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September 5, 2013
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Sony Full Frame attack: (SR5) Three E-mount FF to come within 5 months!

The 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss (SR5), the FF E-mount from the VG900 and the Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 (unconfirmed yet)

Special Thanks: Thanks to the three trusted sources for sharing this precious info!

Dear SAR readers, first of all subscribe our RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here). Because what’s going to happen soon on SAR you won’t miss! The QX “Lens-Camera” time on SAR is over. And starting from today the NEX-FF rumor time starts! What you will read know are rumors from my top trusted and very long time sources. I didn’t include yet any rumor from new sources. Let’s first talk about things I am 99% sure of they will become true! Here is a list of what we can expect:

1) SR5: Three E-Mount FF cameras are planed to be launched within the next five months! And let’s hope Sony doesn’t change this plan 🙂
2) SR5: Two are NEX-FF cameras and one is a DSLR shaped (ILCE) E-mount Full Frame camera.
3) SR5: The first camera(s) will be announced soon and be in Stock before Christmas (Sources didnt’ tell me if it’s one camera only or two that will be announced now).
4) SR5: There is a cheaper and a more expensive NEX-FF to come (Sources didn’t tell if both will come at the same time or not).
5) SR5: There will be (a minimum) of two primes lenses (Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss 55mm f/1.8) and two High Quality zooms along the first camera announcement. These lenses are FE (“F”ull frame “E”-mount) lenses. (Editor’s note: One source told me about a portrait lens too but I have to triple check this. Could be the leaked 85mm f/1.8).

These sources didn’t share specs and images yet. They told me that only very few have seen the camera and know the specs (that’s why they don’t want to share them). But these very trusted sources saw the cameras! 🙂

What else do I know? I have some specs I received from new sources. If you want soon I can post them with low SR2-SR3 rumor ranking. But please keep in mind that as usual we cannot be sure these specs are correct…ok?

What about A-mount, APS-C E-mount and RX?
These rumors will be posted soon on SAR.

In short, this is going to be the most exciting time ever on SAR. Sony usually came with 1 FF camera release every three years. Now we will get three E-mount FF in 5 months, and A-mount FF too….ok, I anticipated a rumor here 😉

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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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 4, 2013
Posted in deals, rumors

Sony QX100 and QX10 already available for preorder on Amazon US!!!

The New QX cameras are already available for preorder at Amazon US (Click here to see them)! Here are all direct links to the two different cameras and colors and accessories:

Black QX100 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 (Click here).
Black QX10 (Click here).
White QX10 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 (Click here).

As you can see the QX cameras will ship on September 27!

UPDATE: More new Sony stuff for preorder:
Sony AX1 4K camcorder (Click here).
The AS30V action camera (Click here).

September 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sources say: QX is already the most preordered Sony camera in history!

Reminder: At 17:000 Berlin time you will be able to follow the QX lens camera announcement live on SonyAlphaRumors!

SonyAlphaRumors is a small website that usually focuses on Sony A and E-mount cameras and lenses. But these cameras never have been as popular as Canon and Nikon. But for the first time in 15 years Sony is about to break all records with the new QX Lens Camera announcement. According to multiple sources almost all big stores from Asia, Europe and North America already preordered more QX cameras than any other A or E-mount, Cybershot or RX cameras released before. These are the info I got from them:

1) All major US and EU stores preordered more QX100 and QX10 cameras than any other Sony camera before (in terms of item numbers and large stock preorders from stores (not from single buyers)).

2) Most stores will be highly active in showing and promoting the new QX lenscameras. Example: See the Mediamarkt homepage right now (Mediamarkt is one of the largest Tech stores in Europe!).

3) Some of the sources said the great thing about the QX camera is that is unique. The current lens kits for smartphone (here at Amazon US) cannot compete with QX in terms of image quality and versatility. The new QX lenscameras are seen as the best way to “replace” the dying compact camera market. And stores are looking forward to sell QX to cover the “loss”.

4) Most store owners told me that the QX lenscameras are priced right. Usually companies tend to over price their new products, particularly if it’s something with little or no competition o market. But the QX100 for example is priced $250 below the RX100MII camera ($748 at Amazon) that has exactly the same lens can sensor!

5) Sony will focus on delivering specific accessories for the most popular cameras. For example there will be special iPhone cases with built-in lenscamera mount. I have been told the Playmemory APP is very basic but it will be improved in time.

Here are the most important specs on the new QX lenscameras:
There will be two QX cameras now, the QX10 and QX100. More QX cameras to be annouced early 2014. Body material of the QX cameras is plastic. They have built-in Stereo Mic, Contrast Detection AF, Touchfocus AF (on smartphone), face detection. QX100 has 20.2 Megapixel and ISO 160-6000. QX10 has 18.2 Megapxiel and ISO 100-12,800, both with WiFi and NFC connectivity, tripod mount, FullHD, has microSD slot, shoots JPG (no RAW available), in lens stabilization, and you can control zoom, exposure, white balance, and focus on your mobile device.
The QX10 costs $250 and lens and sensor are from the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).. QX100 costs $500 and lens and sensor are from the RX100MII camera ($748 at Amazon).

See you at SonyAlphaRumors.com at 17:00 Berlin time!!! Preorder links and reviews will be posted here as soon as I find them!

Stay tuned on SAR! More rumors to come! Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

Many camera rumors to come. Special Thanks to all my trusted sources.

The last 24 hours were incredibly exciting. And I take the chance to thank all my trusted sources for helping me out with rumors. I deeply appreciate what you do, and I hope one day (maybe in a couple of years) to be able to meet you to offer you a good red wine and Italian Dinner. Whenever you are on the Dolomites feel free to contact me 🙂

To readers: Tomorrow, right after the QX camera announcement that will happen in a couple of hours I will share you more details about the upcoming Sony cameras. There will be many new things, including a brand new RX camera!!! And now I am almost certain, no A-mount camera this year. Only E-mount. Plenty of new A-mount cameras will come very early 2014.

 

September 3, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More stuff to be announced today: AX1 4K Camcorder, AS30 Sportscamera and HDR-MV1 picture.

The Big Highlight of todays Sony event are the new QX Lens Cameras. The livestream will start at 16:00 London time and I will embed the live video on SonyAlphaRumors. Specs and price of the QX are known ($250 for QX10 and $500 for QX100). But there is also some more stuff to come:

On the picture on top you see the AX1 4K camcorder that will be sold for around $4,499. Than you have the new AS30 Sportscamera for $298 (Image via Sonyactioncam2) and the HDR-MV1 audio+video recorder (Image via Stuff Magazine October issue).

UPDATE: Here is the full 4K camcorder press text: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Sony/Camcorder-News/prweb11086357.htm

 

Small news for A-mount camera owners: The 70-200mm has been officially discontinued by Sony Japan. The new version II lens will be announced along the new NEX-FF stuff and other camera in late September!

Stay tuned on SAR! More rumors to come! Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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!

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