September 5, 2011
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SAR admin message: IE8 update creates problems on website.

Since yesterday I am getting messages from readers saying that there is an error on SAR. My technician told to me that IE8 got an update yesterday and it doesn’t read some javascript well. That’s why those of you browsing with IE8 are having problems displaying the website. I am trying to fix the issue but I strongly recommend you to upgrade to IE9 or use any other browser like Safari, Chrome or Firefox.What is important is that you understand that it is not our fault, it is Microsoft that made a mess ;)

Thanks for your understanding!

September 5, 2011
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The NEX-5n is a Monster of a camera! (First review by Steve Huff)

Today we have many Sony NEX-5n news! Stev Huff (Click here) just posted the first full Sony NEX-5n review. And he says the NEX-5n is a monster and: “The bottom line is that Sony improved the 5 series and the 5n is an easy recommend as well as the best bang for the buck in the NEX line. At $699 with lens, I have to ask myself…For the money does it get any better than this? The answer to that is NO!
Steve posted many image samples and comparisons with other mirrorless cameras (including the ultaexpensive Leica M9p).

All (p)reviews and image samples I saw around the web do confirm that this is a wonderful camera. Now let’s hope Sony will do it right and make some nice NEX pancakes and other high grade lenses like the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 (Click here to preorder).

You can get the NEX-5n at:
Amazon (in Stock!), Sonystore US (in Stock!), Sonystore Canada (in Stock!), Digitalrev (in Stock), eBay (in Stock!), Amazon DE (preorder) and Amazon UK (preorder),

More NEX-5n reviews:
First user review at Amazon US (Click here). (google translated).

September 5, 2011
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Sony NEX-5n beats the Nikon D7000! (preorders at Amazon UK and DE).

Sony NEX-5N Low Light ISO Test and Touch Screen Functionality

Now, is it possible that the $600 Sony NEX-5n image quality is much better (I repeat “much”) than the $1100 Nikon D7000? If you look at Dpreview forum (Click here) the answer is yes. Damn does the Sony ENX-5n look good! And look at that Panasonic G3 vs Sony NEX-5N vs Olympus E-P3 comparison at pcpop (Click here). Easy to guess who is the winner!

Just a personal note. I am sooo tempted to buy the NEX-5n instead of the NEX-7 that I almost going crazy :) As I live in Europe I looked where to preorder the camera and I found two options:
Body only at Amazon DE (Click here).
with 18-55mm lens at Amazon DE (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).
double lens kit at Amazon DE (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).

I will probably go for the body only camera and use my Nokton 35mm f/1.4 (See that lens on eBay). I need small and fast pancakes and that is probably the best lens I can use on the NEX-5n. Will write a review about that combination if I will find the courage to click on that damn “preorder” button! :)

September 4, 2011
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Sony NEX-5N video quality reviews.

EosHD (Click here) posted the video on top and a short NEX-5n review: “There is absolutely no doubt that Sony have produced a dark horse here, at this price and position in the range. It offers the biggest amount of bang per square inch and per dollar that I have ever seen. Due to it’s size and compatibility out of the box with PL mount lenses, it could also replace a director’s viewfinder with a digital equivalent.

Video on top: Low Light and High ISO Sony NEX-5n Video Samples (Steve Huff).

Reminder: The NEX-5n is in Stock! Check here:
Silver NEX-5n + 18-55mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here)
Black NEX-5n + 18-55mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here)

September 4, 2011
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Sony NEX-5n tested with two ultraspeed lenses (Leica and Noktor).

The fastes lens we have for our NEX systems are the just announced Zeiss 24mm (Click here to preorder) and the 50mm (Click here to preorder), both having f/1.8 aperture. But what to do if you need faster lenses? Steve Huff (Click here) tested two 50mm f/0.95 lenses on the new Sony NEX-5n.
1) The expensive Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 (Click here to see that on eBay).
2) The new Noktor 50mm f/0.95 with E-mount (!) which is now available on eBay (Click here).

Steve says: “For the last two shots I focused on different points so I did not put up a crop. The one thing we can say for certain is that the Leica is sharper not only on the focus point but at the edges as well. I guess we are paying for something huh? The Noktor is built VERY well, almost Leica like but it is a bit bigger. Then again, it is a f/0.95 lens. With the EVF and focus peaking, these lenses are a breeze and joy to manual focus.” Read the full test with image sampels at Steve Huff (Click here).

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