October 4, 2013
Posted in deals

Sigma 18-35mm for Sony confusion. Hasselblad Lunar in Stock…and you get a free 8GB SD card :)

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One bad and one boring good news:

The bad: DC.watch (google translation here) that Sigma still doesn’t know when they will start to ship the 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount version. Really upsetting to know you can already preorder the lens (like here at Amazon) but they won’t tell you when it will ship :(

The boring good news: There is on Hasselblad Lunar in Stock at Samys (via eBay). And it comes with a free 8GB SD card! Huhhh!

 

October 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) A7 price lower than current Canon and Nikon FF cameras!

The image on top shows you the two cheapest Full Frame Cameras on market, the Canon 6D (Around $1,900 now at Amazon) and the Nikon D600 (also around $1,900). According to sources the new cheapest FF camera on market will be the soon to be announced “Sony A7“. Body only will be priced around 1600-1700 Euro/Dollars and there will be a kit option with the 28-70mm lens for less than 2000 Euro/Dollars. I will get the 100% final price soon.

UPDATE: While the A7 with 24MP is priced well below the $2000 mark the A7r with 36MP will be priced above $2,000!

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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 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

UPDATED: Indonesian registered A5000 (ILCE-5000) name is just for the NEX-5t

Lats week the Indonesian agency posted a registration for a Sony A5000 camera. But this isn’t an advanced A3000 model nor a new camera at all. It’s just how Sony names the NEX-5T. So there will be no new A5000!

Note: the A3000 is DSLR styled, the A5000 is NEX styled and the A7/A7r will be OMD styled. It’s all a bit confusing!

October 3, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) updated and corrected: The A7 and A7r are weathersealed.

Short update on the new A7 and A7r cameras:

1) Both cameras will not have on sensor stabilization

2) Both cameras are weathersealed! UPDATED: Sorry. I first wrote their are NOT weathersealed but it was a copy and past error from me. They are weathersealed!!!

I am not sure yet but I think more advanced models will come in 2014. The A7 and A7r do sound more like great entry-level E-mount FF cameras.

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

October 3, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) And the NEX-FF names are….A7 and A7r!


a Franken A7 (RX1+NEX-7+EVF) put together by a SAR reader based on the design rumors posted today. Obviously not a picture of the real camera and the real camera will be much nicer :)

 

Sony decided to name all high end cameras as “Alpha“. No matter if these will be real A-mount cameras, E-mount DSLR shaped cameras or more compact E-mount cameras like the RX1 and NEX series. All High End models will be Alpha. That’s why the first two E-mount Full Frame cameras will be named “A7” and “A7r“. Both have exactly the same design (with NEX-7 grip, EVF in the middle and RX1 size). The difference is in the sensor. The A7 has 24MP sensor, more fps and different AF speed. The A7r has a 36MP sensor and less fps (and I have been told a bit “different” AF).

I am collecting your questions and forwarding them to sources. Than I triple check their answer before to post them on SAR. There is really a lot going on in these minutes and hours!

P.S.: Looks like Sony’s final decision to get for a middle EVF design has been taken to keep the size down. And a source said that the Minolta XD7 viewfinder design is similar to the one from the A7/A7r.

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!