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August 21, 2011
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(SR3) A77/65 and Nex-7/5N availability in Asia (with price)

Our Japanese friend from Digicaminfo just got a rumor from their Asian sources (Click here to read the google English translation).

  • NEX-5N will be released on September 9. 18-55mm + 55-210mm / f4.5-6.3 Double Zoom Kit on sale in October and November.
  • 2.53 million dot external EVF sells for 35,000 yen (450 dollar)
  • A65 will be released in mid-October. Expected selling price of ¥ 95 000 for body only (1200 dollar)
  • A77 will be released in mid-October. 150 000 yen for the body only (1960 dollar)
  • NEX-7 will be released on November 11. Expected selling price of ¥ 130 000 for the body (1700 dollar).

A warning, the prices in YEN are vey high and I converted it in dollar by using yahoo exchange calculator. But keep in mind that usually prices in US are much lower! An example: The NEX-C3 costs $744 at Amazon Japan and $649 at Amazon US.

UPDATE: I am in contact with the author of the blog. He also believes the price is too high! He will aks the soruce if he didn’t mean the price with kit lens and not body only!!!

August 20, 2011
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(SR5) First image of the NEX-5N with external EVF


There is no day without having a Sony leak! This is the new picture of the NEX-5N with external EVF. Looks good or not?

The new EVF has 2,4 million dots and intelligent eye sensor. The bad news is that it works on the NEX-5N only, and not on the “older NEX”.

Everything (NEX-7, NEX-5N, VG-20, external EVF, 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss, 50mm f/1.8 OSS, 55-210mm OSS, A77, A65, vertical grip, 16-50mm f/2.8) will be announced on August 24 at around 6-7 am London time. be sure to be here on SonyAlphaRumors to follow the announcement live! As usual I will link you all reviews, images samples, press releases and so on.

P.S.: You can find SAR also on Google+, Facebook and Twitter!

Via Dpreview forum

August 19, 2011
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(SR5) New NEX-7 pictures and specs reminder.

There are more small NEX-7 images (Click on the thumbnail to enlarge):

NEX-7
24,3 Exmor HD sensor
100-16.000 ISO
1200 zone metering
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 (28Mbit/s) video recording
3 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder (Active Matrix-OLED with RGB pattern from Samsung)
3inch 921k TruBlack LCD display (touchscreen)
10 fps
20ms startup time
Built-in flash
New universal hot shoe
Battery life for over 400 shots
Magnesium alloy body
Level Gauge and gridline
HDR, Panorama, Picture effexts
NEX-7 feel surprisingly light (at the same time solid).
Body only will be priced between $1000 and $1100.
The NEX-7 will be available in Europe and US around the 7th-10th of November.

Via Photorumors

August 19, 2011
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(SR5) Some new tidbits about the A77 (A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g)

I am continually getting small details from many sources. Those are the latest few bits:

The EVF menu is customizable and is as bright as the optical viewfinder from the Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBayA900[/shoplink]!
Almost all operations can be done with the eye on the EVF
Smart teleconverter (1.2x and 2.0x digital magnification)
Has Picture effects, A-HDR, Creative style
50ms minimum release time lag
Very good audio noise reduction
A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g

I still didn’t get detailed info about the image quality (stills and videos). Many sources do say the quality is on very high level. I guess we will see the first image samples on Wednesday August 24. Be sure to be online at SAR to follow the Sony announcement!

P.S.: You can find SAR also on Google+, Facebook and Twitter!

August 18, 2011
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(SR5) More new rumor tidbits

Those are some minor tidbits about the upcoming new Sony cameras. Everything is coming from trusted sources:

- The new LA-EA2 adapter has a built-in AF-motor (it can focus with all Minolta/Sony lenses!)
- The new external EVF for the NEX-5N is “movable” and has intelligent eye sensor.
- The NEX-5N weights 210 g.
- The NEX-7 has a Level Gauge and gridline
- A77 and A65 X-Sync is 1/250
- The new 55-210mm E-mount lens has actually a surprising “outstanding image quality”
- NEX-7 feel surprisingly light (at the same time solid).
- The A77 has 2.5 to 4.5 IS compensation

 

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