June 13, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First manual manual images from the RX100MKII! RX1-R coming too!!!



Here are the very first manual images form the new RX100MKII!It has the same sensor as the current RX100. What’s new is the titling screen, Hot Shoe and built-in WiFi features. It will be announced on June 27 along the also brand new “High Resolution” RX1-R!!!


Stay tuned because I got tons of new material. I would need help from Japanese readers to translate the manual. Please send me an email at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com and I will share the text to translate. Thanks!


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June 13, 2013
Posted in news

Tamron 70-200mm for A-mount to ship from June 27.


Tamron just announced the shipment date of the new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. It will be in Stock in Japanese store by June 27. Coming later in EU and US stores. in US you can preorder the lens at BHphoto.

June 13, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony deal scheme by BHphoto. No Lunar sold in two days. Touit shipping. Last days of 4% reward


4% reward and Sony deals scheme:
First of all keep in mind that the great 4% reward on all Cameras and Lenses at Amazon US (Click here to read the rules) and at BHphoto (Click here). will end soon (June 15 at Amazon and June 14 at BH). If you are playing with the idea to buy a new Sony camera or lens than do it by using the Upt to $500 savings simulation made by BHphoto (Click here). Another full Sony SLT deal page can be seen at Amazon (Click here).

Zeiss Touit:
Both Zeiss Touit are in Stock and Shipping at BHphoto (Click here).

No Lunar no party:
And 72 hours after the release still no single Lunar has been sold at Amazon (Click here). Nine were in Stock two days ago and still nine they are :)

And these are the detailed deals on the A77:
SLTA77 Body $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here)Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 18mm-135mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 16mm-50mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).


All hot US and EU deals of the day can be seen at DealsRunner.com.

June 13, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Manufacturing problem is cause for the NEX-7 successor launch delay?


Soon Sony will announce the new RX100MKII and maybe a new FF RX and Mobile Cyberhsot camera too. But what about the NEX-7 successor? I just got an info form one source. It’s marked as “SR3” and I ask my trusted sources to check the info (Thanks!).

According to the source the cause of the delay of the NEX-7 successor launch is a manufacturing problem that was discovered with prototype runs of the “NEX 7 replacement camera”. Sony is now looking for an economical solution that does not compromise the camera. There seems to be no ETA yet (no defined release date).

The source also told me a surprising news: Design team focus right now is definitely on mirrorless A-mount cameras, not NEX, as E-mount is seen as a consumer product and A-mount as a top end product.

Thanks to the source!


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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!

June 12, 2013
Posted in news

New Cyberhsot Mobile versus newly announced Samsung S4 zoom.


Sony will soon announce their first smartphone with high quality and large sensor. And it will have to compete against the just announced Samsung S4 zoom. That hybrid camera and phone features a 1:2.3 inch sensor (same size as most compact cameras) and a 10x zoom. That marks the end of the compact camera business. The Samsung S4 zoom and the new Sony Cybershot Mobile will still be very expensive. But the price will go down in future with every new release. In 2-3 years form now almost nobody will buy a “pure” compact camera anymore.

More news at Engadget.


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