September 23, 2013
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10% discount on Sony Europe stores!

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Last weekend the European Sony Stores had a blackout. Sites where offline for a short time. To make it good Sony is now offering a 10% discount on their products! You will have to use the code “SORRYSEP13” when checking out!

Here are the links to Sony Stores (I linked to the RX1 but you can buy what you want):
Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.

Thanks to all SAR readers that warned me about the offer!

September 23, 2013
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Sony A99 price drops at Amazon US (third party reseller) and DE. Also Canon lowers price.

Third party resellers at Amazon are selling the A99 for less than $2,600 (Click here). Price drops are also ongoing in Germany (more here). And Sony isn’t the only one lowering the price of FF cameras. A Canon 5DmarkIII for example can be found for $2,550 on BigValue eBay which is $800 less than the original price. The days are gone when Full Frame cameras did cost a lot of money.

P.S.: I still don’t know the price of the ILCE-9 (E-mount) and A9x (A-mount) cameras but I heard the NEX-9 is likely going to be priced close to $3,000.

September 23, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony A79 and A9x cameras in Store by early 2014?

Short break from NEX-9 and NEX-7r rumors to report a rumor about upcoming A-mount cameras. A source told me that a couple of new A-mount camera will be in Store by early 2014. This includes the A79 and the new A9x (final name not unveiled yet). Both cameras feature brand new Sony sensors (likely 36MP for the A9x) and 4 million dots OLED viewfinders. The major jump forward has been achieved on autofocus speed and accuracy.

The source didn’t unveil when these cameras will be announced but we heard of two Sony announcements to come. One in mid October (NEX-9, NEX-7R, RX10 and ILCE cameras) and on in January (likely for the new A-mount cameras?).

Sony strategy is likely the following: ILC-E-mount cameras like the A3000 will replace the low end A-mount cameras. And future A-mount cameras will focus on the semi pro and pro market.

 

A3000 with lens at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada. In Europe at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.

September 22, 2013
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UPDATED: Image of a Pentax Full Frame DSLR (likely with Sony sensor)?

Pentax could be the second company after Nikon using Sony’s Full Frame sensor. The picture on top shows the FF mirror on a Pentax camera (Source: Xitek). The camera could be announced by End of October.

UPDATE: As I don’t have my own Pentax sources I cannot tell if the rumors is correct or not. although posted on many other site in these days (like Pentaxforums and Photorumors) it seems likely that this camera isn’t coming for now.

September 22, 2013
Posted in deals

$40 off on Rokinon Cine Lens. NEX-3n deal and new 16-70mm shipment date info.

New US deals:
The Rokinon 85mm lens for Alpha or E-mount got a $40 price drop via BuyDig on eBay (Click here). As you know this lens will be compatible with the new Full Frame NEX-9.
NEX-3n with kit lens for $398 at BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Sigma 18-250mm on eBay (Click here).
NEX-5RL White Digital Camera Kit with 16-50mm Lens for $659 on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: The new Zeiss 16-70mm lens will ship in 3-5 weeks according to Amazon (Click here).

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