April 12, 2013
Posted in reviews

Great NEX-7 Speed Booster test by TheCameraStoreTV

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You have to see this to undertsand how revolutionary that new Speed Booster adpater is! As you know you can get those adapters on the Metabones website. The latest released adapter works with Contax Yashica lenses (Click here to see the lenses on eBay).

Nice video really!

April 11, 2013
Posted in news

The Franken-NEX-7n :)

The NEX-7n is due for a release (maybe in May?). Meantime SAR reader “lhar Gil” (website: www.clickerbug.com) tried to imagine the NEX-7n Frankencamera and sent me this message with picture: “I personally cannot wait for the nex-7n. aside from the sensor improvements, processing, etc., i am also particularly excited about the physical improvements the 7n will bring to the table namely, new hotshoe, mode dial and wifi..so i decided to do a mashup of the nex-6, nex-7, rx-1 and a99 to create a franken-nex-7n as i would have designed it if i were a sony engineer. what do you think about it? close enough? :)

I will take the chance to remind you some unconfirmed NEX-7n specs. And if some designer has some time to waste why not design and send me the new NEX Full Frame camera too? :)

– New 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with 1/2 stop improvement and increased dynamic range
– 3, 8 Million dot EVF
– touchscreen
– Hybrid Contrast and Phase Detection AF
– Tri Navi design reviewed
– Focus Peaking will be much improved with choice of colors
– Wifi, but no GPS on board.
– Same size and form factor of the current NEX-7 but with a minor redesign

 

For Sources: Again, thanks to all sources for helping me out. I may ask them if they can tell me some more bits about the other new stuff like E-mount lenses and other cameras. Thanks :)

For Readers: Spread the news folks. Exciting time is coming and you may subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

 

 

April 11, 2013
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM to ship in July!

Some people asked me when the new Zeiss 50mm lens will ship. It’s a long way to go guys! At least according to BHphoto (Click here) the lens will ship from July only. Preorders are up at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK and Amazon DE.

 

April 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7n now scheduled for a May release? With two layer OLED EVF!

It seems like we can hope again! A good source told me that Sony is close to schedule the announcement of the NEX-7n for May (yep it’s still not 100% sure). He also explained me how the new 3.8 Million dot EVF works. And it’s a smart idea:

There are actually two OLED layers of 1.9 Million dot each. They are displace by 1 pixel and the EVF image projection works asynchronously. That allows to create supersharp images with no lag and other artifacts.

Let’s hope this time they will not delay the announcement!

The current NEX-7 is discounted in US and Europe: Search check links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

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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!

 

April 10, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony RX1 review by Cnet

Why choose a Sony DSLR (Photographyreview).
Sony a77 1080p video appears similar or identical to 720p capture digitally up-sampled (Mitros).
NEX-5r and Speed Booster test at Siammirrorless
10-18mm E-mount lens test at DC.watch.
Sony RX1 macro test at Onemorelens.
Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S (cinescopophilia).
Sony NEX PZ 16-50mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS review by Kurt Munger.
Flash Test Zeiss Sonnar 35 mm f/2 sur Sony RX1 (Focus Numerique).
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 first impressions at SonyAlphaLab.
HX300 review by SonyAlphaLab.
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Motion Shot” video on Youtube.
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Light Shaft” video on Youtube.
20mm pancake presentation at Heise (German).

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