November 15, 2011
Posted in rumors

And here it is the first NEX-7 competitor: The Fuji X leaked.

That is going to be a tuff competitor for Sony! The first Fuji X pictures surfaced at Xitek. Like the NEX-7 it has a built-in viewfinder but Fuji is using the same optical and electronic hybrid viewfinder they use on the Fuji X100 (Click here to see that cam). I expect the Fuji X to cost much more than the NEX-7 but I admit that the viewfinder technology is a real hit. I have no info about the sensor size yet but I guess it’s APS-C. Anyway, I think Sony has a much more advanced sensor and OLED viewfinder technology (compared to the Fuji X100). And I don’t think the Fuji X will be good at video.

Maybe it’s just me, but I would like a NEX-7 version with hybrid viewfinder. And you?

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November 15, 2011
Posted in news

(SR3) A77/65 firmware update coming within hours?


A new source just sent me this: “Sony has just released FW 1.04 a few hours ago. expect it to be available for download in a few hours…improve IQ, response time, usability.. and others…

If that turns out to be true than this would be the second good news within 12 hours :) The first good news is that Sony restarted the A77/65 and NEX-7/5n production!

UPDATE: The source told me that Sony Japan notified that the firmware will be out that week.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 14, 2011
Posted in news

UPDATE: Miracle! Sony just restarted the A77 and NEX-7 production!


Image on top: The Sony Chonburi factory

Sankei.jp (Click here) reports that the camera production restarted at the end of last week! Sony is using the Chonburi factory in Thailand which usually produces car radio. Now they “transformed” it into a fully operable A77/65 and NEX-7/5n production factory. Sankei also reports that Sony will move the compact camera production in China.

Some of our japanese readers can confirm the news? If it is true than dear Sony managers and workers…Chapeau!

November 14, 2011
Posted in news

POLL: Will you wait for the NEX-7?

The Sony NEX-7 was very likely the camera that would have made join the NEX systems many current Nikon or Canon shooters. It has been perceived as a very usable and professional tool for street photography (along that amazing Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens). Now that the factory has been flooded we have to wait 3-4 months before the camera gets in Stock. And serious competition might is coming in the meanwhile. Fuji will announce a professional interchangeable system based on the popular Fuji X100 camera. Olympus might will come with a sort of rangefinder styled SP camera. Canon has no hurry yet, but I am sure they will do something more “professional” than what Nikon did with the “One” system which is targeted for the consumer market.

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New NEX lens and camera preorders:
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 13, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-7 review at Techradar and Whatdigitalcamera

Techradar (Click here) just posted a new review. Of course do they like the camera but I want to higlight one of the very few negative points about the camera: “A lightweight CSC with a 24.3Mp sensor may be ideally suited to landscape photographers, but the lack of a suitable wide-angle optic may be just as off-putting as the camera is tempting. This is a real shame, because the lightweight design of the body and the excellent resolving power of the sensor should make this an ideal application for this camera.” Oh yes, the camera has no real faults, we need the right lenses now Sony. That’s it.

There is one more NEX-7 review written by WhatDigitalCamera (Click here): “With high expectations the NEX-7 succeeds on many levels, but with the CSC market highly competitive this high-priced model does also finds its limitations where focusing and design are concerned. Saying that, the NEX-7 is an impressive mix of features, high-resolution image quality and excellent 1080p movie mode. For some it’ll be the perfect camera, though with an ‘indefinite delay’ due to production problems you may want to get those pre-orders in to be among the first to own one…“.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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