January 18, 2011
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(SR4) Nikon to launch a pro mirrorless system (with Sony sensors?)

According to latest rumors (Mirrorlessrumors.com) Nikon will use Sony manufactored sensors to launch a complete new and pro mirrorless system. There is a fair chance Nikon mirrorless camera will feature the same 24 Mega-pixel sensor that will be used inside the upcoming Sony NEX-7. The bad news is that Nikon will present their camera in April and the Sony NEX-7 should be announced a few months after :(

A part from the Sensor Sony and Nikon will NOT share the same E-mount. Nikon will go their own way. To bad, I would have loved to see a partnership on the same system like the one between Panasonic and Olympus.

January 18, 2011
Posted in news

Sony TidBits

Sony Cashback action in France (Alpha Numerique).

Sony NEX-5 review (Techworld).

*Sony NEX5 + Lensbaby Tilt Transformer = Unadulterated Fun (Tyson Roubichaud).

V2 firmware on Alpha 850 and 900: Digital noise management test (Alpha Numerique).

NEX-VG10 Mamiya 80mm f2.8 (Americanpeyote).

Sony E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 tested at SLRgear.

Sony NEX-3 Samsung NX100 Drop Test (SonyAlphaNEX).

January 17, 2011
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(SR3) More rumors about the A77 and A55 successor (+ new kit lens)

Just came back from a 3 days trip and now I have time to post new rumors. We are getting closer to a very exciting time and I am in touch with many sources to get reliable info about the next cameras and lenses. Let’s start!

The same source that sent us the NEX roadmap also sent as a few info about the Sony A77 and the A55 successor (already?).

This is the text:

Together with NEX-7 and SLT-A77 sony will also release the successor of A55, may A66? and a newly designed 16-50mm kit-lens for D-SLR. I´m a little confused about the early specifications from A66?, it sounds same like A77 with less speed “just” 10fps vs. 12 fps, different body and differences in EVF (both OLED).

I heard from trusted source that Sony wants to implement the OLED technology in their future electronic viewfinder. So this part should be definitely correct. I am a bit surprised to hear that Sony has already a new A55 successor in the pipeline. Wonder why Sony should do this, the A55 is selling very well (proove is that only Amazon has them in Stock).

As usual if you have rumors to share please contatc me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Every piece of info helps! Thanks!

January 14, 2011
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(SR3) New A-mount mirrorless camera to be launched soon?

According to PhotorumorsSony will release a new mirrorless camera with 3  CD (CMOS) sensors. Each of the sensors will be 6MP and the combined ISO will be up to 819 200 (up to 16mp combined image size). The camera will have an α-mount, contrast AF, 1.5x crop factor. It seems that working models are already floating around to selected individuals.

I received a similar rumor over one month ago and I didn’t post it because I thought it was a joke. But another source just gave a new information that Zeiss developed servo lenses with Alpha mount for that camera! I am starting to believe there is something true behind all those rumors…
January 14, 2011
Posted in news

Sony NEX-5 now comes in GOLD.

Sony unveiled the new Gold NEX-5. It should be released by February the 10th. Using a gold body and silver lens is not my taste but you might find it cool!

Via Sony.jp

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