April 9, 2013
Posted in news

New video of the Sony 4K camera (FZ mount, 8 Megapixels, no mirror and coming in 2014).


The video on tops shows you the new 4K Sony prototype. While there are no official specs the camera is “rumored” to have an FZ mount (like the F5 and F55 Cinealta cameras) an 8 Megapixel sensor and definitely no SLT or optical mirror. This is a pure mirrorless camera with Electronic Viewfinder. It’s going to be release sometimes in 2014 and it will compete against the Canon EOS-1D C .

I am not a big fan of videocameras with DSLR shape. Doesn’t really make a lot of sense. I think Blackmagic did a smarter move with the Pocket Cinema Camera ($955 at BHphoto). A compact video only mirrorless camera with CineRAW DNG recording and 220MBs Pro RES. Sony should so a camera like that in E-mount!

April 8, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sony patent discloses the new 35mm f/1.8 for Full Frame mirrorless with curved sensor!

Egami spotted the next patent showing a Full Frame lens for the mirrorless NEX or the fixed lens RX system. It is a 35mm f/1.8 lens that has one big characteristic…it has been designed to be ultra compact! A perfect street photography lens! I want that :)

And there is one more particular thing to see on that patent: The lens has been designed for a curved sensor! The main advantage is that the sharpness through the full frame is increased.

via PR.

April 8, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony RX100 for $615 and free shipping at Amazon (via third party reseller).

While we are all waiting to see what’s coming next from the RX series (the RX10?) we can now grab the RX100 with a $35 discount (and free shipping) via third party resellers directly at Amazon US (Click here).

And two brand new NEX-6 with kit lens are for sale with a $50 discount at CameraLand (Click here).

April 8, 2013
Posted in news

More pictures of the new Sony FF SLT (or mirrorless)

The friends over at Engadget (Click here) posted some nice new pictures of the Sony prototype camera and lenses. As you see from the image on top Sony displayed what looks to be a Full Frame DSLR shaped camera. I am not sure this has SLT technology..it may be that this is a pure mirrorless camera with DSLR shape. The camera could be a 4K competitor of the Canon EOS-1D C (here at BHphoto). Engadget reports that “Unfortunately, Sony says that these devices won’t make it to market for quite some time, so photogs will have to make do with this eye candy for now.

So this is not a pure A-mount photographers camera but more of a FZ or PL mount 4K camcorder.

April 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

Surprise: Sony shows the new Full Frame with built-in vertical grip!

During the Sony presentation in LAS Vegas Sony underlined their commitment in the digital camera industry by showing shortly some prototype lenses and cameras. The screenshot I posted here on top looks to be a Full frame camera with built-in vertical grip. As SAR reader “Tonis” suggested the mount could be a sort of universal mount like the one used by the Sony F55. Just look at the mount the Zeiss 24-70mm A mount lens has an adapter which is likely an A to E-mount or FZ or PL mount adapter! That camera seems to be scheduled for a 2014 release. With new sensor tech (and likely 4k video recording).

Help from NAB show visitors: If some of you is in Las Vegas, can you send us please some pics of the prototype camera and lenses? Thanks a lot!

P.S.: I am happy Sony finally showed us that new Full Frame prototype. I may will help to shut down the voice of the few pessimistic people spamming on SAR comment system ;)

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