November 30, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

Sony RX1 Amazon preorders shipping on Tuesday (and new reviews).


Some SAR readers have been notified that their preordered Sony RX1 will ship next Tuesday December 4th via Amazon (Click here). Yesterday European Sonystores (DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH) also started to ship the camera. Don’t forget that you can save some money by buying the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

And here are some new RX1 related news:
Kerry sent us the link to his RX1 article on Mysonyrx1. Than we have a first slow motion video on youtube. A video shot in Yokohama on youtube. An AF test by SLRclubreview on youtube.

November 30, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) APS-C SLT and NEX cameras coming the next 8-10 months (no FF for now)

As I told you this week Sony is on the verge of big decisions. And they are testing many FF prototypes some of them are quite different from what we have seen on the market the last years. All I can anticipate with a certain reliability is that Sony will definitely introduce plenty of new APS-C SLT and NEX cameras the first half of 2013. And I am almost certain no new Full Frame SLT or NEX camera will be announced during that time. The High END FF prototype and the other FF prototypes I heard of are still being evaluated and tested and Sony still has to take the final decision about their possible release time and final specs.

In short, Sony has to decide if they want to take a more revolutionary path or a more evolutionary approach. My suggestion to Sony, do that what will really set a difference from Canon and Nikon. No more half heart games.

P.S.: I am 100% sure there will be no more optical viewfinder FF cameras. So don’t keep asking me that anymore :) P.S: One A900 demo (new condition) A900 for sale on eBay (via Slidoo).

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SR1=probably fake rumor
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SR3=50% chance it is correct
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SR5=almost certainly correct!

November 29, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony A99 vs D600 by Digitalrev.

Kai from Digitalrev posted that A99 vs Nikon D600 comparison video. In his opinion the Nikon has the edge. But as he correctly stated, the best camera is the one that fulfills your real need. And the A99 has quite some areas that are unmatched by the Nikon.
Kai doesn’t really like the EVF but the German website Digitalkamera (translation here) writes: “Der elektronische Sucher der A99 ist eine Wucht” which means “The electronic viewfinder of the A99 is stunning.”

And here are some new links to work done by SAR readers:
Tino shared his last work done with the A99 at
The Grand Circle “Ruby” – America’s Southwest (Timelapse, Nikon D800, Sony A99) on Vimeo.
Sony A99 with a Nikon Nikkor 85mm @1.8 – 1/100th – IS0 100 on Vimeo.

A99: Some small EU price drops:
You can now find the first 50-100 Euro price drops in EU at Wex Deutschland and on eBay (via Slidoo).

A99 store links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 29, 2012
Posted in reviews

New A99 video roundup!

Sony A99 Iceland Expedition from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo.

Enrique Pacheco shot this great video with the A99. You can also read his story with the A99 on his blog: “After more than two weeks of winter expedition in the south of Iceland, photographing, filming and time-lapsing all kind of landscapes and situations under harsh weather conditions, I can say that the Sony A99 has performed as a truly professional camera, offering all its potential at the highest level without any problem. What more can you ask a camera today?

And here is an interview with Charles Michel und Giorgio Balmelli about the A99:

Sony Alpha 99: Interview with Charles Michel from Charles Michel on Vimeo.

A99 store links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 29, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-6 with pancake zoom in Stock. $70 price drop on the superb Samyang 35mm 1.4 for Sony.

For the first time in US the NEX-6 with 16-50mm collapsible zoom lens is in Stock and shipping at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

And we also have a new double deal on the Samyang (also called Rokinon or Bowler) lenses for Sony:
$70 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon (deal starts at 12.35pm) and at BHphoto (Click here).
$80 off on the 14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto (Click here).

Don’t forget these Sony deals ending in two days:
up to $300 off on SLT cameras at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
up to $100 off on A-mount lenses at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
Buy a NEX-5R and Get a Pogoplug Backup Device, a Camera Bag, and 16 GB Memory Card (here at Amazon).

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