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!

June 11, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX C3 Manual focusing with “peaking” mode.

The video on top shows a peaking mode test made with the new Sony-NEX-C3 and an old manual lens, the Jupiter 85mm f/2.0 (Click here to see the lens on eBay). The tester said: “It’s really great if you use manual lenses“. The red highlights indicate where the image is sharp (easy!). All manual lens owner will be very happy with the new feature! And as you know the peaking mode will be available for NEX-3/5 user with the new firmware update which is coming on June 20th.

June 10, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Surprise: Is the A77 going to use USB 3.0???

A new A77 tester contacted me to say that he had the chance to play a bit with a preproduction version of the A77. He said that the automatic focusing is insanely fast (yes that is the word he used). it’s fast even in Tracking Mode. The new OLED viewfinder is a huge step forward compared to the A55 viewfinder. There are “almost” no jerk’s when moving the camera fast. The manual controls and buttons are placed right, he found the usability has been improved too (compared to the A55). And there is also a completely new feature. Apperently the A77 will be compatible with the USB 3.0 standard. Via Wikipedia: “USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times faster than USB2.0 (480 Mbit/s). USB 3.0 significantly reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces power consumption, and is downward compatible with USB 2.0.”. This is wonderful news (if it turns out to be true)! Imagine to transfer all your 24 Megapixel pictures in a few second from the A77 to your computer! WOW! I told you guys the A77 will set new standards!
Stay tuned on SAR, will keep you busy with rumors ;)

 

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 10, 2011
Posted in news

Sony price cuts on the NEX-3, NEX-5 and A390 in Europe!

A source just told us that Sony officially lowered the price of the NEX-3, NEX-5 and A390 kits! Those are the new list prices:

NEX-5

NEX-5 with 16mm lens from 549 to 494 Euro
NEX-5 double kit lens from 685 to 631 Euro
NEX-5 with 18-200mm lens from 1005 to960 Euro
NEX-5 with 18-55mm lens from 593 to 540 Euro
Check those direct search links to see the final price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

NEX-3

NEX-3 with 16mm lens from 456 to 358 Euro
NEX-3 double kit lens from 593 to 494 Euro
NEX-3 with 18-55mm lens from 502 to 403 Euro
Check those direct search links to see the final price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

A390

A390 with 18-55mm lens from 431 to 381 Euro
A390 with 18-55mm + 55-200mm lens from 603 to 550 Euro
Check those direct search links to see the final price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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