November 9, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony has another “mysterious” new camera to come in 2013.

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Image courtesy: Quesabesde.

It doesn’t happen very often but some camera rumors I do receive fall in the category “Mystery cam“. These are cameras having unique and yet unseen features. The Sony RX1 is one of these cameras. According to a trusted source Sony is working on a new “Mystery cam” that yet we haven’t seen realized by any other manufacturer. The source was so cruel (LOL) to not unveil me any bit of info about it. He only said that it is scheduled for a 2013 release. He is a top source, that’s why I post it now on SAR.

Anyway, I let you guess what this may be…

The RX1 can be pre ordered at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

November 8, 2012
Posted in news

Trick to allow full aperture autofocus on video mode!

Image courtesy: portreti.lv.

One of the most annoying things on Sony SLT cameras is that you cannot use a wider than f/3.5 lens aperture when using the autofocus on video mode. But there is a workaround trick described at portreti.lv. Smart and easy solution!!!

Thanks Portreti!

November 8, 2012
Posted in deals

Super NEX-5n deal reloaded: Body with lens for $429! 399 Euro in Europe!

Hurry guys! The super deal on the NEX-5n is back! You can get the camera with lens for $429 at Buydig eBay (Click here). And in Europe for 399 Euro at Reflexpro eBay (Click here).

Found this deal via our own little new project Slidoo eBay US and in Europe an Slidoo eBay DE (login to change country).

November 8, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-6 kit now on Amazon (nad overall in Stock status check).

FInally the Sony NEX-6 is hitting all worldwide stores. The 16-50mm pancake kit version is now available both on Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). The body only is in Stock at Amazon only (Click here).

And a new test has been posted by Quesabesde (translation here). For me this is a winner camera. Only the Fuji X-E1 can compete against it, but costs also $400 more!

 

Sony NEX-6 worldwide in Stock check:
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 8, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sensor news: NEX-5r tested, Nikon D600 has Sony sensor.

Image courtesy: Chipworks

Chipworks ripped the Nikon D600 to see who made the 24 Megapixel Full Frame sensor. And as you can see from the image on top it’s made by Sony. Of course while the sensor may be similar to the Sony A99 the features of the cameras are completely different. The A99 sensor has phase detection pixels on it, and the camera is weather sealed and is a more advanced hybrid video&still camera. But for now the cheaper price of the D600 made it become a popular hotseller at Amazon (here is the ranking). Sony may need to release a sort of cheap A95 camera that can fight in the same league of the Canon 6D and Nikon D600.

Dxomark tested the Sony NEX-5R sensor which has almost the exact score of the NEX-5n (78 versus 77 points). Of course the NEX-5R has some nice new features compared ot the older NEX-5n, but the price of the NEX-5n is that good now that it is the best selling mirrorless camera on Amazon (ranking here).

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