February 5, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Four new compact cameras coming along the A6000 announcement (no RX yet)

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I am working on the A6000, A79 and RX rumor front. In the meantime I can confirm that next Wednesday at 4-5am London time Sony will not only announce the new A6000 but also four new HX and WX compact cameras with fast processor and fast AF.

So no RX coming now but as I told you yesterday it looks like Sony’s strategy is to release one camera after another and not all at the same time. This will help to gain more visibility. The next announcement is likely scheduled for March already (for the A79).

 

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
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February 4, 2014
Posted in deals

A7 and A7r price drops in EU (A7 a slow as 1189 Euro in France)

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It’s a bit surprising that 2 months only after the A7-A7r announcement the price of the A7 and A7r cameras dropped considerably in Europe!
Instead of the original 1499 Euro for the A7 you now pay 1189 Euro in France (Click here) and 1314 in Germany (Click here).
And instead of the original 2100 Euro for the A7r you pay 1994 Euro in France (Click here) and 2015 Euro in Germany (Click here).

Don’t know the reason why the price in Europe (and Europe only!) has been lowered by that much. Anyway, that’s great news for EU readers because they are pretty much used with having high prices compared to Asian and North American countries :)

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February 4, 2014
Posted in deals

A3000, NEX-3n and A5000 price drops in USA.

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Despite all new Fuji/Olympus announcements the most sold mirrorless camera in US largest online store is the Sony NEX-3n (Amazon ranking here). That said there are a couple of new Sony US deals:
1) The A3000 with kit lens sells for $288 at Amazon US (Click and than select Amazon as seller!).
2) $109 off on the Sony NEX-3N with 8GB SD Card, Case, and 16-50mm Lens at Walmart (Click here).
3) A5000 got $100 off at Amazon (Click here), SonyStore US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
4) $140 off on the Sony HX50V at BHphoto (Click here).

And these deals have been extended:
1) Get a $50 Amazon.com Promo Credit with the Sony RX100Ii at Amazon (Click here).
2) Sony Alpha SLT-A99V Digital Camera, Vertical Grip and Flash Bundle at Amazon (Click here).
3) Buy a Qualifying Sony NEX Compact System Camera and Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses at Amazon (Click here).

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February 4, 2014
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(SR5) A6000 is the only system camera to be announced at CP+. A79 coming soon!

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Image on top shows the NEX-6. New A6000 will look just like it!

I am finally making quantum leaps forward on the SR5 rumors. Not only about the next CP+ announcement but also on the next announcement in March! Today let’s talk about the A6000 and A79:

A6000:
I can now confirm that the A6000 (NEX-6/7 successor) is the only system camera that will be announced next week on February 12 . All those waiting for new A-mount camera or other E-mount cameras will have to wait til early April to get them right before the NAB show in las Vegas.
The A6000 looks almost exactly like the current NEX-6 and features a similar 24 Megapixel sensor. But the new sensor has phase detection pixel for improvement focusing on moving object.

A79:
And I can tell you now that the A79 is coming sooner than expected (likely in March). It will be announced short time after the A6000. More info coming soon…

A hint:
I know the A6000 will replace the NEX-7 but not look like it. Don’t worry, if you like the NEX-7 design more there might be a surprise from Sony at Photokina….so I have been told.

Follow Sony announcement live on SAR:
Readers should be ready to take some time off on Wednesday at 5-6am London time to follow the event live on SonyAlphaRumors!!!


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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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February 3, 2014
Posted in reviews

Also the 35mm Zeiss FE gets Dxomarked: Second best tested 35mm lens ever.

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DxOmark (Click here) tested the Zeiss 35mm FE lens. The lens is the second best lens teste after the Sigma 35mm and Samyang f/1.4 lenses. These lenses score better mainly because of the greater Transmission (they ahve a much larger aperture). It has not the stellar performance of the Zeiss 55mm FE but the 35mm Fe is also made to be compact and not to be the best 35mm lens on market. And that’s exactly what DxO writes in their conclusion:

Although the Zeiss FE Sonnar T* 35mm f2.8 ZA doesn’t have the consistent performance and sharpness in the outer field of its sibling the ZE Sonnar T* 55mm f1.8 ZA, the fact that it is very close to the Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM A in IQ (over the same aperture range) is a plus. On the downside, it lacks that model’s versatility in low light, naturally, but at least it’s a fraction of the size and weight and complements the small size and inherent portability of the A7 models.

P.S.: Also Lenscore (Click here) tested the 55mm and 35mm Zeiss FE lenses.

Zeiss 35mm FE store links:
USA: Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Europe: Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,

Zeiss 5mm FE:
USA/Canada: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore US and Sonystore Canada.
Europe: Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT

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