October 22, 2012
Posted in rumors

New 4K Sony F camera coming on October 30th.

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Last week Sony announced a new product release event on October 30th. Sony unveiled on Facebook that the cameras will be anew 4K and 50Mbps 422 High Frame Rate F camera. Easy to guess that this will replace the discontinued F3 PL mount camera.

What I don’t know yet if if there will be an update for the E-Mount NEX-FS700 camera.

October 22, 2012
Posted in news

51% of the readers would buy a Full Frame mirrorless camera. Share the features you wish.

Two weeks ago I asked SAR readers what kind of camera Sony should do as next. With an overwhelming 51% (and 4,055 Votes) most of you chose the Full Frame NEX alike mirrorless camera. On second place (30%) we had the  sub $2000 A95 FF SLT and on third place the NEX-7n (Full results can be seen here). As I told you a couple of times before Sony is indeed working on a FF NEX-7 alike camera (hope to get some more details soon).

But now we have to talk about the features of such a FF mirrorless camera. I would like to hear from you the exact specs that such a camera should have to be bought by you. In a few days I will read all your comments and start a new poll where SAR readers can vote the single features.

I am going to put here my short wish-list:
Zeiss Ikon alike design and quality material (You can see them here on eBay)
Body price 2400-2600 Euro
E-mount with native FF E-mount designed lenses.
Built-in EVF
In Body stabilization > I know this is almost impossible to do but hey…it’s a wish-list! I have the right to dream :)
24 Megapixel sensor
DNG RAW
Weather sealed body
Shutter and ISO controls like the Fuji X-E1.

 

P.S: I am out for work now. Don’t worry if your comments will land on the moderation queue. I will allow them all as soon as I am back!

October 21, 2012
Posted in reviews

A99 unboxing pics in Asia. Modelshoot by Doorhof.

The A99 is now shipping in Asia (example of an owner report at Mobile01). And Fengniao (translation here) also posted a full A99 review. But let’s see the next great test:

Frank Doorhof (Click here) posted a set of A99  model shot pictures. He still has some mixed feelings using the EVF (sometimes he likes it and sometimes not). And after long testing he writes: “It’s no secret by now that I love the A99. It’s a great camera, with a cool EVF which opens new options and fits user needs we never knew we needed. The image quality is awesome (also related to the used glass of course). Dynamic range is impressive. Noise levels are more than adequate. Colors are nice.

Sound good!!! Thanks Frank for your interesting article!


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 21, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-5R in Stock at Amazon.

And finally also Amazon has the NEX-5R in Stock (Click here). But the kit version with the 16-50mm still isn’t available in any store in US, Europe or Asia. And the fact that BHphoto puts the shipment date on January(!) worries me quite a bit. If you want the camera now you may don’t buy it with that kit lens!

And two more deals reminders:
Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Handycams (Click here).
-$100 on the Sony NEX compact system camera and the Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 lens (Click here).

October 21, 2012
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

Sony NEX-5R review

Time for me to catch up with some news I didn’t post last week. Here is the roundup:
New 1/1.7 inch sensor press text at Sony.
Photoscala (translation here) met the Italian designer that made the Hasselblad Lunar.
Engagdet posted a short review of the new Action camera.
Sony Action Cam HD Slow Mo test: Shirtless dude gets hit with paintballs (Sony Blog).
A99 at Ctec.
What to do with an “old” broken A900 camera (Sonolta).
Matteo: “Sony NEX video with the  SmartSlider Pro 560 on youtube.”
New A77 test at stealthmodephoto.
Best Underwater Compact Camera roundup at Backscatter (There is the RX100)

NEX-5R Reminder:
The Sony NEX-5R body and different bundles are in Stock at Adorama (Click here). Also Amazon US (Click here) is shipping the first preorders although they are not in Stock if you buy it now. And the camera is now in the top 10 of the most sold mirrorless camera (click here to see the ranking). Plenty of cameras are also in Stock on eBay at ElectroElectro and Beachcamera.
The camera is in Stock at Amazon Germany and on top of the mirrorless ranking (Click here to see). Also in Stock at Amazon UK, Jessops and Amazon FR but not selling as well as in Germany for now.

 

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