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January 29, 2015
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Canon-Sony partnership on new 50MP sensor?

Steve from CanonWatch reports about a possible “unexpected” partnership between Sony and Canon:

In other words, and according to the source, Canon and Sony will agree on a patent exchange to produce a 53MP sensor for Canon’s upcoming high resolution DSLRs. This sensor would keep the Exmor technology, and feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The best of both worlds someone may say. Sony would still sell sensors to Nikon, but without the Dual Pixel AF (it is for sure not a problem for Sony to mass-produce slightly different lines of sensors).

I havent heard about such a partnership from my sources. But I think that this partnership would certainly make sense for both manufacturers to save some costs. Something necessary if you know the system camera market is shrinking dramatically (Source: Cipa on 43rumors).

January 28, 2015
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What’s coming at CP+ in two weeks so far: Many FE lenses, some A-mount lens. Camera release date unsure.

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Time to make a clear roundup of the CP+ rumors. The show will start on February 12 and the Sony press conference is scheduled for February 13. There is some smoke and some fire on the rumors front:

The Fire:

So far we only know for sure that four FE lenses (Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, Sony 28mm f/2.0 G, 90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro, 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS) and two converters will be announced.
It’s also highly likely that
1) Sony will show an updated FE roadmap
2) Sony will give us more hints and show a mockup of the two “updated” A-mount lenses (image on top)

The smoke:
So far I got no 100% confirmation from trusted sources about a camera announcement at CP+. They spilled out some info on the A7000, A7rII and so on but always stressed me to say that announcement date is unclear. Knowing the recent Sony history it may be possible that Sony will focus on the FE lens announcement at CP+ and announce the cameras 1-2 months later just like it happened at Photokina and with the A7II.
1) There is a cat and mouse game with Canon on the High megapixel camera. So maybe Sony wants to see what Canon brings out first…
2) New 4K cameras may be announced at NAB in April. A show that suits better for that kind of tech.
3) I got absolutely ZERO rumors about possible new A-mount cameras coming at CP+….

So let’s hope that Sony is just hiding their cards like they did with the A7s and A7II…we want the A7rII and A7000 as soon as it gets Sony! :)

 

 

January 26, 2015
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(SR4) Trusted source: I am 99% sure the new A7rII is coming with “50Mp sensor”.

A long time source got information that the new Sony A7rII is coming with a 50 Megapixel sensor. I am right now asking him when the camera will be announced and how it looks. Stay tuned, got the feeling he can tell me more and that the camera is coming sometimes…soon :)

Stay yuned, I hope I can finally give you 99% reliable info on the camera soon!!!!

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P:S.: I am yet not sure the A7rII and A9 are the same camera…

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January 26, 2015
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Sony TidBits…


Sony A7 II Hands on Review by BHphoto.

Timescapes from 10,000 feet, a timelapse made with the A7 (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony PXW-FS7: análisis (Quesabesde).
The Sony F55 Shooting at 360FPS (Newshooter).
Sony AX100 4K Handycam at Akihabaranews.
List of all Full Frame native E-mount lenses (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony A7II test at DC.watch.

January 23, 2015
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(SR3) New DSLR styled APS-C E-mount camera coming soon.

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The current Sony A3000

An anonymous source told me a DSLR-sized E-mount camera has been spotted “testing in Shanghai“. He says “from the actual size, I would think it is an E mount camera instead of FE mount“. It’s likely that he is talking about the A3000 replacement which is likely to come this Spring.

The Sony A3000 has been announced one and a half-year ago (Aug  2013). It’s main goal is to appeal the mass market by offering a SLR-alike design. I don’t know what you think but I would also like the A9 to have a more DSLR design too. Mainly because it means bigger size with better placed controls and better grip.

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