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July 30, 2012
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(SR5) One more “unexpected” NEX to come soon!

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I have no specific details yet but I have been told by super trusted sources that a new NEX camera is coming within the next 5-6 weeks. And I don’t mean the long awaited NEX-5F but another one!!! I have been only told that this NEX will be the first of new series. No NEX-3/5/7 but something else! And I have been also told it is neither a Full Frame nor a “professional” camera.

Stay tunes on SAR. I am working to get some more bits about it!

P.S.: Remind you to join the super nice SAR community on Facebook (Click here).

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!

July 29, 2012
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(SR5) A99 availability in late October.

According to some of our sources the A99 will be announced in early September. And the worldwide shipment of the A99 is scheduled for early October in Japan and for mid-late October in Europe-US. Of course we have to see how many preorders the A99 will get…

I repeat the A99. 24Mpx, 102 AF points, 50-25,600 ISO (with +2 stop option), Built-in GPS, AVCHD 2.0 support, no CF nor XQD support. Price will be somewhere between 2,500 and 2,800 Dollars.

 

 

July 27, 2012
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(SR4) No new high end NEX camera coming this year…

Trusted sources just told me that a new high end APS-C model is expected for 2013 only and certainly not for Photokina this year. The high end model for 2012 will be (and remain) the already super Sony NEX-7.

Sony NEX-7 price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. If you own or (soon will own) the NEX-7 you ahve to pair it witht he superb Zeiss 24mm lens in Stock now at Amazon.

July 27, 2012
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The A99 rumors roundup from the “tester”.

Last week we had some issues on the website because SAR moved to a new more powerful machine. And many missed to read the lastest A99 rumor which we got from an “A99 tester”. He sent us first a short report and than the answer to your questions:

Original tester report:
The final production A99 doesn’t have a built-in flash lamp (Editors note: some prototypes with built-in flash were tested). There is a new hot shoe for accys so a special link is delivered with this camera. The Autofocus is really fast. The A99 (with non final firmware) has an ISO range of 50-25600 (Editors note: Final firmware will probably have a +2 stop push in High ISO). Camera is bit lighter than the A900 (973 g with battery). The A99 weights 827g with battery. The Battery is the NP FM500H. The camera has no CF slot! It comes with two slots for SD/MS and SD cards!

Testers answer on your questions:
1) He can’t talk about the Image Quality of the camera yet. Firmware is by far not mature enough to make a serious discussion about it
2) Same for video :)
3) The tester confirms that there is no CF nor XQD support.
4) The new hot shoe and the special connector are there to make older accessories work (like the Sony HVL-F56AM)
5) The camera has built-in GPS

 

This is very likely a correct rumor! Thanks again tester for sending us this! :)

July 24, 2012
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(SR5) Sony DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 to be announced in a couple of hours.

Not really a big deal but I have been told that Sony will officially announce the new DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens within the next couple of hours. I asked my soruces if there would be “something else” and the answer was “no”. Anyway, don’t get sad. One month from now we will have ton of new cameras and lenses.

P.S.: RX100 beats Canon EOS-M for now at Amazon ranks :)

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