August 22, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony US deals: A7 for $1,399. A and E-mount lens savings.

BigValue is selling five brand new Sony A7 cameras for the lowest price ever seen yet in USA: $1,399 on their eBay Page (Click here).

Sony will soon announce a wave of new A and E-mount lenses. But in the meantime many of the current lenses got a rebate in US. And among them the 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens is definitely the hotseller according to Amazon ranking (Click here).

E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$200 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

August 22, 2014
Posted in reviews

New A5100 gets tested at Cinema5D. Shows impressive dynamic range and beats the 5dmarkIII.

Image courtesy: Cinema5D

The newly announced Sony A5100 got lab-tested by the Cinema5D team. As you can see from the graph on top the dynamic range is impressive for an APS-C camera:

In terms of dynamic range the Sony A5100 surprises with the measured results and beats most other important cameras we tested, even more expensive ones. As mentioned above the subjective impression we have about dynamic range on the A5100 is lower than the software results and can’t compete with the Sony A7s. It also shines in rolling shutter performance. Overall it seems Sony has built its latest processing technology into this little mirrorless camera, providing good lowlight noise levels as well, which however we see nowhere close the A7s (not tested scientifically yet).

Sounds really great!

A5100 preorder link list:
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander with Multi Terminal, 2.6′ Cord at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Brown at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Black at Adorama.

August 22, 2014
Posted in deals

New Hasselblad H5D 200c with Sony sensor takes 200 megapixel pictures and $50,000 from your bank account :)

No guys, Megapixel madness will never be over. Hasselblad just announced a new H5D 200c camera which is an improved version of the H5D 200ms which sells for $44,000 at BHphoto (Click here…if you are rich). The camera uses the Sony 50MP medium format sensor and has a unique feature which allows to take 200 megapixel pictures! This is how it works according to Hasselblad:

The H5D-200c MS camera uses a 50Mpix CMOS sensor mounted onto the Hasselblad patented symmetrical multi-shot frame, which accurately positions the sensor with a sub-micron accuracy using piezo-electrical actuators. It can capture 6 shots with the sensor positioned accurately at a sequence of quadrants of the pixel and takes color information from the Bayer-patterned pixels to create a 200Mpix capture. This results in a leap in resolution that has to be seen to fully appreciate the tremendous difference it makes. Be prepared to be impressed beyond your expectations.
The sensor moves 1 and 1/2 pixel at the time, to create a 50 or 200 megapixel capture. Here is an image that shows the difference between the different shooting modes (Click on image to enlarge):
The full technical info can be read at Hasselblad site.
Hey Sony, just for fun, why don’t make a 20-shooting mode to give us 1 million megapixel images? :)
August 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More images of the strange selfie-camera with Sonys curved sensor (and specs confirmed).

Here are more images of the Sony KW1 selfie camera which is the first camera using Sony’s new curved sensor tech!

This is also interesting for us because Sony stated they have developed a Full Frame curved sensor too. And that new Kw1 proves that kind of sensor is 100% ready for production. Let’s see that damn RX1s soon! :)

UPDATE: Now officially listed at Sony China.

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August 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony will launch a new ILCE-QX1 camera!

I got this news weeks ago and now we got a proof via the Russian agency Novocert (Thanks Photorumors for spotting this). Sony will launch a new QX E-mount camera. it will be called ILCE-QX1. It’s basically a sensor and mount module that let’s you fit E-mount lenses on your smart phone or tablet!

I really don’t know if there is a market for this :)

P.S.: Photorumors also confirmed the rumor we posted last week. There will be a new 35mm G lens and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G (article here).

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