February 1, 2014
Posted in news

The Sony mount confusion dismantled by Imaging Resource.


Image courtesy: Imaging Resource.

The recent decision from Sony to drop the “NEX” brand dramatically increased the confusion on their camera and lens lineup. And apparently the recent mess on text and description at Sony EU sites supports this statement :)
That’s why Imaging Resource tried to get through the labyrinth created by Sony to explain how we should “understand” the new Sony strategy. IR does a good job explaining Sony’s plan but the problem is that the mass is likely not going to understand Sony’s marketing anyway :)

January 31, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony TidBits…(Dpreview Zeiss 55mm test, A5000 video by BBC cameraman, Touit macro image samples).


Filius de Lacroix-Shot with a Sony Alpha A5000 from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

Dpreview also posted the DxOmark result of the 55mm f/1.8 lens and adds:

“From the lab test results, the Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA is quite simply one of the sharpest lenses we’ve seen.”

Fuji X-M1 compared to Sony A7r JPEG comaprison at Soundimagesplus.
Toui 50mm macro image samples (Flickr).
Zeiss 24-70mm FE image samples at DC.fever (Chinese). More image samples at Kasyapa (Japanese).
Comparison between the Hasselblad medium format camera and the Sony A7r on by Alexander Heinrichs on youtube (German).
Wirelass Auto Import Version 1.2 for mac has been released (supports A7 and A7r).

January 31, 2014
Posted in deals

Small surprise: $100 off on the three weeks old A5000!



I have never seen this before: A price drop on camera that has been announced just three weeks ago! Today the A5000 got $100 off at SonyStore US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Those of you that already preordered the camera should check if they will get the $100 discount too without having to first delete the current preorder.

Sony RX100 for $399 at 6ave on eBay US (Click here)!
Super discounted NEX-3n with 16-50mm lens sells as good as the new Fuji X-T1 according to Amazon US mirrorless ranking (Click here).


January 31, 2014
Posted in rumors

Update on Sony EU sites. Working on new rumors…


Yesterday I reported how Sony EU sites like Sony Germany (Click here) and Sony UK (Click here), where claiming Sony E-mount cameras would have built-in on sensor stabilization. One trusted source confirmed that Sony EU sites are currently undergoing big changes on all levels (text, links and images). So the errors you see on the pages right now are being fixed (very slowly).

That said it’s still interesting to note that the on sensor stabilization image has been created from scratch. So something is going on, maybe this image is meant for a future new E-mount APS-C camera?


Note on the rumors I am working on. It’s harder to usual to grab reliable rumors. Sony is spreading conflicting information to hide the truth. That’s why I prefer to be careful and wait for final proves before to posts specs about the next High End NEX-7 and A77 successor cameras. But they are coming…don’t worry 😉

January 30, 2014
Posted in news

Sony launches new firmware update for the QX10 and QX100.


Sony announced the new firmware for the QX10 and QX100. Download links: Firmware for Mac (Click here) and for Windows (Click here).

Improvements after firmware upgrade

  • ISO Setting added
  • Movie Recording size changed: MP4 1440 x 1080(30p) to MP4 1920 x 1080(30p)
  • Shutter Speed Priority Shooting mode added (DSC-QX100 only)

Here are all direct links to QX in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Xperia Z case with QX mount on Amazon (Click here).

Here are all direct links to the QX in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.


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