December 19, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony A77 and Zeiss 24mm to be back in Stock on December 27.

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It looks liek the first stocks of A77 cameras produced in new (or adapted) Sony fatcories are reaching the worldwide stores. Sonystore USA (Click here) reports that the A77 body will ship by late December. And the Sony A77 is in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon Japan (Click here) and within 2-4 weeks shipment at Sonystore UK (Click here) and Digitalrev (two weeks).

Also the Zeiss 24mm will ship on December 27 at Sonystore USA (Click here). It is in Stock at Amazon France (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Sonystore UK (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here),

December 19, 2011
Posted in rumors

Hot: Sony talks a bit about their plans in 2012!

I really don’t speak japanese so I have to rely on google translation tool to read the following document: https://www.impressjapan.jp/pr/monitor/1112_dcm/271201_free.pdf. That magazine contains an interview with Sony. And here is what we can expect in 2012:

1) Smaller NEX lenses: Sony confirms what we have reported here on SonyAlphaRumors some time ago. There is a new NEX lens roadmap and it includes smaller lenses (yeah, pancakes!).

2) 100 Megapixel sensor: Sony can do a 100 Megapixel sensor. Now I guess this doesn’t necessary mean there will be a camera with such a sensor. It will be more a “look at my muscles Canon” statement :)

3) electronic shutter: This is a big news and very important technology. I bet this is coming for real at Photokina 2012!

Sony also confirms that the next FF cameras will be SLT (electronic viewfinder). Japanese readers may help me to get a full translation of the text? Thanks!

December 18, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

Sony USA accepting NEX-7 orders! Review conclusions from LL.

You can now buy your NEX-7 body only at SonyStore USA (Click here). UPDATE. No more preorders yet! It will be shipped to you in mid-late January. I have been told that also other Sonystores in Europe will soon ship their first NEX-7 cameras and accept new preorders. And curiously, this will only happen with the body only version. The full kit will not be available until late February! And the first NEX-7 on ebay sold for $3.245,00 (Click here to see it)!!! Yeah, and that’s body only :)
Luminous Landscapes published their final NEX-7 verdict (Click here) and the following statement explains why people pays that crazy price for a NEX-7: “I’ll start this conclusion chapter with my bottom line summary. The NEX-7 is the most exciting camera that I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past five years.

Full NEX-7 preorders list.These are all search links. Some stores may not have the NEX-7 for preorder at all: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 17, 2011
Posted in reviews

Soon you will see a NEX-5n sensor without AA filter.


The Sony NEX-5n sensor

If you were wondering what the already amazing Sony NEX-5n sensor can do without AA (Anti Aliasing) filter you will soon get the answer. Ricoh will release a new GXR M-mount module which features exactly the same NEX-5n sensor but with removed AA filter. A wonder if there will be any  major difference!

P.S.:
Links to the AA filter page on Wikipedia (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N Studio Sample Photos at Photographyreview (Click here).
Sony NEX-5n direct shop links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 16, 2011
Posted in news

First NEX-7 on eBay (someone tries to get rich). NEX-7 manual for download. First NEX-7 books.

Someone is trying to make some extra money by selling the first NEX-7 camera on eBay (Click here). I am curious to see how much people is willing to spend for that camera! My guess is that the final price will be around $2100 (almost double the official price!).

Some other news: You can download the full NEX-7 manual at http://richardrook.nl/nex-7/nex-7manual_eng.pdf (Thanks Richard). And the very first NEX-7 books are coming out in January/February. At Amazon Germany (Click here) and is written by Michael Nagel. And at Amazon US (Click here) a book written by David Busch.

 

 

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