December 20, 2012
Posted in deals

RX100 for $599. And my wishlist for the RX10


Three brand new RX100 cameras are right now for sale with a $50 discount by a trusted Californian eBay reseller (Click here to check out the auction). In case you miss the deal login my new Slidoo eBay website and save that RX100 search to get notified when the deal will be back online.

Somebody asked me about the RX10 specs. I have no info yet about it. Will try to digg into it with my sources. The RX1 is a luxurious expensive camera, the RX100 is a pocketable cameras. If you ask me I would like to have the perfect mix between the two. A High image quality sensor in a compact size. The best would be to use a fixed, compact and high quality f/2.0 prime lens. Something similar exists already, ti’s called Fuji X100 :)

What’s your perfect RX10?

The RX1 is now again back in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

December 20, 2012
Posted in rumors

The 2013 prediction by Impress Japan magazine (NEX FF)

Every year the Japanese magazine “Impress Japan” interviews company managers form the photographic industry and after that writes down their 2013 product forecast. These are the three main new things they expect from Sony:
1) Full Frame NEX
2) Further miniaturization of lenses (pancakes)
3) New improvements in hybrid AF performance

None of the three points is a real surprise for us. I am working on the NEX-FF rumor any day know. It’s difficult to share some SR5 news because Sony is righ know evaluating the product specs and release strategy. So please be patient. I am on this rumor every day!

I also got the image of the interview with a Sony manager. But it’s in Japanese and I will need the help of our Japanese SAR readers to know if there is some interesting info. Click on the image to see the large version:

Thanks for your help!

December 19, 2012
Posted in reviews

Full Sony RX1 review at Luminous Landscape!

One of my favorite websites just reviewed the RX1:

It’s a must read article that ends with that sentence: “I hate sounding like a fanboy, but I must say that the Sony RX1 presses all the right buttons for me – no pun intended. Built quality is exemplary, haptics are mostly excellent, as are control placement and customizability. The Zeiss lens is truly excellent, and having a full-frame 24MP camera that can fit in a coat pocket and go almost anywhere without being an encumbrance makes this camera greatly appealing. One can always find quibbles in any piece of equipment, but the RX1 is more operationally all-of-a-piece and desirable than just about any recent camera in my experience.

Sounds like Sony is on the right path with the RX series. Both the RX100 and the RX1 are well made cameras. Now let’s see if the RX10 is coming as next!

Click these links to check price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

December 19, 2012
Posted in deals

RX1 right now in Stock at Amazon, Adorama and BH.

There is a limited quantity of RX1 cameras you can find in Stock right now at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). This is the lats chance to grab them before Christmas!

December 19, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

New NEX-6 reviews. 35mm f/1.8 lens in Stock at Amazon US and Samys.

I have to catch up with a couple of NEX related news:

35mm lens:
The new 35mm f/1.8 E-mount lens is in Stock via third party resellers at Amazon (Click here) and at Samys (Click here).

The new NEX-6 got a double test: First a full review at Photographyblog where it earned a “highly recommended” mark. And Focus Numerique (translation here) posted the full ISO test. The lowest price I found in US is at Bigvalue ($767) and BHphoto (if you calculate the free $99 value Lightroom present).

10-18mm and 16-50mm:
3Dkraft tested the 10-18mm wide angle lens.
Soundimagesplus concluded the 16-50mm review.

Reminder: You save up to $100 on some NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here to see the deal page overview).

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