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May 5, 2014
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(SR4) New Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens will cost about the same as the 24-70mm Zeiss.

Image courtesy: Photoscala.

I have been told the newly announced Zeiss 16-35mm OSS FE lens will cost about the same as the current Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens ($1199 here on Amazon). Sony still hasn’t shared any image of the lens yet. But it should ship from August.

Image courtesy: Photoscala.

Zeiss 24-70mm FE Price check:  in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. And in Europe at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT (Click on country name to see the lens site).

A77 Preorders:
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.

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

May 2, 2014
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(SR5) Sony A65 will not get a successor.

The image on top is part of an officially released Sony A77II slide. It clearly shows the A65 will not get a successor. And also there is no A58 and A99 successor to come the next couple of months :)

Note: The “AA7” was the Sony internal code name for the A77II.

Preorders:
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.

May 1, 2014
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(SR5) Next Sony announcement next week already (May 7)

A77MII invitation for the May 7 Hong Kong event.

I like the new Sony strategy that splits up the product announcements in many pieces. Today a trusted source confirmed the Sony May 7 announcement! I am still not 100% sure if both, the RX100M3 and the A7s pricing will be announced. Looking at the Hong Kong flyer this must be an A7s news too.

A77 Preorders:
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.

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

May 1, 2014
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A77II preorders at Amazon. Says will ship it on June 10.

The A77II can now be preordered at Amazon US too (Click here). And it says the exact shipment date is June 10. I also updated the preorder list with Sony EU store links (althaugh there seems to be an error on the preorder page):
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.

The Full A77II news and test coverage can be read here: sonyalpharumors.com/sony-a77ii-officially-announced-follow-live/.
The Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 OSS FE announcemetn news is here: sonyalpharumors.com/surprise-sony-also-announces-the-new-zeiss-fe-16-35mm-f4-0-fe-lens/

Meantime I am bit surprised to see how many like the camera: 76% of our readers! That’s unusually high linking rate. See the poll results:

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

I guess many are happy to see (finally) a new A-mount camera :)

April 30, 2014
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(SR5) First A77MII image. Full Sony A77MII specs.

UPDATE: Announced!

Preorders:
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.

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A Chinese reader sent me that A77MII image he got from Xitek. I asked my sources and this image is legit. And these more detailed specs I got via trusted source:

A-mount SLT camera
Bionz X processor
24 megapixel “Exmor” CMOS sensor with primary color filters
14 Bit RAW
50-51200 ISO
12fps with up to 60 JPEG image buffer
Records video in AVCHD 2.0
79 points (15 points cross type). with center F2.8 sensor and -2EV. Covers 40% of the frame.
1.2 Million dot 3 inch LCD (not touchscreen). 3 way tiltable.
2.3 Million dot OLED viewfinder
Shutter 1/8000 up to 30sec
On sensor stabilization for stills (electronic for movies)
WiFi and NFC
Up to 3 Memory Recall settings. 11 customizable buttons.
Dust and moisture resistant and magnesium body
$1199(1200 Euro for the body and shipment in June

I am surprised the camera doesn’t record XAVC-S! But I have been told the camera is all about delivering the best possible autofocusing experience. And it’s very impressive in that!

UPDATE: More images via The.me. Thanks!

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Follow the A77MII announcement live here on SonyAlphaRumors on May 1 at:
– 2am (02:00) San Francisco
– 5am (05:00) New York time
– 10 am (10:00) London time
– 11 am (11:00) Berlin time
– 8 pm (20:00) Tokyo time

RX100M3 announcement likely on May 15!

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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