February 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First image of the new NEX-3n!!!



As you know on February 20th Sony will announce the new Playstation 4. I am still not sure yet but there are “signs” that Sony may will “use” the huge interest created for that event to introduce new Sony cameras too. And one more evidence supporting this rumor is the first leaked image of the upcoming new NEX-3n we just got via an anonymous source. We have been told that it will share the same 16 Megapixel sensor of the current (and yet discounted) NEX-F3. The one major difference you can see on the image where there is a zoom control button that will electronically drive the 16-50mm PZ and the newly announced 18-200mm PZ lens. No other specs are yet known.

One more thing: The other cameras Sony will announce soon are the SLT-A38 and SLT-A58 But we can’t confirm yet if they will be announced in late February or in early April (there will be another announcement by than before the NAB show). No SLT-FF cameras are coming this year as Sony decided to focus their efforts on the NEX-FF development.

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February 6, 2013
Posted in reviews

OVF nostalgy: First part of the A850 review at Photographic Central.

Sometimes they do come back…and than we realize that we actually missed them a lot! Carl Garrard posted the first part of the Sony A850 review at Photographic Central (Click here). This was the last Sony FF with Optical Viewfinder…and guys what a superb viewfinder it had. Carl writes: “Cameras like the A850 that give the user choice and excellent logical design allow for long term gratification- a term our society should embrace much more often than it does now. But I digress, happily.” Sadly you can’t find that camera in new condition anymore. If you want it that as usual check the used A850 acutions (Click here).

One more thing: you will hate me for this I know but there is a rumor I am working now. Until a week ago I was 99% sure OVF would never come back at Sony. Now I am receiving some “signs” and I am no more that sure…Stay tuned on SAR. I really hope I can post a reliable info about that soon!

UPDTE: I am not saying classic DSLR will come back. Sony seems to work on some kind of new OVF technique.

February 6, 2013
Posted in deals, reviews

NEX-6/5r tests (and US deals winners and losers).



There will be a new NEX-3n soon but now let’s talk about the NEX-5r and NEX-6. There is a NEX-5r review at ePhotozine. NEX-6 test at Riflessifotografici (translation here). NEX-6 First Look at Digitalcamerareview. NEX-6 High ISO test at Samdcruzphotography. Both cameras are well known for their good image quality but also have a great price-value ratio thanks to the new Sony US price drops. And the Amazon ranking (Click here) shows that the NEX-6 is the most sold Sony mirroless camera yet. If you look at the overall camera sales including the compact cameras and DSLR than the WX150 Cyberhsot is doing particularly well (click here watch the overall ranking).

The winners of the new deals actions are the NEX and Cybershots. The losers are the SLT cameras which do not sell as good (at least according to Amazon). And here are the four deals running right now in US:

Deal 1) Save up to $300 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here to see the Amazon page). The same deal is now running on BHphoto and Adorama too.
Deal 2) Save up to $200 on Select Sony NEX Compact System Cameras (Click here to see the Amazon page). The same deal is now running on BHphoto and Adorama too.
Deal 3) Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here to see the Amazon page).
Deal 4) Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras Starting at $79 (Click here to see the Amazon page).

February 6, 2013
Posted in reviews

Adam from Mythbusters talks about Speed Booster and NEX cameras.

An anonymous SAR reader just sent me that youtube video you see on top of this post. It shows Adam Savage of the incredibly popular  Discovery TV show Mythbusters using EF lenses with the Metabones Speed Booster on three of his NEX cameras (inncludes the NEX7 and the SONY FS700).

Source: Youtube. Thanks to the anonymous sender!

February 6, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony photo product announcement on February 20th?

I told you the real new camera and lens stuff from Sony is coming soon and after all the big CES and CP+ show. I just got an email saying that a new announcement may be scheduled for February 20th. New NEX-3n, new SLT A38 (and maybe the A58 too) could be announced. I am investigating this and ask my sources if they can confirm the rumor. Thanks!

UPDATE: One new anonymous source confirmed the date. Other sources confirmed there is indeed a camera announcement to come soon.

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