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August 28, 2013
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UPDATE: Lens Cameras to be named “EspressOn”? Niet says a source

BGR (Click here) reports that the new QX lens series will be called “ExpressOn”. UDPATE: But a source just told me this isn’t correct. Literally the source said: “some idiot is mispronouncing the code name“. LOL 🙂

Reminder: Sony will soon launch two “lens-cameras”:
1) One is the “Lens-camera” with RX100MII sensor and  Zeiss lens ($750 here on Amazon). On the pictures it is the bigger lens. As you know the RX100 is the most praised high end compact camera and features a large 1 inch sensor which is the same size used by the Nikon 1 system. Now you can have that kind of Image Quality on your iPhone or Android Smartphone!
2) The second model will feature a 10xzoom lens with 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor (the image with the f/3,3-5.9 lens). It’s basically the same sensor and lens of the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).

August 28, 2013
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(SR4) QX100 to be priced at around $450 (lot cheaper than the RX100MII)

I have just been told by one source that the QX100 lenscamera featuring the same RX100MII sensor and lens will be priced at around $450. That is $300 less than the price of the RX100MII camera ($748 here at Amazon).

And there is also a Tawian site (ePrice) sharing the price in NT currency:
QX100 = NT$14,900 = 370 EUR
QX10 = NT$6,900 = 170 EUR

At $450 this lens may be a good solution if you want the RX100MII quality for less!

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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!

August 27, 2013
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Next announcement on September 4 (QX lenscameras and Honami Z1 smartphone)

Next week (September 4) Sony will announce another bunch of new products. The Honami Smartphone with High Quality G lens and sensor. And the famous QX lenscamera series. A source had the chance to test the QX lenses on an iPad and writes:

both camera’s (QX10 and QX100) will connect to the smartphones via NFC and/or Wi-Fi for iOS devices. It works on all smartphones and every setting can be adjusted via the app with the Playmemories Mobile 3.0 app which I have tested as a beta.

I hope sources can soon tell me the price of these QX lenscameras. Thanks!

And one very big announcement could be made in late September for the NEX-FF (and maybe some A-mount news is coming too). More about that soon on SAR!

August 26, 2013
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(UPDATED) NEX-5T and ILC 3000 specs leaked.

EosHD accidentally leaked the NEX-5T and ILC pdf files containing the full specs:

A3000 specs (.pdf)
NEX-5T specs (.pdf)
Zeiss 16-70mm specs (.pdf)
Sony 18-105 G PZ specs (.pdf)

As I told you before the ILC has no in body IS (thee was an error on the manual). And the NEX-5T is essentially a NEX-5R with some minor upgrades. And here are the price info:

$398 Sony Alpha A3000
$548 Sony NEX-5T
$698 Sony NEX-5T with 16-50mm lens
$998 for the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 lens
$598 for the Sony E PZ 18-105G lens
Click on the images to see a large size version.

August 26, 2013
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Sony announcement at 5am London time.

Mark that hour. Tonight at exactly 5am London time Sony will officially launch the new NEX cameras and lenses. Be sure to be online on SAR to follow live all the news and reviews!

Announcement Timezones:
9pm San Francisco
Midnight in New York
5am London time
6am Berlin time
1pm Tokyo time

Reminder: NEX-FF and A-mount stuff is not coming yet. But you will not have to wait a long time 😉

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