April 2, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A77II comes with new 24 megapixel sensor!


Image on top shows the silhoutte of the current Sony A77.

Well, let’s start with some serious rumor about the next Sony announcement! Multiple sources confirmed an announcement is scheduled for very early May. We are still not how many products Sony will announce. For sure there will be a new A77II A-mount camera. But I still hope there will be some major surprises too (FE lenses, RX cameras and so on…).

14 months after the A58 announcement we will finally get a new A-mount camera! We already know the name of the A77 successor is “A77II“. And now one of our trusted sources said he “heard” the A77II will use a new 24 Megapixel sensor. The source didn’t confirm yet if it’s the same 24 MP sensor with the super fast Hybrid AF used by the newly announced A6000 sensor. The source also said the camera has NFC and WiFi and while he didn’t share any AF specs he said it should be extremely fast.

As usual I ask for help from sources to gather more info about the next Sony announcement. You can contact me anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very top-right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

Thank You all for the help!


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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR5=almost certainly correct!


April 1, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


NEX-6 Firmware with Sigma 19mm 1.02 vs. 1.03

Sony RX10 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Touit and ZM lenses on the Sony Alpha 7R – a good connection (Zeiss Blog).
A7 and A7r review at Photographybay.
Sony A7 test at Polish site Optyczne.
Some overarching thoughts on Sony’s strategic position with the rumored medium format camera (Diglloyd).
Phase One iXU 150 aerial photography cam with Sony sensor announced (Photographyblog).
Not even the newest Canon entry level DSLR can come close to Sony sensor performance (DxOmark).
Organic sensor patent (Freepatentsonline)
Drei Tage mit dem Sony FE 4/70-200mm G OSS unterwegs (Berlin Backstage).
Sony A7R Wedding Camera Review at Studiorlphotography.

Jean-Luc:I just uploaded a few photos form the Sony A7 + Kit Lens on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phychi/sets/72157641996184584/) It maybe useful for futur buyers to see how it performs in “real life”. The photos are from an “out of the box” camera I bought just an hour before (I already had a charged battery from my NEX-5N) and are taken in Strasbourg, France, at the end of the afternoon.

Alex:I thought I show you my first Video on the „Hohe Wand/ High Wall“ Mountain in Austria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1adw0qAK44. Since I do photography for almost a decade I could use a lot of my knowledge in composing the scenes in video. I made it with the Sony A7R and the 35 and 50 Summilux 1,4 ASPH FLE The Scene where you see me is shot with the 50 in APSC Mode and I used the „almost selfmade“ Igus Slider which comes cheaper than ready made sliders. for the Voice I used the Rode NT1A and I edited all in FCP X. I used to be a canon shooter an skeptical about the EVF but for the A7R I sold all of my Stuff.
Gavin: I finally published my detailed A7R review and setup guide and would be delighted
if you’d share it on SAR.

Gavin:Rather than rush a review after a few days of use, I thought I’d get three solid months of usage under my belt before publishing the review: http://www.fototripper.com/sony-a7r-review-setup-guide/

Dierk:Seit Kurzem nutze ich die NEX-6 an 4×5″ Großbild und bin ganz begeistert. Hier sind erste Bilder dazu:
Sinar P: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/sets/72157641670093123/
Gandolfi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/sets/72157641081324295/

Henri:I want to share my website with you which I just launched. I am an enthousiast photographer, and I use my Sony Nex 5R to for travel photography. Lenses I mostly use are the 35mm 1.8 and the Sigma 19mm 2.8. I hope you like my work! henrivanbavel.com

Massimo:http://portfolio.massimocristaldi.com/-/galleries/photo/documentary/scicli-2014 all taken with the subject settings, autofocus, low lights, PP with Silver EXF (A7R, 35FE, ISO6400, 1/80, f2.8)

Alexandre:I shot some beautiful thai models with my Sony A7R and the Zeiss FE35mmF2.8: http://thailandfacts.com/models-bangkok-motor-show-2014-impact-thailand/

April 1, 2014
Posted in deals

Amazon US Sony bundle deals roundup. Crazy rare 0.75 lens for sale on eBay.


Amazon has plenty of ongoing Sony bundle deals. The newest is the up to $200 off on A3000, A5000 and NEX-5T bundles (Click here). And the other bundles deals got extended: A-mount APS-C bundles (Click here), A99 bundle (Click here) and A7-A7r bundles (Click here).

And if you are a collector or someone who loves to use super fast lenses wll…get the very rare Canon 50mm f/0.75 lens for sale on eBay (Click here). It’s almost impossible to find one to buy although I don’t know if you can use it on your E-mount camera. You have an idea?

P.S.: Sony DSC-QX10 lens camera sells for $185 at eBay US (Click here).

April 1, 2014
Posted in rumors

A bad and a good news on the previous fools day rumor :)


As I guess most of you find out by now the previous rumor about the A91 and A9 cameras was a fool days joke :) But I have a bad and good news for you:

Bad: The rumor is obviously false. There will be no A91 and A9 on May 1.

Good: Foveon sensor, 50+ megapixel sensor, Super fast AF. All the info I shared is based on rumors I really got. So there is a big hope Sony will make that fool camera specs…for real!

And now I am at work to get and post some “real” rumors :)


April 1, 2014
Posted in news

UPDATED: You have been fooled :)


UPDATE: It’s now April 2. Time to say you have been fooled :)

This is the Fool news:

After many weeks of work I can finally unveil that Sony is about to launch two new Full Frame cameras based on the same brand new Sony 3 layer sensor (Similar to Foveon tech). On May 1 Sony will unveil the A91 A-mount and the A9 E-mount cameras featuring the 54 Megapixel 3 layer sensor.

3 layer sensor: Every layer captures 18 megapixel. The resolution and color richness is said to be world-class leading. No other camera of the world can nearly match the IQ from those cameras!

AF: The sensor contains 345 phase detection AF points covering 97% of the imaging area.

A and E-mount: The cameras are very similar but the A91 will have on sensor stabilization. The A91 will also be the first A-mount camera that is completely mirrorless and without the SLT mirror!

I have no other specs nor price info yet. But stay tuned!



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