October 21, 2012
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony NEX-5R review

Time for me to catch up with some news I didn’t post last week. Here is the roundup:
New 1/1.7 inch sensor press text at Sony.
Photoscala (translation here) met the Italian designer that made the Hasselblad Lunar.
Engagdet posted a short review of the new Action camera.
Sony Action Cam HD Slow Mo test: Shirtless dude gets hit with paintballs (Sony Blog).
A99 at Ctec.
What to do with an “old” broken A900 camera (Sonolta).
Matteo: “Sony NEX video with the  SmartSlider Pro 560 on youtube.”
New A77 test at stealthmodephoto.
Best Underwater Compact Camera roundup at Backscatter (There is the RX100)

NEX-5R Reminder:
The Sony NEX-5R body and different bundles are in Stock at Adorama (Click here). Also Amazon US (Click here) is shipping the first preorders although they are not in Stock if you buy it now. And the camera is now in the top 10 of the most sold mirrorless camera (click here to see the ranking). Plenty of cameras are also in Stock on eBay at ElectroElectro and Beachcamera.
The camera is in Stock at Amazon Germany and on top of the mirrorless ranking (Click here to see). Also in Stock at Amazon UK, Jessops and Amazon FR but not selling as well as in Germany for now.

 

October 20, 2012
Posted in deals

New MagFilter for the RX100 now in Stock.

Back in early September I reported about that smart magnetic filter you can use on your Sony RX100 or other Sony compact cameras liek the Sony HX9V, HX10V, HX20V, HX30V. That filter is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and on eBay at marketcreative (Click here).

The RX100 is likely the most sold and popular Sony camera of the year. Always on top of the rankings at Amazon US (watch here) and Amazon Germany (watch here).

 

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

Via PetaPixel

October 20, 2012
Posted in reviews

A99 shipping next week at Digitalrev. New A99, RX1 and NEX-6 and new E-mount lens tests!

We are getting closer to the A99 shipment and at in Asia the camera will ship next week according to Digitalrev (Click here to see) and at Dzone eBay (Click here). In US the camera will ship around November 6th according to BHphoto (Click here).

And here are some new A99, RX1 and NEX-6 tests:
The Imaging Resource comparometer now contains the A99 studio shots!
Lenstip posted many new tests shots: A99 image samples, NEX-6 and 10-18mm samples, NEX-5R and Zeiss samples, NEX-6 with 35mm samples.
ThePhoBlographer posted a first impression RX1 review: “For what it’s worth, the Sony Rx-1 is justified at its price. My only problems so far with the camera are that I believe it should have a built-in EVF, the autofocus is a bit sluggish, and I want a depth of field scale around the lens.”


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 19, 2012
Posted in reviews

Great A99 videos by Sony Korea!

A99 Sample Video; Making-Sony Korea from sonystyleblog on Vimeo.

Sony Korea already made superb A77 videos last year and they now did it again with the new A99. That is the way to give us some “A99-emotions“! Great work guys! The first video can be seen here on top. The second video is here. UPDATE: As noticed by other readers it seems to be some sort of problems with the video compression or (that would be worse) with bandin (see minute 1:57 from the video below).


A99 Sample Video; Nature-Sony Korea (No Lighting) from sonystyleblog on Vimeo.

I hope this video will help to push the Sony A99 preorders because right now the rankings are looking bad for the A99. Try to check out the Amazon DSLR ranking (Click here and scroll down forever). One more thing, don’t forget that there is a 2% back in reward at Amazon (Click here to read). You basically get $56 back on the purchase of the A99 (and 2% on any other camera or lens you buy).


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 19, 2012
Posted in news

Sony closes DSLR lens factory!

Engadget reports that “Sony will close its Minokamo site, which currently produces camera lenses for DSLRs and smartphones, with production being moved to factories in Kohida and Kisarazu, 840 staff will lose their jobs.

What I don’t know yet is if this will influence and reduce the lens production capability. The latest I heard from my trusted sources was that Sony was trying to find third party companies capable of producing more of their E-mount lenses. An example: Sony still has some issues to produce more of the superb Zeiss 24mm lenses. Amazon, the largest online store of the world has only two of them in Stock (Click here).

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