September 22, 2011
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Sony Tidbits


IFA 2011: Highlights Digital Imaging von Sony

Sony UK Announce Sony Alpha Live Days (ePhotozine).

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8 now supports the NEX-C3, A35 and Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 (Download ad Apple).

Compact System Camera Image Quality (Luminous Landscape).

Sony Alpha A55 + Sony SAL 35mm f1.8 DT SAM  video made by KeanHui Photographer.

Sony A35 review at Shutterbug.

Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…(Photoclubalpha).

Exclusive: IFA 2011 Photography Coverage (Megapixel).

There is long review on Slovak photo web about A35. Language is only Slovak, but there is plenty of pictures and video as well.

A35 High ISO Testing at SonyAlphaLab.

 

September 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

Is the Nikon V1 really better than the Sony NEX-5n? (I say no!)

Pocket Lint (Click here) compared the Nikon V1 versus the Sony NEX-5n and comes to the conclusion that the V1 is actually better. I want to hear you’re comments on that. My opinion on  that? Some of their points are really weird. But let’s start the discussion to see why Pocket Lint may be right (or wrong).

P.S.: Engadget compared the Sony NEX-C3 and the new Nikon J1 sensor size comparison (Scroll the article to see the image). And there is a ISO comparison at Focus Numerique.

September 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

NEX-5n news roundup…

Sony Nex 5n on a Cinestar 6 from GravityShots.com on Vimeo.

As you know I own the Sony NEX-5n but sadly I had no time to test it as I am really busy travelling across Europe for work reasons. I can give you only a short impression, Ergonomomy, Usability and Touchscreen are really NOT good for my needs. But the image quality, the peaking mode are amazing + the combo with the Nokton 35mm f/1.4 is amazing. Will write a short review as soon as I am back at home next week! And below you can read a couple of new NEX-5n related news:

There is a full NEX-5n review at DC.watch. It’s in japanese but you cans till look at the pictures :)

Dpreview is already showing NEX-5N images on their comparison tool. As you see the NEX-5n does an amazing job at High-ISO!!!

New image samples at Outbackphoto.

The “clicking” issue has been reported to Sony engineering (See https://forum.sel.sony.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=10944) and the Sony China store removed the order option.

And here are the NEX-5n order links. But I suggest you to wait for Sony fixing the Clicking issue(!): Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

September 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-7 videos and news.

Cnet Asia (Click here) first take: “The Sony Alpha NEX-7 is a more advanced camera which could appeal to seasoned users with its manual controls and upgraded features such as a proper hotshoe and built-in viewfinder. Additionally, Sony’s currently limited lens lineup will also be seeing some new introductions later this year that include a promising Carl Zeiss-branded 24mm F1.8 prime and a 55-210mm telephoto zoom. A better selection of lenses could help this camera overcome its high price tag.”

Leica M9 versus Sony NEX-7 at Echenique (Click here): “Based on specs alone, the Sony NEX-7 looks poised to topple the Leica M9 as the King of the Street Shooters, but there are other factors to be considered which cannot be done until I get an actual production camera in my hands. Ergonomics, image quality, shutter noise, AF speed and card writing speed are among the technical issues that remain to be tested. Leica also has a long and storied history having been the camera of choice for many of the greatest photographers of the last 60+ years.

Cgarrard at Alphamountworld (Click here) said: “I didn’t have long with the NEX-7 (i.e.-NEXIE), but what time I had with the interface intrigued me. I came away thinking Ill need much more time with it in order to have a final say on the interface/menu but my first impression was pretty positive. I figure as soon as I dig into the manual and configure all the custom controls to my liking, the NEXIE is going to really be a nice tool to use.

Ein Blick auf die NEX-7 (Fotointern). Tri-dial navigation on youtube. German Hands-on video at IFA berlin on youtube.

Click those direct NEX-7 search links to preorder the camera Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

September 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony A77 news roundup (A77 shipping started!)


Les Numeriques (Click here) tested the new Sony A77 and earns a rating of five stars (the maximum possible).

The Sony Alpha 77 (P)review at Thistonybridge (Click here): “Put another way, this is a camera for every photographer, regardless of their expertise or experience. Sony have taken a long time getting the successor to the mighty A 700 out to the market, but to my mind, the wait has been well worth it.

Sony A77 unboxing pics at Mobile01 (Click on the green links to see the pictures).

The first taiwan A77 owner can be seen here at Mobile01 :) And it looks like that also Sony UK is shipping the first A77 cameras! Check at Dpreview forum.

Full Sony A77 preorder links:

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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