June 19, 2011
Posted in news

Sony TidBits (Sony NEX-FS100 in Stock at BHphoto!)

The video on top shows a Sony’s FS100 “First Look” from Doug Jensen at hdwarrior.co.uk. And what’s more important for you is that you can now get the Sony NEX-FS100 at Bhphoto (Click here). Yes it is in Stock!

Very first review of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens at Focus Numerique. It has been tested on a Nikon but you can see the image samples to see how good the lens is. You can get the lens on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

Sony Cyber-shot TX10 review (CameraLabs).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V Review at Photographyblog.  Direct HX9V search links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Bruno Calendini a testé le NEX-5 pour le Monde de la Photo (Alpha Numerique).

June 18, 2011
Posted in rumors

One more Sony repair guide leaks the A77 name.

One more store got this repair guide from Sony that includes the A77 name and repair price. There have been another repair guide “leak” a couple of days ago. Anyway, that’s again a proof the A77 is getting closer and that our sources were right when long time ago they told to us the A77 would be announced in July (with one source saying it will be July the 7th).

And if all works well with my sources than I could publish the very first A77 picture soon!

Reminder: Those are the secs and other rumors we collected about the A77:
The A77 is coming in mid July
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).
3 Million dot OLED viewfinder (more than double of the resolution fo the current Sony A55/33 viewfinder.)
magnesium alloy
wishbone hinge with a centre pivot
USB: 3.0
Price 999 Dollars/Euro for body only.
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

June 18, 2011
Posted in rumors

New patent discoloses a new Sony sensor with “on board” phase detection.

Phase detection or not phase detection….that’s the question! Mirrorless cameras are currently do lag behind most DSLR cameras in terms of autofocus speed. That’s why Sony is developing a sensor for NEX cameras that has built-in phase detection capabilities. I found (again) a new patent that describes the technology (Click here to see the publication at freepatentsonline). Fuji is already using it on the Finepix Z800EXR (Click here to see that camera)! See the Fuji camera specs at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. There is also a nice article on Dpreview (Click here) that describes the Fuji technology.

But I don’t know if such a sensor will be ever implemented in NEX cameras. Rumors are saying that Olympus next PEN cameras will have an extremely fast and accurate autotofocus and catch up with DSLR cameras in terms of af speed. So maybe Sony is wasting time with it?

June 17, 2011
Posted in news

Yeahhh! Website works! Feel free to test comment system…and send me rumors ;)

Oh my god! Finally things do REALLY work. You can now easily go back to comment on SAR. And what is even more important…the contact form now works again! Feel free to send me rumors again ;)

I want to thank you for your patience and understanding! You know I am not a professionist and there is a lot of handmade work behind the website. In those days I used all my free time to make this website work decently again. So I am quite at the end of my energy. I will now go to bed, sleep 10 hours and when I wake up I will read all your comments, emails and rumors. Good Night ;)


June 17, 2011
Posted in deals

SLR magic 28mm f/2.8 NEX lens in Stock on eBay.

Slr magic from Hong Kong just announced via Twitter that the new 28mm f/2.8 lens for E-mount is in Stock on eBay (Click here). The price is $199. This is a manual lens that needs no adapter to fit on your NEX camera. I havn’t found a review on the world wide web, just a hands-on written by Steve Huff.

This is the second NEX lens made by the company. The other one is the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 you can also get on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: I hope Sigma or Voigtländer will do the pancakes Sony is missing in their roadmap. Would love to see a native 35mm f/1.4 Voigtländer lens for example!

Via 1001noisycameras

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