July 14, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) HOT!!! Is this the first image of the NEX-7?

I just got the link to the following NEX-7 picture! I have been told this is a preproduction version! One of my sources said the image is original but the final model could have some differences!!! As you see the NEX-7 has a rangefinder style a là Fuji X100 (Click here to see that camera)! As you know the NEX-7 will feature the same A77 24 Megapixel sensor and a 3 million dot OLED EVF (it is not a hybrid viewfinder!). It has the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 attached (but that is also a prototype). The camera should cost around $1.200.

UPDATE (Mark explanation):
1) 3 Million dot OLED EVF
2) Hot shoe
3) 24mm f/1.8 ZEISS
4) Flash and the Image preview buttons
5) Pop-Up flash
6) Manual Aperture and Shutter Speed controls?
7) ???
8) ???

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

Patent: Sony has an idea to “fight” against the diffraction limit.

The Megapixel war will never be over. Pixelnumbers will increase and the size of the pixel decrease. One of the downside is that the diffraction limit will get worser and worser. Sony had an idea on how to use a special refractive element positioned between the lens and the sensor. You can read more at Egami (google english translation).

July 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

UPDATE: Fake A77 pictures(?)


Oh! Just came back from my last montain trip and just found this images in my mailbox. I am still trying to get a 100% confirmation from my sources if those pictures are fake or real.

UPDATE: For reference only. Below you can see a REAL image of the A77 and A65 cameras.

REMINDER: Those are the detailed  REAL(!) A77 specs (some minor aspects could be subject to change until the final announcement):
The A77 announcement on late August.
Shipment start early October
Coming with new kit lens (A Sony 16-50mm zoom. Compared to the Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 it will have a constant aperture and probably have a bit higher price. Zeiss 16-80mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.)
24 Megapixels (The combination of the new sensor+new Zeiss lens delivers 62% more resolution than the A55 16 Megapixel sensor.)
1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps and 720p/30fps high-definition video
AF fine-tuning capabilities. A source told us that it has an improved focusing system (quite fast and accurate).
11 cross points
over 10fps
3 Million dot OLED viewfinder (more than double of the resolution fo the current Sony A55/33 viewfinder.)
magnesium alloy
It will take CF+SD+MS cards
No flip-up mode to allow shooting without this extra sheet of glass in place
1.000 pictures with one battery
Price body only = $1000.

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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July 13, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-C3 shipment started (In Asia)


One of our reader (Thanks Eric) confirmed that shipments of the new Sony NEX-C3 has been started in Singapore and generally in Asia. There are now plenty of NEX-C3 tests in Asia like on Fengniao and NikkeiBP.

Below you can see the NEX-C3 link list I usually check to see if a camera is in Stock. Crazy or not? :)

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

July 12, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Confirmed, two NEX cameras coming late August! Available in October!

Yesterday a new source told us that Sony will announce the NEX-5E and NEX-7 in August. In the meanwhile our trusted sources confirmed that the rumor is correct! They said the NEX-7 price is still not 100% deifnitve ($1.200 with kit lens) but they added that both new cameras will be available in October.

Those are all current NEX cameras:
Sony NEX-C3. Is the newest NEX you can preorder at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5. Is going to be replaced by the NEX-5E and is currently discounted (at least in US). Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-3. Is dicontinued. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-VG10. This is the NEX camcorder. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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