Amateur Photographer reports that Sony confirmed the A77 will have a new improved electronic viewfinder, as well as high ISO settings ‘up into the hundreds of thousands’. The body shell will be made from magnesium alloy and the finished product will be priced in the same region as Canon EOS 60D-type products.
(SR3) New Sony announcements/releases around April 4? With surprise? (SR5) No A77 or fullframe camera in April
The NXcam with E-mount that should be announced on April 4.
We just received a possible data for a new Sony press release. On April 4 Sony could announce the new NEX-C3, the new NEX and PL camcorders and a possible “surprise”. We are sure the surprise camera will NOT be the A77 and NOT be a new fullframe camera. We received some info about that camera from new sources but I am trying to get some more info from trusted sources before to post anything on SonyAlphaRumors.
P.S.: I want to THANK all sources that sent me info during the last days. Without that help it would be impossible to post reliable rumors about Sonys future products. Thanks a lot!
MirrorlessRumors posted a summary of the worldwide digital market trends and shares. The most interesting data are the market shares in Japan (sales shares for the first 9 months 2010):
Compact camera is lead by Canon 19.0%, followed by Casio 15.2% and Panasonic 13.9%
DSLR cameras is lead by Canon 32.0% followed by Nikon 29.4% and on third place we have Sony 13.1%.
Mirrorless is lead by Panasonic 38.7% followed by Sony 32.2% and Olympus 29.1%
Sony is Number three in the DSLR market and Number two in the new Mirrorlessmarket. That’s a huge success if you consider that in Japane 40% of all sold system cameras are Mirrorless!
P.S: Photographyblog posted a Sony HX100v, HX9v, WX10 Hands-On.
Image courtesy: Kurtmunger.com
Kurtmunger (Click here) tested the Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on the Sony A700 and A900: “Build quality is not great like the Sony, and the slot/screw drive focusing system is slow, but pretty accurate. Unfortunately, there are no focus hold or focus limiter buttons to help out, that’s the down side. On the up side, the lens performs very well optically, with relatively low distortion, good control of both axial and lateral color fringing, although color fringing is noticeable along the sides at the short end to about 135mm.”
The Tamron lens costs $769 at BHphoto (Click here)
The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM Lens is just a little bit more expensive….$1,799.00 (!) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
I just received an anonymous message from a photographer. This is NOT one of our trusted sources but I thought to post it anyway because I (and maybe also you) do have some question for him and I can only made them through this article. Here is the text he sent to me:
“I am photographer working for Sony testing and I just received the pre launch version of the Sony A77/ A800 for bug fixing and stuff. Just want to announce, the camera is VERY close to being released now!”
The question to the source: I would love to hear some “general impressions” about the A77 after your testing. Is the image quality much better than on the A55? Are you satisfied with the video quality? Do you think it’s the best APS-C camera to date (compared to the Nikon D7000, and Pentax K-5)? I know it’s impossible but….is there some kind of hybrid technology a là Fuji X100 (Click here ot see that camera). Thanks!
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