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September 9, 2013
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(SR4) The A7 (ILCE-7) to be announced soon too!

According to one trusted and long time SAR source Sony will launch a new A7 camera. It’s actually an ILCE-7 which means it comes with E-mount. I hope other sources can soon confirm the rumor so that I can upgrade it to SR5. But that source never was wrong in the past so it’s pretty save to say that the ILCE-7 or A7 will be announced soon, maybe along the NEX-FF in late September (or early October). So this should be the final name (and not “A7000”) as rumored before. I still have to SR5 check if that camera has the moving sensor plate. Hope sources can give me full feedback on that part too.

Meantime: A new source told me that there will be an A-mount version of that camera in January. It will be named “A79”. This is a new source and I rank it SR3 only. But we chatted a lot lately and let’s hope he is right :) The A79 specs he gave to me will be the same for the A7 (ILCE-7) and A79 (I have already posted these specs a month ago).

– 32mpix exmor hd chip (new generation)
– 4 gb buffer
– full mirrorless focus, 480 focus points
– evf 4mpix
– 8-14 fps/sec
– Magnesium body
– There will be a new vertical grip too (compatible also with current SLT cameras).
– I have been told that also the look changed a tiny bit and it somehow reminds of the old Minolta 700si (you can find them here on eBay).-


The best would be to have ILCE-7 and A79 announced the same day. Otherwise I see the A-mount community protesting!

Anyway, if all these rumors are correct it’s clear how Sony’s strategy is to offer two versions of the same cameras in future. Always an E and an A-mount from any DSLR shaped camera to come!


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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

September 9, 2013
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Also Sony Japan marks the A65 with “old kit” lens as “no longer in production”

Sony Japan officially discontinued the A65 with older kit lens. So this was it about the rumored updated A65. It’s just the A65 with new kit lens :)


September 8, 2013
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UPDATE: Sony marks the A65 as “no longer available” and “discontinued”!

A SAR reader just noticed that the A65 has been listed as discontinued when checking the compatibility list of A-mount lenses (Click here). UPDATE: And when you visit the A65 page you now see that message:

And the A77 deals on Amazon (Click here) have been extended for an unlimtied time until supply lasts :)

As soon as I get rumors about the successors I will post them on SAR!

September 7, 2013
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More tidbits: QX lenscamera remote controller. PXW-Z100 4K camcorder announced (600Mbps !!!).

Sony also announced a 4K camcorder that for $6,500 only gives you an impressive recording quality_ XAVC Recording Format at 4K 50p/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit at 500/600Mbps, HD at up to 223Mbps. I bet that we wont have to wait a long time to see some high-end E or A mount camera with 4K recording too! (Source: Sony / Found via: Nofilmschool)

One more QX news. These can be controlled via the new RM-LVR1 Live View Easy Remote too!

September 6, 2013
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NEX-5T and A3000 shipping Sept 8. Zeiss 16-70mm on September 18.

The QX Lens Cameras are still ruling the Amazon Overall Digital Camera Ranking (Click here). But let’s not forget the just announced NEX stuff. The NEX-5T and A3000 will ship on September 8 while the Zeiss 16-70mm will be in Stock on September 18. Here are all preorder links:

New Sony NEX Preorders in USA/Canada (Click on the store name to open the product page):
Full new NEX camera/lens presenatation page at Amazon (Click here).
$398 A3000 with lens at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$548 NEX-5T body at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto and Adorama.
$698 NEX-5T +16-50mm at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$998 Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$598 Sony E PZ 18-105G at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto and Adorama.
$298 Black 50mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Soft Case at Amazon and BHphoto.

New Sony NEX  Preorders in Europe:.
ILC-3000 at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
NEX-5T + 16-50mm at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
NEX-5T double lens kit at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
Sony E PZ 18-105G at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.

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