September 26, 2013
Posted in deals, reviews

QX10 in Stock and selling well. But engadet says it’s fantastic and impractical :)

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The QX10 is in Stock and the QX100 will ship on October 15 according to Amazon US (Click here). And the QX10 is selling quite fine if you look at Amazon’s overall ranking (here). But does the gadget actually do the job? Engadget posted the full QX review and they say it’s both a fnatastic and impractical tool:

“It’s possible that the new technique will feel natural over time, but why bother? Serious photographers need a serious camera, and the QX100, as much as we wanted to like it, is not a serious camera.”

Time will tell if the QX LensCameras are succesful or not. For now I can say that I am happy to see Sony bringing some kind of excitement ont he camera market…not only with the QX, but also with the NEX-FF.

QX100 (the RX100MII clone) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on eBay (Click here).
QX10 (black and white) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on eBay (Click here).

September 26, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony will launch a new service program for “PRO” photographers and camera owners.

There are many new High End A and E-mount cameras that will be announced from now on. And trusted sources confirmed that Sony will also launch a new “PRO Service” for photographers and Sony camera owners. The details of the program are not known yet but it could include a hotline phone number, a fast repair service, and so on. One of my sources told me that one of the goal is to make it easy for Canon and Nikon Pro’s to switch over to Sony.

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September 26, 2013
Posted in news

Sony answers about A-mount future.

I always told you that A-mount would continue and that there is likely a lot of exciting stuff coming in early 2014. But it’s great to get a direct feedback from Sony on that matter. SAR reader Brad got the following mail from Sony:

Thank you for contacting Sony Support. I understand that your concern is regarding the A-mount being replaced by the E-mount system. The A-mount units have always been the flagship ever since the release of the very first Sony Alpha camera. Much like the Single Lens Translucent (SLT) technology, the E-mount system is an innovation, introduced to further expand our interchangeable lens line, and in no way a replacement for the A-mount system. Rest assured that we will further develop the A-mount system together with the E-mount, introducing new technology and upgrading features. We will continue to expand our lens and accessory selection, as well as better the functions of the cameras to adapt to our customers growing needs and wants. We currently do not have advanced information on the release of cameras, lenses and accessories, as well as software and firmware updates. Sony Electronics only releases full product and support information at the same time it is officially released to the marketplace by our Marketing Department. However, some limited advanced information is often published in various magazine articles. You may also check the Sony Support and Sony Store website below for news and updates in the future.

That’s really THE answer we needed from Sony. Thanks!

September 25, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony FDR-AX1 – First Look Review

New Nauticam housing for the NEX-5T.
Sony NEX-7 with New Voigtlander 50mm F1.5 – Sample Images at RomeoColombo.
NEX-6 + Lens Turbo + ZE 50mm 1.4 + ZE 18mm 3.5 – sample shots at Zacharyemerick.
iPhone 5S Sensor Probably Made by Sony (ImageSensorWorld).
Yasuhara Nanoha Auto Extension Tube Set for Sony NEX Mount at BHphoto (Click here).
RX100II review by SonyAlphaLab.
Playmemories APP article (SonyAlphaLab).
QX10 image samples at Outbackphoto.
F55 will be the main camera to shoot FIFA in 2014 (Pocket-Lint).

Nagendra: “My 365 days photo blog with NEX-3 (the First Gen NEX) has reached its final week. If you get time please go through the blog at http://nklightart.wordpress.com

Mike:since Sony just announced the fs700r https://vimeo.com/73613906

Dino:I wanted to share my review of the Sony a58 as a comparison to the Olympus OMD. I shoot with both cameras and have opted a dual system set up. http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2013/08/an-unfair-comparison-review-of-a58-and.html

Miguel:just wanted to share this timelapse I produced over the course of last year in Hong Kong. Done with Sony A77, rokinon and minolta lenses. Hope you like it. https://vimeo.com/74124193

September 25, 2013
Posted in deals

First QX-10 and QX100 Lenscameras in Stock at Amazon and many eBay US stores.

The new QX modules are finally shipping! Here are the links of stores having them in Stock:
QX100 (the RX100MII clone) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on eBay (Click here).
QX10 (black and white) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on eBay (Click here).

And the QX cameras are already climbing the Amazon rankings (Click here to see). Let’s see if they will reach the top tonight :)

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