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April 14, 2014
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(SR5) One more Sony announcement around May 1-2 (A77II and maybe more to come).

Image on top shows the silhoutte of the current Sony A77.

I have been told that there is a possible Sony announcement on May 1-2. We can be 100% sure there will be a new A-mount A77II camera announcement. I am still not sure if there will be also new A and FE mount lenses. The A77II is expected to have an updated 24 Meagpixel sensor and the camera is trimmed for pseed (super fast AF, no EVF lag, increased fps and so on).

Stay tuned on SAR! The A7s is here but it isn’t over yet with rumors :)

A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
Asia: Digitalrev

Note for German readers: Sony RX100 is on Gold Box today: http://www.dealsrunner.com/deals/sony-rx100–20!

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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!

April 13, 2014
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It finally did happen in Korea: Sony sells more system cameras than Canon :)

Sony shares climbing during the last three months (December-January-February). Image source: Blog Naver.

Sony’s dream to overturn Canon on the system camera market became truth in one country: South Korea! In February Sony beat Canon by a margin of 0.1% only and now owns 33,163% of the overall system camera market in Korea. The reason hwy this happens is easy: Asian countries are shifting towards mirrorless system cameras while Europe and North American stills tick to DSLR systems. In Q4 of 2013 the mirrorless sales iN Korea climbed up to 58% of the system camera market (DSLR drops to 42%).

Sony now has to focus on “Western countries” to repeat the success they have in Asia.

Source: Blog Naver. Thanks S. Park for sending this :)

April 13, 2014
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Sony madness: Also Pentax 645Z with Sony sensor will go at crazy high ISO (204,800) and has 4K “Interval” mode.

Short rumor about the new Pentax 645Z camera that should feature the new Sony 51MP medium format sensor. Digicameinfo leaked the images of the camera and also the specs. And Phototumors reports that it will cost $8500.

So this will be the cheapest Medium Format camera on the market with a Sony 51MP sensor that goes up to 204,800 ISO, does a sort of 4K in interval mode (???). As you know there are rumors saying Sony will do a sort of digital mirrorless Mamiya 7 (here on eBay) camera. And it should be cheaper than the Pentax. If it becomes true this will be an amazingly interesting camera!

April 11, 2014
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More info about the new 28-135mm f/4.0 FE powerzoom and A7s XLR kit.

The image on top shows you the new 28-135mm f/4.0 FE Powerzoom lens on the new A7s. You can here some more interesting tidbits about the lens from minute 6:00 of that video:

Both the Powerzoom and XLR mic kit are marked “under development”. Therefore no price and availability info have been released.

April 10, 2014
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Other rumors: Pentax Z with Sony sensor. Fuji Full Frame lenses will fit FE mount.

Let’s catch up with rumors that in some kind involve Sony:

1) Pentax launched a teaser for their new Pentax Z medium format camera. Wanna bet it uses the new Sony CMOS medium format sensor? :)

2) Fuji will release a Full Frame system camera in 2015 (via MirrorlessRumors). I heard that flange distance will not be as short as the E-mount. It means their FF lenses will fit on E-mount via adapter. Could be great to sue Fuji lenses on our A7 and future A9 cameras!

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