January 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

List of new Sony Cybershot compact cameras (no NEX-SLT announcement yet).

As expected Sony will not announce any NEX or SLT camera yet. This is the list of compact cameras that will be announced for the CES show that starts on Monday:

  • DSC-H200: 20MP, 26x zoom
  • DSC-W710: 16MP, 5x zoom
  • DSC-W730: 16MP, 8x zoom
  • DSC-TF1: rugged, 16MP, 4x zoom
  • WX80: 20MP, 8x zoom, Wi-Fi
  • Sony will announce also a dozen of new camcorders and some new accessories

But as I told you before major NEX and SLt announcements may be made in a few weeks from now for the CP+ show in Japan!

via Photorumors.

January 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sony TidBits

Sony SLT-A99V Slow Motion Test from Troy Gleason on Vimeo.

Sony related news:
Sony NEX-6 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Sony HVL-F60M Flash review at ThePhoBlographer.
Already $3,000 off on the F5 at Bhphoto (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 one year on (Soundimagesplus).
Sony NEX-6 test at Asahi.
New housing for the A99 at Equinoxhousings.

Readers mails:
Winston:Here is a vacation video that I shot with the NEX-7, A77 and HX9V.  If you ever get a chance to visit Wyoming, I think you’ll want to keep going back. https://vimeo.com/53995443 The NEX-7 and A77 were handheld, the HX9V mounted in the hood of the car. Also, while I wish the A99 was priced lower, I can’t help but think that a great value the A57/18-135mm combination was at $750 U.S.
Alex:I would like to send you a quick test of a Ride in Vienna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_WfcRWKOoY Settings where 170°, 1080p 30p, no steadyshot and put in the underwater housing.
Gangrenous:Picture taken with a Nex-7 and now Editors’ Choice at 500px http://500px.com/photo/6835708
Riaan:Can the Sony A77 shoot good video in low light conditions? Well, you decide (video shot entirely on Sony A77): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75WgBnL044
Rob:Hello, I’ve been shooting with a Sony A55 for quite some time now, refining my technique.  There are many things I like about the A55, but as I’ve transitioned into larger amounts of video work, the lack of fully manual controls has been frustrating.  Despite this, I believe you can still shoot excellent video with the A55, if you know how to use it, how it’s running itself, and some of the workarounds for greater creative control.  Having the camera set the shutter speed and ISO takes out much of the guesswork for those just getting into video, but obviously doesn’t allow as much flexibility down the line.  I find that generally the camera does a decent job of choosing a proper ISO and shutter speed under most lighting conditions.  There are situations (challenging lighting, concerts, etc…) where the A55 and it’s lack of manual controls comes up wanting, but for a body that you can find used for under $500 now, I think it’s a great value.
I recently completed work on a music video, shot at Garden of the Gods in Colorado as well as a mansion just outside of Boulder.  All video was shot with my Sony A55, 18-55 kit lens and Minolta 50/1.7 prime.  
The A55, while not ideal for video, still turns out great results if you know how to use it properly.  Here’s the link to my video for Useful Jenkins from Mankato, MN.  The song is called “Waitin to Die”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ2E5AaOJNY
Mattia:Let me share with you my last video, this time the weather was fine and the results IMHO are pretty nice! Shot on Nex 5N, with Smartslider Pro 560, Leica M Lenses (Summicron 90 and 35mm), Vidatlantinc anamorphic filter, Canon FD 300mm F4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-T2eYB71g
Winston:Here is a vacation video that I shot with the NEX-7, A77 and HX9V.  If you ever get a chance to visit Wyoming, I think you’ll want to keep going back. https://vimeo.com/53995443 The NEX-7 and A77 were handheld, the HX9V mounted in the hood of the car. Also, while I wish the A99 was priced lower, I can’t help but think that a great value the A57/18-135mm combination was at $750 U.S.

January 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

Still working on the NEX FF rumor…

I am working on a triple front. The NEX cameras and lens rumors, the SLT cameras and lens rumors and the new Full Frame Mirrorless system. I already shared you some info about the first two fronts. The NEX-7m, the new Zeiss premium zoom and on the SLT front I told you about the four new A mount lenses and new entry level SLT that will arrive within the next few months.

And now the NEX FF: There is no news yet. I have been told Sony still has not decided the exact time frame for the official release. It all depends from the ongoing testing work. They are now testing two prototypes, one with 24Megapixel and one with 30-32 Megapixel sensor. Both sensors have new features and phase detection pixels on sensor. The AF performance is one of the key technologies Sony want to improve. The tested sensors are part of  a new generation of Sony sensors. I have no info yet if the 30-32 Megapixel sensor will be used by Sony exclusively or shared with Nikon. Also the viewfinder tech is being elaborated and will be different from what we have seen until now. Anyway, not much news yet but I guess that soon Sony will decide how the final NEX FF should be. And by than I hope I can share you some bits about it!

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January 3, 2013
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Yet Another Sony RX1 Review

Good morning Ladies and Gentleman. Sony’s little full frame gem gets review after reviews. The Sony RX1 (price & specs), the world’s smallest digital full-frame camera, and its high quality 35mm f/2.0 Carl Zeiss T* coated lens are getting all the rage by photographers looking out for superior image quality in a compact body.  This time I feature a (short) video by digitalcameraworld. If you prefer to read, they have a transcript of the video.

Have also a look at the cute Gariz leather half cases for the Sony RX1!

Sony RX1 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

[via DCW]

January 3, 2013
Posted in deals

New US deal: free 16mm lens on NEX cameras.

 

 

You can get a free 16mm pancake lens on the purchase of a selected list of NEX cameras at Adorama (Click here). And three more Sony deals got extended until February:
1) Sony NEX-F3K super bundle at Amazon (Click here).
2) Save up to $300 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras at Amazon (Click here).
3) Save up to $100 on Select Sony NEX Compact System Cameras at Amazon (Click here).

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