July 27, 2012
Posted in rumors

The A99 rumors roundup from the “tester”.

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Last week we had some issues on the website because SAR moved to a new more powerful machine. And many missed to read the lastest A99 rumor which we got from an “A99 tester”. He sent us first a short report and than the answer to your questions:

Original tester report:
The final production A99 doesn’t have a built-in flash lamp (Editors note: some prototypes with built-in flash were tested). There is a new hot shoe for accys so a special link is delivered with this camera. The Autofocus is really fast. The A99 (with non final firmware) has an ISO range of 50-25600 (Editors note: Final firmware will probably have a +2 stop push in High ISO). Camera is bit lighter than the A900 (973 g with battery). The A99 weights 827g with battery. The Battery is the NP FM500H. The camera has no CF slot! It comes with two slots for SD/MS and SD cards!

Testers answer on your questions:
1) He can’t talk about the Image Quality of the camera yet. Firmware is by far not mature enough to make a serious discussion about it
2) Same for video :)
3) The tester confirms that there is no CF nor XQD support.
4) The new hot shoe and the special connector are there to make older accessories work (like the Sony HVL-F56AM)
5) The camera has built-in GPS

 

This is very likely a correct rumor! Thanks again tester for sending us this! :)

July 26, 2012
Posted in reviews

New NEX and RX100 reviews…

NEX:
Sony NEX-F3 review at Photoreview Australia. Sony NEX-7 review at Photographytalk.

RX100:
RX100 review at Trustedreviews, and in german at Der Spiegel. Another german Rx100 vs Fuji X10 comparison at SystemKameraBlog.

In Stock:
Zeiss for NEX via Cameta at Amazon (Click here). RX100 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

July 26, 2012
Posted in news

New Cine lenses from Samyang for Alpha mount (and New PMW-200).

We have now some new products to show you today. First, we had that Sony PRO announcement tonight. We have the new PMW-200 that is neither an Alpha nor an E-mount camera. And than Samyang-Rokinon unveiled via facebook page that the: “Rokinon 35mm T1.5 cine lens will be available in U.S in few weeks and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 & 14mm T3.1 cine lens will be available in U.S in September.” They will come in Alpha mount too!

July 25, 2012
Posted in news

New Kipon adapter allows full electronic control of Canon EOS lenses on the NEX cameras.

The image I posted here on top may not look that professional but what you see really works :)

This is the new Kipon EOS to NEX adapter that will allow full electronic control of the Canon EOS EF lenses on your NEX. Almost like you can do on the new Canon EOS-M camera.

“Manual” Kipon adapters for NEX can be found on eBay (Click here).

Website: http://www.dl-kipon.com

July 25, 2012
Posted in reviews

Everybody loves the RX100 (Photoclubalpha, Photographyblog, Cnet, Outbackphoto, Steve Huff…)


The video on top has been made by Mike Kobal. Done with the RX100…Great!

Everybody is reviewing the RX100 and everybody likes it a lot! David Kilpatrick even says it can match a Full frame….enjoy the reading ;)

Photoclubalpha: “At the best – ISO 80 to 125, stopped down just one full step from full aperture – the RX100 can match or better the typical output of a 21 megapixel full frame DSLR with 24-105mm lens.
Photographyblog: “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is the first truly pocketable camera to offer a DSLR experience, and in that regard it could almost be seen as something of a bargain – it’s certainly deserving of our highest Essential! accolade.
Steve Huff: “In my hand the camera feels small but solid with a nice build. If it did have an EVF it would be flat-out my dream pocket cam.
Cnet Asia: “The svelte shooter offers reliable programmed modes, customizable buttons, fast autofocus performance and good image quality packed in a sleek chassis which may appeal to enthusiasts and beginners alike. This is why we chose to award the RX100 our CNET Asia Editor’s Choice.
Outbackphoto tested the RX100 RAW and Lens distortion.

The Sony RX100 is the ONE camera ruling the overall ranking at Amazon (Click here to see). I am now accepting bets. How long will it rule that ranking? Few days…weeks or even months? In Europe the RX100 is still not in Stock in most stores. But I found a good price (490 Euro) via Wowcamera eBay (three in Stock now).

Here are the full search links to the RX100: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

 

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