March 2, 2011
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Sony patent for expanded dynamic range imaging device

Sony patented a new expanded dynamic range imaging device (Source: Egami). The following technology allows to simultaneously obtain a high sensitivity and low sensitivity signal from one single pixel! So there is no need to combine different images to create a HDR image. It will create a High Dynamic Range picture form the same Image. To bad it’s a patent only and we might have to wait for years before to see a camera using such a sensor :(

March 1, 2011
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New Sony Cine Alta camera with over 4K !

A current Sony Cine Alta camera (not the rumored 8k camera!)

We are not talking about a new Alpha camera but it’s good to hear were Sony is going with their large sensor video cameras. According to fdtimesSony is planning to show the prototype of a new >4K motion picture camera at NAB 2011 (April)“.

They had the chance to see the camera. The camera has a PL mount, an 8K sensor(!!!) with 8768 x 2324 pixel single CMOS sensor (that’s 20.4 Megapixels), Super35 3-perf size, 16-bit RAW output, 16:8:8. SIMPLY AMAZING! To record all that data the new Cine Alta camera will take use of a 1 TB Memory Card!

Sony is really releasing one amazing video camera after another (remember the Full Frame and NEX videocameras). Would love they would be that fast in releasing Alphacameras too!

Via Photorumors

March 1, 2011
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(SR4) NEX-C3 to be in Stock late May

Short update about the upcoming new NEX camera that will be announced in April. According to one of our source the NEX-C3 will be available from May 26th. We don’t have exact specs about the camera yet, we only know it has a 16MPX sensor and an improved body design. As you already know the Sony NEX-3 has been officially discontinued.

Message to our sources: We received a few info about a second NEX camera. Some of you do mention a NEX-C5 and some a NEX-7. Are those different cameras or the same camera?

P.S: Thanks AXL ;)

March 1, 2011
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Toshiba and Sony Execute Definitive Agreement.

The Nagasaki Technology Center

On April 1 the Nagasaki Technology Center will be officially transferred from Toshiba to Sony. The purchase price is 53 billion yen. The acquisition should help Sony to increase the production capacity for wafers for CCD and CMOS sensors from about 25,000 to about 50,000 units per year. They will produce Exmor and Exmor-R sensors for both mobile phones and digital cameras.

Let’s hope this will help Sony to shorten the release time for some of their products (See A77 and the new fullframe cameras).

Via Sony.net

February 28, 2011
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Samyang announces a 8mm fisheye lens for the Sony VG10!

That’s a suprise! Samyang just announced the new 8mm f/3.5 FISH-EYE CS VG10 lens designed specifically(!) for the Sony NEX-VG10. There are no info about the price and availability yet. They also said that “We are also about to introduce Samyang lens with Sony E mount for NEX system cameras.” You can find a few images of the lens at optyczne.pl.

Press release:
Kraków, February 28 2011 – Delta company, the sole distributor of Samyang Optics for Poland and Europe, wishes to inform about the release of the manual Samyang 8mm f/3.5 FISH-EYE CS VG10 lens. The new lens comes with the bayonet mount and has been designed especially for Sony NEX-VG10 digital camcorder.
Due to its unique construction, the bayonet mount has been adjusted to ensure possibly wide field of vision without producing the vignetting effect. Just like in other lenses manufactured for filming purposes, aperture can be easily and smoothly adjusted.
New Samyang 8mm f/3.5 FISH-EYE CS VG10 lens will be officially introduced during the forthcoming Focus on Imaging fairs held in Birmingham. Exact date of the release as well as the product’s retail price will be given later.

We are also about to introduce Samyang lens with Sony E mount for NEX system cameras.

Links to
- The Sony NEX-VG10 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
- The current Smayang 8mm lenses at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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