July 19, 2013
Posted in rumors

Updated Post: (SR5) Sony will launch lenses with built-in imaging sensor!


Guess what this picture shows….two trusted sources told me this is a lens with built-in sensor, battery and memory!!! And the “lens-camera” transmits the images via NFC and WiFi to the smartphone/tablet! You can mount it on the smartphone but also use it separately!!! You will see the live view images on your mobile device.  This isn’t Start Trek or James Bond imagination…this is an SR5 confirmed rumor coming via our Top Sources!

This is a complete new kind of photography and probably the smallest camera ever made on a large sensor. I have been told the first lens to be released soon will feature the same RX100MII sensor and same Zeiss lens!!! And there will be a second model with smaller sensor and larger zoom.

I don’t know what to think about this, what do you say…what’s the cool thing about that completely newway of taking photos?


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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 18, 2013
Posted in reviews

RX100MII lens tested at DxO (no surprise). In Stock in Europe and next week in US.

DxOmark (Click here) tested the RX100MII lens performance and it is slightly better than the lens from the Canon G1X. A good although not stellar performance according to DxO. And finally the camera is shipping in Europe at Wexphotographic UK and FotoKoesterDE. It will be in Stock next week in USA stores along the RX1R:

RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.


July 18, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A New 16-X G zoom to be announced along the new NEX cameras.

Along the new NEX-5T, NEX DSLR shaped camera, NEX-FF and NEX-7 successor ee can be almost sure that Sony will launch a new High Quality G zoom lens for the NEX APS-C system. We have been told that it starts at 16mm at the wide end. And I have been told this isn’t the only lens to come. At leats one more APS-C zoom and one APS-C prime could be announced. Obvisouly I dind’t count the new NEX-FF lenses into this list. Yep, a lot of stuff is coming soon! Stay tuned on SAR!

One more important thing about the current rumors work: I know well you have plenty of questions on all future cameras, lenses and firmware updates. But Me and You have to be patient. There are so many rumors I am receiving in these weeks. And I know for sure Sony is trying to mislead us all by spreading false info (or partial incorrect info). They have all the reasons to do so. But it’s my job to be patient and not post everything I get without at least try to double check the info. And still, I cannot guarantee all my rumors I correct. But I try to get as close as I can get to the truth. And really, you don’t have to wait a long time to see the real new cameras. Only two months to go until the next Sony product announcement wave!

July 17, 2013
Posted in news

Sony NEX-FS700 now gets S-Log2 via firmware update (you have to pay for it).

Crash – FS700 SLOG2 test from TobyLoc on Vimeo.


There is a NEX camera only a very few here on SAR own. But it’s a camera that can do things no other NEX can do. It’s the NEX-FS700 camcorder. Toby Lockerbie had the chance to preview of the new firmware upgrade for the Sony FS-700 and you can read more about it at Redsharknews (Click here). In short he says that “ISO2000 now looks like ISO640″! Now that’s the kind of firmware upgrade we would love to see on all Sony cameras…Obviously without that 500 Euro extra to pay :)

UPDATE: Our reader Peter Prevec (Click here) did some tests on FS700 with the new 3.0 firmware last week. High ISO noise and S-LOG2 vs. CINE4.

July 17, 2013
Posted in deals

New Zeiss 50mm ships within 3 to 5 weeks. New Nikon G to NEX Speedbooster too.

Short check up on new Sony stuff that should be available soon:

1) Those of you waiting for the new Zeiss 50mm A-mount lens have to wait…a bit more! According to Amazon US (Click here) the lens will ship within the next 3-5 weeks only. As I have told you before the lens is highly requested and that’s the reason you have to be patient.

2) The next new lens, the 70-400mm II lens will ship on July 21 at Amazon US (Click here).

3) The superb Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom will ship on July 31 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

4) And the new Nikon G to NEX Speed Booster will ship in 2-4 weeks at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

P.S.: The current Sony deals list can be seen at Amazon (Click and scroll down) and on Dealsrunner (Click here).

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