January 4, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A different rumor: 4K ActionCams coming to CES.

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So far trusted sources told me no photo camera (A or E-mount) should come at CES. The big focus will be at CP+. But I got multiple reports that Sony will announce new camcorders and also something else:

“4K ActionCams coming to CES. Very sure of this.  I saw the content go up in the booth…”

You may think this is not an interesting news but did you know the most sold cameras worldwide are not DSLR, not mirrorless, not compacts…but actioncameras? Just check the Amazon digital camera sales ranking (Click here). This will be a big news for Sony. The rumor also got confirmed via ActionCameraRumors.

And Sony launched also a countdown for the live streaming that you can follow on Ustream or directly here on SAR (I will embed the video). The event starts at 5pm Las Vegas time (January 5th). This is…

8pm New York time
01.00 London time (January 6)
02:00 Berlin time (January 6)
10:00 Tokyo time (January 6)

And do not forget that there will be a big A and E-mount announcement in just one month right before the CP+ show that starts on February 12th. Stay tuned!

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January 4, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Richard Timewell‎
Hong Kong Harbour Light Show – a6000/16mm

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

Read the rest of this entry →

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January 3, 2015
Posted in deals

A7s, A7 and APS-C E-mount camera deals ending tonight.

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As you see from the Amazon Photo deal page (Click here) the E-mount camera deals will end soon. So grab them now if you need a camera. And also the special Sony pages up at Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here) will be gone tonight.

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January 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7II tests. And in Stock at BestBuy.

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Sony A7 vs. A7II – sensor stabilizer test from Nino Leitner on Vimeo.

Note: The A7II is in Stock at BestBuy (Click here).

There is a new Sony A7 vs. A7II – comparison & stabilizer test at Cinema5D (Click here). And I hope they are right when they write this:

I think we can expect an A7r Mark II and A7s Mark II at some point in 2015, if Sony keeps up with the rapid succesion of recent camera introductions.

And here is also a new Sony A7II 3 Axis IS with Nikon 500mm f/4P and Canon FD200mm f/2.8 by Patrick Murphy-Racey:

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

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January 3, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Sony A6000 – How To Shoot Action Photography – 3 Mandatory Steps by Gary Fong.

Zeiss Loxia 35mm lens test at DC.watch.
Tokina Japan confirmed the AT-X 11-20 PRO DX is coming for Canon and Nikon mounts only.
Whi Sony is better than Leica (Jorge Torralba).
Sony LenStyle QX1 takes the Land, Sea, Sky & Space (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony SXS PRO+ C memory cards – optimized for 4K High Frame rate shooting? (Newsshooter).
Community Challenge: Just One Photo in December (Dpreview Forum).
FS7 shoulder rig by Movcam (Newshooter).
A500 first impressions at iLoveHatePhoto.
Sony RX100/B Point and Shoot Digital Camera Review (Wrbdigitalcamerareviews).
Sony 18-105 f/4 OSS lens review at Betterfamilyphotos.
Sony Announces the Development of a Compact, Lightweight Single-Lens Display Module with OLED Technology That Enables Superior Image Quality (Sony.net).
Sony A7II review at DC.fever.

Ramesh:We recently shot a 15 minute short film using A7r as the main camera and A6000/Nex 7 as camera B. It is an inspirational film in English and hope we can share with your community. We have more exciting projects coming our way, so would like to get feedback from the community too. http://youtu.be/62HH8N_SlWI

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