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August 20, 2014
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Sony TidBits…


Marques Brownlee (one of YouTube’s biggest bloggers 1.6 million subscribers) just reviewed the Sony rx100 m3

Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000 (CameraLabs).
Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for A7 A7R and A7S review at ThePhoBlographer.
Firmware update V0.32 for METABONES Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV) adds Sony A7S compatibility
Sony A7R + Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO at Myphotojourney.
A7s vs GH4 by Spanish DSLRmagazine.
MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide (Sony Full Frame E Mount) at ThePhoBlographer.

Vicente:I made a gallery on DPReview with some of my shots from a volunteering that i made the last month with my A77, i think it can be interesting to somebody :) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54229040

Anonymous:short clip is filmed by Sony NEX 6 with macro tube and cheap lens CCTV 35 1.7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMT0wLO_fCI

Dino:I just wanted to share a review I had done on the classic Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 lens on the Sony A7. For such a relatively inexpensive prime lens it has surprised me on how well it had performed. I highly recommend this lens. http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-weekend-with-sony-a7-and-olympus-om.html#more

Gary:I am an avid Sony user. A77, A99 and CX900 camcorder. Just wanted to send you a link to a new video I made comparing the XAVCS vs AVCHD video codecs using the CX900. I looked everywhere for any kind of real life comparisons and could not find any anywhere. So I did a little test myself. The video shows a few different test shots from everyday situations and verifies my suspicions that the XAVCs Codec does handle highlights beter than AVCHD as well as find detail, even when the files are re-rendered as 28Mbps Mp4 files. Anyway here’s the link. Not sure if you would like to share this. I just thought it was worth doing because there are no such comparisons out there….Anywhere. http://youtu.be/P6ABJ-doFtQ

August 17, 2014
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Sony A5100 officially announced!

Preorders:
A5100 specs and price at Amazon (Click here).
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon

First impressions and previews:
First impression at Dpreview. Hands-on at Dpreview, Hands-on images at Engadet, Amateur Photographer,

Image samples:
Sony.net, Fotomagazine (Click on the red link to download).

Video samples:
Touch screen AF speed on Youtube. VDO af-speed on Youtube.

Press release:
Dpreview, Sony.net, Sony press, Fotomagazin (German), DicaHub (Korea), Photoscala (German), ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Cnet, Imaging-Resource, Tom’s Guide, TheVerge, Engadet, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Imaging Resource,

Curiosity:
Announcement was expected to be tomorrow but Sony decided to anticipate it today. That’s why you don’t see many reviews now :)

Poll:

Do you like the new A5100?

  • Yes, but I will not buy it. (51%, 1,829 Votes)
  • No. (30%, 1,085 Votes)
  • Yes! (19%, 680 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,594

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August 17, 2014
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Sony TidBits…(with BlackBerry APP for remote shooting!).


Sony A7s – Menu System, Buttons, and Camera explained at SonyAlphaLab.

Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera Review at Cameras.Reviewed.
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50 mm f/1,4 ZA SSM test at Focus Numerique.
Apple adds support for the A7s, A77II, RX100m3 and A6000.
Sony A7R, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH with Phigment tech adapter at MyPhotoJourney.
Sony A7R, 85/1.4 Zeiss + LA-EA4 at MyPhotoJourney.
Zeiss Biogon ZM test on NEX_5n and the A7 at Photofrans.
Camden Town with the Sony A7 at Derrenhodsonphotography.

J:Sony AX100, a6000, Nex5, A7, FS100, bmpcc, bmpc in a Morie Shootout. IMO the Nex5 is looking better than the a6000! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weL0N_uwN8A

Christian: “As you know, several Sony high-end cameras allow to use an Android/iOS app to  take pictures over WiFi, but there are no applications for BlackBerry smartphones to do that. Since I’m a developer, I thought I’d like to use that feature from my phone, a BlackBerry Q10, so I developed a free app, and I just posted it in BlackBerry World (the app market for BlackBerry smartphones). I’ve seen you sometimes post some information about apps, so I’d like you to consider if it’s worth to be shared. The app name is “Remote Shutter”, and you can find it under this URL: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/59935482.”

August 16, 2014
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This week SAR readers photos selection.


Sergey Kuznetsov‎
UP!
Sony A7 + Cosina Voightlander 12/5.6. — at Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong.

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

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August 16, 2014
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News about others: Nikon in deep financial crisis. (And sells D610 with A7 sensor for $1399).

A couple of years ago nobody would have ever questioned the leadership of Canon and Nikon in the system camera market. But things are quickly changing and Nikon reported a huge loss and forceast drop at their latest financial report. Why should we care?

1) First question is if Nikon will try to compete against Sony’s A7 series or not by proposing a sort of mirrorless FM camera. I guess we will see soon at Photokina if Nikon will finally react.

2) In the meantime their latest D610 with Sony’s 24MP sensor sells for $1399 only on eBay (Click here). May be a sign that they are trying to force sales. And I bet we will see soon Full Frame cameras for just $1,000 too.

3) Will Nikon still try to rely on Sony sensors or try to break boundaries with something more revolutionary made from their own house or non-Sony partners?

My bet is that Sony will surpass Nikon in terms of system camera sales in two years from now… :)

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