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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) Next Sony surprise: Sony to announce the A7II E-mount with 5 axis stabilization soon?

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The Olympus OMD 5 axis stabilization diagram.

Well, it looks like Sony has plenty of surprises on the horizon. Digicameinfo reports that Sony will soon announce the α7II (ILCE-7M2). The “updated” A7 camera has following features:
- 5-axis in body stabilization (same as the Olympus E-M1)
- Tilting 3 inches 1.23 million dot LCD screen
- Shape and grip design are different than current A7 series.
- Comes along the new VG-C2EM vertical grip (it takes two NP-FW50 batteries)

The weird thing is that SAR sources tell there is a second(!) new PRO model coming in January/February with:
– Advanced version of the A6000 hybrid AF system
– Weather sealed and mroe high quality body
– Sony will also NOT re-use the 36MP (A7r) or 24MP (A7 and A99) sensor.

There is yet no other info about sensor specs and final release of the camera. Also to be answered is if that is just an “updated” A7 or the new rumored A9. The addition of the 5 axis stabilization is definitely a MASSIVE welcome news! I just hope Digicameinfo sources are right on this (they usually are). Stay tuned on SAR!

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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) New A-mount 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens to be annouced soon.

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Image of the current 70-300mm lens (not the new II version).

Digicameinfo reports that Sony will (finally!) announce a new A_mount lens. The 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II! The specs are:

- New nano AR coating
- Improved Dynamic tracking AF performance
- Weather proof design
- 16 lenses in 11 groups
- Filter diameter of 62mm
- A minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
- Maximum magnification is 0.25x
- Total length 135.5mm
- Maximum diameter 82.5mm
- Weight 750g

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November 19, 2014
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(SR5) New PRO Full Frame A9 E-mount camera is placed above the A7 series.


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One more thing about the new E-mount PRO FF camera coming in late January or early February. I have been told by trusted sources this camera will not be a A7/s/r replacement! It will be the first of a new line. The sources didn’t share the name of the camera but it’s highly likely this camera will be named “Sony A9“.
The camera will cost more than the current A7 models. I also have been told the Sony A7s will also see a first smaller price drop before the A9 announcement.

Specs of the A9 are not known yet but it has the fastest AF of any Sony mirrorless camera yet (more advanced than the one used by the A6000). Sony will also NOT re-use the 36MP (A7r) or 24MP (A7 and A99) sensor. Trusted sources told me the sensor is brand new.

Stay tuned on SAR, we have an exciting time ahead!

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November 18, 2014
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(SR2) Sony quits the Cybershot line and keeps RX and QX line only?


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I don’t know if that makes sense but apparently there has been a big decision taken by Sony. They could soon announce the “termination” of the entire Cybershot line. All resources will move to the RX and QX line development. According to the source this decision has already been made and we will not be seeing any more Cybershots from this point onwards. But for now this rumor is rated with a low SR2 level. Hope Trusted Sources will confirm (or deny) the rumor after reading this. Thanks!

QX1-QX30 store links
E-mount QX1 in USA at Amazon (Click here), SonyStore US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), FocusCamera (Click here).
E-mount QX1 in Europe at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony ES, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony NO, Sony BE, Sony PT, Sony SE, Sony FI.
E-mount QX1 in Asia at Digitalrev (Click here).
QX30 in USA at Amazon (Click here), SonyStore US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), FocusCamera (Click here).
QX30 in Asia at Digitalrev (Click here).

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November 17, 2014
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(SR3) Sigma ART 24mm f/1.4 coming Q1.

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SigmaRumors believes the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART lens will be announced in Q1 2015 already. Other rumored lenses for 2015 are the 16-20mm f/2.0 ART and the 14-24mm f/4.0 ART. All very nice lenses but Sigma really should speed up the A-mount release. Really makes nos ense to have to wait over one year for the A-mount version :(

Where are those lenses coming?
50mm ART: not in Stock in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).
24-105mm: not in Stock Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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