November 19, 2011
Posted in news

Sony A77 news roundup (+ ebay availability)

Foggy And Hazy – Sony a77 Extreme Low Light from Heikki Kivijärvi on Vimeo.

There is a new A77 review at DC.watch (google translated), at Slashcam.de (google translated) and at Colorfoto.de (google translated).
Sony A700 versus Sony A77 at jimmartinphotoblog (Click here)
Sony Alpha 77, test complet #2 : bruit numérique et erreurs de protocole (Alpha Numerique).
A new A77 Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/alpha77/pool/with/6223530148/
My new A77 with my old Minolta 75-300mm lens (dpreview forum)
Popular Photography magazine wrote a full A77 review (you can buy it here).
Sony A77 RAW samples thoughts (SonyAlphaLab).
One more A65 test at Colorfoto (german).

USA:
A77 body with 18-55mm lens and 29 accessories at Arphotovideo (Click here)
A77 body with 18-55mm and 75-300mm and 36 accessories at Arphotovideo (Click here)
A77 body with Secret Handshake Minolta 28-135mm Yibum (Click here)
A77 body with 16-105mm lens at Yibum (Click here)
A77 body with Carl Zeiss 16-80mmYibum (Click here)
A77 body with 8 lenses(!) for $5999 at Yibum (Click here)

Europe:
A77 body at fotoheibel (Click here) – Germany
A77 body at qf-foto (Click here) – Germany
A77 body at cameracentre1315 (Click here) – UK
A77 body at 0123aggiudicato (Click here) – Italy
A77 body at 0123aggiudicato (Click here) – Italy
A77 body with 18-55mm lens at badblock_group (Click here) – Estland

November 18, 2011
Posted in news

Firmware update for the NEX-5/3/C3 and VG-10 coming in mid-december.

Sony Japan confirmed that there will be a new NEX-5/3/C3/VG10 firmware in mid-december. It will bring the support for the new LA-EA2 adapter. But I do hope there will be also other major new features and improvements coming along the update.

November 18, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony A77 1.04 firmware update being tested now. Not coming this week :(

Asian sources told me today that the new 1.04 firmware update has been released to Sony related photographers and reviewers. They are now currently testing it to check for issues. The firmware is not going to be published this week. Sorry, there has been a communication mistake between the sources. They first told me that Sony would release the firmware this week but only now they understood that it is just an “internal” release.

Please understand that this is a rumors website, it’s hard to get every time 100% reliable and super correct info. Anyway, the update should be very soon available for us normal customers too!

November 18, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony A77 in Stock at Bedfords (and Cameta and Amazon with $150 extra charge)

The A77 body only is in Stock at Bedfords (Click here) and with 16-50mm again at Bedfords (Click here). But I guess it will be sold out soon. And if you cannot wait until…January? than you have to pay than you have to take the chance and pay the extra $200:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here).

November 17, 2011
Posted in reviews

Next full A77 review at Techradar. A65 review at Photographic Central.


Quick look at the Sony SLT A65 and SLT A77 by Mike Kobal

While we are all waiting to see if the A77 firmware update rumors coming from Asia are true you can enjoy the nest Sony A77 review from Techradar (Click here): “superb level of image quality when shooting in most conditions, great handling, good build quality, industry-leading EVF, quick full-time phase detection AF system and a comprehensive set of exposure modes, we have little trouble with recommending this excellent camera.

And Photographic Central (Click here) posted the full A65 review: “Compared to the A55 and A33, the A65 is simply in another class in most respects- especially when it comes to the viewfinder and handling characteristics. While I prefer the A55′s image output overall to the A65′s it doesn’t have enough features otherwise that impress me. Therefore when I compare the A65 to every other SLT Sony has made, I conclude it to be the best value for the buck- and a camera that A-Mount shooters ought to really have a look at if they are considering an SLT model.”

More small A77/A65 news:
SonyAlphaLab (Click here) compared the High ISO results of the A77 with the Canon 5dMarkII and Sony A580.
There is also a new A65 review at DC.watch (japanese).

In Stock status:
Sony A77 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony A65 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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