February 27, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sony will keep developing the RX Full Frame line! How should the RX2 be?



Exposure Magazine reports a sentence from Danu Sagoro, Product Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging Group, PT Sony Indonesia. He says: “Sony is now developing full-frame camera families consisting of full-frame Alpha, full-frame handycam and full-frame Cyber-shot families,

He clearly hinted that further new RX models will be developed and I am asking our nice SAR readers how a future RX2 should be….some ideas?

February 26, 2013
Posted in news

No joke: New Adobe RAW converter supports the non existent Hasselblad Lunar.


Adobe just announced the new Lightroom 4.4 RC and it supports a camera that is not on market yet…the Hasselblad Lunar. Usually Adobe adds a support of a camera weeks if not months after the camera release. So I was actually surprised to see the new support message. So when is the Hassleblad Lunar actually coming?

February 26, 2013
Posted in news

New cameras first look. And first popularity hint: Preorder insuccess in US?

The video on top shows the new camera preview posted by sonyelectronics. There is also a new NEX-3n image gallery at Dpreview and the full MTF graph form the new Zeiss lens at Sony US.

Whenever Sony launches new products I have the habitude to check the amazon rankings to see how big (or low) the preorders requests are. I checked the mirrorless (Click here), the DSRL (Click here) and the Lens (Click here) rankings and there is no sign at all from the new Sony stuff! The ranking isn’t a scientific tool but it may be a rough indication that these new cameras and lenses aren’t really what people was waiting for. Anyway it’s too early to make any reasonable analysis.

Meantime I re propose the preorder links with the new update Adorama links. Feel free to comment this post to add more links!!!:

US preorders:
Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM A-mount lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals).
Sony SLT-A58 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via ACDeals).
Black Sony NEX-3n at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via ACDeals).
Silver Sony NEX-3n at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via ACDeals).
DT 18-55mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 70-400mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via ACDeals).
Sony HVL-F20 Flash at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony HX300 at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony TX30 Black at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony TX30 Orange at Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony TX30 Pink at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony WX300 Black at Adorama (White!), BHphoto (Click here).
Sony WX300 RED at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony WX300 White at BHphoto (Click here).

And here are the European preorder links:
The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM can now be preordered at Wex UK.
The NEX-3n can now be preordered at Sony DE, Amazon DE, Sony UK, Wex DE, Wex UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony SE.
The A58 can now be preordered at Amazon DE, Wex DE, Wex UK.


February 26, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New NEX-7n to be announced in April. With new 24 Megapixel sensor!


Image of the current NEX-7 model. There will be no big changes on the NEX-7n camera shape.


Sony just announced the new A58, NEX-3n and the three A-mount lenses but as I told you you will only have to wait one month to see some more exiting new stuff! According to multiple sources (and by the way…Thank you all!) there will be a new announcement in early April. And that time we are certainly going to see the new “Sony NEX-7n“. The shape of the camera will not be that different from the current NEX-7. But I have been told Sony worked a lot to address and improve many if the limits of the current NEX-7 model. First of all it will have a new 24 Megapixel sensor with phase detection pixels on sensor. I repeat, it’s a new sensor and not the same of the current NEX-7. One source told me the new sensor delivers 1/3 of a stop better quality.

Also the internal electornic circuitry has been completely redesigned and I have been told there will be no more over heating issues (Hurray!). And one source just told me the EVF is amazing! I am currently contacting the trusted sources to confirm the specs I got about the camera. I will post them as soon as they confirm them.

For Sources: Again, thanks to all sources for helping me out. I may ask them if they can tell me some more bits about the other new stuff like E-mount lenses and other cameras. Thanks :)

For Readers: Spread the news folks. Exciting time is coming and you may subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!


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!

February 25, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony RX1 review at Imaging Resource: “Stellar camera, a few issues”

There is a new RX1 review at Imaging Resource and once again the reviewer is amazed by the camera: “an almost-pocketable camera that delivers stellar hi-res images. The RX1 is the ultimate everyday street shooter or second camera for serious enthusiasts, pros (and trendsetters) alike, but its high price means it’s not for everybody.

More RX1 bits: Test at Invisiblephotographer and Cnet Asia. Can a Sony RX1 Truly Replace Your DSLR? (Digitalcamerainfo). RX1 and RX100 thoughts at Engadget. RX1 GRIP video on youtube.


RX1 links roundup:
RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

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