August 2, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

New Sony NEX-C3 reviews and in Stock status.


Electronista (Click here) tested the new Sony NEX-C3: “And yet, with those limits in mind, we really liked shooting with the C3. As small as it is, the camera produces good quality with little adjustment. Whatever you might think about the speed of the interface, it’s simple and does a good job of making photography accessible without leaving experienced photographers stranded by the side of the road. Most surprising was its tendency to punch above its weight class for noise. Many mirrorless interchangeables flounder past ISO 800, but the NEX-C3 has just enough extra performance to go a notch further.

Also Wired (Click here) tested the Sony NEX-C3: “Incredibly small and light, considering the large sensor and bevy of features inside. Excellent low light performance with DSLR-like low noise images at high ISOs. Tilting 3-inch LCD screen for composing over-the-head “Hail Mary” shots is helpful. Takes 400 shots on a single charge, so leave the battery charger at home. Comes in silver, black or pink.

UPDATE: Also Cnet Asia (Click here) wrote about the NEX-C3: “With its beginner-friendly features and simple user interface, we think the NEX-C3 is a good entry-level option for first-time users who want something light and portable. In addition, seasoned users who are sticklers for image quality but are hesitant about making the move to ILCs may find this camera a worthy purchase.

The Sony NEX-C3 is now in Stock at B&Hphoto, Digitalrev, Amazon.de, Amazon.uk, Amazon.jp, Redcoon.pl, Redcoon.es, and eBay (Click on shop names).

August 2, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Huge Sony leak!!!


The image on top shows some of the new items. Click on the image to enlarge!

According to our sources that is the list of new products Sony will announce on August 24:
A77 -> 24 megapixels
Vertical Grip VG-C77AM
16-50mm f/2.8 SSM
A65 -> Has the same 24 Megapixel sensor but less fps
NEX-7 -> I have beent told that this camera is a very serious Fuji X100 (Click here to se it) competitor!
NEX-5N -> An updated Sony NEX-5 with new sensor
LA-EA2 with built-in Translucent mirror -> A revivial of the Leica Visoflex (Click here to se it) ;)
XGA external OLED viewfinder (works on NEX-5N only)
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS
VG-20 -> successor of the Sony NEX-VG10.

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August 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New external OLED viewfinder for NEX-5N coming.

UPDATE: We just learned (Thanks sources for the correction) that the upcoming new external viewfinder will NOT (!) be compatible with the current NEX cameras! It only works with the NEX-5N which will be announced on August 23/24! It has 2,4 million dots and intelligent eye sensor. I don’t know the price yet…but it’s a bad news that it will not work on our current NEX-3/5 and NEX-C3!

P.S.: Once again I do invite you to stay tuned on SAR. Sony will really make an impressive announcement on August 23/24!!! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed!

August 1, 2011
Posted in deals

NEX-C3 in Stock at BHphoto!!!


The black NEX-C3 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here to get it now!). It is the very first time in US.

August 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More Tidbits about the A77 (definitely coming in early October, NEX-7 late October)

I received a couple of mini-rumors from different sources. I summed them up and here they are:

Source_1: A77 accuracy and video performance with new the auto focus is superb. OLED display is amazing. The A77 would be around $1200-1300 US and $1500-1600 with kit lens (16-50).
Source_2: A77 will have 11 cross type AF (UPDATE: This part has been corrected…was a typo)
Source_3: A77 auto-focus is indeed insanely fast.
Source_4: A77 will have fixed problem with x/sync when sss is turn on :) they will be no limit like now 1/160 sync when sss is on.
Source_5: Just a confirmation the A77 will start shipment in early October (in Asian countries first!). NEX-7 will start shipment 2 weeks after.

I am working on a bunch of new rumors. So stay tuned! As you know Sony will announce a huge amount of products on August 23/24!!! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed!

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