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August 15, 2011
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(SR5) Exact Sony A77/NEX-7 availability report

I just got the very exact availability roadmap of the next four cameras. As I already told you the new cameras will be available in Japan starting from September 16th. But the rest of the world will have to wait quite a bit :(

The NEX-5N will be available in Europe and US around the 5th-10th of September.
The NEX-7 will be available in Europe and US around the 7th-10th of November.
The A77 and the A65 will be available in Europe and US around the 17th-20th of October.
I have been told that those dates are subject to change (+/- 1 week)

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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 (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 15, 2011
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(SR1) UPDATE: Almost certainly fake A77 picture :(


Click on picture to enlarge the image!

A chinese forum user posted the picture on top claiming that it was taken with the Sony A77! Of course there is nothing that can confirm is this is true or not. The EXIF says it has been take with the A77 at ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/320 and with the focal length at 210mm. Exif data can easily be faked and the image itself looks like a photoshop collage…take that “rumor” with a grain of salt (it’s almost certainly fake!).

Some of our sources may have a real A77 picture to share? :)

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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 (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 14, 2011
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(SR4) Small but important Sony A77 Europe/US difference in video recording?

Two trusted sources noticed that on “paper” there is a small difference between the A77 US and European versions. Apparently the A77 can record FullHD videos at 1080p60 and 1080p24. The European version can record in 1080p50 and 1080p25 but not 1080p24!
I hope this is a mistake only, it really doesn’t make sense to not offer the 24p version in Europe!

UPDATE: I just got this from a third trusted source: “US version is 24,30,60p, European 25 and 50p. There is no difference between 24 and 25p visually. You can play 25p at a speed of 24p and vice versa. Problem is sound, but video editors have no problem in converting the sound speed digitally.

Some other bits of info: I really got tons of rumors from testers that said the AF speed is amazing and very accurate. This is just a subjective “judgment” but I never so many sources be happy with a pre-production camera!

August 14, 2011
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Dutch store is already accepting A77 preorders (should be a mistake)

A dutch store (Dewinkel.nl) probably made a mistake and published the Sony A77 preorder options 10 days before the real announcement! I am NOT sure the price are correct (I am almost certain it will be cheaper!!!).

Those are the specs published by the dutch website and it looks like they copied it from my website because they used the exact same words!!!

  • 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor
  • 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
  • ISO 100-16000, with expandeable ISO 50 option
  • 1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0
  • P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video
  • 1200 zone metering
  • Completely new developed Bionz processor
  • 12 fps
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD
  • 3 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
  • Built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Battery life with over over 500 shots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and Moisture proof
  • Multi Frame NR
  • SD card

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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 (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

Thanks MItja

August 13, 2011
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(SR5) Full size images of all three upcoming NEX lenses


Just cam back from a climbing trip in the dolomites and there are already new leaks! Those are the fullsize images of the upcoming three E-mount lenses. Click on the images to enlarge. As I already told you the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 will cost around $999, the 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS will cost $299 and the 50mm f/1.8 OSS will cost $349.

There is also a nice size comparison (Thanks PaulPI!):

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