Finally I had the chance to sleep without having to work on leaks and rumors and whatever. Feeling like a young boy again! Now it’s time to catch up with some news about the Sony stuff announced yesterday. On top you see a hands-on video from videoacademy. Veyr inetretsing is the work done by ePhotozine. They are the first to post image samples of the NEX-6 and NEX lenses (not even dpreview managed to post any smaple…LOL). Here are the links you have to check out: A99 ISO test NEX-6 ISO test Sony 35mm 1.8 lens samples Sony 10-18mm samples Sony 300mm lens preview
I don’t often talk about the competition but the Nikon D600 was one of this rumors that created a lot of buzz because it was said that the FF camera would cost 1500 Euro&Dollars only. Now that the camera has been announced we know that the rumor was wrong and the camera sells for $2100 right now at Amazon (Click here to see). So not really a deal-breaker. The Sony A99 specs are much higher and in terms of price the RX1 (Click here) might be to consider to be even cheaper if you would take away the price of the superb Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens -> of course we can only guess the price of such a lens if it would be sold separately.
The real surprise is that the RX1 FF compact camera seems to outsell the Sony A99 body! Again, those are very fluctuating results and they may change soon. But could it be that the RX1 will sell more than the A99? May this is one of those unique cameras that will convince hard core Canon and Nikon owners to switch over and buy for the first time a Sony camera. Le’ts hope this will happen
The team from CameraStoreTv realized an introduction video of the new Sony A99 (preorder at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto). It’s really a well made video…to be honest the best I video I saw from today!It really makes me want to buy the A99! They also had the chance to test the VG900 (preorders at Alphacameradeals).
Also our friend David Kilpatrick (Click here) shared his thoughts about today’s Sony announcement. I am not going to comment his article…just read it
Meantime I updated the pre order list at AlphaCameraDeals.com (Click here). It now includes many new links. We didn’t have new cameras and lenses only…US readers may be glad to see that huge new accessory page at Amazon (Click here). And here is a list with the announced stuff accessories included. Yes…that’s a long list:
The A99, RX1 and VG900 all feature the same new 24 Megapixel FF sensor. How good is it? I found three links with A99 image samples you can download and analyze: Official samples at Sony Japan. Many full size samples at Lenstip. ISO test at Fotopolis. Many samples also at ePhotozine. ISO test by Digifotopro.nl. Image samples at Blog Sina (takes a long time to load pics!). Keep in mind that the firmware version is 0.92! Small improvements cans till be achieved before the camera ships. So, what do you think?
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Etymology: Middle English rumour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rumor clamor, gossip; akin to Old English rēon to lament, Sanskrit rauti he roars
Date: 14th century
1: talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source
2: a statement or report current without known authority for its truth
3 archaic : talk or report of a notable person or event
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