Event Host
Sony Australia
6 Mar / 13 Mar / 20 Mar

Sony Alpha Birds and Wildlife Photography Test Drive

Multiple cities
Event Host
Sony Australia
Image: Sony Australia, a9 featuring full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
Event Host
Sony Australia
6 Mar / 13 Mar / 20 Mar
Sony Alpha Birds and Wildlife Photography Test Drive
Multiple cities
Event Host
Sony Australia
Image: Sony Australia, a7R IV
Event Host
Sony Australia
6 Mar / 13 Mar / 20 Mar
Sony Alpha Birds and Wildlife Photography Test Drive
Multiple cities
Event Host
Sony Australia
Image: Sony Australia, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor
Join Sony Australia and experience the latest and greatest Sony camera gear

About the event

The Sony Alpha Test Drive is back for 2020! This is your chance to get hands on with all current Sony E-Mount Alpha cameras and lenses including the Alpha 7R IV, Alpha 9 II, 200-600mm G lens & 600mm G Master lens.

This session focuses on Birds & Wildlife Photography where you’ll have the opportunity to shoot native fauna in your local area. As you explore the current Sony camera range, Sony’s Digital Imaging Specialists will be at your call to provide expert camera knowledge on a range of items including but not limited to; settings, functionality and operability.

Attendees will meet at a hotel location in each city. From there you will be given the opportunity to loan from an unmatched range of current Sony E-Mount cameras and lenses to test drive for the session. Once you have some gear in your hands, we’ll be making our way to another location on the Sony Bus. On arrival, you’ll have plenty of shooting time to get the most from the gear. Along for the ride will be a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate who will be able to guide your photographic style as needed. Once the session is over, we’ll get everyone back to the hotel to check in their loan gear.

This year we will be taking the Birds & Wildlife Photography Test Drive session to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

City Location Date & Time
Brisbane Sofitel Brisbane Central Friday 6th March at 4:00pm
Sydney Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Friday 13th March at 4:00pm
Melbourne Sheraton Melbourne Hotel Friday 20th March at 4:00pm


At the end of the session there will be the opportunity to purchase Sony cameras and lenses through a retailer present.

Techniques covered

  • Sony camera operability & functionality  
  • A better understanding of the features in Sony cameras 
  • A better understanding of the Sony range of cameras and lenses  
  • Basic composition ideas  
  • Tips & tricks when using a Sony Camera     

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Wet weather jacket if conditions require it 
  • Sony or other brand interchangeable lens camera if you have one (optional) 
  • SD card ideally with read/write speed of 90 mb/s 

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

Sony will bring a comprehensive range of cameras and lenses available to loan.
Yes. Our meeting locations are conveniently located in the heart of each city's CBD.

Event Host

Sony Australia

Sony Australia

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