May 22, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More NEX-C3 leaks

Wow my job as rumor writer is becoming easier and easier. Inside the dpreview forum you can find plenty of new leaks! And as we all have already seen the many pictures of the NEX-C3 during the last two weeks the only news here is that Sony also leaked the girl holding the camera :)

And there are also the very first screenshots of the menu system:

The menu system confirms the rumor about the new NEX-C3 having the new art filers. They will also come for the NEX-3/5 via firmware update on June 3!

Via Photorumors

May 22, 2011
Posted in deals

Samyang links…

Quite a couple of people asked me where they can get the new Samyang NEX lens. I wanted to remind you that you can find them on eBay only for now, and that the new 8mm fisheye lens for NEX has been optimized for the NEX-VG10 camcorder! There should be a version for the “normal” NEX cameras coming later.
And if you have some doubts about the quality don’t worry! Read some tests of other Samyang lenses on Photozone (Click here). You will see those are very good quality lenses!

It’s worth to mention that Samyang made a total of four very good manual lenses for Alpha mount:
- The 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
- The 14mm f/2.8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
- The very good and very cheap 85mm f/1.4 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).
- The 800mm f/8 (Click here to see current auctions on eBay).

May 21, 2011
Posted in rumors

Sony A850 no longer available at

Sonystyle is not exactly the most reliable source to understand if a product has been discontinued or not. Fact is that the Sony A850 is “no longer available” in their store. But as we have seen in the past that could be a temporary status. My trusted sources do still confirm that Sony will put the A850 out of production and lower the price of the A900. The next Sony Full Frame cameras will be announced in 2012.

Check the camera price and availability status:
Sony A850 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony A900 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Thanks Ishootalpha

May 20, 2011
Posted in news

Sony NEX-5 is the third most sold camera in Japan (sales in April)

I am still waiting for the day where Canon and Nikon will give up their top position in favour of Sony. The good news is that at least in Japan the Sony NEX-5 is pretty close to the two big guys. 8,1% of all sold cameras are NEX-5 (Source: BCNranking). But the real surprise is that the mirrorless camera market share is well…going back! After reaching a top of 36,7% of all sold system cameras it’s now dropping down to 31%. So the DSLR vs Mirrorless battle is still continuing. A wonder how it will be in 1 year from now!

P.S.: You can see on Amazon that most cameras in the TOP 20 are compacts:
Amazon US rankings (Click here)
Amazon DE rankings (Click here)
Amazon UK rankings (Click here)
Amazon FR rankings (Click here)
Amazon IT rankings (Click here)

May 19, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) More info about the A77 price.

One of our trusted sources read your comments and sent me an answer to one of the hot questions regarding the reason for the low price. He said that there will be a couple of A77 kit options. $1099 is the price for the cheapest entry level kit with the current Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM DT Standard Zoom Lens (pictured on top). It is an aggressive price to attract Nikon and Canon users. But the source believes most of the people will buy the higher priced kits with the “improved lenses“.

That last sentence lead us to believe he is talking about the new high quality kit lens which should be announced on the same day (July 7).
P.S.: First Chinese eBay resellers (Click here) are now adding the A77 name to Sony accessories. Preparing for the big launch :)

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