September 10, 2012
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New A99, RX1 and NEX-6 pictures leaks…

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Here is a huge set of new A99, RX1 and NEX-6 pictures. Click on the image to see a full size version. Again, all that stuff is coming on Wednesday! You have too bookmark our RSS feed and follow Twitter stream and join the Facebook fan page to be sure to not miss any SAR news!

SONY RX1

NEX-6

A99

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September 9, 2012
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Sony RX1 costs $2799! Same A99 sensor. Electronic and Optical viewfinders coming too!


The upcoming Full Frame RX1 will use the same 24 Megapixel sensor of the A99 and be priced at $2799. Like the A99 it has 14 bit RAW and ISO range from 100 up to 25.600. Shoots 5 fps and It makes video in AVCHD 2.0. The body is made of magnesium but it is not weather sealed. It has the same A99 3 inch screen but without the smart three way tilting system. I have been told there will be many accessories including optical and electronic viewfinders!

Price comparison: A Nikon D800 (Click here) with 35mm f/2.0 Nikon lens would cost you a total of $3350. A Canon 5DmarkII with 35mm f/2.0 lens almost $3800. To be honest the Nikon and Canon 35mm lenses do have a pretty non impressive quality. The RX1 has a Zeiss! Of course we are comparing apple with oranges but honestly…there is no other camera like the RX1 right now! The camera is too expensive to be considered as a Fuji X100 competitor. But you know, between the RX100 and the RX1 there is enough space for an RX10 ;)

Now that we know the price and the specs let’s do the poll again:

Will you buy it?

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Reminder: The Big Sony announcement DDay is this coming week on Wednesday September 12th. Be sure to be online on this website. I will keep a live updated post about all reviews and news around all the new stuff. Do not miss any single news be sure to follow the RSS feed and Twitter stream and join the Facebook fan page!

September 9, 2012
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No NEX PRO camera. There will be a Sony RX1 Full Frame fixed lens camera instead (pictures leaked!)

The guys from Photoprice Canada leaked the super secret pics of a new Full Frame camera with fixed(!) Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 compact lens on it! So the big Sony surprise wasn’t really a NEX alike interchangeable camera but rather a big RX100 compact camera alike camera. This is a super nice camera but my first thought was…”damn, I would have loved to have it with interchangeable E-mount like the upcoming VG900:(

P.S.: The lens has a SONNAR design while the already existing Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens (here on eBay) is BIOGON.
I fear that most of us will wait until we Sony will release an interchangeable version of it…don’t know if I would spend $3000 on a camera with fixed lens. Would you?

Are you likely going to buy that RX1?

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This camera is aimed to compete against the Fuji X100 (specs here) and Leica X2 (specs here). But the RX1 will cost more and have a larger FF sensor. But it still will cost a lot less than a Leica M9!!!

 

Reminder: The Big Sony announcement DDay is this coming week on Wednesday September 12th. Be sure to be online on this website. I will keep a live updated post about all reviews and news around all the new stuff. Do not miss any single news be sure to follow the RSS feed and Twitter stream and join the Facebook fan page!

September 9, 2012
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More A99 pictures!

Photoprice Canada also leaked some new A99 images. Now you really can see eveything from the camera!

September 9, 2012
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Some A99 and A77 picture comparisons. A99 has no built-in Flash!

Rumor update: There was a small important error in the A99 specs transcription I posted yesterday. There is no built-in flash in the A99!

SAR readers sent me some very useful image comparison between the A99 and the A77 and A900. The image on top is from Chad (Click on it to enlarge the picture).
Rob sent me this:  “Put together a size comparison of the a99+a77, as is obvious, the a99 is wider at the left hand side of the camera, and taller too ;D Sweet! http://i48.tinypic.com/2431653.jpg
Ren sent me this: “Here is a link to an overlay I did of the a99 and a77 for size comparison. Thought you might want to share. http://www.goldeneraphoto.com/People/sony-a99/25262338_PXXvpq#!i=2074631963&k=XDRJp9z”
Thank you all guys!

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