November 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-7 review by Pocket Lint

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I guess you already know what’s to like or not to like on the new Sony NEX-7. So this is not a review that will reveal something new. The British Pocket-Lint website (Click here) like other reviewers fell in love with the NEX-7. While the “electronic viewfinder isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes” but “Sony’s 2.4m-dot OLED viewfinder blows those out the water“. Nerveless it’s still not perfect and there is still some “ghosting“. And than there is that huge 24 million Megapixel resolution squeezed on the APS-C sensor: “It’s testament to the Sony engineering team that this doesn’t become an issue, however, as the NEX-7’s image quality is superb.”

The only real limit of the camera is the auto focus speed and precision. It’s not on par with the competition. The only two “downsides” are the high price and the limited NEX lens range. That’s why the camera doesn’t receive the full score and gets 4 of 5 stars.

Most stores are not accepting NEX-7 preorders yet. Check for yourself: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 19, 2011
Posted in news

Sony A77 news roundup (+ ebay availability)

Foggy And Hazy – Sony a77 Extreme Low Light from Heikki Kivijärvi on Vimeo.

There is a new A77 review at DC.watch (google translated), at Slashcam.de (google translated) and at Colorfoto.de (google translated).
Sony A700 versus Sony A77 at jimmartinphotoblog (Click here)
Sony Alpha 77, test complet #2 : bruit numérique et erreurs de protocole (Alpha Numerique).
A new A77 Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/alpha77/pool/with/6223530148/
My new A77 with my old Minolta 75-300mm lens (dpreview forum)
Popular Photography magazine wrote a full A77 review (you can buy it here).
Sony A77 RAW samples thoughts (SonyAlphaLab).
One more A65 test at Colorfoto (german).

USA:
A77 body with 18-55mm lens and 29 accessories at Arphotovideo (Click here)
A77 body with 18-55mm and 75-300mm and 36 accessories at Arphotovideo (Click here)
A77 body with Secret Handshake Minolta 28-135mm Yibum (Click here)
A77 body with 16-105mm lens at Yibum (Click here)
A77 body with Carl Zeiss 16-80mmYibum (Click here)
A77 body with 8 lenses(!) for $5999 at Yibum (Click here)

Europe:
A77 body at fotoheibel (Click here) – Germany
A77 body at qf-foto (Click here) – Germany
A77 body at cameracentre1315 (Click here) – UK
A77 body at 0123aggiudicato (Click here) – Italy
A77 body at 0123aggiudicato (Click here) – Italy
A77 body with 18-55mm lens at badblock_group (Click here) – Estland

November 18, 2011
Posted in news

Firmware update for the NEX-5/3/C3 and VG-10 coming in mid-december.

Sony Japan confirmed that there will be a new NEX-5/3/C3/VG10 firmware in mid-december. It will bring the support for the new LA-EA2 adapter. But I do hope there will be also other major new features and improvements coming along the update.

November 18, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony A77 1.04 firmware update being tested now. Not coming this week :(

Asian sources told me today that the new 1.04 firmware update has been released to Sony related photographers and reviewers. They are now currently testing it to check for issues. The firmware is not going to be published this week. Sorry, there has been a communication mistake between the sources. They first told me that Sony would release the firmware this week but only now they understood that it is just an “internal” release.

Please understand that this is a rumors website, it’s hard to get every time 100% reliable and super correct info. Anyway, the update should be very soon available for us normal customers too!

November 18, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony A77 in Stock at Bedfords (and Cameta and Amazon with $150 extra charge)

The A77 body only is in Stock at Bedfords (Click here) and with 16-50mm again at Bedfords (Click here). But I guess it will be sold out soon. And if you cannot wait until…January? than you have to pay than you have to take the chance and pay the extra $200:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Cameta (Click here).

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