March 1, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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February 28, 2015
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Updated Open Box A-mount lens rebates at KenMoreCamera.

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A-mount camera owners can buy some of the Open Box lenses on offer ay KenmoreCamera:
$400 off on the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 (Click here).
$300 off on the Sony 28-75mm lens (Click here).
$300 off on the Sony 16mm Fisheye (Click here).
$50 off on the DT18-55mm (Click here).
$150 off on the 2x Teleconverter (Click here).

Adorama:
Special Sony deal page at Adorama (Click here). Check it out!

Amazon:
1) Save Big on Select Sony RX Series Cameras with a Qualifying Trade-in (Click here).
2) Free Premium Jacket Case with the RX100m3 (Click here).
3) Free case with the A7,A7s,A7r cameras (Click here).
4) Up to $200 off on A5000/A5100/A6000 double lens kits (Click here).

Lensbaby:
$70 off on the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens for Sony Alpha A Mount at Adorama and BHphoto.
$70 off on the Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens for Sony Alpha E Mount at Adorama and BHphoto.

Open Box:
Sony A7 and 1 year warranty for $1,150 at Samys (Click here).
Sony A7r and 1 year warranty for $1,849 at Samys (Click here).

Refurbished:
Sony A7 for $1,199 at BeachCamera (Click here).

Grey Imported with US seller warranty:
Sony A7 with kit lens and 1 year warranty for $1,339 at GetDigital (Click here).
Sony A7r and 1 year warranty for $1,644 at 6ave (Click here).
Sony A7s and 1 year warranty for $1,955 at DealsAllYear (Click here).
Sony A7s and 1 year warranty for $2,009 at NY Store ThePixelHub (Click here).
Sony A7s and 5 year warranty for $2,099 at NJaccessory (Click here).

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February 28, 2015
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Sony will no more make CCD sensors. Future is CMOS only.

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Say goodby to the “old” CCD sensor tech. Sony now officially switched all their effort on CMOS sensor development and production only. The news comes via Allied Vision:

“Many in the industry had expected this to happen sooner or later. As you know, CMOS sensors have become more and more popular in the last couple of years. With greatly improved image quality, sensitivity, dynamic range and speeds, they have outpaced CCD technology of late. Sony’s decision is a logical step in that context to provide further capacity for CMOS growth.”

Found via Image Sensor World.

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February 28, 2015
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Sony patent describes QX design tidbits.

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If you want to know how Sony describes the Sony QX concept you can read their full patent here: freepatentsonline.com/8947589.pdf. A small curiosity: They also have the idea to make a square QX camera (image on top).

QX1-QX30 store links
E-mount QX1 in USA at Amazon (Click here), SonyStore US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), FocusCamera (Click here).
E-mount QX1 in Europe at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony ES, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony NO, Sony BE, Sony PT, Sony SE, Sony FI.
E-mount QX1 in Asia at Digitalrev (Click here).
QX30 in USA at Amazon (Click here), SonyStore US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), FocusCamera (Click here).
QX30 in Asia at Digitalrev (Click here).

QX10-QX100 store links
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

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February 27, 2015
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Loxia 35mm finally in Stock in USA!

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A few Loxia 35mm lenses are finally in Stock in USA at FocusCamera (Click here) and Popflash (Click here). Also the Loxia 50mm lens is in Stock at Popflash (Click here)

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