April 1, 2013
Posted in news

Sony patent discloses new on sensor phase detection AF technique.


Fast and Reliable AF is one of the key features for the success of the mirrorless NEX cameras. And Egami spotted a new Sony patent that describes an innovative technique where every pixel has on top a polarizer. The patent is in Japanese so let me know if I do a mistake here. But from what I understood the main advantage would be that every pixel would have phase detection ability and that will dramatically improve the quality and speed of the Autofocus. Smart idea if it works!

P.S.: April fools patent ;)

April 1, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony A99 now for $2460!

It was pretty much obvious that after the recent superkit deal offer on the A99 (here at Amazon) someone would start to offer the A99 body for a much lower price. Today you can have the A99 body for $2,460 via official ebay Deals Action (Click here to see it). That’s also the lowest price I have ever seen for the new A99.

By the way, the imperfect Amazon rankings (Click here) show that thanks to the new A99 superkit action the A99 is selling well (finally!).

April 1, 2013
Posted in deals

Gold Box deal: NEX-F3. And $900 A99 superkit savings on Amazon too.

Today Amazon launched a new Gold Box deal on the NEX-F3 kit (Click here to see it). You pay $369 for the full kit!

And finally the A99 deal with free vertical grip and free flash is available at Amazon too (Click here).

April 1, 2013
Posted in news

This is how Sony transports their super secret new camera. And new Sony Animalia stuff.

Source: Cabral.

It’s fools day and a lot of non true rumors and news are spreading on the web. A reader sent me that picture of a secret new camera transport by Sony :)
Let me know if you find some more fake Sony news!

UPDATE: This is Sony’s new “Animalia” line:

April 1, 2013
Posted in news

Something else: Slidoo project update.

Click here to see the full Comic!

As you know two months ago I launched a small beta version of my eBay search and notification tool named Slidoo.com. I did this because I wanted to have a reliable track of the stuff I search on eBay. I spent a lot of time on fixing bugs and speeding up the search. Now, if you want to know what Slidoo is and how it works I created this Cartoon How To: https://www.slidoo.com/page/how-it-works. I hope it’s funny and clear enough to make you understand how it works!

I make you some examples of searches I saved to get notified on great ebay deals:
Sony RX100 US search (Click here). This helps me to get notified when the RX100 is available for less than $599 (actual price on Amazon is $648).
Sony RX100 US search (Click here).
In the settings you can change the country and this for example is the Sony RX1 search for Europe (with Germany as primary choice).

Again, you have to login (you can use facebook and twitter login too!) to save the searches and change your settings like country and notification method. Thanks!

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