August 22, 2012
Posted in rumors

The Xjrumo leaked video specs are not from the A99 (but maybe from another camcorder!).

Short update about the video specs leaked by the Chinese website Xjrumo (Translation here) . My sources told me it’s 100% sure that these are not the specs of the A99. But there is a surprise…these specs are pretty damn close to another “camcorder model”. That sounds good too :)

UPDATE: It may be related to the new E-A mount hybrid camcorders. I am not sure yet but I hope to learn more about it soon..

Reminder: These are the specs translated by one of our chinese readers:
1) AVCHD2.0 format ,below 1080p it have the Bit rate of 50Mpbs,4:2:2Sampling (other model coming next year has 4:2:0)
2) 1080P with the highest 120fps,at 720P, the highest is 240FPS
3) MP4 format still 35Mbps
4) center focus all the lens can use the biggest Aperture. others still F3.5
5) except P model, A,S model can also auto-focus but M model still MF
6) 4 times zoom in during 1080P can be captured
7) multi-recording can take a 2.4Megapixels during recording
8.) HDMI can be Non-destructive Output new shoe can fit the wireless(bluetooth) mic
9) except the high speed model,other model Maximum recording time is 29min 59s
10) Time code support

August 21, 2012
Posted in deals

Amazon deal on current NEX (if you don’t want to wait for the new ones)

So, we saw the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras and the E-mount FF cameras will arrive in 2013 only. So if you still want a NEX camera now and don’t have time to wait for the NEX-5R and NEX-6 than you may take the chance to grab the latest $100 bundle offer on Amazon (Click here).

The only bad news is that the Zeiss 24mm for NEX is still not avialable and you can get it only by buying a huge $400 extra via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here).

August 21, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First E-mount Full Frame cameras are High End camcorders. NEX-7 alike cameras in 2013.

Short update about the new Sony E-mount Full Frame story. Sony is about to launch the first E-mount Full Frame cameras. Those are actually (expensive) camcorders. More compact NEX-7 alike cameras will arrive in 2013. I will have more info to post soon. Meantime a link to a must read article: Photoclubalpha.com.

Reminder: I am working on all fronts now, A99, NEX, E-mount FF. Sources can send me info anonymously by using the contact form on the right sidebar. No identification is required. You can also create a fake email account and send me info directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

 

 

August 21, 2012
Posted in rumors

HOT: More NEX-5R pictures…

And here are many new pics of the upcoming NEX-5R. I am also working on new A99 and E-mount FF rumors. Will post them soon too don’t worry! I am working as much as I can in every free time I have! Invite your friends to follow SAR. it’s going to be a hot rumor time from now until Photokina. Here is our RSS feed and Twitter stream and the Facebook comunity! First Sony announcement next week (August 28th!). More announcements will follow. One for the A99 and one for a super epxensive E-mount FF.

August 20, 2012
Posted in rumors

HOT! Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 images leaked!!!

And here we have the first real images of the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras. Click on the pictures to see the full size version! These are pictures found by the nice guys from chinese.vr-zone.com. As a reminder. Sony may announce the new cameras and lenses on August 28th. This is the list I got from reliable sources:

NEX-5R: Looks almost exactly like the NEX-5n and has the flip screen from the NEX-F3. It has a completely newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Phase Detection AF pixels. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. You can surf on Internet with it. Price around $700 with kit lens.
NEX-6: It’s a mini NEX-7 with integrated viewfinder. Compared to the NEX’7 it has an EVF with less resolution and same newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. Price between the NEX-5R and NEX-7 (NEX-7 is currently priced at $1200 at Amazon so my guess is around $950 and $1000).
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6: It is a pancake zoom with OSS and power zoom.
Sony 11-18 f/4.0: Normal (non pancake) zoom.
Sony 35mm f/1.8: Fast non expensive prime lens as big as the Sigma 30mm lens.

Stay tuned on SAR!!! Don’t miss the next big Sony news and follow SARs RSS feed or follow me on Twitter and join the super friendly Facebook comunity!

P.S.: In moment like this I am happy to see again that my rumors were correct :)

Via chinese.vr-zone

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