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May 14, 2014
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A77II manuals for download. Stay tuned on SAR for the A7s and RX100M3 announcement!

Future A77II owner can “study” their camera by downloading the full manuals at Sony UK (Thanks Alphaguy). Ijsvogel is sharing his A77II tests at Dyxum.

The big reminder is that A7s pricing and RX100M3 camera could be announced on May 16 (likely at 5-6am London time).

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev and Sony Australia.

 

May 10, 2014
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A77II versus A77 noise test.

Sony community Germany you can watch and download full size A77II versus A77 ISO comparisons. At first glance the A77II looks both less noisier and sharper.

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev.

May 9, 2014
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Sony A77II versus Sony A77 buffer test.

German reviewer Jens Knotte posted that A77II vs A77 buffer test. Just skip to the right minute to skip the German introduction (if you don’t understand it):

1:20 JPG buffer test
3:00 RAW+JPG buffer test

And there is an AF speed too (youtube video here). Go to minute 5:00 to see the AF speed test.

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev.

May 7, 2014
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First real Sony A7s High Iso test!

Click on image to enlarge (Courtesy of DCfever).

The Chinese site DCfever posted the first real Sony A7s High ISO test. Please remember that firmware of the camera is 0.01 only! And these are Jpegs too (as usual RAW will show a better performance). At first glance all I can say is that up to ISO 25,600 images do look pretty good. Real huge deterioration happens only from 102.400 ISO towards.

Again, I repeat: The A7s images with final firmware will look even better! And if you buy the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 on eBay (Click here) you will be able to shoot ghost at night too 🙂

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

Reminder: You will need the Atomos Shogun at BHphoto (Click here) to grab 8bit 4:2:2 4K video.

May 7, 2014
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Exclusive: First Full size Sony A7s images (including 40.000 ISO photo).

[ArtBenny Video] Sony A7s iso test from benny wong on Vimeo.

Today Sony announced the A7s in Hong Kong and Japan. And our reader Benny shared videos and image to SonyAlphaRumors. The video on top shows you the High Iso performance in complete darkness. He also sent me the first full size image samples taken with the A7s. These go up to 40.000 ISO and you can download them here at Wetransfer (10MB zip file). Please do not remove the copyright note if you share them (and kindly link back to SonyAlphaRumors as source).

This is the image taken at ISO 40.000 in complete darkness and with the Canon 50mm f/0.95 lens. I know it’s noisy but as you see on the video on top the room is really COMPLETELY DARK!

And this is ISO 800 with the small lights on:

If crazy High ISO is what you need than the A7s is for you. And remember that since today you can also buy a “cheap” native Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 on eBay (Click here). Also note that the A7s hd a very early 0.01 firmware version. Image Quality will improve with the final firmware which will be ready right before the first July shipment.

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

Reminder: You will need the Atomos Shogun at BHphoto (Click here) to grab 8bit 4:2:2 4K video.

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