September 11, 2013
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Also David Kilpatrick confirms the NEX-FF is coming in October!

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The NEX-FF is quite a secret Sony project but the we already know that there will be two cameras and two Zeiss prime lenses. Launch is expected in late September or early October. Availability before Christmas. Today also our friend David Kilpatrick got a confirmation from his sources that:

there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina

And he also writes:

The body is exactly the same size and the mount is thought to be a modified E-mount with additional contacts to enable the silent leaf-shutter and iris action which is the hallmark of the RX1 as a ‘stealth’ shooter. It’s possible that the RX1-N (not necessarily its name) lenses will fit other E-mount bodies, but existing E-mount lenses won’t fit the new mini-Leica-style body. But it may also contain a focal plane shutter, as there is such a high potential demand to retrofit Leica M and other vintage lenses to a full frame body of this size.

David also speculates about some lenses (like the 35mm f/2.0) but he evidently didn’t read the latest leaks here on SAR. The lens is actually a Zeiss 35mm f/2.8. So take his “speculations” with a grain of salt. And the camera is a NEX and will not feature an RX name. What’s correct is the basic rumor he got from his source. A compact E-mount FF camera is coming in October. Yes, that’s correct.

The current SR5 NEX-FF rumors can be read on that article on SAR.

September 10, 2013
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Reminder: New NEX-FS700R coming too…

The NEX-FS700R & NEX-FS700RH will also be announced soon. The site Creativeventures.be already mentions the cameras as compatible with their products. So I guess it’s only a matter of days.

Reminder: Korean agency the camcorders in their database. The cameras will replace the current Sony NEX-FS700 (here on eBay).

September 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Good and Bad news: RX1R soon in Stock. Sigma 18-35mm shipment delay (to late November).

First the good news:
The Sony RX1R will finall ship at Amazon (Click here) on September 15.

And now the bad news:
Our reader Jim just received the following bad news from Sigma when asking about the 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens release:

“Unfortunately, our parent company has needed to delay the release of this lens in all mounts but Canon.  We are still waiting for the Nikon version, which should be next.  As of right now, we are expecting the Sony and Pentax versions of this lens to be released in mid-late November.  This could always change, but that is the expected release as of now.
M….S….
Sales Operations Supervisor
Sigma Corp of America”

Damn it :(

Reminder:
A300 is now in Stock and Shipping at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And so the new NEX-5T again at  Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

September 10, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Also a new RX10 to be announced soon!

The same source that shared the ILCE-7 (A7) E-mount camera info also told me that Sony will launch one more RX camera…the Sony RX10! There are no specs yet but it’s easy to guess that this camera will be placed in between the RX100MII and RX1/R and use an APS-C sensor. But unlike the two other cameras the RX10 will have strong competition:

Fuji X100S:
Amazing sensor and superb hybrid EVF/OVF (specs and pricing at eBay (Click here)).
Ricoh GR:
Extremely compact and low price (specs and pricing at eBay (Click here)).
Nikon Coolpix A
Compact camera with fixed lens (specs and pricing at eBay (Click here)).
Canon PowerShot G1 X
Compact camera with zoom lens (specs and pricing at eBay (Click here)).

As you can see there are plenty of alternatives and the RX10 has to stand out in “something” to compete against them. I hope this will be the first RX camera with built-in EVF. Now let’s wait for sources to tell us more about the RX10…

In summary: The next (soon to come) Sony announcement could bring us the new NEX-FF camera, the ILCE-7 and the RX10!

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

September 9, 2013
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(SR3) Next great lenses to come from Sigma: 24mm f/1.4 ART, 24-70mm f/2.0 and more!

After the launch of the superb 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom (picture on top) Sigma may prepared to unveil more potential hotseller like The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 ART lens and 24-70mm f/2.0 zoom! Here is the long list of Sigma lenses that could be announced at Photokina 2014:

  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM
  • Sigma 300mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 400mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 500mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 600mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG OS
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4  (new version / unconfirmd)
List from Photorumors via CR and VL.

P.S.: The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens will ship any day now at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). It will ship in September in Europe according to Amazon UK (Click here).

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For readers: Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

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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!