April 26, 2012
Posted in reviews

Two more NEX-FS700 videos!

I think Sony did a great work by releasing the new NEX-FS700. It is getting a lot of positive response on the web and from film makers (I am a film maker!). The video on top is made by Sony with the Sony NEX-FS700. And there is one more video at Studiodaily (Click here). While the camera is great what we are missing are dedicated video lenses with powerzoom, smooth aperture rings and so on. As long as these are missing it will be hard to jump on the E-mount camera :(

All I can say via my sources is that Sony knows that and that they are working on it :)

UPDATE: NEX-FS700 hands-on at Photographybay (Click here).

April 25, 2012
Posted in news

Sony A57 firmare update and new first impression review

If you own the A57 you can now update the firmware for SLT A57 at Sony UK (Click here). This utility updates the SLT-A57 firmware to version 1.02 , and provides the following benefits:

  1. Improved performance of AF in Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode (both Tele-zoom 12fps and10fps) under some specific conditions.

Digitalcamerainfo (Click here) posted the A57 first impression review: “In our time with the camera, though, we were seriously impressed by the A57’s sheer speed. It’s something we’ve come to expect from Sony’s line of SLT interchangeable lens cameras, but you never really get tired of hearing that shutter click more than 10 times every second. That the camera also continuously focuses during shooting (with moderate success) only enhances the feat.

The camera itself is already in Stock at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Europa at Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon Germany (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

April 25, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) NEX and Alpha camera and lens announcement in mid May!

According to top sources Sony will have a new product announcement in mid May! There will be a new NEX-F3 (which I have been told is a great camera), a new A37, and two new zoom lenses (one for Alpha and one for NEX). I am particularly curious about that NEX-F3 that I have been told could become a real hotseller. Very small and sexy and a top image quality. Can’t wait to see it!

For those of you (that like me) are waiting for Full Frame news there will be no official Sony info. What Sony is doing is sharing some “unofficial” news with top photographers, dealers and journalists. And I hope reliable specs about the final A99 will spread through the web soon!

Stay tuned on SAR!

April 24, 2012
Posted in deals

The new $12.999 500mm lens in Stock :)

The super new 500mm f/4.0 $12.999 lens is right now in Stock for the very first time at BHphoto (Click here). I know you were waiting for that moment for a long time now! :)   Don’t worry, the next two lenses that Sony will announce within the next couple of weeks will be way cheaper! :)

Other US deals:
$100 off on selected lenses at Amazon (ending April 28).
Seven 50mm f/1.8 lenses in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
More than ten refurbished 16mm pancakes are for sale at Sonystore eBay (Click here).
More than ten refurbished VG-10 are for sale at Sonystore eBay (Click here).

Interesting note:
While the NEX-7 is the most sold mirrorless camera of the moment the 55-210mm is the most sold lens of the moment (Click here to see the ranking). I am surprised!

Thanks K.WiIl

April 24, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony NEX-F3 with 180 degrees LCD!

Picture on top: The 180 degree LCD from the Samsung MV800.

First NEX-F3 info from trusted sources are coming in! The new NEX-F3 is coming soon and it will replace the current NEX-C3. Some NEX-C3 kits have been already marked as discontinued at BHphoto (Click here), Digitalrev (Click here) and very low in Stock at Amazon (Click here). P.S.: Thanks to the anonymous sources for sending me this.

One of the big new features coming with the new NEX-F3 is a special 180 degree LCD that works almost exactly like the current Samsung MV800 (image on top). Perfect for taking self portraits. I have no image of the camera yet but I hope sources can send me some pics soon. Or maybe you reader can help me to find some leaked image on Sony’s websites? Search for “Sony NEX-F3″ images! Thanks for the help! :)

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