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September 7, 2012
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(SR5) A99 with clean HDmi out!


Sony A77 Clean HDMI Output Test from Dave Dugdale on Vimeo.

Short update about the A99. Unlike the current Sony A77 (See video on top) the A99 will have a “clean” Hdmi output. You will be able to on/off the menu info on the HDmi video. It’s a little but very important feature for filmmakers. What I don’t know yet is the compression format of the HDmi streaming.

Stay tuned! And keep in mind that Sony will announce all that super nice stuff next week on Wednesday (European time).

September 6, 2012
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Zeiss will do more fast prime lenses for the NEX system?

There is an interesting although a bit “vague” news posted by Zeiss today (Click here): “Another highlight will be the presentation of a design study, with which Carl Zeiss will offer a sneak preview of a new family of autofocus lenses for mirrorless system cameras (CSC) that will most likely be available in mid-2013. Due to their performance and high speed, these new lenses will be ideal for deliberate photo composition, making them perfect for more sophisticated photographers as well. Carl Zeiss plans to initially offer fixed focal lengths in the wide angle and standard range as well as a macro.

They do not specify for which system! It’s my guess that these new Zeiss lenses will work like that two 19mm and 30mm Sigma lenses. They will have a “universal” design and a change in the mount only in order to fit on all different mirrorless system cameras. If it’s trues than this is good news! We need more high quality lenses like the Zeiss 24mm that is right now finally available in US (Click here at Amazon).

You have any lens on your wishlist that Zeiss should absolutely make?

Take some inspiration from the superb Zeiss ZM list:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).


September 5, 2012
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Next image leak. Here is the NEX-VG30!

An anonymous source just sent us the links to those pictures form the upcoming NEX-VG30 (Thanks!). The camera looks pretty much close to the current NEX-VG20. The specs:  16MP Exmor APS-C sensor, BIONZ processor, 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p, 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF, available in November from $1,800.

P.S.: May the source can send us some A99 and NEX lens images too? :)

September 5, 2012
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Sony-Fuji alliance on the viewfinder front (a 1:5000 contrast ratio for the OLED viewfinder)

As you know both the A99 and the NEX-6 will feature a new OLED 2,36k dot viewfinder. Photorumors (found via Fujirumors) reports that Fuji is going to announce a new X-E1 camera tomorrow that will feature exactly the same A99 and NEX-6 viewfinder! The viewfinder has an amazing 1:5000 contrast ratio. Sony is not only sharing their sensor technology to Nikon (speak the D800 for example) to Pentax (upcoming K-3) but also the viewfinder technology. Another step into the complete Sony world domination? :)

Anyway, this means that we have to follow tomorrows Fuji announcement to get an idea of the quality of the viewfinder. The X-E1 will cost almost exactly like the NEX-6 (a bit less than $1000).

Meantime the NEX-7 body price at Amazon remains $1199 (Click here) but it’s is getting lower on eBay. $1099 at Arphoto or $1.119,71 at Bigvalue


September 5, 2012
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UPDATE: This may be the first A99 image samples???

After the National Photographer Michael Yamashita also another Photographer leaked some A99 images. Mr.Mao is a famous photographer working for Sony china. A few days ago he wrote on his blog that he was working with a new Sony DSLR camera in inner Mongolia. Today he published some photos of this trip on his blog ( The camera name on the EXIF data was deleted.

I can’t post the pictures from a private closed account on SAR. Please use that login to access the account:

pass: sonyalpharumors

After the login click here to see the picture of the photographer with the A99 camera? And the inner Mongolia pictures are here, here and here. If these are really images taken with the A99 you will see them removed within the next couple of hours.

UDPATE: Our reader Torode posted the three pictures here: (Thanks!)

Reminder: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!

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