July 2, 2013
Posted in rumors

Full Honami leaks roundup…

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This is the first Sony smartphone that shoots Cybershot quality photos too. And the specs and images are leaked on many websites. Xperiablog (Click here) published pictures of the UI and Justamp (Click here) has pics of the real camera.

What could be interesting for us A-E mount camera owners is the new JPG engine that will come along the Honami announcement. It may comes for our cameras too (via firmware update).

July 2, 2013
Posted in deals

Catching up with Sony US deals (Tamron-Sigma-A99-RX100 and more).

I have to catchup with a long list of new Sony deals for US readers. To be always up to date and if you have some deals to share be sure to use DealsRunner.com. Here is the deals list:

1) Sony A99 for $2.327 at Big Value (Click here).
2) $50 off Sony A65 with the (NEW!) DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM II Lens at BHphoto (Click here).
3) Save up to $200 on Sigma lenses for Sony at BHphoto (Click here).
4) Save up to $100 on Tamron lenses for Sony at BHphoto (Click here).
5) $100 off on the Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm Lens at BuyDig (Click here).
6) And here are the ongoing four Amazon deals:
Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha NEX Compact System Camera and Save $100 on the Sony E 55-210mm Lens
Save up to $40 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Handycam Camcorders

Done! Now back to rumor work :)

July 2, 2013
Posted in news

Canon’s new 70D has Dual Pixel AF sensor. Challenges Sony next generation sensor.

As you know Sony will get rid of the SLT tech on all future A-mount cameras. And that will be possible thanks to a new generation of Sony sensors with much improved Phase Detection system. But it looks like the whole world is now moving towards on Sensor Phase Detection autofocus. Today Canon announced their new 70D camera (specs and price at Amazon) having a Dual Pixel AF sensor. On paper this sounds like an incredible piece of tech. Basically every pixel on sensor can fulfill two tasks: Capture the light information for the actual image and be used at the same time to elaborate the phase detection signal. The main advantage of the tech is that you don’t have pixels that get waste for doing one job only. I am curious to see if Sony will have a similar solution or go a completely different route. One thing is sure, on sensor PDAF is what we will see on most future DSLR or Mirrorless cameras.

More about the new Canon AF tech at Dpreview.

July 2, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Surprise: Sony may hint some A-mount news in autumn?

While rumors from trusted sources pointed out that the new A-mount mirrorless cameras (both FF and APS-C!) will hit the worldwide stores in very early 2014 I am now getting some interesting rumors about the announcement date. One source (and second anonymous source) told me that Sony will officially announce the new A-mount cameras in a couple of months already! I don’t know yet if Sony will actually show camera prototypes or just introduce their new A-mount mirrorless philosophy or the real final cameras. I hope the sources reading this can send me some clarification about that.

Overall there is a terrific exciting time ahead of us. New NEX-7 successor and NEX lenses (including fast zoom and 85mm f/1.4 lens). New A-mount mirrorless FF and APS-C cameras and FF lenses. I also got hints about some NEX-FF news. I am working almost any day to spill out as much as I can from all my sources :) I don’t think you will have to wait much to see first camera specs! Stay tuned!

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 1, 2013
Posted in reviews

Zeiss Touit lenses testet by TheCameraStoreTV.

The very friendly and skilled team from TheCameraStoreTV posted that Zeiss Touit lens review. It’s a great video (as usual). Enjoy watching it!

The lenses are in Stock…
in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
and in Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Uk, Amazon FR.

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