August 20, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First image of the NEX-5N with external EVF

There is no day without having a Sony leak! This is the new picture of the NEX-5N with external EVF. Looks good or not?

The new EVF has 2,4 million dots and intelligent eye sensor. The bad news is that it works on the NEX-5N only, and not on the “older NEX”.

Everything (NEX-7, NEX-5N, VG-20, external EVF, 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss, 50mm f/1.8 OSS, 55-210mm OSS, A77, A65, vertical grip, 16-50mm f/2.8) will be announced on August 24 at around 6-7 am London time. be sure to be here on SonyAlphaRumors to follow the announcement live! As usual I will link you all reviews, images samples, press releases and so on.

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Via Dpreview forum

August 19, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New NEX-7 pictures and specs reminder.

There are more small NEX-7 images (Click on the thumbnail to enlarge):

24,3 Exmor HD sensor
100-16.000 ISO
1200 zone metering
1920×1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD 2.0 (28Mbit/s) video recording
3 million dot XGA OLED viewfinder (Active Matrix-OLED with RGB pattern from Samsung)
3inch 921k TruBlack LCD display (touchscreen)
10 fps
20ms startup time
Built-in flash
New universal hot shoe
Battery life for over 400 shots
Magnesium alloy body
Level Gauge and gridline
HDR, Panorama, Picture effexts
NEX-7 feel surprisingly light (at the same time solid).
Body only will be priced between $1000 and $1100.
The NEX-7 will be available in Europe and US around the 7th-10th of November.

Via Photorumors

August 19, 2011
Posted in reviews

Veyr first E-mount Noktor 50mm f/0.95 test by Steve Huff

That is a beats of a lens! The picture shows the Noktor 50mm f/0.95. But how good (or bad) performs the lens in the real world? Steve Huff (Click here to read the review) tested the lens on the new Sony NEX-C3. You can see many image smaples on his website and all I am going to report here is that the lens perfroms better than the m43 version fo the Noktor. Steve Huff is also giving away one lens for free!

You can get the current 28mm and 35mm lenses from SLR magic on eBay (Click here). The Noktor is available on their homepage (Click here).

August 19, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Some new tidbits about the A77 (A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g)

I am continually getting small details from many sources. Those are the latest few bits:

The EVF menu is customizable and is as bright as the optical viewfinder from the Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBayA900[/shoplink]!
Almost all operations can be done with the eye on the EVF
Smart teleconverter (1.2x and 2.0x digital magnification)
Has Picture effects, A-HDR, Creative style
50ms minimum release time lag
Very good audio noise reduction
A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g

I still didn’t get detailed info about the image quality (stills and videos). Many sources do say the quality is on very high level. I guess we will see the first image samples on Wednesday August 24. Be sure to be online at SAR to follow the Sony announcement!

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August 19, 2011
Posted in news

Cool (and expensive) stuff from Sony: Binoculars with built-in video recording feature!

Sony announced two new binoculars with built-in recording features (the DEV-3 and DEV-5)! You can read a preview written by our freind David Kilpatrick at Photoclubalpha (Click here). A full press release is available at Engadget (Click here).

UPDATE: You can already buy the two binoculars at Amazon US:
DEV-3 at Amazon (Click here).
DEV-5 at Amazon (Click here).

Below you can see a first preview made by a suisse website (there are english subtitles):

One more thing: David wrote: “An invitation to a Sony event on August 15th seemed perfectly timed for the announcement of the Alpha 77 and 65, NEX-7 and NEX-5n. In fact, those cameras are to be launched in Greece before August 24th when their embargo will be lifted – and Photoclubalpha, as a very minor player in this business, is not on the guest list.

Yes, the new Sony cameras and lenses will be announced in a huge event in Greece on August 24. And I found it pity that Sony didn’t invite David. Doesn’t matter how small his website is, he is a long time Alpha shooter and writer! Come one Sony!