October 11, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) One more APS-C model in the works (A75?)

One of my top sources confirmed that Sony has the plan to release one more APS-C model. It will be a new A7x (probably A75?). Two new (not yet trusted!) and one external sources said that the model will be on top of that Sony A77! And that’s actually a huge surprise. In what can the A7x be better than the A77? The model is definitely translucent and I guess that it will have less Mega-pixels and a much higher ISO range (+ more fps). I hope to get some specs about the camera soon!

P.S.: An external source at Sonyuserforum.de was at a presentation from Sony. They showed a pyramid with the A35, A55, A65 and A77. And the space on the top of the pyramid was empty. That is where the new A7x will be placed.

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!

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

October 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony A77 1.02 versus1.03 comparison (+ review at Amateur Photographer)

Sony A77 Movie Test from lraphael on Vimeo.

Our reader Simon read an interesting Sony A77 1.02 versus 1.03 firmware comparison test on one of the HK popular magazine PC Magazine. And here is the list of the improvements:
1. Response time
Turn on 3.2s 2.8s
Turn off 7.3s 6.3s
EVF/LCD 0.8s 0.6s
Format SD 11.4s 7.6s
2. Continuous shot, no. of photos record within 10 seconds
Sandisk SDHC Extreme Pro 8G
# of pic 30 46
3. Noise
Although the magazine comments the noise level is the same, but from their print out, I found that v1.03 preserve much more details, especially starting from ISO 6400.

Our reader Mark found the new A77 review published on the latest Amateur Photographer magazine (it is not online, it is on paper only):”Just thought you might be interested that the A77 scored 90 out of 100 in this weeks AP. Some text from the Verdict:
The specification is backed up by solid performance in colour rendition, resolution detail at lower sensitives, a wide dynamic range and a responsive and accurate AF system. The only real downside to speak of regarding the use of a fixed translucent mirror is that doing so comprises the camera’s ability to handle noise levels in low light.
Hope this is of use to you and keep up the good work!”

A77 firmware 1.03 image samples are on Flickr (Click here).

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

October 10, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-5n news roundup and comparison with the Canon 5D markII!

Zach Daniels shot this very first NEX-5n anamorphic test: “I love the Sony NEX-5n so I decided to throw on my old Nikon mount 135mm f2.8 with a Schneider 2X anamorphic lens….(one of the cheap ones from eBay)“.

Joseph Eckert Photography (Click here) posted a new NEX-5n review: “If Sony can fix the video clicking issues, and can start putting out more NEX lenses (including some higher quality prime pancakes [at a reasonable price please]), this will be a tremendous camera.

Gravity Shots Takes the NEX-5N Flying (SonyAlphaNex).

And now see this:

It is a 5D Mark II & NEX-5N Comparison from Marlon Torres. He writes: “Conclusion: 5D has better overall image quality but Cinestyle preset is much noisier and much more susceptible to banding. 5N is a bit more saturated and a tad sharper. Both cameras produce a nice image.

Sony NEX-5n shop links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

October 9, 2011
Posted in news

Sigma 30mm macro for NEX displayed in paris. And Sigma 18-200mm HSM for Alpha coming soon.


Back in May 2011 Sigma displayed the first lens for the NEX system, the 30mm f/2.8 macro lens. Now you can see it again at the Paris show. Source: Flickr (Click here). The Sigma guys on the stand couldn’t unveil the price and availability of the lens. The question is how much sense it makes for Sigma to release a lens like that when there is the Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro lens which will be in Stock in October. Hm, I would have preferred to see something really new!
Click these links to check the availability of the Sony macro:

One more Sigma news: There will be a new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens for Alpha mount (Press release on Dpreview).

October 8, 2011
Posted in news

The real cause of the A77/A65 shipping delay is the flood in Thailand.


Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images

As you know Sonystores delayed the shipment of the Sony A77.  For example SonyStore.com (Click here) removed the preorder option, Sony Uk (Click here) says the camera is “temporary unavailable” and both Sony Germany (Click here) and Sony France (Click here) say that shipment will start in mid-November.

But there was no official news about the real cause of the delay. I guessed that reason is the current firmware issues. Apparently I was wrong. I got some news from one of our very good top Sony sources. The reason for the delay is the flood emergency in Thailand. According to Bloomberg: “Sony Corp.’s factory in Ayutthaya, which produces digital cameras and lenses, hasn’t suffered major damage from flooding and is operating as normal, Yasuhiro Okada, a Tokyo-based spokesman for the electronics maker, said earlier this week.” But our source told us that while it is true that the factory has not been damaged the transport system of the region is completely stocking and most of the workers can’t even reach the Sony factory.Please share the news to all people that is waiting for the A77 and A65. It’s important that they know that it is not Sony’s fault if they have to wait 2-3 weeks more before to get the camera.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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