October 25, 2014
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Sony TidBits…(new site by SAR reader Jorge)

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Milano – Piazza Gae Aulenti from the Cinephotographer on Vimeo.

A5100 review at DSLRmagazine.
Sony RX100 III vs Canon G7X vs Panasonic LX100: Which is the best compact camera for enthusiasts? (Imaging Resource).
Are mirrorless systems becoming too big for their own good? (BestMirrorlessCameraReviews).
Sony PXW-FS7: primeras impresiones (Quesabesde).
Sony A7S : galerie d’images et test terrain (Focus Numerique).

Kagzai:a member of the Chinese Xitek forum made an amazing fireflies video with the A7S. have a look! http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1372827-1-1-1.html

Long time SAR reader Jorge started a new online shop site and I want to help him to promote the site. So here is the official press text. All the best Jorge for your new project!

We are pleased to announce the launching of CameraPeddler.com. An online market designed for the photographer.

CameraPeddler.com was designed to help bring photographers together in a common online market place. Unlike the big auction sites or other online selling places, CameraPeddler.com offers the ability to focus strictly on photographic equipment from individuals and trustworthy reliable dealers. Furthermore, it is 100% free to post ads. This means you could post your entire inventory without incurring any fees. You only pay for what you sell.

CameraPeddler.com was developed by a well known figure in the photographic industry, his past and current ventures include popular sites such as ZeissImages.com, LeicaImages.com and other photo related sites. He has years of experience with online buying and selling of photographic gear. The intent was to develop a site where buyers and sellers can trust each other and feel comfortable with the transactions they engage in while utilizing the features of the site.

The site is full of features and additional features are currently being worked on.
For starters, the site features an incredibly simple to use search engine which lets you get extremely granular with your search results by letting you build complex queries by simply clicking on links. You can read more about them here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/24
You can establish Buy and Sell friends and stay up to date on their listings.
Leave feedback as buyer or seller for your transactions.
Control your reputation by removing questionable feedback immediately while the moderators review the reported feedback and decide on its validity.
As a dealer, you can bulk upload ads by uploading a special delimited file. This save you time and gets your inventory online soon. Find out more about bulk uploading here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/14
Commit to buying an item and holding it for up to 24 hours while you arrange funding if not available immediately. This is called a Pending state of a purchase process. Find out more about Pending here: http://www.camerapeddler.com/answers/28
Upload images for your ads. Additionally, you can embed images via links in the body of your ad.
Use keyword searches and see the ads matching your keywords while highlighting them in the body.
In addition to the above features, a new member knowledge base will be implemented shortly. This will allow members to build up the online encyclopedia of photographic gear with valuable information for the community to research.

If you are looking to buy or sell photographic equipment, please visit CameraPeddler.com and give us a try you wont be disappointed.

support@camerapeddler.com

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October 24, 2014
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(SR1) Likely fake ILCA-AM1 medium format camera specs list surfaces on web…

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ILCA-AM1

An anonymous source sent me the info about a new Sony Medium Format camera named ILCA-AM1. With all the respect for the anonymous source I have a hard time believing those specs are true. Nevertheless this is a rumor site and such “weird” and “unexpected” rumors have to be posted sometimes 🙂

The biggest surprise is certainly the fact it has an A-mount! That’s why I don’t trust that spec list. So if you see it on the web be aware …of the risk to take it seriously 🙂

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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!

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October 24, 2014
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(SR3) More Sony medium format rumors…

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Rumors about a Sony medium format camera keep surfacing from time to time. The info we got recently was:

– 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

And now new rumors via Photorumors shared some more details:

  • 50 megapixel medium format CMOS sensor (probably made by Sony)
  • Two versions will be sold under the Mamiya and Sony brands
  • Only the Sony version will have an EVF
  • The Mamiya model will have an OVF with OLED focus peaking
  • The lenses will also be sold under the Sony/Zeiss and Mamiya brands
  • New magnet-based lens attachment
  • The cameras will have 4 black classic control dials

Those are conflicting rumors (or maybe two different cameras?). My guess is that a fixed lens camera is more likely. Sony is struggling quite a bit to deliver the FE lenses and I cannot imagine them yet make new lenses for a new system too..

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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October 24, 2014
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(SR2) A7000 to be announced at CES in early January. Has 256 phase detect and 125 contrast detect points?

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Another anonymous source claims to know more about the A7000. As usual as long as this doesn’t come from trusted sources I would keep that kind of info with a grain of salt. Nevertheless it happened in the past that such kind of anonymous rumors were correct. And I am 100% sure there is a VERY BIG Sony announcement in January. So let’s hear what the source claims to know:

I have a somewhat details about the a7000 coming at CES.
256 phase detect and 125 contrast detect points
Next 6 viewfinder
Tri Nav
Sensor will be engineered for high sensitivity
Touch screen
Zeiss lens 16-70 which you already know is weathersealed, but it will be 20% shorter, and sport a wider body.  Best in class sharpness and micro contrast.
Camera body will be $699 USD, Zeiss lens to retail for $1199

The other specs I got before also said the A7000 has full tethering capability, records 4K and has a 1/8000 shutter. If true (big “IF”) I would surprised to hear that Sony uses the NEX-6 and not the A6000 or another new viewfinder. Also the price would be terrific. Only $50 more expensive than the current A6000 price! It would certainly sell like hotcakes with that price!

Message to the A7000 anonymous sources: Thanks for sharing the info but keep in mind I can only mark your rumor with low SR2-SR3 ranking until it’s not confirmed by trusted sources. It also would be helpful if you would use some kind of nickname so that I can rank your credibility in future. If your rumors turn out to be true I can rank them higher nest time 🙂

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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!

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October 24, 2014
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Sony launches special KW1-selfie camera page for women.

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Sony just launched the new DSC-KW1 special page to promote the camera to women. There is also a newly posted official KW1 video on Youtube. But our wifes will not be happy to know that there is still no preorder and price info yet. Although I guess price doesn’t matter when you have such a cute pink perfume-camera gadget in your bag 🙂

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