Sony US extended the four deals on Sony cameras:
1) Save up to $200 on Select Sony Alpha NEX Compact System Cameras (Click here).
2) Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here).
3) Save $50 on Select Sony Handycam Camcorders (Click here).
4) Save up to $130 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras (Click here).
Do not forget that the SLT-A99 now comes with free vertical grip and free flash at Amazon too (Click here).
The image on top shows you the great Zeiss 16-80mm A-mount zoom. And quite many NEX owners would be happy to see an E-mount version of it. And you know what? A source told us that we may see a new 16-70mm Zeiss E-mount lens coming within the the year! Finally we will have a high quality zoom. I only hope it’s not too big….
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!
Fast and Reliable AF is one of the key features for the success of the mirrorless NEX cameras. And Egami spotted a new Sony patent that describes an innovative technique where every pixel has on top a polarizer. The patent is in Japanese so let me know if I do a mistake here. But from what I understood the main advantage would be that every pixel would have phase detection ability and that will dramatically improve the quality and speed of the Autofocus. Smart idea if it works!
P.S.: April fools patent
It was pretty much obvious that after the recent superkit deal offer on the A99 (here at Amazon) someone would start to offer the A99 body for a much lower price. Today you can have the A99 body for $2,460 via official ebay Deals Action (Click here to see it). That’s also the lowest price I have ever seen for the new A99.
By the way, the imperfect Amazon rankings (Click here) show that thanks to the new A99 superkit action the A99 is selling well (finally!).