Canon just announced the new Rebel T3i/600D and the RebelT3/1100D. You can read the specs and previews at Dpreview. All in all Canon didn’t bring any big innovation and as usual they proved to have a very conservative product strategy. But we must admit, Canon is selling Rebels like hotcakes so why should they change the philosophy? And now it’s your turn. What do you think?
If you are an european citizen like me you can skip that news. Only in US you can get those nice instant rebates! The A33 and the NEX-3 have been discounted:
50$ price drop on the Sony A33 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). UPDATE: Includes Free: Transcend 4GB Class 6 SDHC Card & Lowepro Rezo TLZ 10 Compact Holster-Style Bag (Black)
50$ price drop on the Sony NEX-3 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). Offer ends 03/05/2011!
Also the A290 and A390 are discounted at BHphoto (Click here)!
I confess this is more a speculation than a rumor! But “something” made me suspicious. During my usual Sony patent search I found so many Sony patents that do explain the functionality of foveon like sensors. Unlike Bayer sensors the Foveon sensor uses an array of photosites, each of which consists of three vertically stacked photodiodes. The advantage is that you can have bigger pixels with greater light gathering ability, you have no color artifacts and no demosaicing is required. The drawback is that current sensors (from Sigma) are quite noisy.
Wild speculation: Sony keeps saying the A77 will be a revolutionary cameras. So what if the A77 has been delayed because Sony took time to develop a new 24 megapixel “Foveon” sensor? What do you think, is that something you would like to see in future cameras?
I was looking for a new adapter for NEX and I cam across something I never saw before. Kipon sells tilt adapter for NEX cameras. You might be interested in get some of those. Some of you tried it? Feel free to share your images by commenting this post!
Sony a55 timelapse
And that is very interesting: JVC released a videocamera that looks like a NEX camera with a big lens attached (See images at DC.watch!)
Sony A390: análisis (Quesabesde).
Sony WX10 Hands-On Review (Photographybay).
Three NEX cameras made it into the top 10 of the weekly most sold system cameras in Japan (BCNranking).
A readers mail: “Contacted Sony Canada to ask about the availability of the Alpha 580. I was told that they did not know if / when the Sony Alpha 580 would be available in Canada. On the Sony.ca site, the only DSLR cameras are the 900, the 850 and the 390. Does Sony figure that Canadians don’t take photos?“