February 10, 2014
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(SR5) Specs of the new Sony compacts.

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Image on top shows the new HX400v 50x zoom camera

Tomorrow (Wednesday 5-6am London time) Sony will announce new compact cameras and the new A6000. Here are the compact camera specs.

  • DSC-HX400V
    – 20.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
    – Optical zoom lens 50 times. 24-1200mm equivalent. Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T *
  • DSC-HX60V
    – 20.4MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
    – Optical zoom lens 30 times. 24-720mm equivalent
    – 60 times all the pixels super-resolution zoom for dealing with moving
  • DSC-WX350
    – 18.2MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
    – Lens 20x optical zoom. 25-500mm equivalent
    – 40 times all the pixels super-resolution zoom for dealing with moving
  • DSC-W810
    -20.1MP CCD sensor
    – Optical zoom lens 6 times. 26-156mm equivalent
  • DSC-WX220
    – 18.2MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor
    – Lens 10x optical zoom. 25-250mm equivalent
    – 20 times all the pixels super-resolution zoom for dealing with moving

The HX60v.

via Digicameinfo.

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February 10, 2014
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Top Sony US deals: Up to $650 off on A7-A7r bundles and on Alpha bundles!

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There are many new deals ongoing in USA:

1) Up to $650 off on A7-A7r and lens bundles:
– You save up to %650 on A7/A7r and lens bundles and to see all possible combinations check out the deal table at Amazon US (Click here).
– At Bhphoto click on the A7 (Click here) or A7r (Click here) BHphoto links and than click on the “Save $200 On Select Sony Lenses” to add the $200 discounted lenses.
$450 off On The Sony HVL-F60M External Flash when you buy the A7 with 28-70mm kit lens (Click here).
–  Adorama too: A7 (Click here) and A7r (Click here) and than click on “Save up to $650.00 with bundle.”.
– $650 savings are also running at SonyStore US (Click here).

2) Up to %650 off on Sony A-mount camera bundles:
At SonyStore US (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here).

3) The number one :)
And you guess what camera is still the most sold camera in US largest online store Amazon (Click here to see the ranking and the camera). More Sony deals (inlcuding on NEX and QX) can be seen on that Amazon page (Click here).

4) SD cards
$18 off on the Lexar 32GB SDHC Platinum II 200x Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card (2-Pack) at BHphoto (Click here).

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February 10, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Some more A6000 tidbits. Has Bionz X processor and “improved” RGB filter

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I got some info from trusted sources about the A6000:

– 24,3 Megapixel Exmor-R sensor
– Improved RGB filter
– Hybrid focusing, contrast and phase detection (though phase detection pixels)
– Fastest AF of all E-mount cameras
– Bionz X processor with adaptive noise reduction, increased sharpness and diffraction reduction
– ISO 100 up to 25,600
– Price around 650 Euro for body only.
– Built-in EVF in the corner just like the NEX-6 (an anonymous non verified source said it has the same quality of the A7/A7r EVF).
– On the back similar controls as the current NEX-6
– Camera replaces both the NEX-6 and NEX-7 cameras

I also have been told there will be no real new E-mount lens. But as you know one more (bigger) announcement has to come in 4-6 weeks from now. So there is hope to see new E and FE lenses by than!

The A6000 announcement will be made on Wednesday (Feb 12) at 5-6 am London time.


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February 9, 2014
Posted in reviews

New 35mm, 24-70mm and 28-70mm FE lens reviews.

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Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens. Image courtesy Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve (Click here) tested the Zeiss 24-70mm lens and has mixed feelings about it:

From the perspective of a people/reportage photographer I think it is a decent  but pricey lens. Looking from the perspective of a landscape photographer I am somewhat disappointed:
From 24-60mm most of the frame is super sharp from f/4, at 70mm you should stop it down to f/5.6 for really good results.
OSS, AF, the light weight and the useful zoom range make it a really handy lens which will give good results for most applications
From about 28mm to 60mm the performance is quite good, most of the image is super sharp from f/4 and the corners are sharp stopped down. The corners aren’t as sharp as those of some of my better primes but they are good enough in my eyes. The corners at around 24mm are lousy. Period. I don’t mind if corners aren’t sharp at f/4 as I am shooting at f/8 or f/11 anyway, but they never get sharp.

Our friends over at Photozone (Click here) tested the Zeiss 35mm FE lens. In short, the mechanical quality is top, the optical quality is high (with few flaws) and the only real flaw is the…high price.

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Review at Photographyblog and writes:

The Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is a very competent, if unspectacular, standard zoom lens for the Sony A7R/A7 full-frame compact system cameras.

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February 9, 2014
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Great US deal: Save $200 on each FE lens whit A7 or A7r purchase!

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The superb stacakble lens savings in US are now running!

Click on the A7 (Click here) or A7r (Click here) BHphoto links and than click on the “Save $200 On Select Sony Lenses” to add the $200 discounted lenses.
Yous ave $450 On The Sony HVL-F60M External Flash when you buy the A7 with 28-70mm kit lens (Click here).

UDPATE: The deal is now available at Adorama too: A7 (Click here) and A7r (Click here) and than click on “Save up to $650.00 with bundle.”. The up to $650 savings are also running at SonyStore US (Click here).

 

 

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