January 5, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony TidBits…


Unlimited battery power for mirrorless Sony cameras (SonyAlphaForum).

Sony Z Camera render by Lucian Marin.
Atomos test Update 5 at 3D-kraft. Explains how to address the glossy Display issue.
Sony variable transmittance patent (Egami).
A6000 review at Passportsandlenses.
Next Sony A9r render (SonyAlphaForum).
Review of the Sony SELP18105 at LuxorPhotoArt.
A7II and A7 Comparison review at IBK.
Still Accessories for α7 (Sony Youtube).
Video Accessories for α7 (Sony Youtube).
Has Leica Lost Its Way? (Planet Alpha).

Alexandre:During this festive season, many girls in Bangkok had some Christmas costumes. It was very entertaining and I shot many pictures of them with my Sony A7R and the Zeiss lens 35mmF2.8 . sometimes I used the sony flash F43M.  http://traveljournalist.com/pretty-model-santa-girl-bangkok-thailand-2014/

January 4, 2015
Posted in deals

J.B. Camera announces the Bamboo Grip-Base for the Sony A7II.



The first A7II accessory announced by a third party company is that Bamboo Grip announced by J.B. Camera. You can already preorder it at Amazon US (Click here). On the Amazon page you can see more images and specs. And it’s going to ship on January 7 already!

The official and “normal” A7II grip can be preordered at BHphoto (Click here).

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

January 4, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A different rumor: 4K ActionCams coming to CES.


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So far trusted sources told me no photo camera (A or E-mount) should come at CES. The big focus will be at CP+. But I got multiple reports that Sony will announce new camcorders and also something else:

“4K ActionCams coming to CES. Very sure of this.  I saw the content go up in the booth…”

You may think this is not an interesting news but did you know the most sold cameras worldwide are not DSLR, not mirrorless, not compacts…but actioncameras? Just check the Amazon digital camera sales ranking (Click here). This will be a big news for Sony. The rumor also got confirmed via ActionCameraRumors.

And Sony launched also a countdown for the live streaming that you can follow on Ustream or directly here on SAR (I will embed the video). The event starts at 5pm Las Vegas time (January 5th). This is…

8pm New York time
01.00 London time (January 6)
02:00 Berlin time (January 6)
10:00 Tokyo time (January 6)

And do not forget that there will be a big A and E-mount announcement in just one month right before the CP+ show that starts on February 12th. Stay tuned!

January 4, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Richard Timewell‎
Hong Kong Harbour Light Show – a6000/16mm

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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January 3, 2015
Posted in deals

A7s, A7 and APS-C E-mount camera deals ending tonight.



As you see from the Amazon Photo deal page (Click here) the E-mount camera deals will end soon. So grab them now if you need a camera. And also the special Sony pages up at Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here) will be gone tonight.

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