June 26, 2012
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(SR2) High End NEX camera coming at Photokina?

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Image on top: The current NEX-7. Is the NEX-9 coming?

Before you read, this is a unconfirmed rumor from a new source. So take it with a grain of salt. As usual I hope my anonymous trusted sources can confirm or deny this soon.

A new source told us that a “new High End NEX camera is going to be displayed at the Photokina show“. The model has a higher number than than the NEX-7 (maybe Nex-9?). In any case this is an APS-C model not a Full Frame mirrorless! The fact that the source told me it is going to be displayed may hints the possibility of a 2013 availability (in Stock) only.

I can’t really figure out what the NEX-9 could do visibly better than the NEX-7. You may have an idea of what a NEX-9 APS-C sensor camera should do to convince you to buy it instead of the current NEX-7?

P.S.: NEX-7 is a hotseller at all rankings: Amazon US , Amazon Germany, Amazon France and at Amazon.

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!

June 26, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony NEX reviews roundup…(fstoppers tests the FS700)

4 Days with the Sony NEX-FS700 from Andrew Young on Vimeo.

Sony NEX-7 test at Optyczne.pl. NEX-5n with LA-EA2 at SonyAlphaLab. NEX-F3 tested by the french Uebergizmodo. XPRO1 vs E-M5 vs NEX-7 by Mike Kobal. A new Doda-E battery grip for the NEX-7 at Itmedia. A real battery grip is already in Stock via Ownuser on eBay (Click here). And don’t forget to check out the new NEX-7 leather case from Gariz (Click here).

Links to the new NEX-F3 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-7 remains on the top end of all Amazon rankings: Amazon US (place 4), Amazon Germany (place 5),Amazon France (place 6) and at Amazon UK (2). Result do change hourly!

June 25, 2012
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Two FF cameras within the next 12 months. One to be named A88 and one A99?

Let’s start within the new week with a small rumors. As I already told you there will be one FF SLT camera at Photokina (specs you already know) and another High End Model within the first half of 2013. A new source just told me that one camera will be named A88 (veyr likely the A850 successor and “cheap” FF model) and another will be the A99 (very likely the A900 successor and “high” end model).

This is just to say that the final name of the coming 24 Megapixel model may be A88 instead of A99. I am still not sure. I hope my sources can confirm this soon. Keep in mind that Sony itself once said that there will be a A9x SLT Full Frame this year.

Anyway, we are just talking about the names here. I am trying to figure out how the High End Model could be. Early rumors suggested it would use the same Nikon D800 sensor and a built-in vertical grip. Question is if such a high end model makes sense. I mean, the pro market is pretty conservative and dominated by Nikon and Canon. You will need a huge effort to convince pro’s to switch the system! What do you think? Does it make sense?


Sony A850 at AmazonAdoramaB&HJ&ReBay.
Sony A900 at AmazonAdoramaB&HJ&ReBay.

June 25, 2012
Posted in rumors

SAR back online (some comments lost)

We had a pretty much severe issue. The disk of SAR was actually full and it caused a sever damage to the database. There were also two other issues with the backups and combine all that and the result is a very bad day :)

Anyway, I am no re inserting the articles I posted on SAR. I have to do it manually. But your comments form the last months will be lost. Really sorry, but this now convinced me one more time that SAR has to become a stable and standalone website.

This means that for the next 24 hours I may not post any news as I really have to use every free time for this. Meantime sources may send me some rumors baout the A88 and A99 to cheer me up :)

June 24, 2012
Posted in reviews

50mm for NEX gets reviewed at SLRgear. And Shadow Hot Shoe review

SLRgear (Click here) posted the full 50mm for NEX test: “The Sony E 50mm ƒ/1.8 OSS is a capable lens, marred only by some poor CA performance when used wide open; even then, depending on the subject matter, it may not be particularly noticeable.
Lens price check at AmazonAdoramaB&HJ&ReBay.

And I also found the first NEX 5n Shadow Hot Shoe Review at Cameradojo (Click here): “if you want to use speedlites or studio strobes with your NEX 5n, you really have no other choices today. In the end, the Shadow works and if you need the functionality, at least there is a solution available.

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