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August 3, 2012
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(SR5) The next A99 user report (Finally an ISO hot shoe)


Before to talk about the next A99 rumor I really invite everyone to stay tuned on SAR. I toke off some time from my daily work to deal the huge amount of rumors I am getting in these days. Most of the rumors are form top sources. So stay tuned and subscribe our RSS feed or follow me on Twitter and join the super friendly Facebook comunity :)


That A99 rumor is coming via super trusted sources and has been rewritten in a  bad childish english to hide the language style :)

1) First, the a99 sports a standard ISO hot-shoe! Finally I can say!!! They built a very compact adapter to fit current alpha flashes onto the A99 hot-shoe. The ISO adapter mounts very similar to a nikon flash, where you slide in the hot-shoe and then turn a lever to securely lock it into place. This means in the future, Sony’s new flashes will be using the standard ISO hot-shoe. Death of the alpha plastic hot-shoe!

2) There is also a customizable control wheel at the bottom left of the camera. It looks like they created a variation of the Nex-7 tri-navi system.

3) Look: Very similar to the A77, just a bit bigger and with a more pronounced hump at the top. Same articulating screen. The control dial on the top left now has a center locking button. You will need to depress that button before you can turn the control dial. No more turning it by accident.

4) This is SR2: The 102 AF points AF sensor is actually a dumb’d down AF module. The ORIGINAL af module developed for the a99 has a much higher number of af points. I don’t know how true it is. But it is something good to know.

5) As we know the A99 has 102(!) Focus Point. In a Local Point Mode (Where You Can Select One specific Point to Focus) you can select only one of fourty. The other neighbors Focus Point Will Work as Focus assisting points.


More rumors are coming in every hour….stay tuned on SAR!!!

August 2, 2012
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Indonesian agency leaks the NEX-5R and NEX-6 names (they have Wi-Fi support!)

Our reader Paul (Thanks!) fand that the Indonesian agency just listed the new Sony NEX cameras having Wi Fi support. The NEX-5R and NEX-6. We know from previous rumors we got from our sources that this cameras will have:

NEX-5R: 180 degree flip screen (like the NEX-F3) and 16 Megapixel sensor and Wi Fi support
NEX-6: Built in Electronic viewfinder (lower resolution compared tot he NEX-7 viewfinder). Wi Fi support and price between NEX-7 and NEX-5R.

The cameras will be announced in September right before the Photokina show. There will be also three new NEX lenses, a 16-50mm pancake (I am 99% sure this is coming) a 11-18mm pancake and a fast prime lens.


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August 2, 2012
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(SR5) The NEX-6 is coming! The “mini-NEX-7″ :)

Almost exactly one year ago Sony launched the NEX-7 camera that quickly became a hotseller. Despite the price the camera still constantly remains in the top 20 of the Amazon mirrorless rankings (Click here to see). And now Sony is going to expand the concept with the new NEX-6! Coming in September this will be a sort of “mini-NEX-7″. It has an integrated viewfinder like the NEX-7 but with a tiny bit lower EVF resolution. The camera will be cheaper than the NEX-7 and price right in the middle between the NEX-5F (also coming in September) and the current NEX-7.

I am still working on the NEX-6 camera specs. So stay tuned on SAR! Lot of Sony stuff coming in one month and I am here to give you the details as soon as I can! And if you are one of these guys knowing some “Sony secret” you can share it anonymously by using the contact form on the right sidebar. No identification requested! Or if you prefer, contact me (Andrea) at

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August 1, 2012
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(SR3) Some delay on the Alpha Lens roadmap?

Image on top: The current 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

A trusted source just told me that four of the new Alpha Mount lenses, the 70-200, 70-400 and 300 2.8 and the 50mm have not been confirmed for a Photokina release. And that it is very likely that these will be available later in Q4 2012 or Q1 2013. I don’t know yet if Sony will decide to show these lenses on an eventual new Alpha Lens roadmap or as prototype.

I hope other trusted soruces can read this and confirm me the delay in these four lens release. Thanks!

July 31, 2012
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(SR3) Also a new 11-18mm pancake and a prime lens? Three NEX lenses at Photokina?

After the news we had yesterday about the two new NEX cameras many here commented that we need more lenses…not only more cameras :)

I just got a rumors from a new source saying that three new NEX lenses will be announced in September. One is the already mentioned 16-50mm pancake zoom. Another one will be the 11-18mm f/4 pancake and than we will have a fast prime lens.

Dear trusted sources let me know if we are right on this! Thanks!

Just a reminder. Back in February Sony unveiled the roadmap you see here on top. It contains the following lenses:
G standard zoom (2013)
higher magnification zoom lens (2012) -> I think that this is the updated 18-200mm lens announced two months ago
standard zoom (2012) -> Now we know this is the 16-50mm pancake G zoom.
wide zoom (2012) -> I guess this is the 11-18mm f/4.0 lens
middle magnification zoom lens (2013)
big aperture prime (2012) -> a 35mm prime???
middle range prime (2013)
pan cake (2013)

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