And finally the new firmware is out! Here are the direct download pages to Sony Asia (in english):
While the NEX-7 is not available yet you can now take some lessons about your future camera by downloading the official pdf brochure: Dropbox via SonyAlphaNex.
And if you need a camera now than you might get the NEX-5n which just got his very first $50 price drop (via noisycamera). Problem is that it is backordered for 30 days
Black NEX-5n with 18-55 kit lens at ABT (Click here).
Silver NEX-5n with 18-55 kit lens at ABT (Click here).
Black NEX-5n body only at ABT (Click here).
The Sony A65 is available as kit with lens and accessories via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here). And Amazon is also offering a free $50 gift card when purchasing a selection of cameras (Click here to see the list that includes the NEX-5/3).
Here is a short post about two professioanl camcorders. One of them is the NEX FS100 which comes with an E-mount. Wideopencamera (Click here) posted a review: “I don’t love it, but I do turn to the FS before the 5D and that never used to be the case. I just trust it way more.” And Slashcam.de (Click here) reports that Sony will release a new NEX-FS100 firmware update in march 2012. You will be able to switch from PAL to NTSC, new 1080 24p PAL recording, camera settings can be stored on cards, epxanded focus, ISO display on LCD, and more…
A rumor about the F3 successor: Philip Johnston from HDwarrior says: “I think we may see a new F5 around NAB time certainly with 50Mbs capability if not better, 10 bit 4:2:2 and dare I say it 4K recording with a better hi res viewfinder rather than the pull out version seen on the F3 today.”
Believe me, you don’t see that very often at Dpreview (Click here). the NEX-7 just won the Gold Award! The full NEX-7 review is online and they have big word of praise for Sony: “The NEX-7 is, without doubt, something of a technological triumph for Sony.”
The only minor limit is the “cobbled-together” firmware. But I am sure the next firmware will fix the minor issues. And the rest of the review contains positive statements only: “In the flesh, it lives up to almost all of that initial promise. The EVF is excellent, stills image and video quality both superb, and the handling is remarkably good for such a small camera“.
Yeah guys, that’s really my next camera And as you know it’s coming soon now, in one month!
Here is the full preorder list:
Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay