June 28, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Two Hasselblad compacts and a new A-mount DSLR coming this year.

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Back at Photokina in September Hasselblad also showed this design based on a Sony A-mount camera. And Hasselblad posted two job offers (one and two) that discloses the timing for the camera release:

“You will be responsible for the worldwide sales of consumer-oriented line of Hasselblad products starting with a mirrorless Lunar and followed already this year with 2 compact cameras and a DSLR.”

and…

“We have set extremely high targets for 2013 with planned releases of at 3 new cameras and supporting camera accessories, and we need more talent to help us on this exciting journey.”

I hope the new A-mount camera will be more than just a luxurious version of the A99 or A77! P.S.: I guess Hasselblad will do an SLT and not a DSLR.

Note: The recent Hasselblad Lunar sales disappeared from the Amazon US site. And since then I haven’t found any Lunar for sale. Let me know if you find them!The only Lunar related product I found for sale is the German prospekt :)

via Photorumors.

June 27, 2013
Posted in reviews

Both Zeiss Touit NEX lenses get tested on DxOmark.

DxOmark (Click here) just published the full Zeiss Touit lens tests. They write:

“The two new Touits from ZEISS live up to our expectations. On the Sony NEX-7, both lenses are very good indeed, excellent even, but the high price is likely to give potential purchasers pause for thought. “

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.

June 27, 2013
Posted in deals, reviews

Closer look on the RX1R and RX100R image quality. And full US, Canada, UK, and Europe pricing and preorder list.

noise performance graph by Techradar.

 

Finally we have pricing and preorders options for Canadians and Europeans too. Here is the updated preorder list:

RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.

RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.

Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.

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Image quality:

Sony RX1:
It’s Dpreview (Click here) that gives us a good idea of how much sharpness you gain with the absence of the Anti Aliasing filter on the RX1R. They write:

“The RX1R does seem to offer a genuine (albeit not enormous) increase in resolution over the RX1.”

As you can see from their comparison you gain a little sharpness. Certainly not reason enough to switch to the RX1R if you already own the RX1.

Sony RX100MII:
Techradar (Click here) is the first website having published a full camera review. They write:

“We were excited to test out the Sony RX100 Mark II’s new backlit sensor, and both our labs results and real-world samples indicate that Sony has made some significant improvements to the performance of the sensor, making it an incredibly useful camera to use in low light.”

Imaging Resource: Example of RX100 (image here) vs RX100MII (image here).
Sample Gallery at Dpreview.
The RX100MII definitely shows a better image quality!

June 26, 2013
Posted in news

Sony RX1R and RX100MII officially announced!

 

Preorders:
RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.

Hot info:
RAW RX1R vs RX1 image comparison at Dpreview.
Sony’s claims up to 40% higher sensitivity for the new RX100 II

Hands-on and previews:
RX1R at Techradar, Dpreview, Imaging Resource, ThePhoBlographer, Photographyblog, Engadget,
RX100 II at Techradar, Dpreview, ePhotozine, Imaging Resource, ThePhoBlographer, Photographyblog, Engadget,

Image samples:
RX1R at Dpreview,
RX100 II at Dpreview,

Videos:
RX1R at SGNL (youtube),
RX100 II at SGNL (youtube), Cnet (Lori Grunin), Chip.de (German).

Press text:
RX1 at Dpreview, ThePhoBlographer, Cnet, DSLRmagazine (spanish), Focus Numerique (French), ePhotozine, LeMondeDeLaPhoto (French), Photoscala (German),
RX100 II at Dpreview, Cnet, DSLRmagazine (spanish), Focus Numerique (French), ePhotozine, LeMondeDeLaPhoto (French), Photoscala (German),
Sony HVL-F43M flash with Multi Interface Shoe, video lamp at Dpreview, ePhotozine, ThePhoBlographer,

June 26, 2013
Posted in deals

Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM in Stock at BHphoto and in UK.

 

For the first time the new Zeiss lens is in Stock in US via BHphoto (Click here) and in UK on eBay (Click here). A top lens for a …top price :)  Such a high quality lens is certainly welcome not only your current A-mount camera…but also on the future 36+ Megapixel Mirrorless A-mount cameras! More Zeiss preorders are available at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK, Amazon DE and Technikdirekt DE. In Asia it is in Stock at Digitalrev and on eBay.

Reminder: The Sony camera and lens deals will be over soon (on Saturday) grab them at Amazon (Click here and see the “Sony Deals” section) or BHphoto (Click here).

 

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