August 13, 2012
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Sony A55 get’s hacked!

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The Hacker “someone” released the first Sony A55 hack! More info at EosHD forum: “The patcher app is able to overcome the A55 firmware encryption and is the basis for adding bitrate patches and new menu options later on. The NEX 5 patcher I also believe is coming later.

If the hacker managed to hack the A55 than I am sure he will soon do it with the A65 and A77 too. And maybe also with the future A99!

UPDATE: EosHD is collecting the donations for the hacker at http://www.nex-hack.com/index.php/forum/12-hacking-project-general/

August 13, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) A “chinese” oracle about the A99 (and A77 firmware)

Here are more A99 rumors from a “Chinese” source. It’s not one of my top trusted sources but that source has been right in the past too. Some of the info you read have been already posted on SAR last week. This is the original “Chinese oracle” text:

1. The A99 has special look on the front side, and the back side looks like the A77.
2. The A99 has an improved and huge Translucent Mirror.
3. Auto Focus Module built-in af point everywhere, you will **NOT** see 102 points, cuz many points are hidden
4. there is no built-in flash
5. All a77’s shortcomings have improved, such as response time and focus precision, high-ISO noise reduction which can be improved via firmware
6. there are pair of slots, not CF nor XQD
7. a99’s new grip will like the pentax’s grip (here on eBay). It uses the electronic connector, i think that is for the water prove and you can put 3 battery in it, for a longer video recording time.

One more info: The new firmware of a77 will release out after A99 announcement , will be out this year, is expected in October.

via Sonysdf.com.

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 12, 2012
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(SR3) Multiple Sony announcements? NEX on August 28th and A99 in mid September?

Good Morning dear SAR readers!

Hope you had a nice weekend, I am back from the mountain trip and checking my mails for new rumors. One of the things I am trying to find out is the announcement date and actually it appears that Sony will have multiple announcements! One source said the NEX cameras and lenses are going to be announced on August 28th while the A99 and A-mount lenses may be announced in mid September.

I ask my sources if they can confirm or deny that circumstance. Thanks!

Another message to sources: Please be patient. I got many rumors in these last weeks but I usually try to doublecheck the info to avoid bigger mistakes. And now back to A99 and NEX rumor work…. :)

P.S.: Remind you to join the super nice SAR community on Facebook (Click here).

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 12, 2012
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300mm f/2.8 lens officially discontinued at Sonystore. Replacement coming soon…

Sonystore US now marked the 300mm lens as “No Longer Available”. There are still two left at Amazon (Click here) but the replacement of the lens should be announced within the next few weeks…maybe along two other zooms the 70-200mm and 70-400mm lens.

P.S.: The RX1oo has already 71(!) user reviews on Amazon and only four of them negative (click here to read them all).

August 12, 2012
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NEX hack: 46Mbit bitrate in 1080p possible?

Sony NEX hack by Someone 1.00 from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

EosHD posted the video you see here on top to explain the possible future NEX camera hack. The author (and not the hacker!) of EosHD speculates that “46Mbit on the older NEX 5 without too much trouble and it is still early days yet, so we could see stuff like intra-frame recording and improvements to HDMI out, or even 4:2:2 colour in MP4 mode and higher resolutions.

Please don’t get too exited about this now. It’s all speculation and imagination now. Let’s see if the hacker group will succeed in releasing a real hacked firmware with lots of new features. I would be certainly happy because this means we would not have to wait for Sony to improve our NEX (and maybe SLT) cameras. And don’t forget that APP support is coming wih the next NEX camera…this is also a good news :)

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