July 14, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-C3 review at Digitalrev and NEX US deal reminder.

On top you can see a NEX-C3 review made by Digitalrev (looks like they like the camera a lot!).

BHphoto just send me a email to remind me that you can saave $200 when buying a NEX camera with both lenses (18-55 and 16mm). See all the NEX deals at BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

July 14, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) HOT!!! Is this the first image of the NEX-7?

I just got the link to the following NEX-7 picture! I have been told this is a preproduction version! One of my sources said the image is original but the final model could have some differences!!! As you see the NEX-7 has a rangefinder style a là Fuji X100 (Click here to see that camera)! As you know the NEX-7 will feature the same A77 24 Megapixel sensor and a 3 million dot OLED EVF (it is not a hybrid viewfinder!). It has the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 attached (but that is also a prototype). The camera should cost around $1.200.

UPDATE (Mark explanation):
1) 3 Million dot OLED EVF
2) Hot shoe
3) 24mm f/1.8 ZEISS
4) Flash and the Image preview buttons
5) Pop-Up flash
6) Manual Aperture and Shutter Speed controls?
7) ???
8) ???

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

Patent: Sony has an idea to “fight” against the diffraction limit.

The Megapixel war will never be over. Pixelnumbers will increase and the size of the pixel decrease. One of the downside is that the diffraction limit will get worser and worser. Sony had an idea on how to use a special refractive element positioned between the lens and the sensor. You can read more at Egami (google english translation).

July 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

UPDATE: Fake A77 pictures(?)


Oh! Just came back from my last montain trip and just found this images in my mailbox. I am still trying to get a 100% confirmation from my sources if those pictures are fake or real.

UPDATE: For reference only. Below you can see a REAL image of the A77 and A65 cameras.

REMINDER: Those are the detailed  REAL(!) A77 specs (some minor aspects could be subject to change until the final announcement):
The A77 announcement on late August.
Shipment start early October
Coming with new kit lens (A Sony 16-50mm zoom. Compared to the Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 it will have a constant aperture and probably have a bit higher price. Zeiss 16-80mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.)
24 Megapixels (The combination of the new sensor+new Zeiss lens delivers 62% more resolution than the A55 16 Megapixel sensor.)
1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps and 720p/30fps high-definition video
AF fine-tuning capabilities. A source told us that it has an improved focusing system (quite fast and accurate).
11 cross points
over 10fps
3 Million dot OLED viewfinder (more than double of the resolution fo the current Sony A55/33 viewfinder.)
magnesium alloy
It will take CF+SD+MS cards
No flip-up mode to allow shooting without this extra sheet of glass in place
1.000 pictures with one battery
Price body only = $1000.

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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July 13, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-C3 shipment started (In Asia)


One of our reader (Thanks Eric) confirmed that shipments of the new Sony NEX-C3 has been started in Singapore and generally in Asia. There are now plenty of NEX-C3 tests in Asia like on Fengniao and NikkeiBP.

Below you can see the NEX-C3 link list I usually check to see if a camera is in Stock. Crazy or not? :)

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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