January 29, 2014
Posted in deals

It’s back! Sony RX100 for $399!


For a limited time you can grab the great Sony RX100 for $399 at 6ave on eBay US (Click here). A couple of weeks ago another US store sold the camera for that price and it sold out quickly. So be fast if you want one!
The Sony NEX-3n with 16-50mm lens now sells for $339 only at Amazon US (Click here).
The Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 sells with a huge $175 off at Buydig on eBay (Click here).

January 29, 2014
Posted in news

Sony buys Nintendo chip factory to increase the CMOS sensor production.


One of the few areas where Sony is doing really well is imaging sensor production. And today Sony announced the acquisition of the Tsuruoka fab from Nintendo! The fab used to make chips for Nintendo game console (Source: Image Sensor World). Sony reports:

This planned investment forms part of Sony’s mid- to long-term plan to increase its total production capacity for image sensors from the current capacity of approximately 60,000 wafers per month to approximately 75,000 wafers per month.Following the acquisition, Sony intends to convert part of the semiconductor manufacturing equipment that Sony is scheduled to acquire from Renesas Yamagata Semiconductor to CMOS image sensor manufacturing equipment, and also to install new manufacturing equipment for CMOS image sensors in Yamagata TEC. Yamagata TEC will primarily engage in the manufacture of photodiodes and wiring processes for stacked CMOS image sensors.

Now what we need from Sony is an increased lens production capability too and some really great new camera to put Nikon and Canon in the shadow.


January 28, 2014
Posted in rumors

New QX accessories for tablets and new QX cameras coming soon.


The QX series may have nothing to do with out Alpha Cameras but few of us would have bet on the future of the concept. Well, as reported here oN SAR the QX sales are very strong and Sony will keep developing the idea further. The image on top has been leaked at Xperia Blog and shows the new SPA-TA1 tablet attachment. And new QX cameras (and firmware update for current QX owners) should come too!

It may be that one day Sony will sell more of these kind of camera than our “old” DSLR/Mirrorless cameras ? We will see…

January 28, 2014
Posted in news

POLL: What Sony should “copy” from the new Fuji X-T1…


Source: Camerasize.

We are all eagerly waiting to see how the new NEX-6/7 successor will be. And as Sony’s High End APS-C model it will have to compete against the just announced new Fuji X-T1 (specs and images at Amazon).

Well, the camera has a couple of features that some future A7000 or A9000 owners (whatever name it will have) could like to have on their Sony too. Like the “world’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds”, freezeproof body or the huge 0.77x and 2,36m dot viewfinder.

Now, let me know what’s the new X-T1 feature the Sony NEX-6/7 successor should absolutely have:

What's the one feature Sony should absolutely copy from Fuji?

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P.S.: Full Fuji coverage at MirrorlessRumors.com.

January 28, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A77 successor price set at 1.200 Euro.


Small update about the A77 successor. The camera will sell in JUne for 1.200 Euro body only. And as I told you before there will be no A65 successor. This is likely the only ASP-C A-mount camera coming in 2014.

Still no time table for the Full Frame A-mount. Althaugh Sony already said they will launch a 4K FF camera soon (likely at the NAB show in April).

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