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November 10, 2014
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(SR2) Possible E-mount APS-C lens roadmap for 2015!

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The following rumor is not coming from my trusted sources so just like the all other low ranked rumors take them with a grain of salt. The interesting part of the rumor is that it’s about the APS-C E-mount lens roadmap. Something that is highly needed! So let me know if that Fake or True roadmap would make you happy or not! The anonymous source said those are the lenses to be released in 2015:
25 f1.4
16-50 f2.8 – 4
50-150 f4-5.6

All those three lenses would be nice to have but I still miss a fast portrait lens. Hope that Sony will do that too! You can also discuss the lens roadmap on our SonyAlphaForum.

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November 5, 2014
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Sony patent discloses groundbreaking per pixel exposure sensor!

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If Sony is going to make this for real it will change the way we used to take photo! What you see here is a Sony sensor that can change the shutter time of each single pixel on a sensor! It means areas of the sensor gathering more light will have a short exposure time and darker areas will get a longer exposure!

Unlike HDR shots where you take multiple and in time separated pictures on the new Sony sensor all this happens simultaneously:

 

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You will no more have to struggle with extreme highlights or too dark areas. Everything on the image will get the exact light that is needed. There may be one single limit on that. If you take a picture of a fast moving object the image can result in a mess. But Sony is working on that too with the implementation of a special HDR Blending/Blur correcting unit:

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Of course this sensor would work perfectly fine for sports photographer too if they turn off the asynchronous per pixel shutter option. Really smart from Sony!

Full PDF file of the patent at SonyAlphaForum.

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November 3, 2014
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Copernican revolution: Next Canon DSLR to use Sony Foveon alike sensors?

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Image of the Canon 6D sensor.

My friend Steve from CanonWatch got a quite strange rumor. According to one of his sources Canon will announce a new DSLR in 2015 which uses a Sony Full Frame and Foveon alike sensor! I haven’t heard any word about this from my trusted sources. But I can confirm a really completely new Sony sensor will be launched in 2015. Maybe the sensor is that good that Canon cannot keep up and has to buy the Sony sensors just like other companies often do?

I think it would be wiser for Sony to use the new generation sensor for their own new FF cameras. Although Sony could do a lot of $$$ selling sensors to Canon…

October 31, 2014
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(SR4) 8k Mirrorless Full Frame coming for Rio 2016?

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A second source added some more info about the Sony 8K camera prototype rumor we posted last week (article here):

Interesting reading about that 8k camera you said was shown at the BBC, since I probably saw the same thing.
It was in a DSLR body (I assume a99, I don’t use Sony still cameras), but it had a grip (not integrated like a D4/1Dx) not built in, so either your source was mistaken or there’s at least 2 different prototypes out there).
Nothing to add from a technical standpoint, but really but it about Sony telling us “consider moving  to Sony today because in 18-24 months you’ll be wishing your team were already comfortable with it”, strongly suggesting we’d have 8k gear available for Rio 2016mi

Such a camera could be interesting for photographic use too. Instead of taking single pictures during a wildlife or model shooting you can just record 8K all the time and in post production choose the best 33 megapixel stills from a single 8K frame!

October 30, 2014
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(SR1) Zeiss Ikon (made by Sony) coming late 2014.

This is one of the most curious (and highly unlikely to happen) rumors I received the last couple of weeks:

“Sony/Zeiss manufactured by Sony will release a FF camera similar to the 35mm Ikon (here on eBay). No optical viewfinder. Will be announced before the end of the year. Manual controls. No REAR LCD!!!”

I certainly would like Zeiss to make some “retro” styled E-mount camera. But I really don’t think Zeiss will do that…

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