July 9, 2012
Posted in rumors

The A99 specs: Do you like the camera?


On Friday I posted the A99 prototype camera specs. I got them via trusted sources so I expect them to be very reliable although small changes can still be made for the final production version. I can add some info from unconfirmed rumors (SR3) saying that there will be a 3 Megapixel OLED viewfinder and a more reliable info that (SR4) it records 10-12 fps. In short, for around $2,500-$2,800 (or Euro or Pounds) you will get a FF SLT with 24MPX, 102 all cross AF, ISO50-25,600 (with +2 extension), 1080/p60, weather sealed body with built in Flash and optional vertical grip.

If those specs are correct the question is:

Is that a camera you would consider to buy?

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My impression is that the camera is aimed for sport photography and video. It’s where the cameras can beat the upcoming Nikon D800 and the Canon 5DmarkIII.



July 8, 2012
Posted in deals

New (and cheap) NEX hots shoe adapter spotted on eBay?

As you know recently NEXpro (Click here) released the “world’s first Hot shoe designed for SONY NEX-5 and SONY NEX-5n” It costs around $80. A SAR reader spotted an even cheaper chinese Hot Shoe adapter on eBay (Click here). As usual be careful with these ebay listenings. let me know if you tried that before. If it works we would save almost $50!

July 7, 2012
Posted in news

A way to control SLT/DSLR cameras with your iPhone (no NEX support)

Via 43rumors I found a way to control SLT and DSLR cameras with an iPhone remote controller APP. You need these two things: A Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (Click here) and a Triggertrap connction cable (Click here). The Triggertrap APP (here on iTunes) allows you to control the camera with the following features:

* Time Lapse
* Eased Timelapse (timelapses with acceleration!)
* Distance-lapse (take a photo every 30 ft/m)
* Vibration and shock sensors
* Sound detection (Clap to take a photo!)
* Facial Recognition sensor
* Motion detection
* Magnetic & metallic detectors
* Long-Exposure HDR**
* Long-Exposure HDR Timelapse
* Star Trail mode
* Cable Release (press to take a photo) which also supports Long-exposure shots (exposures of up to 24 hours!)

The Triggertraps website shows the supported cameras. No NEX camera is included for now.

July 6, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony FF SLT specs of the prototype camera (with external vertical grip and built-in flash)

I got the 100% reliable specs of one of the pre final FF SLT prototype camera. Please keep in mind that these specs can variate with the final firmware. Here we are:
24 MPX sensor
All cross 102 phase detection AF
ISO 50-25600 (can be extended to 102.400 with the final firmware)
Live view – evaluative & subject recognition lock-on AF
1200 zone live-view evaluative metering
1920×1080 60p and 24p
simultaneous recording of still&movie
921K True Black 3 way tilt LCD
Shutter Speed 1/8000
New iAuto
Smart Tele converter
Magnesium body
Weather Sealed body
Built-in Flash

There will be a vertical grip too!

IThe rumor is coming from a top source. I hope to get the 100% final specs soon.

July 5, 2012
Posted in reviews

RX100 new reviews roundup (still leads the ranking)

There is a first RX100 user review at Amazon (Click here). I am wondering how that guy was able to get the camera!I saw that camera in Stock in Asia only and available for us “western countries” through Asian eBay resellers only. Anyway, the camera still is on the top positions of the Overall Camera Ranking (Click here).

The french website LesNumeriques posted the full RX100 review and the camera earned five stars out of five. There is also an english version of the same review at Digitalversus.

RX100 Preorders at Amazon USAdoramaBHphoto, Amazon GermanyAmazon France and Jessops.

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