October 12, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Next Sony Full Frame camera to be scheduled for May-June 2013.

The Sony 36 Megapixel sensor used by the Nikon D800 and tested at DxOmark.

It’s always hard to be reliable on long term schedule. But sources told me that Sony set a “temporarily” release period for the next Sony Full Frame camera. If all goes well there is a fair chance the new High End Full frame camera could be announced in May-June. The camera will be more “photographer” oriented. There are currently a couple of different prototypes. One we heard of has a 36 Megapixel sensor (same as Nikon D800) and built-in vertical grip. Priced well above the current Sony A99. A second prototype has a new 50 Megapixel sensor which goal is to go as close as possible to a “medium format” quality. I am working to get more details but keep in mind that these are prototypes we are talking about! Nothing is 100% decided yet. But I am sure a High End camera is coming and that it will not be named A9x but something more like A1 or so…

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Links to the current “Sony powered” Nikon D800 camera at Amazon and Bhphoto. And to the sensor results at DxOmark. And if you are an Optical Viewfinder sentimalist I found one New in BOX A850 on eBay (Click here).

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!

October 11, 2012
Posted in reviews

More new NEX-6 image samples. And A99 versus RX1 at Engadget.

Imaging Resource posted a new set of NEX-6 image samples and writes: “It’s a nice addition to the NEX line, particularly with its hybrid AF that should help video focusing. Image quality looks pretty good

UPDATED: Also Dpreview posted a NEX-6 image gallery.

Steve Huff also published new pictures and says: “For those wondering if the NEX-6 is an improvement over the NEX-7 I would say DEFINITELY. It is quicker, snappier, more responsive, does not seem to overheat (in my limited use so far),has sharp IQ, comes with a great new kit zoom and even feels better with its matte finish.

Engadget also tried to make an A99 versus RX1 image comparison but you can’t really see any difference based on that test.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

 

October 11, 2012
Posted in deals

New NEX deal roundup (NEX-5N/C3 and 16mm pancake)

A couple of readers sent me links to new NEX deals. Here is the roundup!
The NEX-5n with kit lens sells for $479 at Amazon (Click here) and at Samys (with free SD card).
Save $100 on a NEX camera + 55-210mm lens combo at Amazon (Click here).
Sony NEX-C3 with kit lens for $354 at BigValue (Click here)
Refurbished Sony NEX-3 with kit lens for $299 at Couponsale (Click here)
Self made(!) Electronic auto Aperture Canon EF EOS lens to NEX on eBay China (Click here)
16mm pancake for $149 at BigValue (Click here)

October 11, 2012
Posted in news

News about the SLT/NEX hack project…

Before the Photokina news storm we talked about the new NEX and SLT hack project. I think it’s one of the most interesting news of the year and I hope the hacker named “Someone 1.00″ will succeed in delivering some interesting new features on Sony cameras. But he now needs your help:
1) To buy the third NEX camera (Click here to donate). UPDATE: Someone 1.00 just told us that they now managed to collect the necessary money!
2) He also needs developers to push the Sony hack project (Click here to read what’s needed).

And here is the link ot the firmware unpacker.

If all goes well we don’t have to rely on Sony only to get new features on current cameras. Yes, I am talking about the NEX-7 firmware update that we are all eagerly waiting for :(

October 10, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony NEX-6 and A99 image samples.


Sony NEX-6 test video

Still have’t seen enough image samples? Here are some new ones:

Engadget posted new Sony NEX-6 image samples and the video you see here on top. And also Dpreview posted a new Sony A99 image gallery. Another new A99 gallery also at Pixiq. And new images also have been posted on ThePhoBlographer. I heard of no reviewer yet complaining about the image quality. And knowing Sony’s history I expect RAW images to be visibly better than the JPG images we have seen so far. At least Sony’s image quality is going better by every new camera generation release. Unlike Canon that released a new Rebel that is worse than the previous model!!! Source DxOmark.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

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