March 28, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter Review | John Sison

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
G85 vs A6500 – Best option for film making? (Max Yuryev).
Why i Choose to shoot Sony, a7rii, a7sii, a6300 (Hanna Saba).
Things We Love: Sony RX1R II Full-Frame Digital Camera (Explora).
Sony cameras seize the focus at Asia’s largest trade show (Nikkei)
Panasonic GH5 vs Sony Alpha a6500 (Andrew Crazy Hero).
Sony 24-70 f/2.8 G Master vs. Fujifilm 16-55 f/2.8 (The Hunter Report).

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March 27, 2017
Posted in deals

The up to $300 off on Sony E, Sony A and Sony RX cameras will end on April 1


While the lens savings are now gone you still save up to $300 on Sony cameras sold by BHphoto (Click here). Those deals will end on April 1! And as reporterd yesterdan on most of these cameras you get additional free stuff too:

Sony A7rII:
Free Lightroom 6 with the A7rII sold by Amazon and Adorama.
Various A7rII kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free 2 Terabyte USB 3.0 drive with the A7rII sold by BHphoto.
Free Adobe Creative Cloud 12-Month Subscription with the A7rII sold by BHphoto.

Sony A7sII:
Various A7sII kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free Rode VideoMic with the A7sII sold by BHphoto.
Free Bag and SD card with the A7sII sold by BHphoto.

Sony A7II:
Various A7II kits with free grip and cards at Amazon and Adorama.
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A7II sold by BHphoto.

Sony A6500/6300:
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A6500 sold by BHphoto.
Free bad, SD card and battery witht he A6300 sold by BHphoto.

The Sony A5000 now sells for $379 with lens and extra battery at BHphoto. This is the lowest price ever on the camera.

This runs til March 31 only: MacPHun bundled Aurora HDR 2017 and Trey’s newest HDR tutorial. Get them for a 55% discount (Click here).

March 27, 2017
Posted in rumors

Rumor recap and small new info: Is the soon to be announced new FF “High Speed” E-mount camera a Sony A7sIII?


As we reported here on SAR Sony will have a new product announcement on April 23. The most reliable info so far is that:

  1. There will be a new High End E-mount FF camera
  2. This camera is all about speed: fastest AF of all Sony E-mount cameras, around 20fps, unlimited RAW recording
  3. Dual SD card
  4. Bit larger than current A7II camera series
  5. It has a joystick control on the back
  6. New FE lenses coming (16-35mm f/2.8 GM and 100-400mm FE G)

But it’s unclear yet what camera this is. These are the possibilities:

  1. New special Sony A9 camera (or A8 or whatever): Which means first of a new line.
  2. New Sony A7III camera with high speed AF and FPS
  3. New Sony A7sIII camera with high speed AF and FPS and terrific High ISO performance

It may be that the long time rumored new High End FF E-mount camera (tentatively named “A9” in the prototype stage) will indeed be a new generation A7 cameras which will be placed above the current line (in terms of price, size and obviously performance). And the last few days I got some yet to be confirmed hints that the camera is going to be very similar to the current A7II series (just a bit larger) and that the camera might be a new Sony A7sIII. But this is far from confirmed yet so don’t hold me accountable yet on that….

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 or use the contact form you see on the right top of this site. Thanks!

Zeiss reminder: the new Batis 135mm f/2.8 will be announced next week (April 4th or April 5th)

March 27, 2017
Posted in news

Sony interview by Imaging Resource re-posted online with important corrections


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.

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?


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 or use the contact form you see on the right top of this site. Thanks!


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