Image of the current Sony A35
Maybe it’s just me but I am no big fan of the Megapixel race. So it’s good to hear from another of my trusted sources that Sony will use a 16 Megapixel sensor within the upcoming new A37 and NEX-F3. It is the same sensor of the current A35 and NEX-C3 but I have been told that there is anew BIONZ processor that improves the image quality. Let’s hope it’s true! That said the A37 will have a similar A35 design and same price of the current model. The NEX-F3 will be completely new and “innovative“.
I think Sony did a great work by releasing the new NEX-FS700. It is getting a lot of positive response on the web and from film makers (I am a film maker!). The video on top is made by Sony with the Sony NEX-FS700. And there is one more video at Studiodaily (Click here). While the camera is great what we are missing are dedicated video lenses with powerzoom, smooth aperture rings and so on. As long as these are missing it will be hard to jump on the E-mount camera
All I can say via my sources is that Sony knows that and that they are working on it
UPDATE: NEX-FS700 hands-on at Photographybay (Click here).
If you own the A57 you can now update the firmware for SLT A57 at Sony UK (Click here). This utility updates the SLT-A57 firmware to version 1.02 , and provides the following benefits:
- Improved performance of AF in Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode (both Tele-zoom 12fps and10fps) under some specific conditions.
Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted the A57 first impression review: “In our time with the camera, though, we were seriously impressed by the A57’s sheer speed. It’s something we’ve come to expect from Sony’s line of SLT interchangeable lens cameras, but you never really get tired of hearing that shutter click more than 10 times every second. That the camera also continuously focuses during shooting (with moderate success) only enhances the feat.”
According to top sources Sony will have a new product announcement in mid May! There will be a new NEX-F3 (which I have been told is a great camera), a new A37, and two new zoom lenses (one for Alpha and one for NEX). I am particularly curious about that NEX-F3 that I have been told could become a real hotseller. Very small and sexy and a top image quality. Can’t wait to see it!
For those of you (that like me) are waiting for Full Frame news there will be no official Sony info. What Sony is doing is sharing some “unofficial” news with top photographers, dealers and journalists. And I hope reliable specs about the final A99 will spread through the web soon!
Stay tuned on SAR!