July 28, 2015
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Amazon US makes it clear what your rights are when buying Sony refurbished stuff.

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It was often not 100% clear what your rights are when buying refurbished stuff at Amazon. Luckily they now added that special graph showing what kind of guarantee you get. You have that epxlanation on many Sony products I am going to list here (sometimes with additional link to same auction on eBay):

Sony A6000 with 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony 24-70mm FE lens for $799 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A5100 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $469 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A5000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at eBay (Click here).
Sony A7r for $1299 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7 for $829 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7s for $1899 at eBay (Click here).

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July 28, 2015
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Sony A7rII vs Sony A7 shutter sound comparison! And camera now shipping in UK.

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If you own the very laud Sony A7r than you may be really interested how much more silent the new A7rII shutter is. Check out the video above!

And two readers from UK confirmed that they will get their A7rII preorder from Wex UK on July 30 already! Damn lucky guys those brits! But hey, there is no sun there so let them enjoy the camera as first :)

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 28, 2015
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Sony enters the Drone Business with the new company “Aerosense”.

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Well I guess soon SAR will have to talk a bit about Drone Cameras too! Sony officially announced their new “Aerosense” company that will focus on Drone development. It may be possible that they will even use E-mount cameras on those. The QX1 E-mount camera is already used for this. For example on that Skywalker 1900 (here on eBay).

This is the official press text from Sony:

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Mobile Communications Inc. (“Sony Mobile”: President and CEO Hiroki Totoki) and ZMP Inc. (“ZMP”: CEO Hisashi Taniguchi) have agreed to collaborate on the development and launch of enterprise solutions using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles for image capture combined with cloud-based data processing. Sony Mobile and ZMP will jointly found “Aerosense Inc.,” a new company slated to be incorporated in early August of this year.

Sony’s camera, sensing, telecommunications network, and robotics technologies will be leveraged alongside ZMP’s automated driving and robotics technologies together with their business experience in industrial fields. Aerosense Inc. will combine these assets and develop comprehensive solutions that meet needs including measuring, surveying, observing, and inspecting. It will aim to roll out these services for enterprise customers beginning in 2016.

Sony Mobile is proactively engaging in new business creation initiatives, with a particular focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. This joint venture represents a part of this push into IoT, as Sony strives to provide its customers with additional value by developing and managing total package cloud solutions.

ZMP’s stated mission is “Robot of Everything: To create a safe, fun and comfortable lifestyle with robotics technology.” In line with this, ZMP has developed its automated driving technology and put it into use in various fields. To date these solutions have been limited to the ground; with this joint venture, ZMP will take to the skies and apply its expertise in an entirely different realm, as it aims to create new services that were not possible on land.

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July 28, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Shot on Sony A7s-Syrian refugees stranded on the Italy-Austria border
from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

No more photos of public buildings in Europe? (TheNakedCamera).
Lack of GPS Function in Sony’s New Cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
The BMX get’s an Artist! PAINT by Sony (ActionCameraRumors).

Jesse:I had shot a short film entirely on a Sony a7s. Luckily, it had also won a local film festival here in San Francisco. I’ve also attached two separate links of the short film below for your viewing. https://vimeo.com/jessetugas/thewalk or http://youtu.be/OfF9CMhKC-g

Winston:Large portions of tonight’s season finale of VICE on HBO season 3 were shot on Sony a7s, including some of the interviews and the open sequence inside the Kremlin: https://youtu.be/zZpOOACeg0s

Alexandre:I wanted to share with you this new article reporting my visit yesterday at the Bangkok Car Show; I shot beautiful thai models of the Bangkok Auto Salon 2015 (Car Show) with my Sony A7R, the Zeiss lens FE55mm1.8 and the flash F43M. I shot at aperture F1.8 most of the time to have a shallow depth of field and a nice bokeh in the background.
http://traveljournalist.com/bangkok-car-show-girls-auto-salon-2015-thailand/

Pascal:I have just written a 2-part review of the Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM. Part 1 is a technical review and part 2 is more artistic with comparisons with other 50mm lenses in its class.
http://pleineouverture.net/2015/06/18/zeiss-c-sonnar-1-550-un-point-de-vue-theorique/
http://pleineouverture.net/2015/06/25/zeiss-c-sonnar-1-550-le-contrepoint-artistique/

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July 27, 2015
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Refurbished Sony’s: A7r for $1299 and A7 for $829.

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The price of the Sony refurbished cameras went down and here are the new deals:
Sony A7r for $1299 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7 for $829 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7s for $1899 at eBay (Click here).

And there is also one FE lens:
Sony 24-70mm FE lens for $799 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

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