October 12, 2013
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(SR5) Surprise: RX10 has 1 inch sensor (no APS-C!) and 24-200mm f/2.8 zoom

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The RX100 1 inch sensor

Answer that question: If the RX100 series has an 1 inch sensor and the RX1 series has a Full Frame sensor. What kind of sensor size should a new RX10 series have? 99,9% of SAR readers would answer: APS-C!

But here comes the famous Sony name confusion factor: After naming the NEX E-mount cameras ….Alpha (A300, A7 and A7r), the new RX10 camera will get the same 1 inch sensor of the RX100 series! Multiple trusted sources confirmed the RX10 will have an one inch sensor and a fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 lens! Don’t misunderstand me, this sounds like an amazing camera! A 24-200mm f/2.8 compact zoom on such a large sensor is an astonishing achievement. But they should have just named it RX200 :)

UPDATE: I got some answer to your questions:
– Size is about same as the Sony HX300 for example.
– Lens does not collapse.
– there is an aperture ring that can be selected to be “smooth” or with “clicking steps”.
– The lens has a f/2.8 aperture through the full focal range!!!

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 11, 2013
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24mm lenses for your A7 and A7r

The NEX-VG900 camera and the lenses. Image courtesy David.

With only two 35mm and 55mm primes coming with the A7 and A7r these are some possible third party lens options for the 24mm focal length. I would be glad if you could share test and impression of these lenses used on a Leica or Sony Vg900 camera. It could be useful for all future A7/A7r camera owners. Thanks!

The list contains lenses deisgned for a mirrorles ssystem (not for DSLR systems):. This because I guess size matters if you buy the A7 :)
Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 (here on eBay): Review by Ken Rockwell.
Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 (here on eBay): Review by Ken Rockwell.
Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E (here on eBay): native E-mount lens but with a universal desing made also for DSLR cameras. That’s why it’s that big.
Leica Elmarit-M 24mm f/2.8 (here on eBay)
Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 (here on eBay): Reviews on FDreview.
Sigma 24mm f/2.8 macro (here on eBay): very rare to find
Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 (here on eBay).

Fee free to share links to more lenses and reviews!

October 11, 2013
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(SR5) A7-A7r sketch shows the real camera design!

There are no leaked images of the A7 and A7r cameras yet but a trusted Asian source sent me a sketch that shows exactly how the real cameras will look! I showed the image to other sources and all said that this is 100% the real camera design! I repeat it… I am 100% sure THIS is the real A7/A7r camera!!! The camera is weathersealed and has the size of an Olympus OMD. And it has a solid Pentax LX feeling.

These cameras will be announced on October 16 at 5-6am London time. And if you want to be sure to be the first in the world to get notified when the cameras are available for preorder or in Stock in US/EU stores subscribe DealsRunner.com (and here is the How To to learn how to get notified on a specific camera).

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October 11, 2013
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(SR5) Sony sends an invitiation for a “stunning event” (October 16)

Sony HongKong sent an invitation for an event which they write is “stunning”. The event starts at 6:30pm (HKT) on 16th October.

We already know what’s coming:
Sony A7 24MP E-mount FF camera
Sony A7R 36MP E-mount FF camera
Sony RX10 camera with fixed ultrazoom
Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS
and obviously many many many accessories…

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October 11, 2013
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(SR5) There is also a 70-200mm f/4.0 FE Zeiss!

The Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens specs

We can add one more lens in the FE range, the 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS FE Zeiss. I also have been told that all lenses are weathersealed (just like the A7 and A7r cameras). So here is the list of lenses Sony will announce next week on October 16 at 5-6am London time (be sure to be on SonyAlphaRumors at that time to follow the event live):

Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS (likely on market in early 2014)
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (don’t know if it’s OSS)
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 (with that lens on the A7/A7R) the camera-lens size is the same of the RX1/R)
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (likely on market in early 2014)

I have been told there is a lens roadmap that Sony could show too.

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