August 27, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) All three new NEX lenses with OSS!


Three new lenses with OSS:
One of the SAR readers main question was if the new lenses would have OSS (in lens stabilization). The answer is the best I can give you…all three lenses will have OSS! So we will get a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS pancake (retractable) powerzoom. A 10-18mm f/4.0 OSS (non pancake). And a 35mm 1.8 OSS prime lens.
What I don’t know yet is the price of the lenses and if they are going to be announced this week along the NEX-5R or in September along the NEX-6. For now the announcement of the NEX-5R is scheduled for this Wednesday (European time). There may be some changes in last minute.

Current NEX lenses with OSS:
18-200mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
50mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay (my favorite NEX lens!)
18-55mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
55-210mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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!

August 26, 2012
Posted in news

short notice for readers…

Good Morning!

Before to start the new news and rumor week I have to admit that in these days I have zero time left to answer all your mails. I am very busy at work and during my pauses and free time I have a lot of work on SAR. I will catch up with the mail correspondence as soon as I can.

Thanks for your understanding!


P.S.: Messages and rumors can be sent at or through the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

August 26, 2012
Posted in deals

$100 price drop on the NEX-5N (Reminder: NEX-5R coming this week)

Three days only before the new Sony NEX-5R announcement and multiple stores are now selling the NEX-5N with a nice $100 discount at Amazon (Click here). Same price drop on the Body only (Click here) and on the Silver kit (Click here).

The NEX-5R will very likely be priced at $699 (with kit lens) and compared to the current NEX-5N it will have a faster AF, Wifi and APP support. Coming on Wednesday. The NEX-6 will be announced in September while I don’t know when Sony will announce the new NEX lenses.


P.S.: Amazon camera ranking here.

August 26, 2012
Posted in news

Some SLT and NEX camera hack updates…

Short break from rumors and let’s talk abotu another amazing interesting project. The Sony NEX and SLT hack project!

The NEX hack project (Click here) now needs developers who know Linux…and to be more specific embedded Linux and CE Linux. And he also needs for owners of a localized Japan cameras (Click here).

You can also donate to hacker so he’ll get new cameras and try to hack them also, click here to go to the donation page.


August 25, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony reviews roundup…

BIRTV 2012 – Sony NEX EA50 large sensor video camera from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

The exact opposite of a good deal is the price of that Cybershot on eBay (Click here). Wondering if there is really some people buying this!
The German Digitalkamera (Translation here) posted the full 18-200mm and 50mm NEX lens reviews. Full test must be paid to be viewed.
Nikkor on NEX-7 at Matthewdurrphotography.
Gentled IR Trigger for the Sony NEX 5n reviewed at Cameradojo.
Full NEX-7 review at PDNonline.
ony FS700 Dynamic Range Presentation at ProVideocoalition.
Something else: Post-Processing Images with Lightroom 4 at Outbackphoto and Using other Raw Converters as Lightroom Pre-Processor at Outbackphoto.
30mm macro review at SonyAlphaLab.
NEX-F3 review at ePhotozine.
Camcorder Design “Where do they get their ideas from” (HdWarrior).
Third part of the Zacuto shootout.

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