August 16, 2012
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Three EISA wards for Sony!

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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:

August 15, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) NEX-5R sensor has phase detection pixels on sensor!!!

Trusted sources told us that the NEX-5R has a new 16 Megapixel sensor with phase detection AF pixels on sensor! This is pretty much the same technology used by the new Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera (click here to see that cam) that also uses those kind of pixels. It allows a super fast autofocusing and more reliable tracking of moving objects while the contrast autofocus is more accurate. Combine that and you have an almost perfect autofocus!

It’s not confirmed yet but the NEX-6 could use exactly the same sensor!

P.S.: Last year we spotted a Sony patent describing that technology (Click here to read it).

August 15, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR2) First possible A99 video specs (Amazing if true!).

The Chinese website Xjrumo (Translation here) posted some super interesting rumor. Our Chinese reader Leafye translated the text for us (Thanks). But before to read keep in mind that this rumor has yet to be confirmed (or denied) by trusted sources. I post this here in the hope they will react soon and send me some info.

These are the first complete A99 video specs. It almost sounds too good to be true:

1) AVCHD2.0 format ,below 1080p it have the Bit rate of 50Mpbs,4:2:2Sampling (other model coming next year has 4:2:0)
2) 1080P with the highest 120fps,at 720P, the highest is 240FPS
3) MP4 format still 35Mbps
4) center focus all the lens can use the biggest Aperture. others still F3.5
5) except P model, A,S model can also auto-focus but M model still MF
6) 4 times zoom in during 1080P can be captured
7) multi-recording can take a 2.4Megapixels during recording
8.) HDMI can be Non-destructive Output new shoe can fit the wireless(bluetooth) mic
9) except the high speed model,other model Maximum recording time is 29min 59s
10) Time code support

 

What do you think of it? HDMI non destructive output….50MPs bitrate, 4:2:2 Sampling….Crossing my finger this is real!!!!

August 14, 2012
Posted in deals

While waiting for the new NEX: $50 discount on NEX+lens bundle.

On August 28th we will very likely see the two new NEX cameras and three new NEX lenses. In the meantime Amazon is offering a $50 discount on the current NEX when purchased along a NEX lens (Click here to watch the full offer). And if you think you know which NEX products sells best check out the mirrorless ranking at Amazon (here). I wouldn’t have expected to see the Sony E 55-210mm on top!

 

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