March 27, 2017
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Sony interview by Imaging Resource re-posted online with important corrections

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Over a week ago Imaging Resources interview with Sony created quite a buzz on the web because there was a possible interpretation leading to assume that Sony would not sell their best sensors to other manufacturers. IR now reposted the interview with that important remark:

Tanaka-san was saying that there would be some developments that were co-developed by Sony’s camera division, and that those would of course remain proprietary. It’s important to note that this isn’t in any way a matter of holding back “higher-quality” sensors to disadvantage competitors. If Sony were to somehow dial back specs in the sensors they offer competing camera manufacturers, other sensor makers would rapidly step in to fill that gap.
Instead, Sony’s advantage is that their camera engineers can collaborate directly with their sensor-engineering team, to jointly develop new system architectures that fully leverage their exceptional integration technology.

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March 26, 2017
Posted in rumors

Two new Sony camera registered in Asia: One is a new FF E-mount camera and one a new RX?

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Nokishita reports that Sony registered two new cameras with the following codes:

  • WW361847
    • Wi-Fi・Bluetooth
  • WW620081
    • Wi-Fi・Bluetooth

And we know that one of those new cameras is for sure a new E-mount FF camera. Usually it takes 1-2 months after registration before the camera gets officially announced. As I reported before the new Sony FF E-mount camera is a high speed camera which means: Fastest AF of all E-mount cameras to date, around 20fps, low resolution sensor, dual SD card, unlimited RAW burst recording. It will probably a new “A7” kind of camera.

It’s yet unclear what the other camera might be but I guess it’s a fixed lens camera (probably a new RX?).

Readers should really follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter if they don’t want to miss the Sony April news. And if you heard “something” about the new camera contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or use the contact form you see on the right top of this site. Thanks!

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March 26, 2017
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Cactus V6II firmware update will add wireless cross-brand TTL support

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Cactus announced a new firmware upcoming firmware release that will allow cross-brand TTL support on your Cactus V6IIs for Sony! More info will be available soon at cactus-image.com/special/X-TTL/

And that’s the press release where you can learn many details:

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March 26, 2017
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This week SAR readers photos selection

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Pierluigi De Rubertis with Chiara Melì.
March 20 at 3:36pm ·
Melì & Pier con Chiara Melì
Shot on A7RII with Sony-Zeiss lens

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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March 25, 2017
Posted in deals

EasyCover announced the new A6500 silicon case (preorder it at Amazon)

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EasyCover announced the new A6500 silicon case. You can preorder the Black version (Click here) or Camouflage version (Click here) at Amazon. Just yesterday we reported about another A6500 accessory: The new Meike A6500 Battery Grip with Remote Controller is now in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.

And Fantasea released their new Housings for the Sony a6500 and a6300:

PRESS RELEASE

FANTASEA LINE UNDERWATER HOUSING FOR THE SONY a6500 and a6300

Fantasea introduces the stylish and rugged FA6500 Housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The housing is expected in April 2017.

The Fantasea FA6500 Housing was designed and manufactured specifically for the Sony a6500 and a6300 cameras and allows ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions. It offers the highest and most professional standards of function, style and durability.

Sony considers the a6500 as their flagship APS-C mirrorless system and many underwater photo pro’s consider it the best value-for-money mirrorless camera in the market today!

Retail price of the FA6500 Housing in the USA is expected to be as low as $980.

FA6500 System Highlights

  • Full access to all essential camera buttons & functions with clearly marked controls
  • Depth rated to 60 meters / 200 feet
  • Shock resistant construction
  • Ergonomic design
  • Double O-ring protection for a perfect watertight seal
  • Moisture Detector and Alarm, Hand Strap and Body Cap included at no additional cost!
  • Interchangeable lens port and lens gear system is available
  • Double fiber optic cable port
  • M16 port for a variety of connections, including HDMI, vacuum valve or electronic strobe triggering bulkheads
  • Shutter release extension available for easy access when using housing tray and handles
  • Additional optional housing accessories are available
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

Further information can be found shortly on www.fantasea.com and www.sonydive.com

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