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December 18, 2009
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Adobe software updates

Adobe releases Lightroom 2.6, Camera Raw and DNG Converter 5.6
(Now with Sony A500 / A550 / A850 support)

December 17, 2009
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a little bit of everything…

Alpha DSLR A550 – product demonstration video

Sony Photo Frame Features Crystallized Swarovski Elements (source: camerasabout)
LOL: Forest Fire Detection System uses Sony CCTV cameras!
A very good translation of the recent Interview with Toru Katsumoto, Gen. Dir. of Alpha Division has been made by a dpreview forum user.
A700 Replacement- Items I’d like to see (alphamountworld)
Today Deals:
Amazon US: Sony Alpha DSLRA350K 14.2MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
Amazon US: Sony Alpha A330Y 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera with Super SteadyShot INSIDE Image Stabilization and 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses

December 15, 2009
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DSLR weekly japanase sales ranking: The Sony Alpha 550 goes up on position 9


The Sony A550 is selling quite well in Japan and was able to reach position 9 at the weekly DSLR japanese sales rankings: The Sony A550 is the only Sony camera in the top 10. Where Nikon and Cameras are the kings.

Amazon US: Sony A550 (Body Only) for $899.
Amazon US: Sony A550 Camera with 18-55mm Lens for $899.

December 11, 2009
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New Samsung waterproof SDHC cards.

Samsung just released a new type of high speed SD-card which is waterproof,impact proof and also magnet and x-ray proof!!!
The SAMSUNG SDHC Plus Card is protected by securely assembled case and non-conductive polymer coating material. Beneath that first line of defense is SAMSUNG NAND Flash Memory. The NAND flash memory parts, which are core components, are once again protected by Molding Technology. By covering the surfaces of memories with EMC (Epoxy Molding Compound).

I will definitely buy some of those cards!

I found only few stores which have them in Stock: Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR


December 11, 2009
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Sony Offers Trade-in Program

Sony Offers a new Trade-in Program! “Got an old digital camera and want a new Sony Cyber-shot? How about an old gaming system or digital camcorder? If so, Sony has a sweet trade-in program running from now until December 24th, 2009.

Not only will they give you the trade-in value of your old electronic device (if a value can be assessed for the item), Sony will also award you an instant discount code towards specific products.

  • $25 for any camera towards the purchase of select new Cyber-shot Digital Cameras
  • $40 for any camcorder towards the purchase of any new Handycam Camcorder
  • $25 for any game system towards the purchase of any new PS3 or PSP game system

For more information, please visit:

December 10, 2009
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December 8, 2009
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Japanese DSRL sales (month of November)

Brand Camera Megapixel Share(%)
1 Canon Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15,10 24.7
2 Nikon Nikon D5000 12,30 11.6
3 Panasonic Panasonic GF1 12,10 8.3
4 Nikon Nikon D90 12,30 8.1
5 HOYA Pentax K-x 12,40 7.1
6 Canon Canon 7D 18,00 4.9
7 Nikon Nikon D3000 10,20 4.7
8 Canon Canon XSi 12,20 4.3
9 Olympus Olympus E-P1 12,30 2.7
10 Sony Sony A550 14,20 2.6

Nice to see at least on Sony camera in the list!

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