November 26, 2014
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Amazon says the Sony A7II will ship on December 9 already!

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The Sony A7m2 preorders for US are now online and the best thing is the camera will already ship on December 9 according to Amazon (Click here) and December 8 according to SonyStore (Click here). Nice to get the new camera before Christmas! :)
Here is the full preorder list:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

EU preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

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November 26, 2014
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Hot: First Sony A7II (A7m2) preorders now at BHphoto, Sony Store, Adorama and Amazon! Also in Europe!

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For the first time you can preorder the new Sony A7II with 5 axis stabilization in USA and Europe:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

EU preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

 

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November 26, 2014
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Sony publishes the digital camera goal for 2018: Goes for ultimate speed, sensivity and resolution!

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Sony launched a revised plan for 2015-2018. And in very short Sony will cut the TV and smartphone lineup and make only profitable high end stuff. At the same time Sony sees growth in Playstation and Image Sensor Business. They also published their plan for the Digital Camera business. You can donwload it as pdf here: sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/info/irday2014electronics/IPandS_E.pdf.

And it clearly stands out how Sony is committed to bring the whole Alpha system to a new level. The first slide on top shows they want to stand out from the competition by going for ultimate sensitivity, ultimate resolution and ultimate speed in 2015.

Their goal is to exceed the limits of human eye:

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They want to introduce features like 1000fps recording:

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Have over 20 FE lenses by end 2015:

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You can see many more info on their document and here below and to sum up here are the key info:

– Sony wants to push the Alpha system to the more advance premium market (RX and Interchangeable lens cameras)
– Sony sees growth in the mirrorless market but still recognizes the DSLR market will still be bigger than Mirrorless by 2018.
– Sony wants to expand the Alpha interchangeable market share at cost of the big ones (Canon/Nikon).

Overall it’s pretty clear 2015 will be an exciting year on the Sony Alpha front. and the Sony A9 which is coming soon is just the start!

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There are a couple of more financial reports with some good news:

Reuters Japan: Sony revised upwards the camera sales plan for 2014. While Canon and Nikon digital camera sales are falling Sony reported a growth. While for Sony there is a decrease in numbers of sold camera the earnings are increasing. Mainly because Sony is selling much less non profitable fixed lens budget compacts but it’s gaining shares in the profitable interchangeable camera market.

Reuters: Fitch revises Sony from negative to stable.

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November 26, 2014
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Hasselblad launches the Stellar II (based on the RX100II)

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Based on the Sony RX100m2 Hasselblad just announced the Stellar II. It costs $2,395 and you can choose between the carbon fibre, olive wood, padouk and walnut editions.

This is their fourth Sony based luxury edition cameras after the Hasselblad Lunar (here on eBay), Stellar (here one Bay) and the Hasselblad HV (here at BHphoto).

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November 26, 2014
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A7II to ship on January 15 in Germany (and first preorders in Germany).

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Preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II  (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II  with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto (Click here).

First Sony A7m2 preorder options are available in Germany through Technikdirekt.de (Click here). I also got the news that the A7m2 will ship in Germany starting from January 15. There is also a first “cheater” price of $2,699 on eBay US.

Worldwide Sony stores are likely to start accepting preorders within th next 24-48 hours. Stay tuned on SAR and I will give you the link as soon as they are online.

P.S.: The price of the Sony a7II in Sweden will be 17500kr or 2347 dollar (Thanks P.!).

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