninterrupted, latency-free viewing through the electronic viewfinder. The dual action shutter system allows a flash sync speed of as little as 1/400 seconds, or 1/200 seconds with the electronic shutter. Designed to offer levels of versatility never before achieved by a camera, Alpha 1 has industry leading video capabilities, recording video in 8K (7680 × 4320) 30p 4: 2: 0 10-bit. Equipped with the most advanced and fastest technologies for data transfer, it guarantees professionals efficient workflows and greater operations in tethering, ideal for the most demanding photographers.
EISA Photo / Video Camera 2021-2022: Alpha 7S III
Alpha 7S III allows you to shoot in 4K of amazing quality. Thanks to the 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R ™ CMOS image sensor, the camera ensures excellent performance at high sensitivities, with ISO expandable to 409,600 and rolling shutter effect reduced to a minimum. Full pixel readout results in ultra-sharp, clean footage with no crop, while in 4K / 60p mode you can record for over an hour in slow motion. Recording is also available in 4K at 120p and in Full HD at 240p. The camera internally records 10-bit video with 4: 2: 2 color sampling and offers 16-bit RAW format output to compatible recorder via HDMI. Subjects are perfectly framed and tracked by both the 3 ”side-opening tilting LCD screen and an industry-leading OLED electronic viewfinder with its 9.44 million dots. Finally, an optimal workflow is guaranteed for video production thanks to S-Cinetonewhich is accompanied by full HDMI connectivity for both recording and video processing and an infallible autofocus with Sony’s exclusive Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF technology, ideal for shooting with a single operator or small scale.
EISA Standard Lens 2021-2022: FE 50 mm F1.2 GM
This unique prime lens combines spectacular quality with a bright F1.2 aperture, all in an incredibly compact and lightweight design. The newly developed 11-blade circular diaphragm and XA (extreme aspherical) elements of the lens work in synergy to deliver beautiful bokeh effects. The four XD (eXtreme Dynamic) linear motors ensure fast and precise autofocus and tracking functions. In addition, the aperture ring can be set to step or stepless operation – ideal for both stills and videos. The optics FE 50 mm F1.2 GM represents an efficient and versatile tool for content creators for portraits, wedding services, video shooting and much more.
EISA Wideangle Lens 2021-2022: FE 14 mm F1.8 GM
Sony’s latest innovations in optical design and manufacturing techniques are encapsulated in this extremely compact 14mm F / 1.8 lens – an ultra wide-angle fixed focal length with a large aperture that is as practical to take outdoors as it is easy to use in the studio. The fact that dimensions and weight are reduced does not in any way penalize the quality of the images or the reliability needed in the most demanding situations of use. The optics FE 14 mm F1.8 GM it ensures extraordinary performance in landscape photos, night scenes, architectural works, as well as in video shooting. The 9-blade aperture and XA elements contribute to the striking bokeh effects, while the XD linear motors are synonymous with speed and precision in autofocus.
EISA Wideangle Zoom Lens (full-frame) 2021-2022: FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM
Sony’s wide-aperture super wide-angle zoom is a superlative optical performance lens. Sharpness is flawless from corner to corner, even at maximum aperture, thanks in part to the largest XA element ever produced to date. The lens is also extremely compact, considering it has a 122 ° angle of view and a bright maximum aperture of F2.8. The build quality of the model is also high FE 12-24 mm F2.8 GM, which integrates a water-oil repellent fluorine coating on the front element. Finally, the XD linear motors ensure autofocus speed and precision, making this zoom a valid ally for landscape photographers, videographers and photojournalists.
EISA Multimedia Smartphone of the Year 2021-2022: Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 III was developed with input from the engineers who designed the Alpha series cameras, known for industry-leading autofocus technologies. Not surprisingly, the model offers fast and accurate continuous autofocus with all lenses and the Real-time Eye AF function. In addition, the Xperia 1 III boasts the world’s first variable telephoto lens, paired with a Dual-PD sensor and a 4K HDR OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.
Xperia 1 III offers an even more sophisticated range of features, dedicated to true perfectionists, including real-time tracking, which maintains flawless focus even on fast-moving subjects. Relying on AI-based algorithms and an iToF 3D sensor, this advanced technology detects and focuses on subjects with incredible rigor and doesn’t lose sight of them even when they momentarily disappear from the frame. Added to this is the world’s first variable telephoto lens for smartphones, paired with Dual PD sensors that offer a focal length of 105mm and lightning-fast autofocus. When you go from 70 to 105 mm, the focus adjusts in an instant to allow you to capture all the beauty enclosed in the details. The Xperia 1 III is also capable of achieving a focal length of 16 and 24mm to offer greater creative flexibility.
In addition to the quality of its camera, the Xperia 1 III is packed with features that allow the large Xperia community to live their passions to the fullest. Photographers, audiophiles, cinephiles, gamers, videomakers: the latest generation Xperia 1 series surprises all categories of users with a large list of multimedia innovations, including full-stage stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, 360 Reality Audio and new optimized Game Enhancer features.
EISA Home Theater Projector 2021-2022: VPL-VW590ES
The VPL-VW590ES is a 4K native 1,800 lumen projector with great versatility. The sharpness of 4K, the depth of contrasts and the light and precise rendering of colors ensure a first-class home cinema experience. Thanks to the “X1 ™ for projector” image processor, based on the same technology used on Sony TVs, but optimized for image projection, it offers an HDR view of incredible clarity. The processor’s “Dynamic HDR Enhancer” function optimizes HDR images through dynamic tone mapping to ensure content reproduction is always faithful to the intentions of the creator. The wider dynamic range is the result of the deepest blacks, thanks to the precise adjustment of the intensity of the light source, and the even brighter highlights, all achieved frame by frame.