February 1, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Trubak on SonyAlphaForum
Glacier Perito Moreno, Argentina
A99 + Zeiss 24-70/2.8

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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January 31, 2015
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Poll: Is Canon becoming again a serious threat for Sony?

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The last 2-3 years Sony earned the image as the real innovator on the digital camera market. But now Canon is fighting back with the launch of the first 50MP FF camera and another 4K 5D coming by end 2015. Question to you:
Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

 

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January 31, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Northern lights in Iceland with the A7s.

Sony hvl-f32m flash review at Photography.ashernetwork.com.
Sony A7 II Field-tested: A pro-friendly upgrade to the full-frame A7 (Cardinalphoto).
Sony A6000 test at Nikkei.
Sony’s ‘Music Unlimited’ Service Shutting Down After Failing to Emerge as Viable iTunes Alternative (Macrumors).
Update on OS Support for Next Version of Lightroom (Adobe Blog).
Atomos Shogun gets a bigger battery (Newsshooter).
What’s In My Camera Bag: Sony Artisan Spencer Pablo (Sony Blog).
Indiegogo and Vimeo Partner to Support Filmmakers (Indiegogo).

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January 30, 2015
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And also the Sony A7r got $300 off!

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The same store that sells the A7s for $1,995 on eBay (Click here) now sells seven Sony A7r cameras for $1,795 only (Click here). That’s $300 off compared to all other store prices. And that’s again a full US sealed and one year warranty Stock with free shipping. No grey import!

Reminder:
Sony special deal pages at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
New(!) A7 with kit lens for $1,450 at GetDigital on eBay (Click here).
NEX-7 kit which now sells for $749 only at BHphoto (Click here) and $769 at Amazon US (Click here).
The A7/s/r trade in offer running at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here) will end on January 31.

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January 30, 2015
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First move from Canon: 50,6 Megapixel Full Frame (Sony sensor?) image and specs!

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It’s months that we talk about Canon and Sony being ready to launch a 50 megapixel Full Frame cameras. There is even some weird rumor that the Canon will use the Sony 50MP sensor. And now we got first image of the new Canon 5Ds camera which uses that 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor! From Digicameinfo via Canonwatch (full specs here).

The news matters because:
1) I got that kind of CanonSony 50 MP rumors from my sources. So it’s highly likely that if the Canon rumor is correct than also the Sony High Megapixel camera rumors are correct :)
2) It will be interesting to see if there is indeed a partnership on the Canon-Sony sensor front. And it we have to see what kind of consequences this will have.
3) If it’s a Canon uses the Sony sensor that the specs will be the same for the A7II (specs can be read at Canonwatch.)
4) At that point Sony cannot wait too long to launch the A7rII (or A9) with 50MP sensor!

Now let’s hope I can finally get a release date for the new A7rII (or A9)!!!! Stay tuned on SAR!

SAR note: None of my trusted sources said yet there is a Cnaon-Sony sensor partnership.S o keep it with a grain of salt. So let’s wait for the A7rII to see if there is a partnership or not…

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January 30, 2015
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New firmware updates for the Remote Control software, RX100. And DxO adds A7II support.

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Here are a couple of firmware/software updates:

RX100 firmware update (Sony).
Remote Camera Control Ver.3.4 for Mac OS X (Sony)
DxOmark now supports the A7II Raw files.

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