April 16, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

(SR4) Also the A78 summer launch has been withdrawn!!!

Editor’s note: Please keep in mind that this is a rumor and not an official news: Sony itself never unveiled any A-mount camera roadmap. Every info I post is based on information I get anonymously and is not based on any official facts.

The Sony A-mount revolution:
Months ago I told you how the A-mount roadmap has been dramatically changed after the new Sony CEO started the company restructuring program. The two FF-SLT that according to our information should have been announced within 2013 have been withdrawn. And now according to brand new rumors we got from trusted sources also the planed A77 successor (the A78) that should have been announced this summer has been take off the roadmap!

The reason for it is that the A78 had too little improvements over the current A77. And it is Sony’s new policy to release a camera only if it brings considerably major advancements in features and image quality. And now before you become depressive here are the good news: Sony is developing new A-mount cameras that can outperform the competition. The status quo between Nikon-Sony-Canon is over. Sony wants to become “serious” and start a real war in the camera market. The A78 simply was not good but not really a game changer camera. This means that we only have to wait til 2014 to see new A-mount camera and by than we will see if it was worth to wait for it!

Personally I think this is the way to go. Sony will release a new firmware update for the A77 this summer and I think that’s the way to go. Work on making current cameras better and release a new camera when there is really something new coming along with it!

 

A note: I may start a column about the new Sony roadmap where I could start my thoughts and discussion I have with my sources. If you want every Wednesday on 12:00 GMT time I can give you some bits about the new Sony strategy. it’s a mix of rumors-speculations and discussion. Would that be good for you?

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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!

April 15, 2013
Posted in reviews

Two more Sigma 35mm lens test (Expected availability: April 30).

Cardinalphoto and Photozone tested the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens. This is really an excelllent lens. And the Sony A-mount version should ship end of this month according to BHphoto (Click here). Youc an also save this search on Slidoo to get notified when there will be acutions on eBay.

P.S.: Mike Kobal compared the new Sigma 35mm lens wiht the Rokinon 35mm lens.

April 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony announcement on April 26th? New Cybershot model coming?

There is seems to be a new Sony product announcement on or around April 26th. A source told me that there could be almost certainly a new Cyber shot model, the DSC-HX50V. Ir is just a bit bigger than the DSC-HX20/30 and has the following Key features:
20 Megapixel cmos
30 X Optical Zoom
FullHD Movie-50p
MI Shoe & EV Dial
WIFI
Optical Steady Shot (New)
GPS
Lens with ED Glass & ER Glass
Shutter and Iris Diaphragm
New Algorithm Optimised Stabilisation 2X bigger effect for the Steady
Shot
Estimated Retail Price 420€

I may ask the source to tell me if there is some A and E-mount camera or lens coming too? Thanks!

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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!

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