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October 10, 2014
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(SR3) XAVC-S recording coming to the A7-A7r with the next firmware update?

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Recently the RX10 got a nice update which added XAVC-S recording. According to a video maker close to Sony also the A7 and A7r could get such an update soon. Would certainly be nice!

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October 9, 2014
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(SR4) Sony High (46?)Megapixel camera is coming for real in first quarter 2015!

The great Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8.

A trusted source shared a couple of interesting info. He knows for sure that the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens announced at Photokina has been designed for new High megapixel cameras. He says the lens has been tested to resolve enough detail on a Sony 46 Megapixel Full Frame camera. And that camera will be announced the first quarter of 2015! It’s yet not clear if this is an A or E (or both) mount camera.

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October 6, 2014
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High Megapixel rumor war update (Canon coming soon?)

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Sony’s close to 50 megapixel camera is likely to come in very early 2015. But before that Canon could launch their 50 Megapixel camera this week already! At least their teaser promises a lot. I am yet not into Canon rumors so I don’t know if the camera is really coming in these days already. Knowing Canon they could also make a big advertsising…for nothing really exciting. Anyway, if this is the High Megapixel camera I will be certainly happy. It will force Sony to price their new cameras in a competitive way.

More info at MirrorlessRumors.com.

September 30, 2014
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(SR3) Rumor about a medium format Sony surfaces (again)

Image of a Mamiya 7 (here on eBay) from Roma Nikolaev.

Also Photorumors got word (reliable?) on a Sony medium format camera coming the coming 12 months. Nothing new as this rumor is floating on the web since months now (see article here). My sources once told me the Sony medium Format Camera is a sort of digital Mamiya 7 (here on eBay). But the camera should look better and be smaller. So here are the specs/details rumored so far:

– Fixed lens RX camera
– Zeiss prime (35mm FF equivalent)
– 50 megapixel sensors (same used by new Hasselblad/PhaseOne/Pentax medium formats)
– Built-in EVF
– Smaller and cheaper(!) than any other medium format cameras out there. It’s cheaper than the new Pentax 645

All we know from recent interviews is that Sony said such a camera “is possible” to make for Sony and they also stressed to say that they have unique innovative products to come in 2015. Let’s hope this one is one of them!

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September 29, 2014
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The High Megapixel war rumors: Canon 46MP camera coming soon(?) and Sony in January/February?

Canon confirmed they are working on High Megapixel camera sensors and my trusted sources Sony is working on such cameras too. Sounds almost like both companies are working on it “on sync” because both companies are rumored to deliver around 50 Megapixels cameras within a close 3-6 months timeframe from now.

I am yet not sure about the rumor about Canon but it’s said that Canon could launch a 50MP Full Frame camera in mid October. Sony will “counterattack” beginning of 2015 (likely in January?). And as for now I heard about a 46 Megapixel FF sensor and a 54 Megapixel FF sensor. Maybe the first is coming…first. And the second sensor on a later camera. The specs I got about the 54 Megapixel sensor are:

54 Megapixel sensor
2460 focusing points
focusing area covers 78% of the entire sensor

Of course the info I got as about a sensor prototype and they may slightly differ from the final production version.

P.S.: Quite strange to notice the time after Photokina will be more interesting than the time before Photokina :)

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