September 6, 2013
Posted in rumors

NEX-5T and A3000 shipping Sept 8. Zeiss 16-70mm on September 18.

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The QX Lens Cameras are still ruling the Amazon Overall Digital Camera Ranking (Click here). But let’s not forget the just announced NEX stuff. The NEX-5T and A3000 will ship on September 8 while the Zeiss 16-70mm will be in Stock on September 18. Here are all preorder links:

New Sony NEX Preorders in USA/Canada (Click on the store name to open the product page):
Full new NEX camera/lens presenatation page at Amazon (Click here).
$398 A3000 with lens at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$548 NEX-5T body at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto and Adorama.
$698 NEX-5T +16-50mm at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$998 Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto, Adorama and Sony Canada.
$598 Sony E PZ 18-105G at Amazon, SonyStore, BHphoto and Adorama.
$298 Black 50mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Soft Case at Amazon and BHphoto.

New Sony NEX  Preorders in Europe:.
ILC-3000 at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
NEX-5T + 16-50mm at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
NEX-5T double lens kit at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.
Sony E PZ 18-105G at Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony ES, Sony SE, Sony AT, Sony IT, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony FI, Sony CH.

September 6, 2013
Posted in news

Sony opened up its camera software!

Sony has now released a “Camera Remote API” for creating apps for smartphones and tablets that will be able to interact with Sonys WIFI-enabled cameras. There is a sample app for Android available. Read more:
Start: http://camera.developer.sony.com/
Developer program: http://camera.developer.sony.com/pages/develop/grid/
The camera API is available for Sony QX-100 and QX-100 as well as NEX cameras (5R and thereafter). it means you can develop a custom app to control cameras from your smartphone, PC, browser, and technically, from anything!
(Editor’s note: hanks to all readers for sending me in the info!)

More QX and other bits:
QX100/10 hands-on at Engadget, Cnet and Trustedreviews, Reviewed.com.
Xperia Z1 hands-on at Engadget.
Sony Xperia test at Sonymobile.com.
Something I missed to report: There is a LVR1 live remote control for the action camera (Sony Germany).

Here are all direct links to preorders in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Xperia Z case with QX mount on Amazon (Click here).
Sony AX1 4K camcorder Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
AS30V action camera: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Here are all direct links to preorders in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
AS30V camera: SonyDE.
X9 4K Ultra HD-Fernseher at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
4K FDR-AX1 camcorder at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

September 5, 2013
Posted in news

I quit…..For today :)

Today I decided that it’s time for me to take a day off from SAR. I really feel exhausted because of the last busy weeks. And to get back some energy for the soon to come NEX-FF, RX and ILC announcement I thought that it would be a good idea to take my 8 month old son and go up to the mountain.

I have scheduled some news for today. But no rumor yet to come because it would require me to be online. Also be patient if your comment will be held in moderation for a long time. Again, sorry but I really need a REAL rest. Thanks you for your understanding!

Sources are still welcome to enlighten me a bit about the soon to come cameras. There are still many things I would like to know like exact announcement date, sensor type and camera name. Just use the anonymous contact form box you see floating on the right border of this website.

See you soon!

Andrea
SAR admin

P.S.: An answer for a source (I..B…): Yes, their Product strategy goes towards PRO and they will launch a new Worldwide service for the PRO segment. I got this from two trusted sources.

September 5, 2013
Posted in deals, news

QX cameras are the most Popular Digital Cameras at Amazon US! And a High Demand warning.

The just announced QX cameras are already bestsellers at Amazon Overall Digital Camera Ranking (Click here). The ranking includes orders and preorders and the ranking changes hourly. Amazon also issued a High Demand Warning you can read on the QX homepage (Click here):

Note on Availability: Due to high demand we anticipate being unable to fulfill all customer orders with our first allocation. Product supply from Sony is very limited. Your place in line will be maintained, and we will not charge your credit card until we ship the product.

So will this kind of cameras soon replace the compact camera market?

Here are all direct links to preorders in USA/Canada:
QX100: Amazon (Click here), SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX100 at Amazon (Click here).
Black QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyCA (Click here).
White QX10: Amazon (Click here)SonyUS (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Soft Carrying Case for DSC-QX10 Amazon (Click here).
Xperia Z case with QX mount on Amazon (Click here).
Sony AX1 4K camcorder Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
AS30V action camera: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

Here are all direct links to preorders in Europe:
Black QX100 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Black QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
White QX10 at SonyDE, Amazon.de (via DealsRunner), Amazon France (via DL), SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
Xperia Z1 at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
AS30V camera: SonyDE.
X9 4K Ultra HD-Fernseher at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.
4K FDR-AX1 camcorder at SonyDE, SonyUK, SonyES, SonyIT, SonyNL, SonyBESonyAT, SonyCH, SonySE, SonyFI, SonyNo.

September 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sony Full Frame attack: (SR5) Three E-mount FF to come within 5 months!

The 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss (SR5), the FF E-mount from the VG900 and the Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 (unconfirmed yet)

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Special Thanks: Thanks to the three trusted sources for sharing this precious info!

Dear SAR readers, first of all subscribe our RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here). Because what’s going to happen soon on SAR you won’t miss! The QX “Lens-Camera” time on SAR is over. And starting from today the NEX-FF rumor time starts! What you will read know are rumors from my top trusted and very long time sources. I didn’t include yet any rumor from new sources. Let’s first talk about things I am 99% sure of they will become true! Here is a list of what we can expect:

1) SR5: Three E-Mount FF cameras are planed to be launched within the next five months! And let’s hope Sony doesn’t change this plan :)
2) SR5: Two are NEX-FF cameras and one is a DSLR shaped (ILCE) E-mount Full Frame camera.
3) SR5: The first camera(s) will be announced soon and be in Stock before Christmas (Sources didnt’ tell me if it’s one camera only or two that will be announced now).
4) SR5: There is a cheaper and a more expensive NEX-FF to come (Sources didn’t tell if both will come at the same time or not).
5) SR5: There will be (a minimum) of two primes lenses (Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss 55mm f/1.8) and two High Quality zooms along the first camera announcement. These lenses are FE (“F”ull frame “E”-mount) lenses. (Editor’s note: One source told me about a portrait lens too but I have to triple check this. Could be the leaked 85mm f/1.8).

These sources didn’t share specs and images yet. They told me that only very few have seen the camera and know the specs (that’s why they don’t want to share them). But these very trusted sources saw the cameras! :)

What else do I know? I have some specs I received from new sources. If you want soon I can post them with low SR2-SR3 rumor ranking. But please keep in mind that as usual we cannot be sure these specs are correct…ok?

What about A-mount, APS-C E-mount and RX?
These rumors will be posted soon on SAR.

In short, this is going to be the most exciting time ever on SAR. Sony usually came with 1 FF camera release every three years. Now we will get three E-mount FF in 5 months, and A-mount FF too….ok, I anticipated a rumor here ;)

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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