August 26, 2011
Posted in deals

Preorders also on Adorama! NEX-5n preorder on BHphoto.

Adorama is now accepting preorders for all Sony cameras and lenses. Bhphoto for the NEX-5n only! Below you can see the updated preorder list. Click on the shop names to directly visit the product and preorder page. One more thing: The most sold Sony lens is the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for E-mount. You can see the ranking here: Amazon lens bestseller list.

Those are all preorder links I have now. Feel free to send me links if you find more stores!!!

Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A77 body only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 body only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto, Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto, and Sonystore (Click here).
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only), Adorama and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).

August 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

A77 ISO test! NEX-7 and NEX-5n (p)review at ePhotozine.


Image on top: The hotseller of the moment. The Sony NEX-7 (CLick here to preorder)

There is a new NEX-7 preview at ePhotozine (Click here): “The NEX-7 is an exciting product that gives manual controls, dials, and buttons, on the camera. These are physical, real buttons, that you can press and feel. Even more than this they are customisable to give you the control you want. Without doubt this is the highest specification mirrorless camera available yet.“. Preorder the NEX-7 at Amazon.

And there is also a short NEX-5n review again at ePhotozine (Click here): “The viewfinder is extremely impressive, with stunning detail and colour, although the addition of the EVF does stop you from using flash. Image quality appears to be excellent, and even though megapixels have increased, the camera is still providing low noise levels“. Preorder the NEX-5n at Amazon.

There is also an ISO comparison between the A77, NEX-5n and other cameras ar EosHD (Click here). The NEX-5n.looks like the winner but 1) It has less Megapixels (looks cleaner) and 2) the A77 image quality is coming from a  preproduction camera!

And there is a new ISO test posted by Focus Numerique (Click here to read the google translation): “From 50 to 200 ISO, the grain is almost invisible (displayed on a screen at 100%). From 800 to 3200 ISO, the grain goes up gradually, but the images remain excellent!“. Surprise: “the JPEG 3200 is more pleasant than at ISO 1600“. And than: “At 6400 ISO, the images are still usable. A fine achievement for a 24 megapixel sensor APS-C“. Preorder the A77 at Amazon.

ALL Preorder links:
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A77 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, and Sonystore.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only), Adorama and Sonystore.
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.

August 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony A77 image quality post!


Let’s focus on the A77 image quality But before we do that we should consider a few limitations:
1) Most image samples on the web have been taken in non professional conditions. Most journalists or photographer didn’t even know how to use the camera when they got their hands on the A77 also because they had only a few minutes time to play with it!
2) Some features like AF fine tuning and Lens correction still do not work on the pre production A77
3) Camera and firmware are not finalized!
4) Professional RAW support is missing
5) Most of the pictures weren’t taken with top quality lenses. A 24 megapixel sensors needs the best lenses to deliver the best results!

That said let’s take a look at all Image samples.

RAW images

RAW and JPG full size images are available at Imaging Resource.
You can find them at Quesabesde (scroll down a bit until you find the “RAW” mark under the thumbnails).
A77 vs A35 RAW comparison at Dpreview forum.
A Mac Only BETA Raw Processing for A77 Dpreview forum.
For Windows, RAW support at: Visualbakery.com.

JPEG images

A77 Vs K-5 Head-to-Head High ISO Measurbation at RiceHigh.
Full size images at High ISO are available at Fotomagazin (Click here).
Full size images and ISO test at Imaging Resource
Full size images at Dpreview.
Full size images at Videoacademy.
Sony Alpha A77 SLT Sample Photos at ePhotozine.
Full size image at Naver (scroll down to the very bottom of the site).
Full size images at Popphoto.
Image samples and ISO comparison at Dyxum.

And now the BIG question to you (Please keep in your mind the limitations I mentioned on top of this post)

What is your first impressiona about the A77 image quality?

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P.S.: Those are all preorder links. preorder now to get them first!

Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A77 body only at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 body only at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).

August 25, 2011
Posted in news

Next Sony camera and lens news summary + First Full NEX-5N review…in korean :(


Autofocus test: Sony A77 vs Canon 7D

And here is the next list of Sony related news and previews:

Finally we have the first NEX-5N review made by the Korean team of Slrclub. They are real pros and there are many image samples and charts and other useful stuff. But Koreans are stubborn and do publish they articles as Jpeg! This makes it impossible to use the google translation tool :(
A77 and A65 images samples at Naver.com (Scroll down to find them).
Sony Alpha A77 SLT Sample Photos at ePhotozine.
Sony A65 Smaple Photos at ePhotozine.
Sony NEX 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Sample Photos at ePhotozine.
NEX-5N demolishes EP-3 at high ISOs (even beats 5D Mk II, Nikon D7000 at EosHD.
Sony A77 and Pentax K20D are Looking so Alike! (RiceHigh)
A77 vs A35 RAW comparison at Dpreview forum.
Esto va en serio (This is serious) at Quesabesde.
And again tons of image samples at ePrice.
Four new Sony lenses and one very unique adapter at Dcresource.
Press event in Hong Kong by DigitalSina.
Lots of taiwanese press event videos at mobile01.
Sony A77 continuous speed 12fps video on youtube.
Fast select focus point on youtube.
AF speed test on youtube.
Sneak Peek! New Sony a77 DSLR Camera & Kit Lens on youtube.
How to move the Sony A77 LCD on youtube.
Sony A77 at CHIP Online Germany on youtube.

If you really want to read all the news tha you should also take a look again at the two other news summary we alread posted during the last two days:
The first link summary the day of the announcement (Click here).
A second summary the day after (Click here).

August 25, 2011
Posted in news

Amazon US: The NEX-7 gets more preorders than the A77!

I confess that I epxected the A77 to easily outsell the NEX-7. But if you take a look at the Amazon camera bestseller ranking (Click here) the NEX-7 body only sells better than the Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens! Sony never have been that close to become Number One!

Most sold cameras at Amazon (Click on the names to see the camera):

Position 3: Sony NEX-7 body only
Position 10: Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens
Position 12: Sony A77 body only
Position 16: Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens
Position 22: Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens
Position 28: Silver Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens
Position 30: Sony A65 body only
Position 34: Sony NEX-5N body only
Position 36: Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens

Situation of the Amazon rankings do change hourly!

P.S.: Those are all preorder links I have now. Feel free to send me links if you find more stores!!!

Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A77 body only at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony A65 body only at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon (Click here), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK (Click here) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore (Click here).

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