September 5, 2012
Posted in news

Picture of a modified Sony RX100 ;)

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You got a shock? Don’t worry this is a fake picture and NOT real! A designer from SLRclub created it because he is missing the hot shoe on his Sony RX100. And he added a Silver strip that I personally really like a lot! It makes it look more…elegant. We may should open a contest and let our SAR readers “imagine” how Sony camera should look alike. But first let’s see the real new stuff that is coming soon!

The RX100 rules on Position four of the overall Amazon US camera ranking (Click here)like no other Sony camera we have seen before. RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

RX100 accessory roundup:
I made a short list of accessories in case you need them. Click on the item name (All links to eBay):
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

 

September 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony-Fuji alliance on the viewfinder front (a 1:5000 contrast ratio for the OLED viewfinder)

As you know both the A99 and the NEX-6 will feature a new OLED 2,36k dot viewfinder. Photorumors (found via Fujirumors) reports that Fuji is going to announce a new X-E1 camera tomorrow that will feature exactly the same A99 and NEX-6 viewfinder! The viewfinder has an amazing 1:5000 contrast ratio. Sony is not only sharing their sensor technology to Nikon (speak the D800 for example) to Pentax (upcoming K-3) but also the viewfinder technology. Another step into the complete Sony world domination? :)

Anyway, this means that we have to follow tomorrows Fuji announcement to get an idea of the quality of the viewfinder. The X-E1 will cost almost exactly like the NEX-6 (a bit less than $1000).

Meantime the NEX-7 body price at Amazon remains $1199 (Click here) but it’s is getting lower on eBay. $1099 at Arphoto or $1.119,71 at Bigvalue

 

September 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

UPDATE: This may be the first A99 image samples???

After the National Photographer Michael Yamashita also another Photographer leaked some A99 images. Mr.Mao is a famous photographer working for Sony china. A few days ago he wrote on his blog that he was working with a new Sony DSLR camera in inner Mongolia. Today he published some photos of this trip on his blog (http://photo.renren.com/photo/231884747/album-814057315?curPage=1). The camera name on the EXIF data was deleted.

I can’t post the pictures from a private closed account on SAR. Please use that login to access the account:

user: sonyalpharumors@163.com
pass: sonyalpharumors

After the login click here to see the picture of the photographer with the A99 camera? And the inner Mongolia pictures are here, here and here. If these are really images taken with the A99 you will see them removed within the next couple of hours.

UDPATE: Our reader Torode posted the three pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/O4IPF (Thanks!)

Reminder: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!

September 4, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony already discounts the still to ship NEX-EA50UH


It even didn’t start to ship yet that Sony discounted the price of the NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm from $4200 to $3,599 at BHphoto (Click here).

A deal reminder: $100 discount on SLT cameras at Amazon (Click here).

September 4, 2012
Posted in rumors

New NEX-6 image leaked!

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And here you have the next image of the new Nex-6. The specs you already know. They are the same of the NEX-5R (Click here) with an extra 2359k dot image built-in viewfinder :)

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