August 30, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) UPDATED: First leaked picture/video of the new Sony A99!

UPDATE: Under the request of the youtube video owner I had to remove the screenshot of the videos. The video itself aslo has been removed from At least this is a proof that this was indeed the new A99.


An anonymous reader just sent me a link to the video. It shows the National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita in Yellowstone. The anonymous reader said the Hot Shoe looks different from the Sony A77 and this camera may be the real A99. Watch the video onThe A77 uses a smaller Minolta Hot Shoe while the A99 will use a standard Hot Shoe. The lens should be the Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 UDPATE: Michael Yamashita itself posted a short message on Instagram (Click here) saying “shooting for Sony“.

Important UPDATE: it is the A99! Just check that picture found via Twitter. Click on it to enlarge. You see the “A99″ writing on the strap? Lol! :)


Here are some images of the A77 hot shoe (Credit BHphoto). Click on it to enlarge:

And this is a Real A99 sketch (Click on it to enlarge):

Important: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!


For reference: Sony A77 product photos and specs links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 30, 2012
Posted in news

Gossip time! Carlos Boozer buys the Sony A77 :)

SAR reader Sean sent me this image and message: “Hey! I love your site to death, and I thought some readers might enjoy this. NBA star Carlos Boozer just bought an A77 from my store in Chicago. Viva alpha!

I hope Carlos will not go mad when he will discover that the A99 is coming out soon. He should become a SAR reader too :)

P.S.: Carlos Boozer on Wikipedia.

August 30, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-5R to ship from October 21. For now NEX-5N beats the NEX-5R in USA (pre)orders.

Don’t know how reliable that info is but the largest worldwide online store Amazon just notified that the NEX-5R will start to be shipped from October 21th (Click here ot visit the product page). Anyway, not many of us seems to have ordered the new camera as it didn’t even manage to reach the top hundred of the mirrorless camera (pre)order ranking (Click here). I guess most of us are waiting for the September 12th announcement when Sony will unveil the NEX-6!

The “older” NEX-5N is many times more sold than the newer NEX-5R because of the $100 discount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto(Click here).

August 30, 2012
Posted in news

Zeiss launches new CP.2 E-mount Full Frame lenses..right in time for the FF NEX camcorder!

Last week I reported how Sony will announce an E-Mount Full Frame camcorder on September 12th. It’s the VG900 and will be priced a little bit above 3.000 Euro/Dollars. Today Zeiss announced E-mount lenses that will cover the full Full Frame sensor size! With Full Frame I mean the standard photographic size of 36x24mm!

The two lenses announced are:
The CZ.2 70/200/T2.9 E -> Click here to get a shock on the price :)
The CP.2 25/T2.1 -> more info at Zeiss homepage

The A99, the NEX-6, the VG900, all new Alpha and E-mount lenses will be announced on September 12th afternoon (London time).

Thanks Eddy

August 30, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

New Sony NEX-5R preorder links (and video links)

There are many new videos about the NEX-5R. here are some youtube links:
Official Sony ad, The Sony blog presentation, First look at Cnet, First look at Henrys, Hands-on at Digitalcameraworld, German hands-on at

And here is an update list of the preorders (please check for a full updated list!):

Black NEX-5R with kit lens Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH
Silver NEX-5R with kit lens at Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH
White NEX-5R with kit lens at Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH

Black NEX-5R body links to Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Black NEX-5R with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Silver NEX-5R with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
White NEX-5R with kit lens at Adorama, BHphoto.
Important personal note: The next months I will create a lot of new features around my parallell website. The idea is to separate Deals news from SonyAlphaRumors. For now I will list all preorder options ont his website (like for the NEX-5R) If you are interested in getting detailed and localized Sony deals info subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page. Thanks!

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