August 18, 2014
Posted in deals

Full updated Sony A5100 (+ accessory) preorder list!

The A5100 has finally landed. It’s basically an A6000 without EVF and $100 less :)

And here is the updated preorder list in case you want to check pricing and get one:
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander with Multi Terminal, 2.6′ Cord at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Brown at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Black at Adorama.

Around 70% of you seem to like the camera although only a small minority (20%) will likely buy it:

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August 18, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) A weird Sony KW1 compact to be announced the coming days.

Like I told you days ago there will be many multiple and separate announcements from Sony. The next one will be very soon and Sony will unveil quite a strange camera. The new KW1.

It’s a compact camera with tiny 1/2.3 inch Exmor RS sensor and a 23mm f/2.0 lens. Quite unusual for a small sensor camera like that to have a prime lens. Makes me wonder if the real special thing of that camera may be a sort of curved sensor…but this is just speculation from my side. Here are the likely real specs of the camera:

- Sensor 1 / 2.3-inch Exmor RS. The number of pixels 19.2 million effective pixels
- Lens Sony G lens. Conversion 21mm F2 (4: 3). Conversion 23mm F2 (16: 9)
- Optical image stabilization
- ND filter built-in
- Monitor 3 inches 1.23 million dots
- The shutter speed -1/8000 seconds 2 seconds
- Camera application corresponding
- MicroSD / SDHC / SDXC
- Wi-Fi, NFC
- The size is 57.7mm x 125mm x 20.1mm
- 120 g Weight (body only). (Including media and battery) 136 g

via Digicameinfo.

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August 17, 2014
Posted in news

Sony A5100 officially announced!

Preorders:
A5100 specs and price at Amazon (Click here).
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon

First impressions and previews:
First impression at Dpreview. Hands-on at Dpreview, Hands-on images at Engadet, Amateur Photographer,

Image samples:
Sony.net, Fotomagazine (Click on the red link to download).

Video samples:
Touch screen AF speed on Youtube. VDO af-speed on Youtube.

Press release:
Dpreview, Sony.net, Sony press, Fotomagazin (German), DicaHub (Korea), Photoscala (German), ThePhoBlographer, Techradar, Cnet, Imaging-Resource, Tom’s Guide, TheVerge, Engadet, DSLRmagazine (Spanish), Imaging Resource,

Curiosity:
Announcement was expected to be tomorrow but Sony decided to anticipate it today. That’s why you don’t see many reviews now :)

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August 17, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…(with BlackBerry APP for remote shooting!).


Sony A7s – Menu System, Buttons, and Camera explained at SonyAlphaLab.

Sony Alpha A77 II Digital Camera Review at Cameras.Reviewed.
Sony Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50 mm f/1,4 ZA SSM test at Focus Numerique.
Apple adds support for the A7s, A77II, RX100m3 and A6000.
Sony A7R, Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH with Phigment tech adapter at MyPhotoJourney.
Sony A7R, 85/1.4 Zeiss + LA-EA4 at MyPhotoJourney.
Zeiss Biogon ZM test on NEX_5n and the A7 at Photofrans.
Camden Town with the Sony A7 at Derrenhodsonphotography.

J:Sony AX100, a6000, Nex5, A7, FS100, bmpcc, bmpc in a Morie Shootout. IMO the Nex5 is looking better than the a6000! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weL0N_uwN8A

Christian: “As you know, several Sony high-end cameras allow to use an Android/iOS app to  take pictures over WiFi, but there are no applications for BlackBerry smartphones to do that. Since I’m a developer, I thought I’d like to use that feature from my phone, a BlackBerry Q10, so I developed a free app, and I just posted it in BlackBerry World (the app market for BlackBerry smartphones). I’ve seen you sometimes post some information about apps, so I’d like you to consider if it’s worth to be shared. The app name is “Remote Shutter”, and you can find it under this URL: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/59935482.”

August 17, 2014
Posted in deals

Lowest price ever: Sony NEX-3n with lens for $300.

Getting an E-mount camera for few bucks is easy: Just grab that NEX-3n with 16-50mm kit lens for $300 only at TechForLess (Click here). The Open Box versions sells for even less ($279). And if you need a built-in EVF just get the NEX_6 with kit lens which sells for $499 at Amazon (Click here).

And there is a new bunch of refurbished Sony stuff to save some $$$:
RX10 for $799 on eBay (Click here).
RX100m2 for $499 on eBay (Click here).
QX100 for $329 on eBay (Click here).
RX1 for $1,899 on eBay (Click here).

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