It’s Official – Sony is Back in South Africa (now with Trusted Local Support)

24 Nov 2017

– Press Release, 24 November 2017 – We’re happy to announce that Sony is officially back in South Africa and that Outdoorphoto has partnered with a reputable local supplier that offers after-sale support like never before.

Outdoorphoto’s Sony product range includes:

  • Expert compact cameras with superzoom
  • Mirrorless camera bodies and lenses
  • Camera batteries, chargers and grips
  • On-camera flashes and remotes
  • Video cameras
  • Sony RX0 Action Camera

Sony Mirrorless Cameras

We know that you’ve been yearning to add a mirrorless camera to your kit, so with Sony mirrorless cameras here to stay, there’s never been a better time to complete your kit! We’re not asking you to turn your back on your DSLR favourites – we’re simply tempting you to add more versatility to it your kit.

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Sony Alpha a6500 is a versatile, fast-focusing and 4K-shooting camera revolving around a 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor that provides clean image quality with a wide expandable sensitivity range to ISO 51200, along with accelerated readout speeds for internal 4K30p and Full HD 1080p / 120 fps video recording with full pixel readout.

Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Sony Alpha a9 a high-performance full-frame mirrorless digital camera featuring a 24.2MP stacked sensor delivering a swift continuous burst shooting rate of up to 20 fps. But, the Sony A9 is more than just a fast shooter as it packs the power to record UHD 4K video internally, shoot at ISO 204800, and focus from a wide 693-point phase-detection AF system.

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera

The Sony Alpha a7R II takes mirrorless imaging to another level with a 24MP full0frame sensor that is designed both to improve low-light operation and speed up data throughout, enabling fast high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video recording. Working with the BIONZ X image processor, these images can be produced at sensitivities up to ISO 102 400 and at a continuous 5 fps shooting rate.

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless Digital Camera

The new Sony Alpha a7R III proves that speed, resolution and video capabilities can all coexist in a versatile, high-performance camera body. Revolving around a full-frame 42.2MP Exmor R BSO CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X image processor, it affords an impressive 10 fps continuous shooting rate along with improved AF performance for faster, more reliable subject tracking.

Point & Shoot Digital Cameras

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is a versatile digital camera optimised for multimedia image-makers working in a broad variety of situations. Featuring a large 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which utilises both back-illuminated and stacked technologies, a high degree of image quality can be attained, with notable clarity, reduced noise and sensitivity to ISO 12800.


  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • UHD 4K30p Video, Full HD 1080p at 960 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 14 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation
Sony Cyber-shot-DSC-RX10-III-Digital-Camera

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  1. Lee Logan 27 Nov 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to finally be able to get the sony fdr x3000 action camera in south africa – let me know when it is available!

    • Celeste 27 Nov 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Hi Lee,

      Unfortunately, only the Sony RX0 Ultra-Compact Action Camera will be shipped to our shores at the moment!

  2. Simon Trollip 1 Dec 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Great news – Sony cameras are the best and it will be excellent to have local support again.

    • Celeste 5 Dec 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Hi Simon,

      We are as excited as you are about the news!

      Kind regards,
      Celesté vd Merwe

  3. Reint Dykema 28 Mar 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Do ODP rent out any Sony cameras?

    • Natasha Kotze 3 Apr 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Hi Reint
      Unfortunately, we do not have Sony in our rental department.

      Kind regards,
      The Outdoorphoto Team

  4. marius de villiers 20 Sep 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have a Sony HVR-HD 1000 video camera using mini tapes. I want to convert it to a harddrive camera with a memory card adapter/reader. Can you please advise where i can get such a reader?

    • The Outdoorphoto Team 21 Sep 2018 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Marius

      Since your camera is compatible with Atomos products, the easiest way would be to use an HDMI recorder such as the Atomos Ninja Star. This will convert the camera’s signal via HDMI and record to the *cfast memory card in the Ninja Star thus making it digital.
      *sold separately

      Kind regards
      The Outdoorphoto Team

  5. Rebone 23 Oct 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Good day

    is it only their camera range that is back or is it their full range e.g TV and audio ?

    • Anna Lourens 24 Oct 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Hi Rebone

      Even though the entire Sony brand didn’t withdraw from South Africa, the branch responsible for photo and video equipment did. So, after establishing a new, local support network through Premium Brand Distributors, Sony announced the return of their photography and videography products towards the end of 2017.

      Kind regards
      The Outdoorphoto Team

  6. Philip 21 Dec 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Does Sony have a contact number in SA?

    • The Outdoorphoto Team 2 Jan 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Hi Philip

      You’re welcome to contact Sony (Premium Brand Distributors) directly at +27 (0)86 116 4566 with any queries or customer support.

      Kind regards
      The Outdoorphoto Team

  7. GREG 14 Mar 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Hi, Greg here from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

    Is it possible to order a replacement remote for hi-fi amp Sony model STR DN1050? If yes, price and time period?


    • The Outdoorphoto Team 19 Mar 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Hi Greg

      Thanks for getting in touch! We only stock photo and video gear. For sound, it’s best to visit any of your local electronic stores. You may also contact Sony (Premium Brand Distributors) directly at +27 (0)86 116 4566 for specific information on ordering a replacement amp for your HiFi.

      Kind regards
      The Outdoorphoto Team

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