Offering G lens quality, a wider than average “standard zoom” range, and a wider than average f/4 maximum aperture, the newly-announced FE 20–70mm f/4 G lens offers a strong set of features for an all-around, everyday zoom lens for both still photography and video.
As with all G lenses, the FE 20–70mm f/4 G offers high resolving power, lovely bokeh, and dust- and moisture-resistance. The fast, precise autofocus system is stable even when recording video up to 4K 120 fps. With an eye toward that kind of high-end videography, Sony’s engineers have worked to minimize focus breathing as well as focal/axial shift while zooming.
The body itself is light enough for handheld gimbal use, and features manual controls for a seamless recording experience (linear response manual focus, two customizable focus hold buttons, aperture ring with optional detent, and iris lock). The FE 20–70mm f/4 G will focus as closely as 0.82′ at 20mm—a reasonable distance for a standard zoom.
We’re expecting these to be available at the beginning of March, so it won’t be long before the adventures can begin! If this is the lens you’ve been waiting for, pre-order today so you can enjoy without delay.
New 512 GB M Series SD cards
Sony also announced two new fast, high-capacity SDXC memory cards. Both are capable of the same speeds (UHS-II / V60 / Class 10 / U3; read speeds of up to 277 MB/s and write speeds of up to 150 MB/s) and hold 512 GB of data. The “standard” M Series card is dust- and water-resistant, while the TOUGH version is built with a single-shot body for maximum durability. The TOUGH card is impact-resistant for drops of up to 16 feet and has an IP68 rating, the highest dust- and water-proof rating. These cards are scheduled for availability in mid-April of this year.