September 23, 2011
Posted in reviews

DxOmark sensor test: A77 is as good as Nikon and Canon fullframe cameras!

DxOmark (Click here) just published an extremely interesting Sony A77 sensor test. The A77 sensor has a very large Dynamic range that easily suprasses the results of the Nikon D700 and Canon 5D markII fullframe cameras: “In conclusion, thanks to its capacity to innovate always further and to break the limits of sensor design, Sony is about to bring on the market a very good semi-professional camera body. The next question is the capacity of the lenses to address the challenge of these very small pixels. The DxOMark lens measurements should give us an answer very soon. Last but not least, as the same sensor will be used by the Sony A65 and the Sony NEX 7, we should see some nice reviews very soon. It will be especially interesting to see the NEX 7 results as it doesn’t feature a translucent mirror and should take full advantage of this amazing sensor.

The real surprise is that the Sony A580 sensor has a similar A77 score. because at High ISO it’s still noticeable better (Click here to see the comparison). I confess I am now very intrigued about how good the Sony NEX-5n can be. And of course as DxOmark said, I expect the Sony NEX-7 to be a tack better than the A77 because of the absence of the semitransparent mirror.

Now it’s up to you to preorder the right camera. I give you the links to all of them :)
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

September 23, 2011
Posted in news

(UPDATED) POLL: Vote your future Sony FF must have features!

I spend a coupe of hours to organize the pol based on your suggestions I collected here: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/we-need-your-suggestions-for-the-next-sony-fullframe-cameras/.

UPDATE: I will keep the poll open until late Sunday.

Before you start to vote please read the introduction:
1) Please take time before to vote. Think!
2) There are 105 features/characteristics you can vote. But you can select a maximum of 20 options only! Please be aware of the cost of every feature. You have to willing to pay for what you ask!
3) The poll has no scientific value. It will only help to give us and Sony a general idea of what the people is looking for.
4) The percentage you see after each possible answers has to be understand like that. A percentage of 34% for example means that of all voters 34% voted that option.
5) If you want me to correct your voting contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com
6) The poll will run for a couple of days.
7) After closing the poll I will analyze the results and try to get feedback from Sony.

Please choose the main features/characteristcs you would like to see in future Sony FF cameras.

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Now let’s vote! Invite your friends to vote. More we are more valuable the poll will become!

September 23, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony A77 in Stock in UK, Asia and other stores!

I just checked my A77 preorder links and some stores do actually have them in Stock like Digitalrev and Warehouseexpress. The in Stock status is changing daily (and sometimes hourly) and it’s impossible for me to check every store in every country :) I give you the full Sonystore Amazon and other big stores links to the Sony A77. Check for yourself if it is available (Good Luck!):

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

Thanks Justin

September 22, 2011
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits


IFA 2011: Highlights Digital Imaging von Sony

Sony UK Announce Sony Alpha Live Days (ePhotozine).

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.8 now supports the NEX-C3, A35 and Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200 (Download ad Apple).

Compact System Camera Image Quality (Luminous Landscape).

Sony Alpha A55 + Sony SAL 35mm f1.8 DT SAM  video made by KeanHui Photographer.

Sony A35 review at Shutterbug.

Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…(Photoclubalpha).

Exclusive: IFA 2011 Photography Coverage (Megapixel).

There is long review on Slovak photo web about A35. Language is only Slovak, but there is plenty of pictures and video as well.

A35 High ISO Testing at SonyAlphaLab.

 

September 22, 2011
Posted in reviews

Is the Nikon V1 really better than the Sony NEX-5n? (I say no!)

Pocket Lint (Click here) compared the Nikon V1 versus the Sony NEX-5n and comes to the conclusion that the V1 is actually better. I want to hear you’re comments on that. My opinion on  that? Some of their points are really weird. But let’s start the discussion to see why Pocket Lint may be right (or wrong).

P.S.: Engadget compared the Sony NEX-C3 and the new Nikon J1 sensor size comparison (Scroll the article to see the image). And there is a ISO comparison at Focus Numerique.

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