August 1, 2015
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Super CashBack action at Sony Australia!

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There is a new big Cashback action at Sony Australia (Click here to read the details) and at CameraPro (Click here).

Europe deals:
Cashback at Amazon UK (Click here).
Sony DSC-RX100M3 : 50€ de remise immédiate at Amazon France (Click here).
Save 10% on the following lenses by using the coupon code “SONYALPHA7″at checkout. Please be sure to select the original Amazon sold item and not a third party reseller from the following links:
Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).

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August 1, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII tests by Cinema5D, EosHD and more…

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Cinema5D tested the video capability of the camera and writes:

We did test the dynamic range and found there’s about 12.3 stops of dynamic range on the Sony A7RII. So that’s very nice. The A7S does about 11.8 in 4K (with an external recorder) and the Sony FS7 goes up to 12.4 in our tests.
It is amazing though to see this kind of quality recorded internally in such a small camera body. And the A7S was recorded in ProRes, so the XAVC-S codec on the A7RII is certainly doing a god job here. Wow!

EosHD writes:

The 5 axis stabilised 42MP sensor appears at first glance to be a game changer. I have never known such a well balanced, high performance chip. It looks significantly less noisy at first glance than the Canon 5DS. I say Canon have a lot of catching up to do.

More A7rII tests:
First shots with sony a7RII – S-log2 – 35mm (Youtube).
Sony α7R II review – DAY 2: 4K VIDEO MODES, DYNAMIC RANGE AND PICTURE PROFILES TEST (Youtube).
Test shots by Matthias Walter on Flickr.

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 31, 2015
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Sony A3000 has new low price record and sells hot at Amazon!

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The cheapest E-mount camera with kit lens you can buy just got a lot cheaper! You get it for $245 at Amazon US (Click here). And it’s now again ruling the mirrorless salea at Amazon (ranking here).

Refurbished deals Reminder:
Sony A6000 with 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony 24-70mm FE lens for $799 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A5100 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $469 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A5000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $349 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lens for $619 at eBay (Click here).
Sony A7r for $1299 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7 for $829 at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here).
Sony A7s for $1899 at eBay (Click here).

Tamron A-Mount lens deals:
$120 off on the Tamron 70-200mm lens (Click here)
$80 off on the Tamron 150-600mm lens (Click here)
$100 off on the Tamron 24-70mm lens (Click here)
$120 off on the Tamron 70-200mm macro lens (Click here)
$60 off on the Tamron 16-300mm lens (Click here)
$210 off on the Tamron 90mm macro lens (Click here)
$120 off on the Tamron 10-24mm lens (Click here)
$130 off on the Open Box Tamron 10-24mm lens (Click here)
$140 off on the Tamron 28-75mm lens (Click here)
$100 off on the Tamron 18-270mm lens (Click here)
$130 off on the Tamron 70-300mm lens (Click here)
$210 off on the Tamron 90mm macro lens (Click here)
$220 off on the Tamron 17-50mm lens (Click here)

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July 31, 2015
Posted in rumors

First Sony A7rII High ISO comparison with A7r and Canon 5dmarkIII.

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Jon Roberts (jonroberts.co.uk) posted a full High ISO A7rII-A7r-5dMarkII comparison chart at SonyAlphaForum (Click here). Full size image can also be seen on Flickr. Add your A7rII impressions on the official SonyAlphaForum A7rII impressions thread!

Question: So what do you think about the A7rII High ISO performance? And more importantly, why should anyone buy a Canon now? LOL :)

More A7rII tidbits:
A7R II – universal solution, lens challenge (David Kilpatrick).
A7rII German Help Guide (pdf here).
new unboxing video by John Roberts on Youtube.
Plenty of new A7rII test videos by Wayne’s got G.A.S. on Youtube.

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 31, 2015
Posted in news

Sony books highest Q1 profit since 2007. Also forecasts it will sell more cameras than expected!

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Sony is boldly black to black and booked the highest Q1 profit since 2007!  You can read the full new financial report here: sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/library/er.html. And there is also very good news on the digital camera business front: Sony revised the forecast and expects an “increase in unit sales of digital cameras”. It’s the first time since many years that I read that Sony expects to sell more “units”! The merit likely goes to the new RX, HX and E-mount cameras.
Reminder for German readers: Today you save 10% on the following lenses by using the coupon code “SONYALPHA7″at checkout. The action ends on midnight. Please be sure to select the original Amazon sold item and not a third party reseller from the following links:
Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 FE lens (Click here).
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