August 22, 2011
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(SR5) A77 comment by sources

And here are two more A77 reports coming from two sources:

Source_1: I can confirm the A77 pictures are real – they match the unit I’m holding in my hands now. FYI, the 16-50 is a mixed metal/plastic lens, like the CZ 24-70. Autofocus is as fast and quiet as the 24-70. As for the D-range button, the buttons on the A77 are massively customizable, you can assign a different function to each! And the smart teleconverter can be switched to a 100% live view magnification.

Source_2: I am just looking at a few pics taken with the CZ 24-70 and the new sensor. So crispy it tears our eyes out plus a bit of moire…now we know why those expensive lenses are are there :) With 24 Megapixel the pictures also look more “wide eyed” and “deeper”.

Reminder: Sony will announce all the new stuff on Wednesday August 24! This includes the A77, A65, 16-50 f/2.8 lens, vertical grip for the A77, NEX-7, NEX-5N, BG20, Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for E-mount, 50mm f/1.8 OSS for E-mount, 55-210mm OSS for E-mount and new external EVF for the NEX-5N. Be sure to be online at SAR to follow the Sony announcement!
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August 22, 2011
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(SR5) VG20 image and specs


Our close friends from photorumors got this image from the VG10 successor, the new VG20. They also confirmed the specs we posted weeks ago:
16MP Exmor sensor
RAW image capture capabilities
Touch screen
Improved audio controls
1920×1080 24p, 60i and 60p video capabilities (AVCHD 2.0)

Price should be the same as the current VG-10. See at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 21, 2011
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(SR5) HOT!!! Plenty of new A77 pictures leaked in Germany!

Image on top shows the A77 with the new 16-50mm f/2.8 lens!

After China, Thailand, Malaysia and Italy, now even Germans do leak A77 images! We found plenty of new full size pictures at http://www.d-slt.de/sony-a77/ (Thanks M!!!). Actually the website owner said that he got the picture form Sony itself (without NDA agreement?)! Click on the thumbnails below to open a new tab with the full size image! Keep in mind that Sony will announce all the new stuff on Wednesday August 24! This includes the A77, A65, 16-50 f/2.8 lens, vertical grip for the A77, NEX-7, NEX-5N, BG20, Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for E-mount, 50mm f/1.8 OSS for E-mount, 55-210mm OSS for E-mount and new external EVF for the NEX-5N. Be sure to be online at SAR to follow the Sony announcement!
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Reminder: Those are the A77 specs!
24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor
19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
ISO 100-16000, with expandeable ISO 50 option
1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0
P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video
1200 zone metering
Completely new developed Bionz processor
12 fps
1/8000 shutter speed
50ms minimum release time lag
electronic first shutter curtain
TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD
3 million dot OLED viewfinder
Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
Built-in flash
Built-in GPS
Battery life with over over 500 shots
Magnesium alloy body
Dust and Moisture proof
Multi Frame NR
SD card (no CF!)
A77 weights 680g and A65 weights 543g
Body only will be priced at $1000-$1200
Body + 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM Kit will be priced between $1600 and $1800.
The A77 and the A65 will be available in Europe and US around the 17th-20th of October.

UPDATE: “M” noticed that the “the A77 als does not have the usefull dedicated D-range button that A550/580 have.
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August 21, 2011
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(SR3) A77/65 and Nex-7/5N availability in Asia (with price)

Our Japanese friend from Digicaminfo just got a rumor from their Asian sources (Click here to read the google English translation).

  • NEX-5N will be released on September 9. 18-55mm + 55-210mm / f4.5-6.3 Double Zoom Kit on sale in October and November.
  • 2.53 million dot external EVF sells for 35,000 yen (450 dollar)
  • A65 will be released in mid-October. Expected selling price of ¥ 95 000 for body only (1200 dollar)
  • A77 will be released in mid-October. 150 000 yen for the body only (1960 dollar)
  • NEX-7 will be released on November 11. Expected selling price of ¥ 130 000 for the body (1700 dollar).

A warning, the prices in YEN are vey high and I converted it in dollar by using yahoo exchange calculator. But keep in mind that usually prices in US are much lower! An example: The NEX-C3 costs $744 at Amazon Japan and $649 at Amazon US.

UPDATE: I am in contact with the author of the blog. He also believes the price is too high! He will aks the soruce if he didn’t mean the price with kit lens and not body only!!!

August 21, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Sony A35 review


The British website Trustedreviews (Click here) posted the final Sony A35 test: “While attention is naturally drawn to the super-fast AF and continuous shooting abilities of the A35, what really impresses is overall image quality“. Don’t forget to read the full test to see why they like the camera!
Also CNET Asia (Click here) tested the same camera: “The A35 is a subtle update to the Alpha range of SLRs and while it won’t be a game-changer, it’s certainly good at what it doe“. On their website you can see a couple of image/video samples and tests.

The new Sony A35 is in Stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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