September 4, 2013
Posted in reviews

QX and 4K camera videos roundup!

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QX presentation video from BHphoto.

More new videos to watch:
DSC-QX100 Sample Movie “Light & Shadow in Singapore” (Youtube). Sony QX100 Phone ‘Lens Camera’ Hands On Preview by WDC (Youtube). Sony QX100 and QX10 Lens Cameras hands-on | Engadget (Youtube). Sony DSC-QX10 im ersten Kurztest (Youtube). Sony Cyber-shot QX10 & QX100 – Praxis-Test Hands-on Smartphone-Kamera | CHIP (Youtube). Sony DSC-QX10 and QX100 – First Look by Adorama (Youtube). Sony Cyber-shot DSC QX10 and DSC QX100 hands on by PhoneArena (Youtube). Sony QX10 and QX100 smart lenses hands-on by Mike (Youtube). Promotion Video for Action Cam HDR-AS30V (Youtube). Promotion Video for 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 (Youtube). Sample Video for 4K Handycam FDR-AX1 (Youtube). FDR-AX1, 4K camcorder by SonyHowTo (Youtube). FDR-AX1 first look by SGNL (Youtube).

Here are all direct links to preorders in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Sony AX1 4K camcorder Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
AS30V action camera: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Here are all direct links to preorders in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
AS30V camera: SonyDE.
X9 4K Ultra HD-Fernseher at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
4K FDR-AX1 camcorder at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

September 4, 2013
Posted in news

Full QX Lenscamera, 4k camcorder preorder links and reviews (continually updated)

Here are all direct links to preorders in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Sony AX1 4K camcorder Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
AS30V action camera: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Here are all direct links to preorders in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
AS30V camera: SonyDE.
X9 4K Ultra HD-Fernseher at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
4K FDR-AX1 camcorder at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

Previews and reviews:
QX100 Hands-on at Dpreview, ePhotozine, Trustedreviews, ThePhoBlographer, Photographyblog, Popphoto.
QX10 Hands-on at ePhotozine,
Pictures from the IFA event at Sony community.
Sony FDR-AX1 4K at Slashgear and ThePhoBlographer.
Sony HDR-MV1 Video Recorder Hands-on at ChipChick.

Video:
4K camcorder hands-on by Sony on youtube.

Video Hands-on by Whatdigitalcamera:

Press release:
Dpreview, Photoscala (German), 4K cam at ThePHoblographer, QX at ThePhoBlographer, Focus Numerique (French),

September 4, 2013
Posted in news

Sony IFA press event live (UPDATE: now ended)

Click on the play button on the video on top to follow live the Sony product presentation. UPDATE: Presentation is over.

Meantime the New QX cameras are already available for preorder at Amazon US (Click here to see them)!

Here are all direct links to the two different cameras and colors and accessories:
Black QX100 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 (Click here).
Black QX10 (Click here).
White QX10 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 (Click here).

More new Sony stuff for preorder:
Sony AX1 4K camcorder (Click here).
The AS30V action camera (Click here).

September 4, 2013
Posted in deals, rumors

Sony QX100 and QX10 already available for preorder on Amazon US!!!

The New QX cameras are already available for preorder at Amazon US (Click here to see them)! Here are all direct links to the two different cameras and colors and accessories:

Black QX100 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 (Click here).
Black QX10 (Click here).
White QX10 (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 (Click here).

As you can see the QX cameras will ship on September 27!

UPDATE: More new Sony stuff for preorder:
Sony AX1 4K camcorder (Click here).
The AS30V action camera (Click here).

September 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sources say: QX is already the most preordered Sony camera in history!

Reminder: At 17:000 Berlin time you will be able to follow the QX lens camera announcement live on SonyAlphaRumors!

SonyAlphaRumors is a small website that usually focuses on Sony A and E-mount cameras and lenses. But these cameras never have been as popular as Canon and Nikon. But for the first time in 15 years Sony is about to break all records with the new QX Lens Camera announcement. According to multiple sources almost all big stores from Asia, Europe and North America already preordered more QX cameras than any other A or E-mount, Cybershot or RX cameras released before. These are the info I got from them:

1) All major US and EU stores preordered more QX100 and QX10 cameras than any other Sony camera before (in terms of item numbers and large stock preorders from stores (not from single buyers)).

2) Most stores will be highly active in showing and promoting the new QX lenscameras. Example: See the Mediamarkt homepage right now (Mediamarkt is one of the largest Tech stores in Europe!).

3) Some of the sources said the great thing about the QX camera is that is unique. The current lens kits for smartphone (here at Amazon US) cannot compete with QX in terms of image quality and versatility. The new QX lenscameras are seen as the best way to “replace” the dying compact camera market. And stores are looking forward to sell QX to cover the “loss”.

4) Most store owners told me that the QX lenscameras are priced right. Usually companies tend to over price their new products, particularly if it’s something with little or no competition o market. But the QX100 for example is priced $250 below the RX100MII camera ($748 at Amazon) that has exactly the same lens can sensor!

5) Sony will focus on delivering specific accessories for the most popular cameras. For example there will be special iPhone cases with built-in lenscamera mount. I have been told the Playmemory APP is very basic but it will be improved in time.

Here are the most important specs on the new QX lenscameras:
There will be two QX cameras now, the QX10 and QX100. More QX cameras to be annouced early 2014. Body material of the QX cameras is plastic. They have built-in Stereo Mic, Contrast Detection AF, Touchfocus AF (on smartphone), face detection. QX100 has 20.2 Megapixel and ISO 160-6000. QX10 has 18.2 Megapxiel and ISO 100-12,800, both with WiFi and NFC connectivity, tripod mount, FullHD, has microSD slot, shoots JPG (no RAW available), in lens stabilization, and you can control zoom, exposure, white balance, and focus on your mobile device.
The QX10 costs $250 and lens and sensor are from the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).. QX100 costs $500 and lens and sensor are from the RX100MII camera ($748 at Amazon).

See you at SonyAlphaRumors.com at 17:00 Berlin time!!! Preorder links and reviews will be posted here as soon as I find them!

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