December 17, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony RX1 news roundup…


I hope you received your preordered RX1! If not than you may watch these new reviews that once again tell you how good this camera is :)

My thoughts on Sony RX1 at
How to edit the RAW images of the SONY RX1 at
Sony RX1:prepare to be a lot amazed and a little annoyed (Tashley).
First impressions at Photorumors.
Some image samples and nice unpacking pics at (translation here).

Click these links to check price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

December 17, 2012
Posted in deals

NEX-5n with lens for $429 (limited quantity)

You can right now buy the NEX-5n with kit lens for $429 at Buydig (limited quantity). For EU readers the chepaest I found is 469 on eBay (via Slidoo).

And for $2,634.71 you can get the new A99 at BigValue (more than 10 available).


December 17, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) 70-400mm lens discontinued. And successor coming in Q2!

Sony Japan marked the current 70-400mm lens as “discontinued”. And at the same time two well trusted sources confirmed to me that a successor will hit the market on Q2 (between April and June). So we will have the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4, the new 18-270mm lens, the new 70-200mm lens and than a new 70-400mm lens. These are the four A-mount lenses Sony will release within the next 6 months!

Price of the current 70-400mm lens at Amazon (Click here).

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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!

December 17, 2012
Posted in rumors

New “foveon” style sensor patent.

Egami (translation here) spotted the next 3 layer sensor patent from Sony. Lately we have so many of these patents that a camera featuring a sensor like that may come in the near future. This would certainly be a quantum leap forward of Sony can do this. Imagine no more Aliasing problems, true color info for every pixel, top class per pixel sharpness….can’t wait to see this!

P.S.: There are two Sigma Foveon (3 layer) 46 Megapixel sensor ompact cameras from Sigma:
DP1 with 28mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto and of course on eBay.
DP2 with 45mm lens at BHphoto and on eBay.

More info: Foveon X3 sensor (Source: Wikipedia)

December 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

Nauticam releases NEX-5r housing (Zeiss 24mm for NEX for $1019).

Nauticam released a new NEX-5R housing and the press release can be read at the bottom of this post (Click on the link at the end of this post). But before that notice that there is one single Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount lens in Stock and for Sale for $1,019 at Cameraland (Click here).

And here is the press release…
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