October 14, 2013
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(SR5) Hot! First full size images of the A7 and A7r cameras with lenses!

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And finally after long search SAR readers found these pics on Digicameinfo! These are 100% real (confirmed via my trusted sources). The image on top shows the 24 megapixel A7 with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. The image below shows the 36 megapixel A7r with the 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens. The 28-70mm lens is quite unexpected big (and well made). A si told you before the A7 uses not the same A99 sensor and the A7r not the same D800E sensor (without AA filter). This is a new version made for these cameras and to avoid issues on corners because of the very short flange distance. I hope the A7r can beat the D800E IQ performance..not bad for a camera that costs $800 less than the D800E ($3000 here at Amazon). The body is weathersealed and has a Pentax LX “tank-solid” feeling.

Important: Announcement live blogging on SonyAlphaRumors Wednesday at 5-6am London time! Spread the news on the web! Be sure to 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!

A7 and A7r 5% off deal coming for you! In a couple of hours I will share a secret $25 discount code for the A7 and A7r on Dealsrunner.com (subscribe it). You can use it the day you preorder the camera in a specific (well known) US store.

Four days ago only 37% of you liked the A7 based on the sketch. After the low resolution leak from yesterday 53% liked the design. And now that you have the full size images of the A7-A7r…

...do you like the A7-A7r design now?

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A7-A7r Specs reminder: In case you are confused by the many rumors I posted lately here are the SR5 info on the cameras:
– A7 has 24 Megapixel sensor with Phase detecion AF
– A7r has 36 Megapixel with no on sensor Phase detection and no Anti Aliasing filter for maximum sharpness
– A7 body costs $1698 and $1998 with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. A7r costs $2198 body only.
– Both cameras have a fixed OLED EVF with 2,4 million dot resolution. It’s the same used by the Olympus E-M1
– AF speed is faster than the RX series.
– Takes SD cards and uses the NEX battery
– A7/A7r Body is weather sealed
– 1/8000 shutter speed
– titlable LCD screen
– focus peaking
– Built-in Wifi and NFC
– Playmemories Camera Apps
– The menu interface is the same as the RX series (and not the one used by NEX cameras).
– optional vertical grip
– New LAEA Full Frame A to E-mount adapter
– Current NEX APS-C lenses will work in crop mode or Full Frame mode (with heavy vignetting or dark corners)

New FE lenses:
Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (coming early 2014)
many more lenses coming the next 12 months (including fast primes).

RX10:
– 1 inch sensor camera
– fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens
– $1298

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: 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!

October 14, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Low resolution A7r-A7 image. Both do have same body.

 

Important: Be sure to be online on SonyAlphaRumors.com at 5-6am on Wednesday (London time) to follow the A7-A7r and RX10 announcement live on SAR! As usual I will continually update you with links to tests, image samples, interviews and first preorder links worldwide!

Images: The image on top shows you the A7 and A7r. As you can see the body is the same but the A7r has a red “r” mark. The A7r has also the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS on it! While the A7 has the Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS.

Specs reminder: In case you are confused by the many rumors I posted lately here are the SR5 info on the cameras:
– A7 has 24 Megapixel sensor with Phase detecion AF
– A7r has 36 Megapixel with no on sensor Phase detection and no Anti Aliasing filter for maximum sharpness
– A7 body costs $1698 and $1998 with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. A7r costs $2198 body only.
– Both cameras have a fixed OLED EVF with 2,4 million dot resolution. It’s the same used by the Olympus E-M1
– AF speed is faster than the RX series.
– Takes SD cards and uses the NEX battery
– A7/A7r Body is weather sealed
– 1/8000 shutter speed
– titlable LCD screen
– focus peaking
– Built-in Wifi and NFC
– Playmemories Camera Apps
– The menu interface is the same as the RX series (and not the one used by NEX cameras).
– optional vertical grip
– New LAEA Full Frame A to E-mount adapter
– Current NEX APS-C lenses will work in crop mode or Full Frame mode (with heavy vignetting or dark corners)

New FE lenses:
Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (coming early 2014)
many more lenses coming the next 12 months (including fast primes).

RX10:
– 1 inch sensor camera
– fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens
– $1298

Stay tuned on SAR!

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: 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!

October 13, 2013
Posted in rumors

A7-A7r teaser at Sony Japan. More rumor tidbits…

Important note: The camera shown on the teaser is not the A7/A7r!!!! It’s just to show that the DSLR world will be wiped away by the new FF E-mount cameras…lol :)

Many were so focused on the leaked A/ image that they missed to read my link to the Sony Japan teaser (Click here) and Sony China (Click here). The Sony Japan teaser says something like: “After we threw away a fixed idea of cameras (What cameras should be.), we can now see a new possibilities of the cameras.“…”The camera which no one has ever invented, new alpha, will be coming soon“. And the announcement date is (as rumored) this Wednesday October 16. be sure to be online on SonyAlphaRumors at around 5-6 am London time to follow the event live!

I got more tibits from anonymous sources (I guess most of what they write is right but I would not rank it as SR5 for now):
Source_1: The A7 and A7r do use the same E-M1 viewfinder which means 2,4million dots and a very high level of accuracy and no lag.
Source_2: A7/A7r will be using SD cards and NEX battery. Grip bigger than the current NEX 7 dunno good or bad. 7R to be more solid than 7 if you have hold them both not by looking at it from visual. U wont be able to add on shutter release accessories like the RX1 because it does not have the screw on

Thanks to all sources for your great help! We still don’t have the full camera specs. If you want you can share them via the anonymous contact form on the right border of this site or send me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks again!

Note: There are many fake images on the web. if I do not post them here it is because there are fakes. I will post only real images (if I see them on www).

October 13, 2013
Posted in deals

$50 off on Sony A and E-mount Rokinon fisheye.

If you are on market for a fisheye lens you may grab that deal on Buydig (Click here). You can get an E or A mount Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 less for $199 only ($50 less than the best price in other US stores).

Still running:
You save $70 on the RX100MII at Beachcamera on eBay (Click here).
You save $70 also on the first generation RX100M at Adorama on eBay (Click here).

found via DealsRunner.com.

October 13, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First low resolution image of the Sony A7 mirrorles Full Frame!

This is the first image from the new Sony A7 mirrorless E-mount Full Frame camera! It’s a low-resolution image but 100% real. All sources that saw the camera say that the A7-A7r cameras are built like a Tank. They also were surprised by the design but almost all of them will end buying it because they quite liked the camera after a couple of minutes of testing and holding :)

Most of my sources do believe that these are game changing cameras. And yes, the lens offering is very limited (and expensive) but Sony plans to introduce many more lenses during the next 12 months.

The A7 24MP and A7r 36MP cameras will be announced this week on October 16. Be sure to be online at 5-6 am London time on SonyAlphaRumors.com. I will follow the event live and link you continually to first tests, reviews, image samples, videos and preorder links (so that you can be the first to get the cameras).

One more thing: I still have no video specs but I have been told that the cameras are very good in video and have some improved features.

UPDATE: There is a teaser from Sony Japan for a camera launch on October 16. It says: “We stopped thinking about the way that the camera should be, then we started to see a new way of the camera. A camera, no one ever made
Some more rumor tidbits I got today:

1) On Boards.4chan.org someone reported this: “Just got info from a source. Launching with crappy 28-70 non 2.8 lens. AU1999 and AU2499 body only. 3 prime lenses to be released later. Heres the kicker. Initial promo offers a free mount adaptor for either Canon, Nikon or Leica. Personally i think the camera looks kinda ugly, but im sure it will ahake up the market.

2) Nuno sent me an email message from a drones company in new Zealand: “In Dec 2013.  Sony will be releasing a Full Frame NEX Series Camera at 40 Megapixels.  Hawkeye uses Sony direct to conduct modifications of NEX series sensors to reduce weight, reduce battery consumption and direct triggering from our autopilot.

 

Curiosity: 63% of you didn’t like the design of the camera when they saw that sketch. Even if the leaked image is of low resolution I already heard that people likes it more now. So let’s make the question again:

How much do you like the design now?

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Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: 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!

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