November 1, 2011
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Sony A77 jumps in to the Amazon TOP 20 chart in USA and Germany. In stock at BH.

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UPDATE: The A77 is now in Stock in most stores and already a hotseller at Amazon US (Click here to see the top 20 most requested cameras). Good news for Sony! And the A77 is doing even better in at Amazon Deutschland (Click here). Here (at the time of writing) it is on position 4th!

Other bestseller lists:
Amazon UK, , Amazon FR, Amazon JP.

November 1, 2011
Posted in deals

A77 in Stock at Amzon and BHphoto!


Finally! Plenty of A77 body only cameras are in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

November 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-5n review at Photographyblog.


Photographyblog (Click here) posted a new full Sony NEX-5n review: “It may not be the smallest (at least with a lens attached) or sexiest compact system camera on the market, but a winning combination of excellent image quality even in low-light, a refined and customisable interface, and fast and responsive operation does make the Sony NEX-5N one of our current favourites. Highly Recommended!

While I fully agree with Photographyblog when they say that the camera has an excellent image quality I do not agree with the lack of sexiness! I use the NEX-5n with the also highly recommended Voigtlaender Nokton 35mm f/1.4 lens (Click here to see them on eBay). It’s a terrific sexy combination! I am currently to busy to post a review now but as soon as I am back from my NYC work trip I will shows you a first preview of my NEX-5n+Nokton kit. Maybe we should do a sexiness contest to see which lens looks better on the NEX :) Do you have some ideas?

P.S.: You need an M-mount to NEX adapter (Click here to see the list on eBay) to use the Voigtlaender Nokton 35mm lens!

The Sony NEX-5n is in Stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. And there is also that nice (a bit expensive) NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

And the new NEX lenses can be (pre-)ordered here:
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

New Sony sensor patent describes a “Photochromic Image Sensor”.

The Japanese blog Egami (Click here) found a new Sony patent about a new sensor with high dynamic range. It’s actually a “Photochromic Image Sensor“. The google translation tool as usual makes a terrible job and it’s not easy to understand how the new technology works. For what I understood the new sensor has a much increased dynamic range in both shadow and highlight!

Just a reminder. Sony is patenting many “cool” sensor technologies. Like foveon sensors or these photochromic sensors. Can’t wait to see them in use in a real camera. By the way Sony, why not make a modular camera where we can sue a ll these different sensors?

More info about Photochromism on Wikipedia (Click here).

October 31, 2011
Posted in news

Canada: Sony A77 out of Stock. More A77 in January only!

A couple of days ago I told you that soon the A77 stocks would be gone. And because of the Thai flood new stocks of A77 will be available next year only. But I didn’t think that It would be THAT soon! Sony Canada already has no more A77 left. As you can see on their website (Click here) the new estimated ship date is January 17!

One reason more to buy it now if you want the camera. Check the availability status at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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