June 24, 2012
Posted in reviews

50mm for NEX gets reviewed at SLRgear. And Shadow Hot Shoe review

SLRgear (Click here) posted the full 50mm for NEX test: “The Sony E 50mm ƒ/1.8 OSS is a capable lens, marred only by some poor CA performance when used wide open; even then, depending on the subject matter, it may not be particularly noticeable.
Lens price check at AmazonAdoramaB&HJ&ReBay.

And I also found the first NEX 5n Shadow Hot Shoe Review at Cameradojo (Click here): “if you want to use speedlites or studio strobes with your NEX 5n, you really have no other choices today. In the end, the Shadow works and if you need the functionality, at least there is a solution available.

June 24, 2012
Posted in news

NEX-7 book by Friedman (and we all missed a $220 discount)

Our friend Gary Friedman just released the new NEX-7 book. You can buy it here:http://friedmanarchives.com/NEX-7/index.htm. I guess you all know who Gary is and there is no need for a presentation.

A readers sent me that screenshot of a NEX-7 that has been sold with a $224 discount by Electronic Expo on Amazon (Click here). There was one copy only but this was a hell of a deal. Will keep my eyes open to see if the deal will be back soon. Meantime the best lens you can use on that camera is still in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

June 23, 2012
Posted in rumors

Will Sony buy a 10% Stake from Olympus?

Reuters (via Nikkei) reports that “Olympus is in final talks with Sony to get a roughly 50 billion yen capital injection in return for a stake“. Sony’s main interest is the medical business but of course this could also have an influence on Olympus mirrorless camera strategy. Anyway, those kind of rumors are floating around for months now and we still haven’t anything official…yet.

June 23, 2012
Posted in news

New Sony OLED technology (and CMOS production increase).

Within the camera industry Sony is leading the OLED front and the latest news is that they developed a “low-reflection conductive film that can improve the image quality of a display equipped with a touch panel such as a smartphone screen” (Source: Nikkei).

Sony is the worldwide leader of CMOS/CCD sensor production but the market is still growing. Sony now announced that “they will invest in its Nagasaki Technology Center to increase the production capacity for stacked CMOS sensors, aimed mainly to smartphones.” (Source: Image Sensor World).

June 22, 2012
Posted in news

Nikon D3200 has or has not the same Sony 24 MP sensor?

Chipworks dismantled the Nikon D3200 and analyzed the sensor of the camera. While there is a clear “Nikon” mark on it I want to ask if someone actually read the full report (you have to pay to download it). A mark alone is not enough to be sure the sensor is different from the A77/A65/NEX-7 sensor.

I want to repeat once again that I am 99% sure the Nikon D800 sensor is the same because of the simple reason that I posted about that 36 Megapixel sensor almost one year before the Nikon D800 came out. And I also said by that time that it would be used by a Nikon camera. I am not so sure about the D3200 sensor. It may be the same sensor with just a Nikon mark on it, it may be a Nikon slightly modified sensor, it may a completely non Sony sensor. I hope smart tech guys can answer this.

Anyway, this is just a minor debate and people on SAR shouldn’t get too “hot” while discussing that :)

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