June 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7, NEX-C5 and VG-20 coming in July-September?


Before you read please keep in mind that I didn’t get a final confirmation for the following rumor. So please don’t get to excited? I am posting this because I hope other sources can confirm the rumor. A good source just sent me this. “July will also see the announcement of the A55 replacement (tentative) and the A77. In addition to the new A mount bodies, 2 new NEX photo products will also be discussed as well as the VG10 replacement.”

If all works fine than Sony will announce following products in July (or some of them in September):
The A77 with 24 Megapixel.
The A57 or A65 (not sure about the name yet) with less Megeapixels (?)
The NEX-7 which has the same sensor as the A77
The NEX-C5 with same A57/65
The VG20
The 16-50 f/2.8 Alpha Mount lens
The 24mm f/1.7 Zeiss NEX lens.
The 55-200mm NEX lens.
One more thing: The 500mm f/4.0 lens has been delayed!!!

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

June 13, 2011
Posted in news

Competition for the NEX-C3: Panasonic announces the GF3

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic GF3 (here on Amazon) which competes against the Sony NEX-C3. But Panasonic didn’t manage to beat the NEX-C3 in term of size reduction. The Panasonic G3 is a bit less wide but the NEX-C3 is less height (and that despite the use of a bigger sensor). The real advantage of the m43 are the smaller pancake lenses. I do hope Sony will rethink their roadmap and add some nice primes!

P.S.: Direct search links to NEX-C3 preorders: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

June 12, 2011
Posted in deals

US instant rebates on the A55, NEX-5 and VG10 (replacements coming soon?)


There have been new instant rebates on the Sony A55 camera. As you know last week we told you that there could be a new A57 (or A65) announcement in July. And rumors from new sources do suggest that also the NEX-5 and VG10 could be replaced (more on that as soon as I get info from trusted sources). The very interesting note is that those deals do end on July 9. And our sources told us that there coul be a press release on July 7 :)
The following price drops in US may be a indirect confirmation that the rumor is correct! Here is the list of the price drops:

A55
You can get the A55 body only for $699 (-50$) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
And there are also price drops on different A55 kit options at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

NEX-5
$50 price drops on all kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

NEX-VG10
$150.00 Instant Rebate on the NEX-VG10 double lens kit at Adorama (Click here).

June 12, 2011
Posted in news

Sonyalpharumors back soon :)

You all will have noticed that google marks this website as “dangerous”. There have been a hack attempt tonight we solved very quickly. The problem is google blocked the website. I asked google to reaccept the website but sadly google will need a the whole day to reaccept the website. In summary, SonyAlphaRumors is a safe website but it’s google that is very slow in updating their servers!

June 11, 2011
Posted in rumors

A99 rumors from other websites are crap :)

A lot of people sent me links to a rumor posted by a website I don’t want to mention here. Since months that website is copying our rumors and rewriting them just a little bit to get some attention. And of course they do it without mention us as the sources. I am not going to link to that website. One of their fake rumors is based on our fullframe camera rumor I posted here: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-sounds-like-we-will-see-two-new-fullframe-cameras-in-2012/

They added one single fake info which makes you people going mad :) They said the A99 will be announced in September. That’s WRONG! That website is famous for copying and than faking rumors. The next FF cameras will come next year.

P.S.: Now you know why I am always writing that boring “SonyAlphaRumors.com” script on images I do leak here!

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