April 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7n now scheduled for a May release? With two layer OLED EVF!

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It seems like we can hope again! A good source told me that Sony is close to schedule the announcement of the NEX-7n for May (yep it’s still not 100% sure). He also explained me how the new 3.8 Million dot EVF works. And it’s a smart idea:

There are actually two OLED layers of 1.9 Million dot each. They are displace by 1 pixel and the EVF image projection works asynchronously. That allows to create supersharp images with no lag and other artifacts.

Let’s hope this time they will not delay the announcement!

The current NEX-7 is discounted in US and Europe: Search check links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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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!

 

April 10, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony RX1 review by Cnet

Why choose a Sony DSLR (Photographyreview).
Sony a77 1080p video appears similar or identical to 720p capture digitally up-sampled (Mitros).
NEX-5r and Speed Booster test at Siammirrorless
10-18mm E-mount lens test at DC.watch.
Sony RX1 macro test at Onemorelens.
Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S (cinescopophilia).
Sony NEX PZ 16-50mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS review by Kurt Munger.
Flash Test Zeiss Sonnar 35 mm f/2 sur Sony RX1 (Focus Numerique).
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 first impressions at SonyAlphaLab.
HX300 review by SonyAlphaLab.
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Motion Shot” video on Youtube.
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Light Shaft” video on Youtube.
20mm pancake presentation at Heise (German).

April 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Deals and in Stock status: A99, Sigma and 20mm pancake.

SLT-A99
After Amazon (Click here) also BHphoto (Click here) offers the Super SLT-A99 bundle disocunt.

Sigma NEX primes:
The new Sigma E-mount primes are also now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). But keep in mind that the image quality is the same of the “older” primes. And you can still get both for $199 (again at BHphoto).

New 20mm pancake:
The Black 20mm pancake lens for NEX is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

RX100:
Four Open Box RX100 cameras for $599 at Samys (Click here).

April 10, 2013
Posted in news

NEX-FS700 now shoots 4K with the external HXR-IFR5 unit.

NEX-FS700 Camcorder 4K Update from Sony Professional USA on Vimeo.

That is likely the only bigger A or E-mount related news of the NAB show: The Sony NEX_FS700 E-mount camcorder can shoot 4K with the new external HXRIFR5 unit. Anyway, don’t worry, regular A and E mount rumors are coming soon on SAR and Hasslebald and Zeiss should announce their E-mount stuff soon too!

More info about the 4K news at Blog Sony, Engadget.

April 9, 2013
Posted in news

Tamron Announces Launch of SP 24-70mm F/2.8 for Sony mount.

Tamron will ship the new SP 24-70mm f/2.8 A-mount lens from April 18th in Japan and subsequently elsewhere.

Source: Tamron (Thanks Mistral for finding the news).

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