October 3, 2011
Posted in news

Sony A77 (bug issue) and NEX-5n (click issue) fix and firmware news.


We have been told by our sources that Sony will delay the shipment of the first A77 cameras in Europe to deliver the cams with the new 1.03 firmware. As you know firmware 1.02 isn’t 100% compatible with the very new Bionz processor used for the A77 production version The 1.02 was optimized for an older Bionz processor. The new firmware that will be announced mid-October should fix all the issues we mention last week (black outs, shut down etc).

A SAR reader asked Sony UK when they will fix the NEX-5n “click” issue and that’s their response: “I understand you are thinking or purchasing a Sony NEX-5N camera. This is not an inherent fault with every single NEX-5N. I can confirm that a firmware fix will be released in October to resolve any issue with the affected models. I can confirm that the firmware update will totally eliminate any issue with the affected Sony NEX-5N cameras. Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In summary in a couple of weeks the A77 and the NEX-5n should work fine! And please, do not make any mistake with the NEX-7!

P.S.: On Amazon (Click here) you can already read 11 user reviews. The truth is that all would rate the camera with 5/5 stars if there wouldn’t be that “click” issue. And one more reminder: You can preorder the 50mm lens on Amazon (Click here).

October 3, 2011
Posted in rumors

Sony A900 officially discontinued!

Good news folks! After the Sony A850 also the Sony A900 has been discontinued! Sony Japan (Click here to read the translation) confirmed that they finished the A900 camera production. Why is that good news? Because I have been told by top sources that this is happening because the A900 will now get some price drops and after that you will see the new ff camera.

In these last 10 days I worked on new FF, NEX and lens rumors. I thank the sources for their help and I thank your reader for your patience. It’s a lot of work to get rumors and I also try to doublecheck the info I get to avoid big mistakes. And now it’s time to open the new rumor season to see what’s coming next. From what I know right now (and I haven’t told you anything yet) there are only good news. Many good news!

Stay tuned on SAR!

P.S.: A900 in Store check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

October 2, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-5n (video-)review by Digitalrev

Here is a not so technical review made by Kai form the Digitalrev team. If you want to read a more “professional” review than wait for Dpreview. They will publish the full technical NEX-5n review this week!

Meanwhile I had zero team to share some thoughts with you about my Sony NEX-5n experience. I used the camera to take some private pictures while working on a photo reportage in Antwerp. And the last two days I used it as backup camera camera to record an interview for a short documentary. I have to say that in such cases (when you have to keep recording for a very long time) the overheating issue is really annoying. But don’t blame on Sony, blame on me for trying to use the camera for a professional work ;)

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.


October 1, 2011
Posted in news

Leica is “worried” about the huge NEX lenses.

Image on top: The biggets of all ENX lenses, the 18-200mm.

Alfred Schopf (chief executive of Leica Camera) had an Interview with Asiaone where he reveals: “his reticence to follow the design route taken by Sony with its compact mirrorless NEX cameras“. He literally said: “They have compact bodies and huge lenses in front. I feel a little bit stressed by that design, to be honest.” He also confirmes that they will make a mirrorless system (non rangefinder). There were rumros saying that Leica would use Sony’s APS-C sensor for the system. I would be happy if Leica would go a huge step further and share the same E-mount. I am just dreaming I know…

P.S.: Meanwhile you can use manual M-mount lenses like the one I am using, the Nokton 35mm f/1.4 (Click here to see it on eBay) if you need compact fast lenses!


Via Leicarumors

October 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

NEX-5n news roundup (and fix news)

Sony Nex 5n compared vs. Sony Nex FS100: ungraded/graded clips 1080/60i (Mike Kobal).

Sony France (via Focus Numerique) told that the clicking noise comes from a mechanical part on the shutter. And the fix consists in lubricating that part! That’s it :)

Sony NEX-5N vs Hacked Panasonic GH2 vs Sony HX9V: You’ve Got a Friend in Me on vimeo.

Two HD clips now up taken with theSony Nex-5n at SonyAlphaLab.

Moss Landing (vimeo).

Sony NEX-5n in Stock check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Other new NEX camera and lens links:
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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