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August 12, 2012
Posted in news

NEX hack: 46Mbit bitrate in 1080p possible?


Sony NEX hack by Someone 1.00 from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

EosHD posted the video you see here on top to explain the possible future NEX camera hack. The author (and not the hacker!) of EosHD speculates that “46Mbit on the older NEX 5 without too much trouble and it is still early days yet, so we could see stuff like intra-frame recording and improvements to HDMI out, or even 4:2:2 colour in MP4 mode and higher resolutions.

Please don’t get too exited about this now. It’s all speculation and imagination now. Let’s see if the hacker group will succeed in releasing a real hacked firmware with lots of new features. I would be certainly happy because this means we would not have to wait for Sony to improve our NEX (and maybe SLT) cameras. And don’t forget that APP support is coming wih the next NEX camera…this is also a good news :)

August 11, 2012
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…(very RX100 centered)

RX100 review by John Sison

Pimping out the RX100 at Luminous Landscape.
RX100 review at DPS.
New RX100 video by Outbackphoto.
Gizmodo: “This is a camera that 90% of the population can pull out of a pocket on a whim to fire off a few beautiful shots without much trouble. Still, this is not a camera for everyone.
Special Sony RX100 Tahoe photo gallery posted at DCresource.
Rx100 experience part on at Soundimagesplus.
A “protein” based sensor patent at Egami (Translation here).
Sony NEX-7 for street photography at TheF8blog.

RX100 rankings at Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking), Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.

You can buy the lens by clicking those direct search links: RX100 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

And don’t forget that the super sexy RX100 Gariz case is already available in Black on eBay (Click here) and in Brown on eBay (Click here)!



August 11, 2012
Posted in reviews

Metabones EF to NEX adapter updated and reviewed…

Canon EOS-M is out but you don’t have to buy that camera to use EOS lenses! Metabones just updated the EF Lens to E Mount Smart Adapter (Source: Dpreview). It supports electronic communication between the lens and your NEX camera. There is a Metabones review on the NEX-FS100 by EosHD if you want to learn more about it!

You can check price and availability of the adapter on eBay (Click here).

August 10, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony announcement party on August 28th??? Follow SonyAlphaRumors!

This rumor still hasn’t been confirmed by trusted sources but according to two anonymous messages I got the last 48hours the big Sony DDAY announcement is scheduled for August 28th! I hope trusted sources can confirm this within the next hours so that I can upgrade the rumor from SR3 to SR5. I am also not sure if this announcement is just for NEX or for NEX and the A99!

I also have been told that we should expect major leaks the days before the announcement. For now we know the A99 (with new flash and vertical grip and more), NEX-5R, NEX-6 are coming. On the lens front we could see a new 70-200mm, 300mm A mount lens (and maybe a 50mm prime) and on the NEX front I am sure we will have the new 11-18 and 16-50mm pancake(!) zooms and a new 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. I will write an exact roundup of all camera, lens accessories and features next week. Let’s hope Sony models will be as successful as the Sony RX100 (on top of the rankings at Amazon US).

This means that you guys can’t afford to miss a single day on SonyAlphaRumors! And be sure to be online here on August 28th at between 5 and 7 am London time to follow the announcement live on SAR! Follow SAR RSS feed or follow me on Twitter and join the super friendly Facebook comunity! Share the news on your blog and your Sony (and Nikon LOL) community.

P.S: Let’s break the 6.000 likes barrier :)

August 10, 2012
Posted in rumors

Nikon D600 priced at 1500 Euro. Canon 5DmarkIII at 3000 Euro. What price is right for the A99?

The Canon 5DmarkIII is the one camera to beat for the A99. But the D600 will set a new low price for FF cameras.

A source just told us that indeed Nikon will announce the Nikon D600 FF camera by end of this month. And the price will be around 1.500 Euro for the Body Only and it will use the same 24 Megapixel Sony sensor that will be used for the A99. The A99 is rumored to be priced somewhere between 2.500 and 2.800 Euro. From what I know from the source the A99 has strong advantages compared to the D600 like weather sealed body, better video quality (and Phase detection AF while video recording), much faster frame rate (10/12 fps versus 3fps), more advanced control layout and so on. So it’s more appropriate to compare the A99 with the Canon 5DmarkIII (price over 3000 Euro/Dollars)…. But the question is…will the Nikon D600 be a problem for Sony? At what price would you buy the A99 instead of the D600 or Canon 5DmarkIII or Nikon D800? Be honest! :)

If the D600 rumor is true than the A99 should be priced at...

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