September 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony-Fuji alliance on the viewfinder front (a 1:5000 contrast ratio for the OLED viewfinder)


As you know both the A99 and the NEX-6 will feature a new OLED 2,36k dot viewfinder. Photorumors (found via Fujirumors) reports that Fuji is going to announce a new X-E1 camera tomorrow that will feature exactly the same A99 and NEX-6 viewfinder! The viewfinder has an amazing 1:5000 contrast ratio. Sony is not only sharing their sensor technology to Nikon (speak the D800 for example) to Pentax (upcoming K-3) but also the viewfinder technology. Another step into the complete Sony world domination? :)

Anyway, this means that we have to follow tomorrows Fuji announcement to get an idea of the quality of the viewfinder. The X-E1 will cost almost exactly like the NEX-6 (a bit less than $1000).

Meantime the NEX-7 body price at Amazon remains $1199 (Click here) but it’s is getting lower on eBay. $1099 at Arphoto or $1.119,71 at Bigvalue


September 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

UPDATE: This may be the first A99 image samples???

After the National Photographer Michael Yamashita also another Photographer leaked some A99 images. Mr.Mao is a famous photographer working for Sony china. A few days ago he wrote on his blog that he was working with a new Sony DSLR camera in inner Mongolia. Today he published some photos of this trip on his blog ( The camera name on the EXIF data was deleted.

I can’t post the pictures from a private closed account on SAR. Please use that login to access the account:

pass: sonyalpharumors

After the login click here to see the picture of the photographer with the A99 camera? And the inner Mongolia pictures are here, here and here. If these are really images taken with the A99 you will see them removed within the next couple of hours.

UDPATE: Our reader Torode posted the three pictures here: (Thanks!)

Reminder: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!

September 4, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony already discounts the still to ship NEX-EA50UH

It even didn’t start to ship yet that Sony discounted the price of the NEX-EA50UH Camcorder with 18-200mm from $4200 to $3,599 at BHphoto (Click here).

A deal reminder: $100 discount on SLT cameras at Amazon (Click here).

September 4, 2012
Posted in rumors

New NEX-6 image leaked!


And here you have the next image of the new Nex-6. The specs you already know. They are the same of the NEX-5R (Click here) with an extra 2359k dot image built-in viewfinder :)

September 4, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Full VG900 Full Frame NEX camcorder specs! With Full Frame A-mount adapter!

Image on top: The current VG-20 (not the new VG900!).

As I told you a weeks ago for the first time we are going to see a new Full Frame E-mount camera! It is actually a camcorder, the NEX-VG900. According to top sources it will use the same Sony A99 24 megapixel sensor and current NEX lenses like the superb Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 or Sony 50mm f/1.8 will work in crop more (and you can take 16 Megapixel pictures with it). The new Zeiss E-mount lenses will cover the full Full Frame area. The CP.2 25/T2.1 and CZ.2 70/200/T2.9 E -> Click here to get again a new shock by reading the price :)

The camera itself records in 24p/50p (or 60p in USA) at 24Mbit/s (AVCHD). It has a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Mic, a 3 inch 9k and 270 degree swivel touchscreen. An XGA electronic viewfinder. A manual control jog dial. A dual SD card slot, remote AVR/IR, mic jack and hdmi. The body looks like the current VG-20 camera (here on BHphoto). What changes is the sensor size :)

The price of the camera is around 3300 Dollars/Euro and includes(!) the new A-mount LA-EA3 Full Frame adapter!
While this camera may not be interesting for 99% of our readers the big news here is that:
1) It proves that a Full Frame NEX camera is possible :)
2) A Full Frame Sony NEX-7 alike camera could really be announced in 2013 (as I have been told by sources)

A Full Frame NEX-9 could allow us to use Leica M-mount lenses (here a list of them on eBay) and Canon FD lenses (here a list of them on eBay) on it! Sony has yet no plan to make FF NEX lenses but I hope they will “feel” the pressure from you folks! And they may change their mind…

Reminder: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!

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!

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