I am getting many emails from SAR readers getting their NEX-6 and A99 cameras. I wish you all a nice unboxing experience Here is a roundup of links I got from them:
Our friend Dulaney sent us this text: “The cover article in November’s issue of Popular Photography is titled, on the cover: “The Future of Camera Tech?: Hands-On Report: Sony’s New Alpha 99.” It is entirely unusual for a “hands-on report,” as opposed to a full review, to get cover treatment like this–especially when an important camera like the Canon 1DX is fully reviewed in the same issue. And Po Photo writes about the A99: “We think it is going to change the landscape for mid-priced camera bodies.” Some image samples can be seen at popphoto.com. A99 unboxing by Davide on Flickr and by Roderick at Rodkar. You even get a free T-shirt with the A99 (see facebook). In Stock now at Jessops.
Matt Ryan unveiled some details about the new Sony PL mount F55 camera:
“The New sony camera is the F5 ($22-$25,000 range)! They are skipping the 4 model number and going to 5…They are aiming for the C300/500/Scarlet market with this. Compression Schemes: 50 Mbps XDCam @ 422 80 Mbps XAVCHD @ 422 120 Mbps iframe compressed not XD Cam 220 Mbps “SR” @ 422 (only on new “SxS Raw+” Memory cards…. these are new!) You can only record the full 4k frame with the R5 SR Recorder, otherwise you will record windowed footage. 120 frames per second in HD (1080), codec: XAVCHD No on board 4K. Must use R5 recorder using a NEW type of memory card to record 4K and/or RAW. R5 Recorder Suggested Price at the moment is $19,000! Not to mention the recording media. May change before the release. There is also an F55 4K camera coming too, and that is what Sony is calling the direct competitor to the Epic. They think the Epic is way behind the F65…Seriously… They will also be announcing a new set of lenses much better than their previous ones and at a t2.0 (set of 6 made by a famous lens company exclusively for Sony)… That’s all the info I have for now…”
Chipworks (Click here) published a must read article with the title: “Nikon vs Sony“. They analyzed the sensor-relationship between the two camera makers. I hope people will now believe me when I say the Nikon D800 uses a Sony sensor. Of course Nikon may have tweaked the image quality with their Expeed processor and other tech details. But the RAW sensor is from Sony. As I told you before a new Sony FF SLT camera is expected to be launched in 2013. There are two prototypes now. One with 36MP (same D800s ensor) and one with 50+ MP sensor.
More A99 versus Nikon FF comparisons:
A99 versus Nikon D800 on dpreview forum. Another Nikon vs A99 comparison in China (actually very interesting). And Quesabesde updated their Nikon D600 and A99 comparison. The Nikon D600 still is a tiny bit sharper.
Hmmm... this forum seems to be lacking a section for professional video cameras! Ah well, shall post it here as the next closest thing. I'm a DSLR/MILC guy, thus asking this for a friend as I'm far from an expert on camcorders, but what would be the pro/cons list of a Sony PXW-X70 vs […]
Not clear: two new A-mount cameras in 2015, both with the A77II AF module. They should both be APS-C, or one of them an entry-level FF like the 6D. But Sony say they are not going to fill gaps... In any case, what is meant about the A77II successor in 2016? What are they planing […]
So I got my A7II two days ago and ran some tests. On high speed continuous it was virtually impossible to shoot just one frame, no matter how quickly I took my finger off the shutter button. I would almost always get at least two frames. Also the shutter seemed to depress quite a bit […]
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