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October 30, 2012
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Sony NEX-6 shipping in US and Europe! (and exact lens release date).

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New NEX-6 video preview.

Sony Tokyo event:
Sony had a big event in Tokyo and you can read the article on DC.watch (translation here). They showed some graph that demonstrates how Sony is recovering after the Thai Flood disaster from last year. Sony is ruling the worldwide mirrorless market and that market is strongly gaining shares at cost of the classic DSLR market. They also announced the definitive shipping info for the new lenses. The pancake zoom will ship in January, the 10-18mm zoom on November 16th and the 35mm lens in December.

NEX-6 shipping!
But today we also have good news for all future NEX-6 owners. The cameras is finally shipping today. Here is the list:
USA/Canada: BigValue has the Body only (Click here) and the pancake kit (Click here) in Stock via eBay.  Until few hours ago Amazon (Click here) had the info that the camera was set to ship from today. In Canada the camera is in Stock at Sonystore.
Europe: The German stores Fotomunds and Amazon have them in Stock. French and Italian shops are selling the first cameras on eBay (found via Slidoo).
Full NEX-6 and other new Sony camera and lens preorder list can be found at AlphaCameraDeals.

And here are some new NEX-6 videos:
AF test by SLRclub on youtube. Uboxing video on youtube. MXcamera EOS adapter on the NEX-6 on youtube.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 29, 2012
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New VG900, FS700 and VG50 tests!

Sony NEX-VG900 Samples from Gear Jones on Vimeo.

ON top you can see one of the first VG900 video tests. The full manual is now available for download at http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4436718111.pdf.

And BBC reporter Johhni Behiri tested the little NEX-VG50.

And our friend Mike Kobal is back from a long work that kept him away a long time from his blog. Here is his new NEX-700 test.

 

October 27, 2012
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Sony TidBits (with SAR readers work roundup)

SLT eSupport – Focus controls from HMX Media on Vimeo.

Sony 55-300mm test at Camerastuffreview. And Sony 500mm review again at Camerastuffreview.

SAR readers mails:
Bart:Since today I am the happy owner of the NEX-6 with 16-50 powerzoom. I love the combination, the Phase-AF really speeds things up. One thing I did find out is that like Olympus and Panasonic, Sony also decided to let distortion correction in the lens go and just apply software corrections to fix it.  When you take pictures at 16 mm you don’t see the distortion in the viewfinder or afterwards on the camera. But when you import the RAW files into Lightroom you see a huge distortion and high vignetting. Some examples of the difference between the RAW and JPEG files can be found here: http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_message/39181572#39181572 It’s in Dutch but I don’t think that’s a big problem.”
Michael:My blog focuses on the areas where Photography meets Cinematography and it’s called PhotoCine News.  I wrote an article about my just finished Sony NEX-7 Video Rig and thought you might be interested in it for your readers.  Check it out at: http://photocinenews.com/2012/10/21/the-definitive-sony-nex-7-video-rig/
Freddy: “I love my Alpha 57 !!! https://vimeo.com/groups/154861/videos/51938444
Vedran: “I would like to share my FB page to Sony users. Text on page is on Croatian, but only thing important on that page are pictures.:) Most of them are taken with Sony A77. Link to FB page: https://www.facebook.com/VedranTolicPhotography. My website is www.vedrantolic.com as you know, but FB page is great because there is a lot interaction.
Aleksey: “Hello! I am a long time constant reader. This summer, I’m using the Sony A77V and Minolta Dimage Z3 filmed timelaps our small town of Penza. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYHM_B2xTLI&hd=1
Mattia: “Super Drift Pro Challenge 2012 shot on the NEX with M-mount lenses on youtube.”
Markus: “Just wanted to share some pictures from my Nex-7 and SLR Magic Hyperprime F0.95.I just love this lens and its growing on me every day I shoot:D http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrosth/

October 26, 2012
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Sony A99 unboxing videos, NEX-6 reviews and in Stock status…


Unboxing video by SAR reader John Sison.

 

You keep sending me your links to unboxing videos, reviews and stores having the A99 or NEX-6 in Stock. And here is the roundup of all I got the lats few hours:

A99:
I missed tonight’s first in Stock warning at BHphoto -> I was kindly sleeping and dreaming after a long day of work :) In Europe the A99 is right now in Stock at APS GermanyHeidi Germany,  Foto Erre Italy,  CameraCentre UK and Jessops UK. European Sonystores ship the cameras in 2-3 weeks time: DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH (Click on country id to see the A99 page).
A900 vs A99 vs A77 image quality comparison at Sonysdf (translation here). Unboxing the A99 (vimeo). Unboxing the Sony HVL-F60M Flash (youtube).

NEX-6:
In Europe the NEX-6 is in Stock at Wex Germany and Amazon Germany.
Super long NEX-6 review at SLRclub. First impression by Spike.

October 25, 2012
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New A99 and NEX-6 readers mail and links and unboxing roundup!


“BLOODY HELL 2″ – Sony a99 Review – Does it Suck?

 

I am getting many emails from SAR readers getting their NEX-6 and A99 cameras. I wish you all a nice unboxing experience :) Here is a roundup of links I got from them:

A99:
Our friend Dulaney sent us this text: “The cover article in November’s issue of Popular Photography is titled, on the cover: “The Future of Camera Tech?: Hands-On Report: Sony’s New Alpha 99.” It is entirely unusual for a “hands-on report,” as opposed to a full review, to get cover treatment like this–especially when an important camera like the Canon 1DX is fully reviewed in the same issue. And Po Photo writes about the A99: “We think it is going to change the landscape for mid-priced camera bodies.” Some image samples can be seen at popphoto.com. A99 unboxing by Davide on Flickr and by Roderick at Rodkar. You even get a free T-shirt with the A99 (see facebook). In Stock now at Jessops.

NEX-6 and lenses:
A first surprise was that for a short moment Sonystore Canada had the NEX-6 with ancake zoom kit lens in Stock. NEX-6 image samples on Flickr. Unpacking in Amsterdam. NEX-5 vs NEX-6 AF comparison on youtube. Sony E 10-18mm f / 4 OSS, E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E 35mm f/1.8 OSS & E 30mm f/3.5 Macro – sample photos at Fotopolis. In Stock in UK at Cardiffcenter eBay (and here with kit lens -> via Slidoo.com).

A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

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