August 20, 2012
Posted in rumors

HOT! Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 images leaked!!!


And here we have the first real images of the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras. Click on the pictures to see the full size version! These are pictures found by the nice guys from As a reminder. Sony may announce the new cameras and lenses on August 28th. This is the list I got from reliable sources:

NEX-5R: Looks almost exactly like the NEX-5n and has the flip screen from the NEX-F3. It has a completely newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Phase Detection AF pixels. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. You can surf on Internet with it. Price around $700 with kit lens.
NEX-6: It’s a mini NEX-7 with integrated viewfinder. Compared to the NEX’7 it has an EVF with less resolution and same newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. Price between the NEX-5R and NEX-7 (NEX-7 is currently priced at $1200 at Amazon so my guess is around $950 and $1000).
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6: It is a pancake zoom with OSS and power zoom.
Sony 11-18 f/4.0: Normal (non pancake) zoom.
Sony 35mm f/1.8: Fast non expensive prime lens as big as the Sigma 30mm lens.

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P.S.: In moment like this I am happy to see again that my rumors were correct :)

Via chinese.vr-zone

August 20, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony 16-50mm has OSS, Power zoom and is just a tiny bit thicker than the 16mm pancake!

The image on top shows you the currently only Sony pancake lens of the NEX line, the 16mm f/2.8 lens. And if you are curious to know how big the upcoming new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is than good news…I have been told that it is “just a tiny bit thicker” than the prime pancake! It has the size of the currently only pancake zoom for mirrorless system on market, the Panasonic 14-42mm X. And like the Panasonic lens also the Sony 16-50mm will feature powerzoom and Image stabilization (OSS).

Reminder: The first powerzoom is the third version of the 18-200mm lens which has been announced along the NEX-EA50 (here on BH).

August 20, 2012
Posted in news

And here it is the new “Exmor RS” sensor!

Most of you were right guys! The added “S” letter within the new “Exmor RS” sensor brand stays for “Stacked”. The full description of the new technology is available here at I guess these kind of sensors will find their use in cellulars and compact cameras and not so on larger sensor cameras.

August 19, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-5R and NEX-6 are not based on Android….

A fake illustration of an application oriented NEX camera (Source: Tinhte)

Got another small info from one trusted source. As you know the NEX-5R and NEX-6 will have integrated WiFi and Application support. Some of you asked me if the operation system is based on Android. I now have been told it is not so. I can’t wait to see how this will work for real. As you know there may be a NEX related announcement on August 28th.

Two are the main innovation son the NEX camera, the APP support and the Phase detection AF pixels on the sensor. And three new lenses are coming soon too (11-18mm f/4.0 zoom (not a pancake!), 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 pancake and 35mm f/1.8 prime lens)

August 18, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) There will be not a new native E-mount Full Frame lens system! The cameras are E-A mount hybrid (and more…)

Reading comments on SAR and on other forums many said the NEX FF rumor has to be wrong because it makes no sense (physically and from a strategy point of view) to develop a new range of native E-mount Full Frame lenses. The answer is easy, Sony will NOT do that!

The idea behind the E-mount FullFrame cameras is to be compatible with current E-mount lenses (in crop mode) with A-mount lenses (with special adapter) and very important, having an E-mount with Full Frame sensor (instead of a mirrorless A-mount) will allow you to use almost any kind of lens on the camera. Think Leica M-mount lenses (here a list of them on eBay), Canon FD lenses (here a list of them on eBay) and so on…Sony’s goal is to be “hybrid” or as “universal” as possible. If that will really work out well we will see in time only…

That said I know that “some official Sony news” should arrive soon, but there is no sort of NEX-9 with FF coming now….wait until 2013. There are also multiple FF mirrorless prototypes I heard of….some with E and some with A mount. But One native E-mount FullFrame camera is coming for sure!

It’s important you add this new lens info in ongoing discussions on forums and blogs. Otherwise it sounds like SAR is crazy on that NEX FF rumor :)


Something else about the definition of rumors:
1) Rumors are per definition non facts based on non official info. No company sends me info I am posting here. On SAR we are all like Alice in Wonderland :)
2) That said, Wonderland has different kind of rumors. There are rumors I am sure they are almost pure fantasy and rumors where fantasy can miraculously turn out to be truth. And below you can find the ranking of Wonderland rumors:

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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