August 16, 2012
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Sony NEX-F3 gets tested by Dpreview!

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Short message to invite you to read the latest DPreview test of the NEX-F3. It earns a well deserved “Silver Award”: “It has great photo quality, a complete set of features, and snappy performance. The only thing I’d recommend is trying one out in person before you buy, as the user interface leaves much to be desired.

NEX-F3 price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 16, 2012
Posted in reviews

Look how the RX100 looks after a truck crash :)

Cheesycam video showing how ND or CPL filters will work when in use on the RX100

If you ever wondered how the RX100 will look “inside” than you might check out the Getdpi Forum (Click here) where Matix shows the pics of his RX100 after being hit by a Truck. Curious: “battery door and flash mechanism can handle it (the truck).”

Now back to a new review report. The well known “Popular Photo” Magazine posted the full RX100 test: “Even though we feel that the camera’s performance might have been better served keeping the pixel count down, we ended up with some great images.” According to their tests the camera takes good pictures from 100 up to 400 ISO. After that the image visibly deteriorates.

Meantime the RX100 remains a super hotseller at Amazon US (ranking here) and Amazon DE (ranking here). These are some direct RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. And the RX100 Gariz case is in Stock in Black on eBay (Click here) and in Brown on eBay (Click here).

August 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

Wrap up: The full NEX camera and lens list. Announcement likely on August 28th.

It looks like the August 28th announcement is mainly a NEX event. The A mount lenses and the A99 could be announced two weeks later in mid September. Here is a wrap up of all info we have from our trusted sources. This is what Sony will announce:

NEX-5R: Looks almost exactly like the NEX-5n and has the flip screen from the NEX-F3. It has a completely newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Phase Detection AF pixels. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. You can surf on Internet with it. Price around $700 with kit lens.
NEX-6: It’s a mini NEX-7 with integrated viewfinder. Compared to the NEX’7 it has an EVF with less resolution and a newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor (with Phase AF pixels?). It has WiFi connectivity. Price between the NEX-5R and NEX-7 (NEX-7 is currently priced at $1200 at Amazon so my guess is around $950 and $1000).
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6: It is a pancake zoom. One “external” source (means not from SAR) says this is actually a non pancake f/2.8 constant aperture zoom.
Sony 11-18 f/4.0: UPDATE: It is not a pancake zoom!
Sony 35mm f/1.8: Fast non expensive prime lens as big as the Sigma 30mm lens.

Based on these early basic info. What would you buy?

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August 16, 2012
Posted in news

Three EISA wards for Sony!

EISA (Click here) released the name of the EISA award winners. Sony won three prices in the following categories:
Best European SLR Camera: Sony A57
Best European Advanced Compact Camera: Sony RX100.
Best European Travel Camera: Sony HX20v

 

P.S.: RX100 still sells like hotcakes at Amazon US (ranking here) and Amazon DE (ranking here).

August 15, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony registered the “Exmor RS” logo.

What you see here on top is the official new “Exmor RS” logo. As you know most current Sony sensor are branded as “Exmor R” sensor. The Trademark description captured by Xperiablog doesn’t unveil any other details. So we don’t know yet what that added “S” stays for…

Screenshot of the trademark description:

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