September 7, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony has a 4K camcorder prototype with same A7s sensor and internal 4K recording.

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Image on top shows the Sony A7s sensor.

This comes via one of my highly trusted sources. He got news about a new Sony camcorder prototype having the same Sony A7s sensor and internal 4K recording. The source added that he doesn’t know yet when that camcorder will be announced. Let’s hope that is the new FS camcorder that Sony will announce on September 11.

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Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
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SR5=almost certainly correct!

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September 7, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Sony RX100IV Unboxing

Lowets price ever on the A6000 at Amazon Germany (Click here).
Serengeti landscape (SonyAlphaForum).
Does Sony Capacity Expansion Imply Dual Camera for iPhone in 2016? (Image Sensor World).
Sony Alpha a7s Travel Photography: Filmmaker and Pro Surfer Cyrus Sutton (Adorama Blog).
Impossible Photography by surreal photographer and retoucher Erik Johanssen (SonyAlphaCameras).
Sony And Foo Fighters partnership (Sony.net).
Sony 90mm FE test at Quesabesde.
90mm FE review at ePhoto.sk.
A cool selfie can cost you your life (TheNakedCamera).

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September 6, 2015
Posted in deals

$100 off on the A6000. A7s for $1,799.

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A6000

The A6000 got a $100 price drop on all US stores like Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. The A600 double zoom lens kit also got a $100 off via FocusCamera on Amazon (Click here). Let’s hope this means the A6xxx/Axxx is really coming soon!

You get a $700 off on that grey imported with 1 year seller warranty Sony A7s sold by Electronicsvalley on eBay (Click here).

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Sony US lens deal reminder:

A special full overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).And those are the savings in detail and with direct link to three major US stores:

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

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September 6, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII tests: Trick to save battery life at Fred Miranda. Scary review conclusion at DigitalKamera.

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Sony A7Rii Buffer Test, RAW and all Jpeg formats in High Continuous Mode by Jason Lanier

Fred Miranda:There is a way to turn OFF the monitor LCD using a custom button. This method will turn off both EVF and Monitor and save battery life.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1384552

Florian:The well know review portal digitalkamera.de (Martin Vieten is one of their reviewers) has tested the A7RII together with the 1.8/55 and they found out that it perform massively worse in the corners with the A7RII compared to the A7R. Wide open the resolution drops as low as 32 lp/mm and only gets back to the level of the A7R at around f4!!!
MTF and full review can be found here:
http://www.digitalkamera.de/Meldung/Bildqualitaetstest_der_42_Megapixel_Sony_Alpha_7R_II_mit_1_8_55_Zeiss/9614.aspx

Kolarivision Sony A7R II with Leica M Lenses: Coming Soon (Diglloyd).
Test at German Chip.de.

New Photographyblog A7rII with EF lens tests:
http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/sony_a7r_ii_canon_ef_11_24mm_f4_photos/
http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/sony_a7r_ii_canon_ef_24_70mm_f2_8_photos/
http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/sony_a7r_ii_sigma_24_35mm_f2_photos/

3D-Kraft “Early in the morning in Hamburg’s Hafencity”
Vimeo (playable in 1080p, 4K download available): https://vimeo.com/137224849
YouTube (playable also in 1440p and 2160p): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrOIix3_Css

A7rII store links:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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September 6, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Иван Павлов‎ (SonyAlphaForum).
Batis 1.8/85 and Sony A7

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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