January 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sony UK confirms new mirrorless camera is coming!



I repeated many times that soon Sony will announce the NEX-6/7 successor. And now Sony UK confirmed at Photographyblog that there will be “new compact system camera models at both the CP+ show and Photokina later in the year“. As you know the big CP+ photoshow in Yokohama starts on February 13. Along that Sony UK also said that they will launch a new “ultra-zoom bridge camera” with a “faster processor than previous generations“.  And this is going to surprise some readers here: Sony UK said they sold out the QX10 and they also have strong sales on the QX100. And that’s why a second generation is definitely coming. Stay tuned on SAR. I am pretty sure early camera specs or even images will leak out soon…

January 20, 2014
Posted in news

The Sony Facebook community work roundup!


a57 + 70-200f2.8. Image courtesy by Dave Melges

Last week I invited all SAR readers to share their best work on the SAR Facebook wall (Click here). Well, there are so many pictures there that I cannot post them all on this site!  That’s why a couple of times per months I will only post the three pictures that got the most facebook likes by the SAR community.

I invite you to share and vote the best pictures on SAR’s facebook wall. Let’s start!

Günter KörtnerSonyAlphaRumors. part of a self portrait shoot in a stone pit A99 CZ 50mm 1,4

“Mount Watchmen Zion Utah. Calumet photo picture of the week sept 14th. NEX 7 with Contax G 28mm TRIPOD.” Image courtesy: Randy S.

January 20, 2014
Posted in deals, news

First two Rokinon Full Frame E-mount lenses now in Stock at BHphoto!


Two of the new Samyang/Rokinon Full Frame E-mount lenses are now in Stock at BHphoto:
• Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC (Click here)
• Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC (Click here)

Still not available:
• Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
• Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
• Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

January 20, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony A77 successor to ship in June! No A65 successor coming.


I reported previously the A77 successor would come in Spring. According to one trusted source the new APS-C A-mount camera will be in Stock in worldwide store for June. It will be the official replacement for the A77. And another news is that there will be no A65 successor. So expected one APS-C A-mount camera only.

I also have been told that this isn’t a small upgraded camera. There are some brand new tech inside. Hope to get 99% reliable specs info as soon as possible. I have been told Sony developed a couple of different prototypes and they are trying to hide what the final specs will be.

I am still not sure when the camera will be announced but my guess is for April. Before that we will have a new NEX-7 successor announcement (likely in 2-3 weeks from now).

Oh, one more thing: I didn’t get an official release period for the A-mount FF yet. But it’s coming don’t worry :)

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January 19, 2014
Posted in news

Strange humor: Why does Sony add a piece of chees inside the RX1? :)


SAR reader Mark linked me to that great Sony site: http://discover.store.sony.com/be-moved/ It shows you some famous Sony product constructions displayed in a nice interactive way. Now the weird thing is that Sony added a piece of cheese on the Sony RX1. Is it a marketing gag or what?

Let’s see if you can give us an answer :)


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