June 24, 2014
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Canon to start a new sensor tech “war” in September.

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I have a good news and it’s coming via Canon 🙂 The last couple of years Sony did lead the sensor world and Canon is struggling to keep up with Sony. But according to Stefan from CanonWatch Canon will now strike back with a new kind of sensor tech that will find his way in new cameras announced at Photokina. It’s good news for us because it means that Sony will have to answer soon too and we may see a sort of 3 layer Sony sensor sooner than expected.

At least at Low-ISO the 3 layer sensor from Sigma already shows an impressive performance (see here at MirrorlessRumors). But there are many issues on noise handling and so on. I am sure Sony has the knowledge to fix them and also to match if not beat any new Canon sensor tech.

All I can tell you know is that I heard about a 54 Full Frame Megapixel sensor from Sony (with 2460 focusing points (no joke!) and the focusing area covers 78% of the entire sensor). It was actually planed for a 2015 release but maybe Canon will make them change those plans…

 

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June 23, 2014
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 for Sony now in Stock and shipping in Japan. Coming soon elsewhere.

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More than one year after the announcement the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens is finally in Stock in Japan at Amazon.co.jp. If you want to buy it now you can buy it through Japanese eBay sellers shipping worldwide here and here. It will ship soon in other countries too:

US preorders at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Europe preorders at Redcoon Germany (click here), WexUK (Click here).

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June 23, 2014
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Dpreview writes: The RX100MIII is the most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.

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Dpreview (Click here) posted the full RX100M3 review and says it’s the ” most capable compact camera we’ve ever seen”.  The only drawback is the not so satisfying shooting experience:

The RX100 series has always been technically impressive, but the addition of the brighter lens, viewfinder and ND filter extend its utility to a huge degree. Owners of its predecessors should seriously consider upgrading unless they need more zoom reach.
Our concerns about the handling leave us concluding that, if it had a credible rival, there’s every chance the RX100 M3 wouldn’t get a Gold award – we’d like a more enjoyable shooting experience from an $800 camera. Ultimately, though, the additions to what were already the strongest cameras in their class leave the RX100 III literally peerless. At which point it has to go one better than its predecessors, and receive our highest award.

It is not a perfect camera but the RX100M3 is the next yet unmatched Sony RX jewel!

Store links:
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.

 

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June 23, 2014
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3x Sony rewards and free case on Sony A7 and RX cameras.

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Sony is offering a 3X Points reward on the RX1R (Click here), RX100II (Click here) and on top of that also a $129 worth free case with the A7 (Click here).

To learn more about the Sony Reward points system click here: http://store.sony.com/-cms-page.content.sony.rewards

All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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June 23, 2014
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World’s fastest lens for Sony E-mount now in Stock at Adorama.

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The superfast f/0.85 Handevision lens for Sony E-mount is now in Stock at Adorama (Click here). But will you pay over $2000 for it??? Me not 🙂

P.S.: Germans can already buy the lens at eBay Germany (Germany shipment).

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