June 15, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony HX9v video quality beats the Canon 600D (EosHD)

Andrew Reid from EosHD (Click here) compared the Sony HX9v vs Canon 600D video quality: “The new Sony HX9v compact out-resolves the 600D’s video mode for resolution, and has 1080/60p. It is also a lot closer to a DSLR in terms of dynamic range than I expected it would be. It fits in my pocket and has a stabilised 24-380mm lens.

This is just to show the power and knowledge from Sony regarding the video technology. Let’s hope the A77 will become THE camera that features full manual video controls and decent quality (at least better than the Canon 7D please!).

Check the Sony HX9v price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

June 15, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A77 body only will cost 1.000 Euro in Europe. A77 production costs are low!

After a two days troubles with hacked code and new server installation I can finally go back to normal news coverage. A trusted source just sent me the price in Euro of the A77 body. As you know two weeks ago I told you that the A77 camera + 18-55mm kit lens would cost $1099. Now I am pretty sure the A77 body only will cost 999 Euro in Europe! I think that’s a very good price if the image and body quality is on top as we expect it to be! I also expect street price to be around 950 Euro.

That’s less than the main competition:
Check Canon 7D price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Check Nikon D7000 price at price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

I have been told that this is possible because the translucent cameras can get rid of the expensive optical viewfinder system. Production costs should be around 15-20% less than classic DSLR cameras!
One more thing: I know from trusted that the price of raw glas almost doubled in a bit more than one year!

June 13, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7, NEX-C5 and VG-20 coming in July-September?

Before you read please keep in mind that I didn’t get a final confirmation for the following rumor. So please don’t get to excited? I am posting this because I hope other sources can confirm the rumor. A good source just sent me this. “July will also see the announcement of the A55 replacement (tentative) and the A77. In addition to the new A mount bodies, 2 new NEX photo products will also be discussed as well as the VG10 replacement.”

If all works fine than Sony will announce following products in July (or some of them in September):
The A77 with 24 Megapixel.
The A57 or A65 (not sure about the name yet) with less Megeapixels (?)
The NEX-7 which has the same sensor as the A77
The NEX-C5 with same A57/65
The VG20
The 16-50 f/2.8 Alpha Mount lens
The 24mm f/1.7 Zeiss NEX lens.
The 55-200mm NEX lens.
One more thing: The 500mm f/4.0 lens has been delayed!!!

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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 13, 2011
Posted in news

Competition for the NEX-C3: Panasonic announces the GF3

Panasonic announced the new Panasonic GF3 (here on Amazon) which competes against the Sony NEX-C3. But Panasonic didn’t manage to beat the NEX-C3 in term of size reduction. The Panasonic G3 is a bit less wide but the NEX-C3 is less height (and that despite the use of a bigger sensor). The real advantage of the m43 are the smaller pancake lenses. I do hope Sony will rethink their roadmap and add some nice primes!

P.S.: Direct search links to NEX-C3 preorders: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

June 12, 2011
Posted in deals

US instant rebates on the A55, NEX-5 and VG10 (replacements coming soon?)

There have been new instant rebates on the Sony A55 camera. As you know last week we told you that there could be a new A57 (or A65) announcement in July. And rumors from new sources do suggest that also the NEX-5 and VG10 could be replaced (more on that as soon as I get info from trusted sources). The very interesting note is that those deals do end on July 9. And our sources told us that there coul be a press release on July 7 :)
The following price drops in US may be a indirect confirmation that the rumor is correct! Here is the list of the price drops:

You can get the A55 body only for $699 (-50$) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
And there are also price drops on different A55 kit options at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

$50 price drops on all kits at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

$150.00 Instant Rebate on the NEX-VG10 double lens kit at Adorama (Click here).

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