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December 4, 2012
Posted in deals

USA deals: New NEX bundle and NEX-6 deal.


Sony launched a new NEX bundle program and you can learn more about it at AlphaCameradeals.

And we have the first small price drops on the new NEX-6 body only: $20 at BigValue (Click here) and 50 Euro at FotoMundus (Click here).

Reminder: $100 drop on three NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here to learn more about it). There is also a deal running on Cybershot cameras (Click here)

December 4, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Complete change on the Sony Full Frame roadmap!

It doesn’t happen very often that I post SR5 ranked rumors on such long term Sony roadmaps. But I am now 99% sure of it! Sony completely changed the Full Frame roadmap! This means that also the rumored A1X SLT FF prototype camera with 36 MPX and no AA filter is not going to be released as it is. There will be..drastic(!) changes. Sony is now developing a unique and completely innovative FF range. The goal is to differentiate Sony FF cameras further from Canon and Nikon FF products. The next bunch of FF cameras is now being developed and Sony still hasn’t approved the final production of anyone of these cameras.

I am working on the details of the roadmap but as I told you there is no 100% approved camera yet. That’s why it’s quite difficult to give you reliable specs! All I am sure of is that, the next FF cameras will be quite different from a camera like the new Sony A99.

UPDATE: As usual some people do misinterpret rumors that’s why I wanna say it clear and loudly: Both E and A mount systems will be kept well alive and improved!!! What’s changing is some technology used for the E and A mount. Actually, I think the new tech will bring even more “appeal” to both system! Exact the opposite of what some whiner wrote in the comments! Trust me, it’s a good news!

Stay tuned on SAR…follow the FF roadmap rumors that I will hopefully post the coming weeks! Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here)!

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!


December 4, 2012
Posted in deals

New Gold Box deal on the NEX-5.

The Sigma 19mm f/2.8 is a good quality lens and at $99 certainly a no brainer! Grab it now at BHphoto (Click here). UPDATE: Few minutes after I posted this BHphoto icnreased the price back to $149 :(

There is a Gold Box deal on the Sony NEX-5 at Amazon (Click here to check it out).

Reminder: $100 drop on three NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here to learn more about it). There is also a deal running on Cybershot cameras (Click here)

December 3, 2012
Posted in news

Sony 35mm f/1.8 for NEX shipping from December 7th.

Sony Japan officially released…the release date :)
The Sony 35mm f/1.8 E-mount worldwide shipment will start on December 7th.

You can check the price and estimated shipping date at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.

December 3, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony RX1 reviews (Huff, Whatdigitalcamera, SLRclub) and in Stock status check.

On the video on top Steve Huff talks about the camera of the year, the Sony RX1.

Steve Huff picked up the RX1 as camera of the year 2012. And also posted the second part of his ongoing RX1 review. Too bad he compares it with cameras having small APS-C and MFT sensors. Can’t wait to see a comparison with the $7,000 Leica M!

Whatdigitalcamera posted the full Sony RX1 review. The camera got an impressive score of 92%: “With a superb build, excellent detail retention at low and high sensitivities and competent metering and auto white balance systems on hand, it’s unquestionably one of the finest digital cameras we’ve seen yet.

SLRclub also posted the full RX1 review. I guess 99% of you will not be able to read Korean but you can still look at these nice pictures!

Pascal:Hi Andrea,quick word to let you know there is a brief preview of the RX-1 on Dear Susans

Olivier:I’ve setup a new tumblr with the most beautiful Sony RX1 photos & videos. Maybe you want to share this with your fine audience?

Reminder: We told you last week that no new FF model form Sony will be announced within the next 8-10 months. It also means that we have to wait a bit before Sony will release an interchangeable FF mirrorless system. What I really like about the RX1 concept is the fact that the sensor-camera and lens have been designed to match perfectly. That (along the size) is what really intruiges me about this camera. But the price difference between the US and Europe really p… me off! :)

Click these links to check price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

The RX1 accessories are shipping in Japan (on eBay via Slidoo).

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