May 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

Unexpected: Fuji will launch a Medium Format camera with the Sony 50MP sensor this summer!

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What you see on top is the nice Fuji GF670 film camera (here one eBay). Well, according to the usually very reliable Fujirumors Fuji launch a medium format version of the same having a new X-PRO 1 alike hybrid viewfinder this summer. What doe sit matter for us? Because it should use the same Sony 50 Megapixel sensor of the recently launched Hasselblad H5D (in Stock now), Phase One IQ250 and Pentax 645Z cameras.

The question now is if Sony will at the same time launch their RX medium format camera. Would be a bit weird Sony outsourcing the sensor to a direct competitor but on the other side that is exactly what Sony keeps doing in the DSLR and Mirrorless market too.

This is going to be a hell of exciting time on SAR this summer! Stay tuned. Lot of things to come for the big Sony Photokina time 🙂

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May 20, 2014
Posted in news

A77II already shipping in Europe!

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Short A77II news:
Our reader Andy (Thanks!) sent us this screenshot to confirm the A77II is now shipping in Europe. And Sony Korea made a special Sony A77II video you can watch on their Youtube channel.

A77II Preorders:
Sony A77II body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

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May 20, 2014
Posted in deals, reviews

New Zeiss Touit 50mm E-mount macro lens to ship on May 27.

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Current APS-C E-mount camera owners will soon be able to get the next new native E-mount lens. The lens will ship on May 27 according to BHphoto (Click here).

Photographyblog tested the lens (X-mount version) and writes:

For macro photographers who absolutely need 1:1 recording along with and stellar image and build quality, the Carl Zeiss Touit Makro Planar 2.8/50mm T* lens certainly won’t disappoint. More casual users would be better served by the significantly cheaper Fujifilm and Sony equivalents.

50mm macro Touit at BHphoto (Click here) or Adorama (Click here).
Lens Hood at BHphoto (Click here) or Adorama (Click here).

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May 20, 2014
Posted in rumors

(UPDATED) Surprise: Sony A7s has full electronic shutter!

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It’s a real surprise Sony didn’t make a big advertising on one of the Sony A7s biggest new features. According to Amazon US (Click here and read the “Additional Features” section) the A7s has full electronic shutter! It means you can shoot in full silence and with no vibration usually caused by the mechanical shutter! Quite a huge news nobody wrote about it! I hope this isn’t a mistake. This is Amazon’s description:

Silent shutter mode is ideal when discretionary shooting is required; like capturing a recital or wildlife. Activating the silent shutter eliminates the use of the mechanical shutter and therefore shutter noise by utilizing an electronic shutter in its place.

Also the well-known German Fotomagazin claims the Sony A7s is capable of shooting in full electronic shutter mode! The magazine also writes “Sony could not answer our question if the function (pure electronic shutter) could be updated in other Sony-A7-cameras.” (I don’t know if it’s technically possible).

Also Digitalversus writes:

“The other reason we’re dying to get our hands on the Alpha 7s is that it has an electronic shutter mode, which means it can snap photos in complete silence—a more-than-welcome surprise that puts it in competition with the Panasonic GX7.”

There is not detailed info yet about how exactly the silent electronic mode works on the A7s. Hope Sony will disclose more details about it soon!

A7s and RX100M3 Preorders:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here), Sony Canada.
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here).
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT.
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan.
Sony A7s EU pages (no preorder yet): Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.

A77II Preorders:
Sony A77II body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

SonyAlphaRumors support note: If you use these store links to preorder the camera I will earn a small commission that will help me to cover the cots and if preorders are high also reward me a bit for the daily work I do on SAR. Thanks for your help guys!!!!

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May 20, 2014
Posted in news

UPDATED: First English FE lens roadmap. A7s gets pricing in UK (with preorder).

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This is the first image of the english FE lens roadmap shared by Sony.net. Like we told you before you see the two new 16-35mm f/4.0 OSS Zeiss and 28-135mm f/4.0 OSS PZ G lenses. Three more FE lenses will be announced in late summer (including the first very fast Zeiss prime).

We also still don’t know the price of the A7s in Euro but at least you can have it in UK: It’s priced at 2499 pounds at CameraCenter on eBay (Click here).

A7s and RX100M3 Preorders:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here), Sony Canada.
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here).
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT.
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan.
Sony A7s EU pages (no preorder yet): Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.

A77II Preorders:
Sony A77II body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

SonyAlphaRumors support note: If you use these store links to preorder the camera I will earn a small commission that will help me to cover the cots and if preorders are high also reward me a bit for the daily work I do on SAR. Thanks for your help guys!!!!

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