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July 22, 2015
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(SR5) Trusted source: Yes, Sony will launch a 85mm G lens soon.

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The same trusted source who shared the 100% correct Zeiss Batis lens specs contacted me to confirm that Sony will launch a new “85mm G lens” this year. He didn’t share any more detail but other sources said the lens should have a f/1.4 aperture and very creamy bokeh performance.

I only have one very small doubt: The source didn’t actually tell me if the lens is A or E-mount. I just suppose he meant E-mount based on the roadmap we have from Sony. I hope the source will correct me if I am wrong!

For readers: trusted sources do usually contact me through the anonymous contact form (and they use a nickname so that I can recognize them). There is no way for me to contact them other than posting directly on the SAR front end so that they can read me :)

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July 21, 2015
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(SR2) Some A7000 specs from an anonymous source.

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This is from an anonymous source. Rarely these kind of rumors turns out to be correct. But I thought the specs look so good you may tell me if you would really buy such a camera! This is what the source said:

Still ironing out the last kinks is needed, but it is likely to be announced soon. A possible date would be aug/sep.
•    The specifications showcase
•    Upgrade of the widely famed APS-C alpha6000
•    Newly developed 24MP sensor featuring backside illumination for increased sensitivity.  
•    In sensor HDR function including video for dynamic range up to 15.5EVs
•    196 phase detect auto focus points
•    Blazing 16fps continuous autofocus burst rate
•    Unlimited 4k video recording
•    Refined pop out  XGA OLED Tru-Finder
•    180 degree tilting 2.36M Dot  LCD monitor
•    Weather-Resistant Magnesium Alloy Body

By default the Camera will come with a new and improved Kit lens featuring 16-50mm F2.4-3.6
The camera set will be targeted to the professional consumer demanding uncompromised image quality in a small body. The target retail price will be set at1499$

Sounds good…if true!

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July 17, 2015
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(SR3) Sony 85/1.4 G to be annound in September/October?

A source claimed to have seen an early prototype of the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 lens. It was not labeled as Zeiss. This means he is not sure yet the lens will get the Zeiss or Sony “G” badge on it. The lens has been designed to have an extremely nice bokeh.

The lens is scheduled to hit the market in September/October.

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July 8, 2015
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(SR3) Sony A7000 is the first E-mount camera with 15.5 stops on sensor HDR!

We are all excited about the latest Sony A7rII and RX cameras. So what could be so special on the rumored “a7000″ APS-C E-mount camera to make as “Wow” again? Well, we have the answer: The Sony A7000 is rumored to be the first system camera of the world having a native “on sensor HDR” feature. This means both images and recorded video are capable of 15.5 stops of dynamic range!

I don’t know yet in detail how this works on the A7000. I know the Xperia Z smartphone has a similar on sensor HDR tech. If they use the same technique on the A7000 than this is how it works (via Image Sensor World):

How HDR video recording works
To achieve true HDR video recording, the advanced Exmor RS camera sensor in Xperia Z changes the exposure every two lines of pixels. This creates a spatially varying exposure (SVE) array image, which is then used to make an image that is perfectly exposed in both dark and light areas.
To simplify the concept, for each frame the camera shoots one picture with two different exposure levels at the same time, one light and one dark. Then, an intelligent software algorithm is used to combine (synthesize) the two shots into one picture, pixel by pixel. This allows you to see the details of both the dark and the bright parts of the picture.

HDR for still images
With HDR for still images, the camera quickly captures the image twice with different exposure levels and stitches the two shots together to create one optimised photo. This way, HDR lets you capture clear photos even against strong backlight. HDR is automatically activated when Superior Auto detects scenes with strong backlight.
The A7000 is now rumored to be released sometimes in late Summer! Stay tuned on SAR while I hope to get more specs of the camera!

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