It’s no longer only Nikon and Hasselblad that can boost that their cameras have left into space – now Sony can too.
An Alpha A7S II full-frame mirrorless camera has turn a initial blurb camera to be mounted outward a International Space Station (ISS), and has prisoner some mesmerising 4K footage of Earth.
The video above shows a Japanese islands, while a video next captures a US East seashore during night. The footage was prisoner regulating a Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS energy wizz lens.
The Alpha A7S II was comparison as a camera for a extraneous height on a ISS’s Japanese Experiment Module (known as KIBO) after a array of tests were carried out to see how it would cope with a oppressive sourroundings of space. Among a determining factors were a camera’s glorious high-ISO opening (it has an ISO roof of 409,600) and ability to fire high-resolution 4K video.
After being couriered to a ISS by a Japanese load transporter in December, a A7S II was commissioned in February. At some 250 miles above a aspect of a Earth, a ISS completes an circuit approximately once each 90 minutes.
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