April 24, 2014
Posted in news

What happens if you put a Sony sensor inside a block of aluminum? You will get a $1800 Leica camera ;)

Well, Leica knows how to make ane exclusive camera! They just announced the Leica T APS-C mirrorless camera ($1800 here at BHphoto). It has the same 16 Megapixel sensor of the $398 NEX-3n. But the NEX-3n comes with a lens while the Leica T does not. And the (slow!) Leica T kit zoom costs another $1750.

Just like Hasselblad (but admittedly much better than the latter) Leica tries to appeal the luxury market. It’s a kind of market Sony has no access and were usually the brand is what matters. Obviously, the Leica T has some appealing features (mainly design and build quality) but sometimes I wonder how Leica can survive focusing on that small niche market.

Anyway, what matters to know is that here we have another Sony sensor inside a new camera. Sony may not completely successful in selling cameras but they are incredibly successful in selling sensors.

April 24, 2014
Posted in deals

Still running: RX100 for $399 (few left). A6000 deals.

You still have a couple of hours left to grab the RX100 for $399 on eBay US (Click here). And two days left to save $300 on that exclusive A6000+16-70mm Zeiss lens kit at BHphoto (Click here).

Meantime the A6000 keeps getting marked in and out of Stock and always via third-party resellers at Amazon US (Click here).

April 24, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) 16-50mm lens gets small updated with the A77II released.

Sony will “update” the current A77 by releasing a new A77II A-mount camera next week (announcement around May 1-2). As I told you before this is an “upgraded” A77 which means it’s rumored to have an updated 24MP sensor, 11fps (new rumor), WiFi, improved EVF and I have been told very fast autofocusing. Also Body layout will remain similar to the A77.

A trusted source also added that there are some minor updates on the 16-50mm lens too which will marginally improve the image quality of the lens. The lens is going to be announced along the A77II.

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April 23, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sony A7s gets a pricing in Australia ($3499 AUSD).

The Australian Store Teds is accepting preorders on the A7s. And the price is set at $3499 AUSD. Converted this is about $3200 or 2350 Euro. This without to take in consideration the tax and other regional differences. And a “bird” told me that this should be a pretty accurate pricing (the AUSD pricing, not the conversion).

A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
Asia: Digitalrev

April 23, 2014
Posted in deals

Hot US deals: $300 off on A6000+Zeiss combo! And RX100 for $399!

For a limited time only you can save $300 on that exclusive A6000+16-70mm Zeiss lens kit at BHphoto (Click here). That’s the first (and really great) A6000 deal.

And here is the next big US deal:


RX100 for $399 at eBay US (Click here). It’s an official eBay deal of the day!

 

P.S.: Keep sending me your A6000 first impressions and reviews. Will post them in a roundup post soon!

Sony A6000 store link list with US and Europe links:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore, Sony Canada, WexUK.
Silver A6000 with lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT

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