October 2, 2012
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Vote the cameras that Sony should release for 2013!

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A week ago I asked SAR readers to send me a list of camera suggestions. I simplified your very long wishlist in a few type of cameras to realize that poll. Please be aware that we are not going to talk about the details of the single camera yet (like price, features and so on). For now the only goal is to understand what type of camera you would need from Sony. Please be honest. Vote the camera you would really buy knowing that some of the options will be very pricey! Thanks!

Select the kind of future Sony camera you would consider to buy (you can select mroe of them):

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Ask your friends to participate the poll! More votes we have more Sony will listen….hopefully!

Note: because you can select more than one camera the sum of the percentage will be over 100%. A percentage of lets’ say 43% close to one of the options means that 43% of all single voters that participated selected that specific option.

October 1, 2012
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New Ikelite housing for the RX100.

It’s not an Alpha nor a NEX camera but many SAR readers do own that little germ. And if you are a diver than you may be interest to know that Ikelite announced a new RX100 housing. You can get more news about it at Divephotoguide. And the big and much more expensive brother, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 got a hands-on at Trustedreviews.

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

October 1, 2012
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(UPDATED) NEX-5n with lens for $419!

UDPATE: The NEx-5n with kit lens for $419 deal is now dead. You can still get the NEX-5n body for $369 only at Adorama (Click here).

Deals reminder:
The SLT rebates in US has been extended til November and you can see a full overview of the deals at Amazon US (Click here). The NEX deal Overview can be seen here at Amazon (Click here). And the NEX-5n is indeed the most sold mirrorless camera of the moment (ranking here). NEX-C3 bodies for $244 on sale at BigValue (Click here).

October 1, 2012
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And here is the full Sony-Olympus press meeting!

As you know the big news on the end of the last week was the official Sony and Olympus partnership announcement. Today there was a press meeting in Tokyo and you can read more about it at  DC.watch (translation here). It is the medical business from Olympus that Sony wants most but of course there will be implication in the camera division too. The press conference confirmed that both companies will seek collaboration. Sony will supply sensors to Olympus while Olympus will supply lens and mirrorless technology and knowledge.If google translation didn’t fool me than it’s also clear that many components for future mirrorless cameras will be developed together. It is Sony’s interest to sell Micro Four Thirds sensor and not to make Olympus quit from the system.

I think Olympus can add an immense value to the NEX system by may making High Quality Zuiko lenses for it. Don’t think Olympus will make NEX cameras for now. Or do you really want an E-moun PEN? :)

October 1, 2012
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Sony: There is no need to lower the price of the A99.


Lesnumeriques (translation here) interviewed Mr. Takashi Yasuda from Sony. The main talk was about the new Sony A99 and when asked about the competition and their price he said that “we believe that the Alpha 99 is well positioned and have no intention of facing competitors in the field of 24×36 reflex at discounted prices.“. But he also adds to the end that it is the market that will decide if the price is correct.

As you know Nikon/Canon recently announced their first low price FF cameras, the Nikon D600 (here on eBay) and the Canon 6D. While the A99 has manu unique features there may be a need to make a cheaper A95 version to compete against the mentioned FF cameras.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

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