August 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) NEX-5T is a NEX-5R with some minor things more. High quality 16-70mm zoom coming.

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Within the next days Sony will announce the NEX-5T. But don’t get too excited about it. This is basically just a NEX-5R with some minor new features. It has NFC, FN-button control like on SLT cameras, new Menu Interface and a couple of more things.

The real major news will be the new 16-70mm High Quality zoom. I should get the final specs soon. Stay tuned!

P.S.: I work damn hard on the NEX-FF rumor. And I made some progress I will be able to share soon too! Personal note: My vacation was no vacation because of that :(

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August 12, 2013
Posted in deals

For today only: 10% off on Sony Stores in Europe!

An anonymous source just sent me this:

Due to maintenance this WE and site down during a few hours, Sony stores Europe offers as an apology 10% discount on most of of the products including RX100 II.

The code you have to use to get the 10% discount is “SORRYAUG13“. And here are the links to the SonyStores (Click on the name):

Sony Germany
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Sony UK
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Sony France
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Sony Italy
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Sony Spain
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Sony Netherland
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Sony Belgium
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Sony Sweden
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Sony Portugal
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The code is valid for today only!!!

August 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New action camera coming too (HDR-AS30V)

Image on top: The current AS-15.

Yesterday I posted news about the mirrorless market not growing anymore. But there is one market that is really “booming”. It is the action camera business. That’s why Sony will soon announce a new action camera named “HDR-AS30V“. It is a smaller and lighter camera than the current Sony AS-15. It’s compatible with Sony’s Smart Watch and has GPS and NFC. More features coming soon.

Note: I know this isn’t an A or E-mount related news. But it’s interesting to see what kind of development on these cameras. Some of their new features may  be implemented in future A-E mount cameras too! There will be a NEX-5t announcement soon and a NEX-5t related rumor will be posted soon :)

 

 

August 11, 2013
Posted in news

Stanley Kubrick Zeiss f/0.7 lens now for rental. But you better get the De Oude Delft for your NEX

Image courtesy: Pstechnik.de

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I guess you read it on the web. Plenty of websites reported about the unique Zeiss f/0.7 lens which has been used by Nasa and Stanley Kubrick. You can now rent that lens at Pstechnik.de. But there is no way it fits on your NEX camera. That’s why I wanted to remind you that there is an almost as fast lens you can actually really use! It’s the De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 (here on eBay).

 

The Photographer Aldo Navoni used the De Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 (!) on the Sony NEX-5 and you can see the pics on his Flickr page (Click here). It’s doesn’t have the glorious history of the Zeiss lens but if you need as much speed as it gets this is what you have to buy.

You can get the lens on eBay (Click here).

August 10, 2013
Posted in news

Nikon cut’s its operating profit forecast. Says Mirrorless doesn’t sell well.


Japanese camera worldwide shipments (Source: personal-view).

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As you may have read on New York Times (Click here) and USA Today (Click here) Nikon executives said that sales were particularly disappointing in the United States and Europe for mirrorless cameras (Source: Reuters). In short what they say is the mirrorless market isn’t growing anymore.

I am not an expert when it comes to analyze the market. While it’s true that the Mirrorless market didn’t grow lately it is also true that the Nikon 1 system they launched isn’t really an…let’s say “exciting” system. Overall I think there is still a gap between Mirrorless and DSLR cameras. And I hope the NEX-FF can be one of these cameras that can appeal the hard core DSLR user. Let’s see if Sony will do it right!

If you really want to know more about the non exciting Nikon 1 system read the review at Riflessiphotografici.

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