June 2, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) HUGE rumor correction!!! A35 and NEX-C3 announcement on June 8th. Not on June 3rd!

Sorry guys! The A35 and NEX-C3 will be announced next week on Wednesday June 8th!!!

UPDATE: It sounds like there was a miscommunication between dealers and Sony. I have been told that one huge Sony dealer in UK had already NEX-C3 advertising displayed inside the store. He had to remove them :)

Really sorry for that, but I don’t know yet why that miscommunication happened. My two cent guess on that is that after the April delays caused by the Tsunami desaster the announcement roadmap had been quickly rescheduled and that might caused a comunication mistake. During the last couple of hours many sources contact me to tell me that June 8th is the definitive announcement date. So don’t worry, the new stuff is coming for real!

June 2, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Back of the NEX-C3

As you know tomorrow Sony will announce the NEX-C3 and A35 cameras. As usual I will keep you updated with links to press release, reviews, image samples adn so on. If you find some last minute leak or if you find news/reviews you can help me by sending the links to them. Thanks!

P.S.: There is not much to explain on the image above.

June 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony 500mm f/4 lens delayed? Question to sources: Some news about the NEX-7?

Today a source told me the Sony 500mm f/4.0 lens which was supposed to be announced on July 7 will be probably delayed…AGAIN! I don’t know the reason for that. It could depend from the recent power shortage problems and maybe other lenses will be prioritized. Don’t know :(

One more thing: While I got so many confirmations about the imminent A77 release I didn’t get any confirmation about the NEX-7 announcement. The last info I got over one month ago was that the NEX-7 will be announced along the A77. But since than I didn’t receive anything. Some of my sources may help me to figure out if something changed? Thanks!

For our readers: Be sure to be online on Friday Morning. Sony will announce the new A35 and NEX-C3 cameras. I don’t know the exact time but should be sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 (London time). You can join me on Facebook as I am often there to answer your questions. And on Twitter too of course!

 

June 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A rumor correction about the A77 tilt-screen

Yesterday I posted the rumor about the A77 directional side-hinged LCD. The source that shared the info sent me a “rumor correction”. He said the side-hinge design was not chosen for the final production camera (it was here for one of the prototypes only). The final A77 camera will have a “wishbone hinge with a centre pivot

The source apologizes for the mistake, it was not meant to mislead. He also added his thoughts about the A77: “I can confirm as others have noted to you that this model has a serious potential to be a Canon/Nikon killer. It is incredibly fast, precise and simply a dream to shoot with.”

The rumor has been upgraded from SR2 to SR4 because other sources confirmed the center pivot of the A77!

P.S.:Another trusted sources told me that High-ISO is surprisingly good for a camera having a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor.

P.P.S.: The main competitors of the A77 are the..
Nikon 7000. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
The Canon 7D. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Pentax. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

A “nice” NEX-5 review (+ very first test of the 28mm f/2.8 NEX lens)

The Sony NEX // Our Favorite New Camera from Rob & Lauren on Vimeo.

If you want to see a real field review instead of those chart-reviews take a look at Photographyconcentrate (Click here). They tested the NEX-5 for one month in Buenos Aires: “Whether you want a camera to take on your next trip, something to have at hand to practice your craft, or just a high quality option to take photos of your family, the NEX is the camera you’ve been looking for“.
Check NEX-5 price and availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Steve Huff (Click here) toke a first look on the SLR Magic 28 2.8 NEX “E” Mount Lens: “All I did was take a quick couple shots around the house at night, wide open at 2.8. What I found was that this lens is VERY Smooth to focus. Feels like a lens should feel when manual focusing. Also, it does seem like it will be soft at the edges at 2.8 but I hear it sharpens up as you stop it down.” The 28mm isn’t yet available for preorder. Link to SLR magic lenses on eBay (Click here).

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