August 3, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Possible price of the three new NEX lenses! Zeiss has 16cm minimum focusing distance

As you know three NEX lenses will be announced on 23/24 August! One of my trusted sources (Thanks!) sent me the pricing list. I still didn’t manage to get a confirmation so it’s not SR5 for now. But the source is good!

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 = $999 (Minimum focusing distance of 16cm!). It costs less than the Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 for A-mount (Click here to see that lens)
Sony 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS = $299
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS = $349. It has double the price of the A-mount equivalent (Click here to see that lens) but it has OSS.

If the image quality is top notch. What lens will you buy? (You can select more lenses of course)

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UPDATE: A litte explanation about the poll percentages. The summary is not 100% for the simple reason that every voter can vote one, two or all three lenses. SO when you read that Zeiss has for example 64% of all voting this means that from all people who voted the poll 64% voted that lens.

One more background news: Until the very last moment there were some slightly different prototypes. That’s why for example they were rumors about a Zeiss f/2.0 version.

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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 (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

August 2, 2011
Posted in deals, reviews

New Sony NEX-C3 reviews and in Stock status.


Electronista (Click here) tested the new Sony NEX-C3: “And yet, with those limits in mind, we really liked shooting with the C3. As small as it is, the camera produces good quality with little adjustment. Whatever you might think about the speed of the interface, it’s simple and does a good job of making photography accessible without leaving experienced photographers stranded by the side of the road. Most surprising was its tendency to punch above its weight class for noise. Many mirrorless interchangeables flounder past ISO 800, but the NEX-C3 has just enough extra performance to go a notch further.

Also Wired (Click here) tested the Sony NEX-C3: “Incredibly small and light, considering the large sensor and bevy of features inside. Excellent low light performance with DSLR-like low noise images at high ISOs. Tilting 3-inch LCD screen for composing over-the-head “Hail Mary” shots is helpful. Takes 400 shots on a single charge, so leave the battery charger at home. Comes in silver, black or pink.

UPDATE: Also Cnet Asia (Click here) wrote about the NEX-C3: “With its beginner-friendly features and simple user interface, we think the NEX-C3 is a good entry-level option for first-time users who want something light and portable. In addition, seasoned users who are sticklers for image quality but are hesitant about making the move to ILCs may find this camera a worthy purchase.

The Sony NEX-C3 is now in Stock at B&Hphoto, Digitalrev, Amazon.de, Amazon.uk, Amazon.jp, Redcoon.pl, Redcoon.es, and eBay (Click on shop names).

August 2, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Huge Sony leak!!!


The image on top shows some of the new items. Click on the image to enlarge!

According to our sources that is the list of new products Sony will announce on August 24:
A77 -> 24 megapixels
Vertical Grip VG-C77AM
16-50mm f/2.8 SSM
A65 -> Has the same 24 Megapixel sensor but less fps
NEX-7 -> I have beent told that this camera is a very serious Fuji X100 (Click here to se it) competitor!
NEX-5N -> An updated Sony NEX-5 with new sensor
LA-EA2 with built-in Translucent mirror -> A revivial of the Leica Visoflex (Click here to se it) ;)
XGA external OLED viewfinder (works on NEX-5N only)
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8
Sony 55-210mm f/4-6.3 OSS
Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS
VG-20 -> successor of the Sony NEX-VG10.

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August 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New external OLED viewfinder for NEX-5N coming.

UPDATE: We just learned (Thanks sources for the correction) that the upcoming new external viewfinder will NOT (!) be compatible with the current NEX cameras! It only works with the NEX-5N which will be announced on August 23/24! It has 2,4 million dots and intelligent eye sensor. I don’t know the price yet…but it’s a bad news that it will not work on our current NEX-3/5 and NEX-C3!

P.S.: Once again I do invite you to stay tuned on SAR. Sony will really make an impressive announcement on August 23/24!!! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed!

August 1, 2011
Posted in deals

NEX-C3 in Stock at BHphoto!!!


The black NEX-C3 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here to get it now!). It is the very first time in US.

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