July 1, 2013
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(SR4) A77 successor coming very early 2014!

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I got a confirmation  from a highly trusted sources that Sony set the release date for the A77 successor. It’s going to be released in early 2014. The source also confirmed that this will be a full mirrorless A-mount camera (no SLT tech). I am working on the specs right now and hope I can get confirmation from other sources too soon. I have been told it has a slightly new design too (still DSLR alike).

P.S.: The A77 will be announced along a Full Frame A-mount cameras (also mirrorless).

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June 30, 2013
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First images from the new Sony i1 smartphone Cyberhsot. Uses same RX100MII Exmor R sensor tech!

Xperiablog (found via Thenewcamera) posted what they claim to be a real image of the new Sony i1 smartphone. The i1 will be the first smartphone that can shoot pictures as good as Sony Cybershot compact cameras. Sadly Xperiablog doens’t have an image of the back of the camera to see the lens.

But I have a good news too:
One of my sources sent me the specs of the camera (Thanks a lot!). He says the i1 phone (Honami) will have a selectable ISO range from 50-12,800 and it uses Super Steady Shot image stabilisation (2-3 stops). It also has an f/2.0 28mm equivalent lens. The sensor is a 20MP 2/3″ BSI Exmor R one using the same process as as the RX100mkII for superior low light performance. The phone will also have manual controls for shutter speed and some level of manual aperture control and it will have an all new Cyber-shot app which integrates with PlayMemories Online.

May the source can tell me when Sony will announce the i1? Thanks :)

P.S.: The sensor size is the same used by the Fuji X20. A comparison with the RX100-NIkon1 sensor size can be seen here at Cameraimagesensor.

June 29, 2013
Posted in news

I finally found someone shooting with the Hasselblad Lunar. It’s David Lynch!

image source: Rob Sheridan

I finally found at least one person using the new and expensive Hasselblad Lunar. But it is not a rich Sheikh or Russian petrol-company leader. It’s famous filmmaker David Lynch (wikipedia bio)! You can see him using the camera at Rob Sheridan’s blog. One more thing, the resulting video is horrible (from a creative point of view): you can watch it on youtube.

I guess he was the on buying all Hasselblads that were for sale on Amazon last week :)

 

Thanks Dario Cotti for spotting this!

June 29, 2013
Posted in news

Amazon sends out “High demand” warnings for the RX100MII and RX1R cameras.

Amazon just issued a note on both new RX cameras (RX100MII and RX1R). It says:

“Due to high demand we anticipate being unable to fulfill all customer orders with our first allocation. Product supply from Sony is very limited. Your place in line will be maintained, and we will not charge your credit card until we ship the product.”

To be honest I didn’t expect a “high demand” on the new RX1R.

Here is the updated preorder list:
RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.

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