April 6, 2013
Posted in news

Reminder: Sony announcement on Sunday!


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Don’t forget guys that on Sunday April 7th at 2:30pm Las Vegas local time (PST) Sony will have a live streaming of their press conference. I will embedd the stream on SonyAlphaRumors so that you can comment live what’s going on.

As I told you before I am 95% sure there will be camcorder stuff only. But it may be that hasselbald and Zeiss will be invited to show their new products. Respectively the Lunar and the three primes.

April 5, 2013
Posted in deals

New A57 and NEX-F3 deals.

BHphoto launched two new Sony deals. One for the A57 (Click here) and one for the NEX-F3 (Click here).

More US deals:
RX1 for $2,635.00 on eBay US (Click here).
Free vertical grip and free flash with the A99 purchase at Amazon too (Click here) and at Samys (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sony Alpha NEX Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sony Handycam Camcorders (Click here).
Save up to $130 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras (Click here).

April 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sales figures numbers of the A99…

I don’t know if the info I got here is correct but an anonymous source sent me the sales figures for the A99:

Sales figures for a99:
-europe with russia 12773 /10.jan 2013  – 10.mar 2013/
-usa 16071 /same period/
-asia /39407 /same period
-rest of the world 5269 /same period/

I can’t evaluate if those numbers are actually a good or a bad sign. Anyway, at leats in US SOny launched a new action to push A99 sales. You get a free vertical grip and free flash with the camera purchase at Amazon too (Click here) and at Samys (Click here). The body only sells for less than $2600 at BigValue (Click here).

April 4, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-3n in Stock! And gets DxOmarked (and RX100 for $597)

The Sony NEX-3n is finally in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), and BHphoto (Click here).
DxOmark (Click here) published the full NEX-3n sensor test. And of course the results are pretty much the same of the predecessor (the NEX-F3) that had exactly the same sensor. The small differences are here because of the slightly different imaging processor.
The NEX-3N is a great little camera that beats many mirrorless camers from other manufacturers. Now let’s bring on the new NEX-7n Sony!

The RX100 got a $53 price drop and sells for $597 at BigValue (Click here). Free Shipping of course!

April 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) It is the Sony CEO in person that forced the roadmap change. NEX-7n coming for sure in a couple of months.

I have been told that the new Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai in person pushed to change the E and A mount roadmap. As you know most of the cameras due for a 2013 release like the cheap FF-SLT and so on have been dropped from the roadmap to focus on a more “innovative” 2014 release. As I told you both the A and E-mount development will continue.

A couple of trusted sources confirmed the next camera to come is likely to be the NEX-7 successor. It is coming within a couple of months.

Personal note on the roadmap: Sony is still discussing with the partners like Hasselblad and Zeiss the future 4 years strategy. I will keep you updated as soon as something 99% definitive has been decided.

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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