February 6, 2014
Posted in deals

Free Flash on RX1 and Free SD cards on RX100 cameras. NEX-3n with lens for $319 is the hotseller at Amazon.


You will get a free flash or a free SD card on Sony’s RX cameras at SonyStore US (Click here).

And the most popular mirrorless system camera at Amazon US is the Sony NEX-3n with kit lens which got a new price drop today. It now sells for $319 only!

And the A3000 with kit lens sells for $249 at Buydig (Check out to see final discounted price).

February 6, 2014
Posted in reviews

Engadget reviews the RX10 an says it’s the “best fixed-lens camera we’ve ever used”


We all like interchangeable lens mount cameras but if you need one solid camera that can do 99% of the things you will ever do than the Sony RX10 will be the right camera for you. Engadget says:

Ultimately, we love the Sony RX10. In fact, we struggled to populate the cons section down below with anything other than a high price tag. But your $1,300 goes a very long way here, and if you need to capture sharp images and full-HD video clips in pretty much any lighting condition, with a vast focal range, you’d be hard pressed to find a more suitable shooter. This is the best fixed-lens camera we’ve ever used, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the RX10 Mark II, whenever that comes about, is the only comparable model worth considering.

Overall the Sony RX camera series is almost flawless. The RX1/R have a super lens fitted on a super small camera with super silent shutter. Te RX100 and RX100II are by far the best small compact camera to date and the RX10 is the only f/2.8 zoom camera with a decent sized sensor (unlike the competition which uses tiny sensors).

And on SAR you read many critics on Alpha A and E-mount cameras. But when it comes to talk about an RX cameras people never complains :)

RX10 store links:
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.

February 6, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New A6000 has fastest AF of all E-mount cameras.


The current NEX-6 controls you see here on the back will remain almost unchanged on the soon to be announced A6000.

A couple of sources told me that one of the very big improvements of the new A6000 is the autofocus speed and accuracy. The A6000 has the best AF of all E-mount cameras and the sources told me that you really “feel” the improvement.

And yes, the new A6000 will replace both the NEX-6 and NEX-7 models even if the new A6000 has the NEX-6 layout (no Tri Navi of the NEX-7). There will be also no new FE lenses yet but as I told you a couple of times now I expect Sony to make a major A and E-mount announcement before the NAB show in Las Vegas. This means some time in between mid March and early April.

Reminder: A6000 has 24 MP sensor with phase detection pixels on sensor.

Follow Sony announcement live on SAR: Readers should be ready to take some time off on Wednesday at 4-5am London time to follow the event live on SonyAlphaRumors!!!

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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!

February 5, 2014
Posted in news

New Pentax 645D2014 also uses the 50MP Sony CMOS sensor!


Images via Popco.

At the end it looks like every medium format camera maker will use the new Sony 50 Megapixel CMOS sensor! Pentax Ricoh announced the new Pentax 645D 2014 medium format camera that uses the Sony sensor just like the new Hasselblad and Phase One cameras.

This is the official info about the camera from Ricoh-Pentax:

Model name (tentative): PENTAX 645D 2014
• Latest, super-high-resolution CMOS image sensor
• High-speed response in a variety of photographic applications
• Tilt-type LCD monitor
• Market launch scheduled for Spring 2014


Images via Popco.

February 5, 2014
Posted in deals, news

Sony 24-70mm short shipment delay in USA. But shipping in Europe!


The new Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 FE lens will ship from February 20 according to SonyStore US (Click here), 3-6 weeks at Amazon (Click here) and in March at BHphoto (Click here).

SAR readers Joseph wrote: “After being told by Sony on the phone that the 24-70 lenses were going to ship on Feb. 2nd (a strange date because that was a Sunday), with warehouse updates as recently as last Friday Jan. 31st, I was not told, finally, that the lenses have been delayed until Feb. 20th. I am pretty sure my order is in the first batch, so I don’t think anyone in the U.S. will be receiving this lens prior to Friday February 21st or so.

The good news is that Sony Europe is shipping the lens and this has been confirmed by many SAR readers. It ships at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT!

Darin sent me some images for download: “With the delays I couldn’t resist having a friend send me the 24-70mm f/4 from Japan. Plus Sony Japan throws in a free three year accidental water damage warranty. Not sure what to think so far, sharp until f/8 then this copy gets oddly soft, no idea yet what that is all about. There are raw images for download too: http://www.kayakphoto.com/darinmcquoid/Sony24-70.html

Zeiss 24-70mm preorders: EUROPE at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.


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