May 24, 2014
Posted in news

This week’s SAR readers picture selection!


Fra Umberto Panipucci
Fireworks, Sony nex 7, 24mm f 1:4.5, iso 200, 0,6 sec.

Time to catch up with a selection of SAR readers pictures that have been posted during the week on our SAR Facebook wall (full pictures list here).
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May 24, 2014
Posted in news

Sony says they will be back making profit in 2015 (Image sensor is one of the keys).


Short financial news about Sony: As you are aware of Sony doesn’t really have a good time lately. But Sony CEO Hirai promised that Sony will make profit in 2015. Japantoday says:

Hirai’s vision of Sony’s turnaround centers on key technologies such as image sensors, cloud-based services and wearable devices.

A couple of days ago I reported how Sony was able to make profit in the imaging division despite the loss in compact cameras sales (any other company has the same problem). The good news is that Sony sells more interchangeable system cameras and they are also increasing their sales in the high-end premium compact camera market.

May 23, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…(with “amatorial” A7s rolling shutter test).


Sony A7s Menu and rolling shutter test from Helder Filipe Martins on Vimeo.

Sony RX10 in Ruegen at Vimeo.
A77II test at Itmedia.
Sony A7S Full Res Sample Photos (Photographybay).
Really Right Stuff is taking pre-orders for their new L-Bracket for the a6000. Go to to pre-order. Price for the modular set is $120.
A6000 review at Beforethecoffee.
Sony HX400V review at CameraLabs.

Desy:I just came back from my vacation/wedding in Cancun and made a lil travel video with my new Sony A6000. 90% of it was shot with the A6000 and kit lens. All the shots in the water was with a Nikon AW120. And the shots at the end of the video that are widescreened are clips from my actual wedding video (Canon 5Diii). Enjoy!

Robert:Just thought your readers may be interested in two videos that I produced exclusively on Sony cameras. Both videos use footage from my nex5n (converted to infrared), nex7, and rx100ii. and

Pierrick:It seem there are a matter with electronic shutter speed on A7 with speed faster or equal to 1/1000e of sec. See this link:!34034&authkey=!AH6WrGu2jDuO6yA&ithint=folder%2c.jpg. On the beach, you can see a grey band on the left after 1/1000 sec. On the other picture you can see with and without electronic shutter speed. We try with the A7 of “Stilgar” (you know him for test between A7r and Leica M) who had both A7r and A7 and his A7 had the same matter.

Ruben:There is a very nice exhibition is scheduled for this weekend: As a part of the show they are giong to have “Hands on” in depth presentation of Sony a. The link is here: It’ll cost $10 with the proceedings going to a charity but for that you can get a free 8GB SD card, free admission to the show and access to discounted demo units if you decide to buy. There are also many nice sounding presentations scheduled for the 3 days of the show.


May 23, 2014
Posted in deals

USA: The A7, A7r and A7s deal reminders!


This week we had new A7, A7r and A7s USA deals. A great chance to join into the new Sony Full Frame E-mount system! Here is the list:
Adorama (Click here and then click on “buy together and save” to see it) is still the only worldwide store offering a bundle deal on the new A7s.
Sony A7 body only for $1498 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens for $1798 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
Save $200 on the A7r with lens too at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here). You also save $250 on the A7r with LA-EA4 adapter at Amazon (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).

May 23, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony A99 to be discontinued soon?


One trusted source who shared correct info in the past just told me that he got a “note” saying the Sony A99 will be discontinued this summer. He will send me more info soon about a possible successor launch. Thanks “source” for sharing the info. Hope to get some news from you soon 🙂

Meantime Full Frame becomes cheaper: Open Box A7 for $1298 (Samys) and A7r for $1900 (6ave). Hope Sony will offer a “cheap” FF A-mount soon too!

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!


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