A Host of Lenses Arrive For Sony's Full Frame A7 Cameras

A good camera system needs lots of lenses, and Sony is taking their full-frame FE system a step forward with some new hunks of glass. We caught a whiff of these last year when Sony first teased them, but now we have a full rundown of pricing and availability. » 3/04/15 9:28am 3/04/15 9:28am

Samsung Galaxy A7: A Thin, Sleek Octo-Core Android

Samsung has just announced the latest in its A series of phones, the A7and this one might be worth taking seriously. One of Sammy's slimmest ever, it's sleek metallic body houses an eight-core slab of silicon. » 1/12/15 3:57am 1/12/15 3:57am

Sony a7 Owners Get a New Super-Wide Lens, With New Primes Coming Soon

Sony's trio of full-frame mirrorless cameras, the a7, a7r, and a7s, are wonderfully capable machines. Unfortunately there just aren't that many native lenses to choose from. Today, a new super-wide zoom enters the fold that will hopefully make these slick bodies more appealing, with some primes on the way. » 9/15/14 10:45am 9/15/14 10:45am

Sony A7r and A7 First Impressions: Full-Frame Power, Palm-Sized Camera

A few weeks ago, Sony wowed photography nerds with something actually new: Two mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras with full-frame image sensors, the same big chips used in professional DSLRs. The compact design is a marvel on its own, and after using the cameras for a few days, I can safely say that, yes, these… » 11/01/13 12:20pm 11/01/13 12:20pm

Sony A7 and A7r: Mirrorless Cameras Have (Finally!) Gone Full-Frame

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras have come a long way in only a few years. And after gradually layering on new features and capability, they've finally reached an apex in Sony's new A7 and A7r models, both of which sport that big and beautiful bastion of image quality—the full-frame sensor. » 10/16/13 2:00am 10/16/13 2:00am

Report: These Are Sony's New 24- and 36-Megapixel Alpha Cameras

DigitalCameraInfo has reportedly gotten ahold of the specs and images of two of Sony's new Alpha digital cameras, the A7 and the A7R. We don't know how they shoot yet, but they sure look nice. » 10/14/13 9:53am 10/14/13 9:53am

iPhone A7 Chip Teardown: Power-Dense Samsung Silicon

We've already seen inside the iPhone 5S and found out that its guts are blisteringly fast—but now iFixit has taken a very close look indeed at the A7 silicon that powers the new phone. » 9/24/13 8:27am 9/24/13 8:27am

iPhone A7 Chip Benchmarks: Forget the Specs, It Blows Everything Away

We just ran benchmarks on Apple's new iPhone 5S, revealing that, yup, this is the dopest smartphone silicon ever made. This thing freaking churns, crushing every other smartphone out there on both computational power and graphics. But if you look at common specs like core-count and clock speed for the hardware, you'd… » 9/20/13 2:31pm 9/20/13 2:31pm

What Apple's 64-Bit Architecture Really Means For Your iPhone

Probably the most underrated announcement Apple made on Tuesday was its move to 64-bit architecture for the iPhone 5S. It's an industry first, and one with major repercussions both for your phone and for the future of Apple. Here's why it matters. » 9/12/13 9:05am 9/12/13 9:05am

Apple's New A7 Processor Has Crazy Graphics, Also a Motion Sensing Chip

During today's iPhone keynote, Apple announced the new A7 chip, featuring supercharged graphics powers and a new motion-sensing "M7" chip that enables all of iOS 7's powerful new features. Let's take a look under the glass at the speedy monster that makes the magic happen—and will open the door to all sorts of new… » 9/10/13 1:37pm 9/10/13 1:37pm

Report: The iPhone 5S Processor Is 31% Faster Than Today's

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Leaked iPhone 5S Prototype Is Pretty Much Everything You'd Expect

It appears that the mystery chip from last week's (purported) iPhone 5S leak is a mystery no more. Thanks to MacRumors' new—and far better—photos of the new iPhone's backend, the chips is now clearly identifiable as a an A7 chip. » 6/24/13 11:13am 6/24/13 11:13am

Bowers & Wilkins A7: This Thing Is So Good. This Thing Is So Expensive.

Bowers & Wilkins makes some of our favorite audio hardware. We also happen to love AirPlay—so the union of the two should be terrific, right? Sort of. The A7 speaker is tremendous—but it's just so, so expensive. » 1/24/13 1:20pm 1/24/13 1:20pm

Hands On With Stream TV's Surprising, Open Source-Friendly Tablet

If anyone unseats the iPad, the victor might be the one that doesn't try to beat Apple at its own game. We checked out Stream TV's eLocity Android tablet firsthand, and this plucky contender may put up a serious fight. » 8/31/10 10:00am 8/31/10 10:00am

Altec Lansing A7: 1950s Studio Monitors for $6100 Each; CRaaaaaZAY

Altec Lansing's A7 speakers were hot shit in the 1950s through the 1970s. It was then that they were known as the "Voice of the Theater", distinguished by being the only commercially-available speakers approved by the Research Council at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I totally cut and paste that,… » 8/15/06 6:33pm 8/15/06 6:33pm