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January 29, 2016
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Sony patents a new FE 28-70mm f/2.0 lens!

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We still didn’t get a f/2.8 FE zoom but it seems Sony is considering an even bigger surprise. Egami spotted a brand new 28-70mm f/2.0 FE zoom patent! Here are the details:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-14841
    • Published 2016.1.28
    • Filing date 2014.7.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 28.84 45.32 66.50mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of view ω = 36.87 25.52 18.02 °

I seriously doubt Sony will really make such a lens. It would be huge! So far only Sigma made a f/2.0 FF zoom, the 24-35mm f/2. And Fuji made a 14.5-45mm T2.0 Cine lens for Super35 whish costs $99,000 at BH!

January 28, 2016
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More info about the HX80 compact and X2000 action camera

I got some more small info about the HX80 compact camera and new X2000 action camera.

the new sony compact camera will feature the IMX300 sensor originaly designed for smartphones. 21MP, 4K video
The new action Cam X2000 will feature the IMX377 with 12MP
Capeable of 4k@60fps, 1080P@120fps and 720p@300fps

Sony will also announce the new A6100 and HX350 cameras. Exact announcement date is still unconfirmed but it could be mid of next week…

January 27, 2016
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Sony China teases new E-mount camera and new E-mount lenses!

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Sony China posted these two “teasers” on their official Weibo account. The blurred image above is for a new E-mount camera (I guess it’s the A6100) while the image below should show the new E-mount lens roadmap ….or a Pizza with lot of cheese on top :)

Fun aside, of course those images do not show anything. But they have been posted by Sony China so it means we will get our new A6100 and new E-mount lenses very soon….maybe in early February?

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UPDATE: Sibuzaru made this animation to show how the teased camera looks very close to the current A6000


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January 27, 2016
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(SR5) Some small info about the HX80.

 

We know Sony will soon announce the new HX80, HX350 and A6100. I am working to get the A6100 specs and exact announcement date. In the meantime a trusted source told me this:

The HX80 is the “First consumer camera that combines 30x zoom with 4k video recording

I hope the same source will send me the final A6100 specs too 😉

January 25, 2016
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(SR5) The new A6100 looks just like the “old” A6000.


Image on top shows the current A6000 with a $36 handmade case (here on eBay)

One of my trusted source has finally seen the A6100. And while he cannot share specs yet he said the A6100 looks just like the “old” A6000. So don’t expect anything new from a design point of view. There is still no confirmation about the announcement date. But we know the A6100 will ship in March.

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