August 28, 2012
Posted in news

RAW support for your RX100 ….and leaks the NEX-5R ;)


A SAR reader found that involuntary leak of the NEX-5R while reading the latest RX100 review at PCworld…all I can say is LOL :)

Some new RX100 news:
The many RX100 owners may be happy to know that Adobe (Click here) now supports the RX1oo (link via Outbackphoto). The RX100 popularity can be also notice by reading the huge amount of user reviews on Amazon (Click here to see the list).  A good deal is available via Beach Camera (lot of extras!). First impressions at ThePhoBlographer. And don’t forget that there is a new RX100 filter adapter (Click here)

Hipe you will be online on SAR tomorrow afternoon at 3-4pm London time to follow the NEX-5R announcement!


August 28, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Full NEX-5R specs (announcement tomorrow August 29th)

Tomorrow, August 29th at 3-4pm London time (yes pm and not am!) Sony will announce the new Sony NEX-5R. The NEX-6, A99, VG900 and more stuff will be announced on September 12th. Meanwhile here are the specs of the NEX-5R:

  • 16.1 Mpx APS-C CMOS Exmor sensor
  • New Bionz imaging engine
  • ISO 100 up to 25.600
  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/60p AVCHD 2.0 format
  • PASM shooting and digital zoom support
  • Phase/Contrast Hybrid AF
  • 99 phase detection AF points
  • 25 contrast AF points
  • Continuous AF and AF tracking
  • MF assist
  • Peaking level/color
  • Auto Portrait Framing
  • Self Portrait, Self timer
  • 3 inch tiltable screen (like the one from the NEX-F3)
  • Touch screen LCD with Touch Shutter
  • 15 picture effects
  • 2x Clear Zoom
  • over 400 pics per battery charge
  • takes the optional FDA-EV1S external viewfinder
  • Stereo mic
  • Shutter: 30sec up to 1/4.000
  • Time lag 0.02 sec
  • WiFi
  • Remote control via Application support
  • All the rest is like on the Sony NEX-5n (D-range, Auto HDR and so on)


Stay tuned on SAR: Here is our RSS feed and Twitter stream and the Facebook comunity!

August 27, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) UPDATED: Full A99 specs! To be announced on September 12th.

Picture via Phottix (think it’s the A77)

My colleague from Photorumors and I received exactly the same A99 specs. UPDATE: Added some more specs. Here they are:

  • 24.3 Mpx Full frame CMOS Exmor sensor
  • SLT technology
  • New Bionz imaging engine
  • 14 bit RAW recording
  • 10 fps
  • ISO 100 up to 25.600
  • 50 ISO extended (with lower dynamic range)
  • 102 AF point AF (11 cross).
  • AF range
  • MF assist
  • Dual Phase detection system (with AF phase pixels on sensor)
  • 30 sec and 1/8000 maximum shutter speed
  • Time Lag 0.05 sec.
  • Shutter life guarantee of 200,000 cycles
  • 2.360k OLED electornic viewfinder
  • 3″921k LCD with same tilting system of the A77
  • Full HD video recording at 1920×1080/60p AVCHD format
  • HDMI output
  • Built-in stereo mic
  • Built-in flash with guide number of 12
  • Auto HDR capability
  • New multi-segment low pass filter
  • Photodiode expansion technology
  • Light concentration technology
  • Selective noise reduction
  • Ultrasonic anti dust system
  • In body image stabilization
  • Two memory slots: SD and SD+MS cards
  • USB: 2.0
  • Announced on September 12, 2012
  • Available in stores in late October 2012
  • New accessories to be released with the a99: battery grip, flash, remote control, microphone etc.
  • Very light, weather sealed magnesium alloy body.With 730 g this is the lightest FF body on market!
Most of the specs we already had. What’s new is the shutter info, OLED viewfinder info, the HDMi output, built-in micro and some other info I have to check what it is (Photodiode expansion?).
August 27, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony Helmet camera teaser…

Along all that NEX and SLT stuff Sony will also announce the Sony Helmet camera. With that camera Sony is now entering a very large typ of market dominated by GoPro. I have no specs about those cameras but I have been told that they will blow them away :) Let’s see if that is true! Meantime you can watch that Sony Helmet camera teaser.

August 27, 2012
Posted in deals

RX100 filter adapter and Amazon NEX-5n Gold Box.

Many here on SAR own the superb RX100 camera. If you need a filter adapter for the camera check out the pictures and aluminium solution posted by the German Photo design (Click here). Very smart!

And right now there is a Gold Box Deal on the Sony NEX-5n launched by Amazon itself (Click here). UPDATE: Same deal on BHphoto too (Click here).

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