November 8, 2012
Posted in news

Trick to allow full aperture autofocus on video mode!


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One of the most annoying things on Sony SLT cameras is that you cannot use a wider than f/3.5 lens aperture when using the autofocus on video mode. But there is a workaround trick described at Smart and easy solution!!!

Thanks Portreti!

November 8, 2012
Posted in deals

Super NEX-5n deal reloaded: Body with lens for $429! 399 Euro in Europe!

Hurry guys! The super deal on the NEX-5n is back! You can get the camera with lens for $429 at Buydig eBay (Click here). And in Europe for 399 Euro at Reflexpro eBay (Click here).

Found this deal via our own little new project Slidoo eBay US and in Europe an Slidoo eBay DE (login to change country).

November 8, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-6 kit now on Amazon (nad overall in Stock status check).

FInally the Sony NEX-6 is hitting all worldwide stores. The 16-50mm pancake kit version is now available both on Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). The body only is in Stock at Amazon only (Click here).

And a new test has been posted by Quesabesde (translation here). For me this is a winner camera. Only the Fuji X-E1 can compete against it, but costs also $400 more!


Sony NEX-6 worldwide in Stock check:
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 8, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sensor news: NEX-5r tested, Nikon D600 has Sony sensor.

Image courtesy: Chipworks

Chipworks ripped the Nikon D600 to see who made the 24 Megapixel Full Frame sensor. And as you can see from the image on top it’s made by Sony. Of course while the sensor may be similar to the Sony A99 the features of the cameras are completely different. The A99 sensor has phase detection pixels on it, and the camera is weather sealed and is a more advanced hybrid video&still camera. But for now the cheaper price of the D600 made it become a popular hotseller at Amazon (here is the ranking). Sony may need to release a sort of cheap A95 camera that can fight in the same league of the Canon 6D and Nikon D600.

Dxomark tested the Sony NEX-5R sensor which has almost the exact score of the NEX-5n (78 versus 77 points). Of course the NEX-5R has some nice new features compared ot the older NEX-5n, but the price of the NEX-5n is that good now that it is the best selling mirrorless camera on Amazon (ranking here).

November 8, 2012
Posted in news

Interesting interview with Yosuke Aoki from Sony. Talks about RX1 and FF mirrorless.

Our friends over at (Click here) interviewed Mr.Yosuke Aoki from Sony. Here are just some of the most interesting statements:

– Mr. Aoki says that all Sony RX1 photos we have seen so far don’t yet show off the compact full-frame’s camera full potential.
– He also admitted that “We’re studying the possibility” of doing a Full Frame mirrorless system.
– “Canon and Nikon are traditional camera brands. Sony stands for uniqueness and electronics. Those we’d like to optimize. We plan to use electronics and technology to change camera development.”

An unnamed Sony executive told THEME about SonyAlphaRumors. They don’t want to push to close these website. At that point I only want to say that I know well that many Sony managers do appreciate most of my work (not all of course). And I appreciate the great innovations coming thanks to the hard work of engineer’s and managers. I hope I can be one of the (small) vehicles capable of bringing some excitement and visibility on future Sony products. So dear Sony, send me some anonymous rumors about the next A1 and FF mirrorless please! …just joking ;)


The RX1 can be pre ordered at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

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