August 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Hot! First images of the new DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens-cameras!

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First of all: You absolutely have to follow SonyAlphaRumors the next days because there will be plenty of exciting Sony news. Be sure to subscribe our RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any rumors! There will be new NEX cameras and lenses (and a Full Frame NEX!), new Action cameras, the Honami i1 and the craziest thing of all is this new sort of “Lens-camera”.

Lens-camera: What you see on these images are the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lenses. Actually these are not normal lenses! They have built-in sensor, Bionz processor, Wifi/NFC wireless connection and SD card slot. These lenses have no LCD screen and no usual camera controls. You will be able to control them through your smart phone or tablet (via WiFi or NFC). The lenses can be magnetically attached on your smartphone and it works on both, Android and iOS devices. That is nothing like we have seen before. For the first time you can shoot top quality images with your smartphone. Forget these iPhone or Android lens kits!

Sony will soon launch two “lens-cameras”:
1) One is the “Lens-camera” with RX100MII sensor and  Zeiss lens ($600 here on Amazon). On the pictures it is the bigger lens. As you know the RX100 is the most praised high end compact camera and features a large 1 inch sensor which is the same used by the Nikon 1 system. Now you can have that kind of Image Quality on your iPhone or Android Smartphone!
2) The second model will feature a 10xzoom lens with 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor (the image with the f/3,3-5.9 lens). It’s basically the same sensor and lens of the Sony WX150 ($400 on Amazon).

Price and exact release date are yet unknown (September 4?). But here are two more pics:

 

 

 

This is the first step in a completely new way of doing photography! If that concept will be successful is hard to say now. But chapeau Sony for trying to do something completely new!

UDPATE: Someone pointed out that the last picture shows the new Honami i1 Sony smartpone! Two leaks in one :)

And now again, follow SonyAlphaRumors the next days and weeks. There is some more amazing stuff to come! There is a NEX camera and lens announcement scheduled for late August, a Honami i1 and QX Lens-camera announcement for September 4 and if the rumors are correct there will be an astonishing NEX Full Frame(!) announcement in late September too!

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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, 2013
Posted in rumors

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

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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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, 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).

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