This is now the lowest price I have ever seen for the A77. You cna get it for $1,838 with 16-50mm kit lens at Amazon (one left). And for $1,238 you can buy the A77 body only again via third party reseller at Amazon (plenty of them in Stock). Just a reminder. The A77 successor will arrive in mid-late 2013 only. And no other APS-C SLT model will be announced this year. So these price drops have nothing to do with a possible replacement.
I just got a rumors from a new source saying that three new NEX lenses will be announced in September. One is the already mentioned 16-50mm pancake zoom. Another one will be the 11-18mm f/4 pancake and than we will have a fast prime lens.
Dear trusted sources let me know if we are right on this! Thanks!
Just a reminder. Back in February Sony unveiled the roadmap you see here on top. It contains the following lenses:
G standard zoom (2013)
higher magnification zoom lens (2012) -> I think that this is the updated 18-200mm lens announced two months ago
standard zoom (2012) -> Now we know this is the 16-50mm pancake G zoom.
wide zoom (2012) -> I guess this is the 11-18mm f/4.0 lens
middle magnification zoom lens (2013)
big aperture prime (2012) -> a 35mm prime???
middle range prime (2013)
pan cake (2013)
Our reader Jimmy Fok found a way to make look the NEX-7 even more sexy. He gaffer taped the Zeiss 24mm, NEX7 and 50mm lenses because “I hate the shiny look and didn’t want attention to the camera.” Looks cool or not?
P.S.: Jimmy’s website is www.calibrepics.com
I have no specific details yet but I have been told by super trusted sources that a new NEX camera is coming within the next 5-6 weeks. And I don’t mean the long awaited NEX-5F but another one!!! I have been only told that this NEX will be the first of new series. No NEX-3/5/7 but something else! And I have been also told it is neither a Full Frame nor a “professional” camera.
Stay tunes on SAR. I am working to get some more bits about it!
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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!
According to some of our sources the A99 will be announced in early September. And the worldwide shipment of the A99 is scheduled for early October in Japan and for mid-late October in Europe-US. Of course we have to see how many preorders the A99 will get…