September 1, 2012
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Sony RX100 news and reviews roundup!

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There is a new MagFilter for the RX100. You can find the full specs and price info at Amazon (Click here).
Focus Numerique (Translation here) completed the RX100 test. Sony RX100 Studio Sample Photos at Photographyreview. The RX100 for street photography at Thef8blog.

RX100 in Stock status: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

September 1, 2012
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Super $370 discount on the NEX-7!

In one year I never saw any price drop on the NEX-7. And now there is that huge $370 price drop via BigValue on eBay US (Click here). The normal price would be $1199 (here at Amazon). It’s available in limited quantity only. There is no such huge deal in Europe. the cheapest price I found is at Pixmania eBay (Click here).

also posted on AlphaCameraDeals (Thanks to the anonymous sender!).

September 1, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony 16mm for NEX marked as “previous model”

Sony UK marked the 16mm pancake as “Previous Model”. I haven’t heard of any new version of the lens but you never know what’s in Sonys mind…

More 16mm store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 31, 2012
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USA: Zeiss for NEX back in Stock.


Almost exactly one year ago Sony launched the high quality Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount lens. And at least in US that lens is still hard to find in Stock (and for the normal price!). You can now get a couple of them with Filter and Cleaner kit via Beachcamera eBay (Click here). There is no way to get it for less. Right now the price is $1249 at Amazon (Click here).

Also today the NEX-5R didn’t manage to get significant preorders at Amazon (here is the ranking). My guess is that most of us are waiting for the new NEX-6 which features a 2,4k integrated viewfinder and for the rest the exactly same specs as the new NEX-5R.

August 31, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Price of the body only is around $2,800. Big announcement day on September 12th!

On top: Real Sketch of the A99.

Trusted sources confirmed that the price of the A99 body only should be around 2800 Euro/Dollars. There will be slightly variations form country to country but this is the price you should expect! This is about 600 Euro/Dollar cheaper than the Canon 5DmarkIII (price and specs here) and $200 cheaper than the Nikon D800 (price and specs here). Sources told me this is really a unique camera as it is definitely the best hybrid stills and video Full Frame camera they have ever tested. What you should expect is not only a nice camera but a full system with plenty of useful and innovative accessories!

These are the specs we posted a couple of days ago:

  • 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!

Important: 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!

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