December 13, 2012
Posted in reviews

NEX-6 review at Engadget and SonyAlphaLab.

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Image courtesy: DC.watch.

One of the nicest new cameras we had in 2012 is certainly the NEX-6. And the image posted by DC.watch (you see it on top) makes it look even more beautiful :) They tested the NEX-6 with the great looking (and superbly manufactured) Ricoh GR  21mm f/3.5 which is such a hard to find lens that there is no even one single auction on eBay.

That said we have two new complete NEX-6 reviews at Engadget and SonyAlphaLab. And the camera gets lot of positive feedback from both reviewers. There is also a new Sony NEX-5R review at Cnet Asia.

Now let’s see what’s coming soon from the NEX front. The 85mm f/1.8 and what else?

NEX-6 in Stock status at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
NEX-5R in Stock status at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Reminder: The luxury leather case producer Gariz announced a new case for the NEX-5r and NEX-6!
NEX-5R: You can buy it on their eBay store (Click here). There is also a Light Brown (Click here) and Brown (Click here) version. Gariz has also some other little leather accesories for the NEX-5r like lens cap and bags (look here via Slidoo eBay).
NEX-6: Gariz also released three different NEX-6 case: Brown (Click here), Black (Click here) and AllBlack (Click here). (full list at Slidoo).

December 13, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony to announce new “photographic” products in early January.

 

Your really will not have to wait a long time to see some new stuff from Sony. Trusted sources just informed us that Sony scheduled a new product announcement for early January. You may know that the CES show starts on January 8th. What you don’t have to expect is a FF NEX or a FF SLT. What you certainly will see is new compact cameras. I am still not sure if the new A-mount lenses (18-270mm and 50mm Zeiss) will be released now or in February. And so the 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens.

Will let you know as soon as I get a note form trusted sources! Stay tuned on SAR! Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here)!

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

December 12, 2012
Posted in reviews

A99 gets Gold Award at Dpreview!


The full A99 review is now up at Dpreview (Click here). The camera earned a Gold Award(!). DPR writes: “The SLT-A99 is a feature-rich camera that still provides a wealth of easily accessed manual user controls. It stands out as the only full frame camera to offer in-body stabilization, an EVF and articulated rear screen. Budding videographers will enjoy brisk AF performance as well as the option to output uncompressed video.

It’s an overall very impressive performance! The A99 got a 84% score. For reference the Nikon D800 and the Canon 5D Mark III scored at 82% “only”.

Two low A99 prices in US and UK:
In US the cheapest place where you can get the A99 is on BigValue (Click here).
In Europe the A99 issold by ukbnsuk on eBay (Click here) for 2.200 Euro only! The feedback they get from buyers is very positive and there are some positive feedbacks form A99 buyers too. Question is how they make it to sell it for that price!

A99 store links: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

December 12, 2012
Posted in deals

RX1 now in Stock at Amazon and BHphoto.

The Sony RX1 is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and at Bhphoto (Click here).

US deals reminder:
Free Lightroom 4 (full boxed) on any NEX-6 kit purchase at Bhphoto (Click here).
$300 off on all APS-C SLT cameras at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here)!
$50 gift card at Samys on the purchase of the NEX-6 kit, NEX-5R kit, NEX-F3 kit, A65 kit and A57 kit.

Europe RX1:
In Europe you can check the RX1 status at Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

December 12, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony will announce a new 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens soon?

It’s Christmas time and you need some small good Sony news? Here it is: A trusted source just told us that Sony plans to introduce a new 85mm f/1.8 E-mount lens in very early 2013. I have no info about the price yet. For comparison only: In the A-mount world we have plenty of 85mm lenses:
The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens for Sony $289.00 (here on eBay).
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM for $894.00 (here on eBay).
The Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 for $1,598.00 (here on eBay).

My guess is that the rpcie will be somewhere between $600 and $800.

That said let’s finish the post with a good news for US readers. You are the first to have the 35mm E-mount lens in Stock. Check out here at AlphaCameraDeals (Click here).

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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