August 23, 2011
Posted in rumors

Buyers intention poll. What are you going to buy?

We know a lot about the upcoming new cameras and lenses but we also don’t know some important things like the exact final price (which will differ form country to country) and image quality. If you think you missed something click here to browse in our rumor archive:

Now I am curious to see your buying intentions before the real announcement! Let me know your “shop feeling” :)

What camera/lens are you planning yo buy? You can select more products!

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How to read the percentages: Every user can select one or more products. Because of that the summary of all percentages is higher than 100%. If for example you read 64% near one of the products this means that 64% of all voters voted for that product.

August 23, 2011
Posted in news, rumors

24 hours from Sony’s DDAY! A message to all of you!

Dear readers,

On October 20 2010 I posted the first correct rumor about the A77 saying it would be translucent and feature a new 24 Megapixel sensor. And now finally we can see the real camera in less than 24 hours!

Live on SAR tomorrow:
Tomorrow morning (at around 6-7-8am London time) you can follow the announcement on SonyAlphaRumors. Here are some things you should know:
1) If for some reasons the website will crash I will post all news on ….yes even if the A77 is not an Mirrorless camera :)
2) As you know I will sum up all news, reviews image samples and so on in a single article which will be continually updated. But pleas do not reload the page every single minute. be a bit patient. Help me to not make crash this website!
3) Feel free to help me by sending the links to interesting news and reviews you can find on your web! Please always send me the links to the original source and nto the text only! Thanks!

Apology: I confess the last days have been very busy for me. I am quite exhausted because I really had to watch for news every hour and it was hard to work on my real job and on SAR contemporaneously. That’s why I need to apologize for…
1) not answering all your emails
2) not having time to follow some of the discussions on SonyAlphaRumors
3) my more than usual poor written English (As you know I never learned English)

Thanks: The most exciting and surprising experience I had were not the Sony leaks, but the many many people from all over the world that helped me by sending news and rumors, links to articles, reviews and images. During the last weeks I have been in touch with so many nice people that I really have been overwhelmed by so much help! I guess the real value of this website are the network of people that it has created allowing SAR readers to get quick news and rumors about Sony stuff. That’s why I send a BIG HUG to all those that were so kind to be part of that adventure. And that positive feeling makes me want to keep working on that website for a long time! Thanks!!!

One more thing: The future rumors: The same sources that gave me correct info about all the new Sony cameras are already sending me bits of info about the next DDAY in 2012. The event will be important for everyone seeking full frame cameras and lenses. And that will be the new rumor adventure we will have to go the next months. As I said, there are at least three new FF cameras coming and the new lens quantity is much bigger!

Andrea (exhausted but happy)

August 23, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-C3 triple review (including DPreview) and new A35 review.

The Sony NEX-C3 is getting heavily tested by the most important review websites! And before you get submerged by the upcoming A77 and NEX-7 news and reviews take a look at those articles:

Yesterday DPreview (Click here) posted their NEX-C3 article. The camera gets the “Silver Award” with an overall score of 74%. It is the same score of the Olympus E-P3 but the NEX-C3 has a better image quality and is cheaper!
Also Photographyblog (Click here) tested the NEX-C3: “While usability has been improved, with a number of customisable controls, the NEX-C3 is still best suited to the beginner rather than the more confident prosumer, who will bemoan all the button pressing that’s required. ” The camera gets recommended with a rating of 4 of 5 stars.
The last review is from Whatdigitalcamera (Click here): “The C3′s new sensor is a success, images look great and the camera’s smaller design looks the part too. The price is held at a very reasonable sub-£450 point and there’s very little not to like bar some control issues.
Click those direct search links to check the NEX-C3 price and availability: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

There is also a new Sony Alpha 35 review at Techradar (Click here): “In terms of performance, the SLT-A35 is highly responsive, while image quality – whether you’re shooting JPEGs and/or RAW files – is equally as impressive.
SonyAlphaLab (Click here) tposted some A35 image samples.
Click those direct search links to check the A35 price and availability: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 22, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) And here are new A65 pictures


You can’t rest for a moment in these days! The dpreview forum user named Stratross posted a set of A65 pictures. Are those leaks real? Of course! As usual click on the image to enlarge the size!


As you know the A65 shares the same 24 Megapixel sensor of the A77. The only differences are:
A77 has 19 point AF system with 11 cross sensors while the A65 has only 3 cross sensors.
A77 can do 12 fps while the A65 can do 10fps.
A77 has new 3 way tilting LCD, A65 has “classic” tilting LCD
A77 can do 50 ISO while A65 can not.
The A77 has a magnesium body while the A65 has not.
The A77 has 1/8000 shutter while A65 has a 1/4000 shutter
The A77 has a top LCD screen while the A65 has it not.
The A77 is Dust and Moisture proof while the A65 is not

August 22, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More new A77 leaks and NEX-7 render

This is never going to end! There is a new set of leaked images found via DChome! The most interesting image is the new NEX-7 reander (it doesn’t look like a real NEX-7 image). Below you can find the A77 picture. Click on them to enlarge the image!

P.S.: Meanwhile the german website that yesterday posted those nice A77 image had to remove the images from his website.

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