August 16, 2011
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SonyAlphaRumors now on Google+!

A short break from rumors: Starting from today you can join us on the Google+ social network: That is our profile address: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110470919389903360955. As you now you can only join if you have an official invitation. I can actually invite 150 people to join. You only have to click that link: https://plus.google.com/_/notifications/ngemlink?path=%2F%3Fgpinv%3Dv0DU_mlsLYs%3AgfeCexNZYJc

P.S.: SAR is also on Facebook and Twitter!

August 15, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony lobbying for the next FF cameras (to be released in 2012)

I am getting tons of enthusiastic emails from dealers and photographs that claim to have seen and tested the A77 and NEX-7. And some of them also told me that Sony is already “lobbying” for the next fullframe cameras. Sony wants the dealer to push the Sony products also because their upcoming fullframe cameras will be even more amazing than the A77. I have been told that Sony is currently talking with all the major dealers to redefine the marketing strategy. I will give you some concrete details about the strategy as soon as I can. The only good news that I can give you now is that there will be more new fullframe cameras than I thought. I now heard about three different fullframe camera coming in 2012!

There has been no Sony A900 price drop yet because Sony plans to release the next FF cameras in 6-9 months only. It would be to early to clear the stocks now. The Sony A850 has been discontinued.
FF status check:
A900 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A850 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

If you have some fullframe rumor to share drop me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com! Thanks!

P.S.: The A35 and NEX-C3 are in Stock! Check:
Sony A35 at Amazon (Click here) and B&Hphoto (Click here).
NEX-C3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

 

August 15, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Exact Sony A77/NEX-7 availability report

I just got the very exact availability roadmap of the next four cameras. As I already told you the new cameras will be available in Japan starting from September 16th. But the rest of the world will have to wait quite a bit :(

The NEX-5N will be available in Europe and US around the 5th-10th of September.
The NEX-7 will be available in Europe and US around the 7th-10th of November.
The A77 and the A65 will be available in Europe and US around the 17th-20th of October.
I have been told that those dates are subject to change (+/- 1 week)

Don’t miss to be here on SAR on August 24 (6-7 am London time). Keep following us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed! And be sure to be here at SAR on August 24th!

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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 (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 15, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR1) UPDATE: Almost certainly fake A77 picture :(


Click on picture to enlarge the image!

A chinese forum user posted the picture on top claiming that it was taken with the Sony A77! Of course there is nothing that can confirm is this is true or not. The EXIF says it has been take with the A77 at ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/320 and with the focal length at 210mm. Exif data can easily be faked and the image itself looks like a photoshop collage…take that “rumor” with a grain of salt (it’s almost certainly fake!).

Some of our sources may have a real A77 picture to share? :)

Don’t miss to be here on SAR on August 24 (6-7 am London time). Keep following us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed! And be sure to be here at SAR on August 24th!

Support this site: I am having a lot of fun to work on SAR. I don’t use dozens of banners and I don’t get paid by any company to do what I do. All the work you see here is made by me during my free time. If you want to help me to cover the monthly server costs there is an easy way: Click on affiliate links you see on that website like Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay to buy whatever product you want (it doesn’t have to be a camera) and I will earn a small commission from it. You don’t pay any penny more on the items you buy and at the same time you support SonyAlphaRumors without me having to put 100 banners on my website. Cool or not? Thanks :)

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 14, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Small but important Sony A77 Europe/US difference in video recording?

Two trusted sources noticed that on “paper” there is a small difference between the A77 US and European versions. Apparently the A77 can record FullHD videos at 1080p60 and 1080p24. The European version can record in 1080p50 and 1080p25 but not 1080p24!
I hope this is a mistake only, it really doesn’t make sense to not offer the 24p version in Europe!

UPDATE: I just got this from a third trusted source: “US version is 24,30,60p, European 25 and 50p. There is no difference between 24 and 25p visually. You can play 25p at a speed of 24p and vice versa. Problem is sound, but video editors have no problem in converting the sound speed digitally.

Some other bits of info: I really got tons of rumors from testers that said the AF speed is amazing and very accurate. This is just a subjective “judgment” but I never so many sources be happy with a pre-production camera!

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