January 9, 2013
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The dream corner: Would you buy a NEX with B&W sensor?

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Leica is having a lot of success and probably earning a lot of money on their exclusive and expensive Leica Monochrome. So le’ts think (or dream) a bit out of the box. Imagine Sony doing a NEX camera with a Black and White sensor. A sensor that allows you the maximum possible per pixel sharpness, no AA filter, bigger pixels for greater dynamic range. And that NEX would cost around 30-50% more than current NEX camera prices.

Would you consider to buy a Monochrome NEX camera?

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Price and specs of the Leica Monochrome at Amazon and Bhphoto.

January 9, 2013
Posted in news

Surprise: Nikon D5200 doens’t use Sony 24MP sensor. It’s a Toshiba!

Image courtesy: Chipworks.

That’s an interesting news! The Nikon D5200 doesn’t actually use the same Sony 24MPX sensor but as discovered by Chipworks it has a new Toshiba sensor! This may be one more sign how Nikon wants to move away from a complete Sony supply dependency. That’s just my pure speculation but this may be an indirect good news for us Sony users too. We may don’t see Sony sensors being exclusively sold to Nikon while Sony itself will have to wait 6 or 12 months before using it on their own cameras.

 

January 8, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony RX1 gets DxOmarked. it’s better than the A99!

DxOmark (Click here) just published the full Sony RX1 test! And with no suprrise (at leats for me) the RX1 has a slightly better score thna the Sony A99! And it basically matches the Nikon D600 results (here is the comparison).

Sony RX1 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Sony RX1 Gariz case on eBay (via Slidoo).

January 8, 2013
Posted in rumors

The Sony NEX (5N and 3) In Use With Two Minolta Legacy Lenses

Just a quick post with two videos showing what you can do when using old school Minolta Lenses with a Sony NEX. The video above features a Sony NEX-5N (price & specs)with a Minolta 135mm f2.8 Rokkor-PF lens. The video below a Minolta 50mm Rokkor-x f/1.7 lens with a Sony NEX-3. Both by YouTube user Beau Reyes.

Use slidoo.com to comfortably find this lenses on eBay.

Sony NEX-5N price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Sony NEX-3 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

 

January 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) 85mm f/1.8 is an all Black lens.

I have been told there will be 5-6 new E-mount lenses announced in 2013. One of them is almost certainly the High Quality standard zoom from Zeiss. Another rumor I got (from new sources) is that there will be a 85mm f/1.8 lens and to be more specific this will be an all Black color lens.

I repeat, I still need the confirmation from my trusted sources to be almost sure (SR5) about the lens release.

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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