May 23, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-5n/NEX-7/VG-20 news and reviews roundup…


One of the most annoying problems of the NEX-5N is the overheating issue. A very (non)practical solution is to use a cooling fan! Just check the video I posted here on top :) I hope the upcoming new NEX-F5 will not have that kind of problem anymore!

And here are some other NEX-5n, NEX-7 and VG-20 reviews:
Can the superexpensive new Leica X2 beat the Sony NEX-5n? Focus Numerique (Click here) posted a noise comparison. The difference is negligible. You just pay that Leica name on that camera :)
Our reader Randy made aLens test from Nikon and Mamiya lenses on the NEX 7 on Flickr (Click here).
Charles from Videoacademy (Click here) put the world up side down. The question was, id the Vg-20 videocamera good enough for still photography?
Crazy Comparison! Nikon D800 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus E-M5 by Steve Huff (Click here).

May 23, 2012
Posted in deals

(Now Sold Out) Zeiss 24mm for NEX in Stock at BHphoto.

Don’t miss the chance to grab one of the (very few) Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lenses that are in Stock right now at BHphoto (Click here). That lens is so difficult to find (at least in US stores). Amazon (Click here) has an overpriced used copy only for sale (Click here). Sony really needs to push the lens production. And as long as the Zeiss isn’t available I fear we have to wait until we can get the other new NEX lens(es) that will be announced soon!

UPDATE: Now Sold Out!

May 23, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-F5 with 16 mpix sensor and 180 degree flip screen and WiFi!

What you see here on top is the just announced NEX-F3. And according to top sources also the upcoming new Sony NEX-F5 will share the same 180 degree flip screen and 16 Megapixel sensor. One of the main differences between the two cameras will be the integrated WiFi feature of the NEX-F5! As you may know Samsung was the first to announce mirrorless cameras with integrated WiFi (like the just released Samsung NX210). I think WiFi is a must have feature. But so are new lenses, and these are also coming along the NEX-F5. Stay tuned on SAR as usual!

Preorders reminder:
A37 is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
NEX-F3 is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Sony 18-200mm NEX lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 18-135mm A mount lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

May 22, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Next Sony announcement in early-mid June?

The (superexpensive) Leica X2 is the last of the APS-C model with fixed lens. Is Sony coming as next?

I am getting first reports about a possible new Sony product announcement in June! I have been told that “something is going on“. I hope trusted sources can read this post and send me some more info soon. As you know the NEX-F5, new NEX lenses and the APS-C compact camera with fixed lens are rumored to arrive sometimes this summer. The A99 is scheduled for a late August early September announcement but I hope Sony will show us the prototype earlier.

I am right now collecting rumors about the NEX-F5 which promises to be a pretty good camera. And I have been told the new NEX lens(es) will be “great”. I haven’t heard anything about the fixed lens DSC-R1 alike (here on eBay) camera. Let’s hope that’s coming too :)

Stay tuned on SAR! And if you know “something” feel free to contact me at or use the anonymous contact form you see on the right sidebar! Thanks!

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!

May 21, 2012
Posted in news

Another new camera with Sony sensor (The Pentax K30)

The Sony 16 megapixel CMOS sensor is probably the most “sold” sensor of the DSLR and Mirrorless market. Ricoh, Nikon, Sony and now even the new Pentax K30 (Click here) uses it! Will be nice to see the comparison between that camera and our nee Sony A57. Anyway, I also wanted to focus on your attention on the complete new design of the new Pentax DSLR. You really don’t see often something like this. I don’t know if that is something Sony should do too! You like it?

P.S.: Out friend Jason from SonyAlphaLab (Click here) finalized the A57 review!

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