January 28, 2016
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More info about the HX80 compact and X2000 action camera

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I got some more small info about the HX80 compact camera and new X2000 action camera.

the new sony compact camera will feature the IMX300 sensor originaly designed for smartphones. 21MP, 4K video
The new action Cam X2000 will feature the IMX377 with 12MP
Capeable of 4k@60fps, 1080P@120fps and 720p@300fps

Sony will also announce the new A6100 and HX350 cameras. Exact announcement date is still unconfirmed but it could be mid of next week…

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January 28, 2016
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Adobe adds A68 support a new Samyang profiles. Introduces new “‘Boundary Warp” feature.

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Adobe added full support for the Sony ILCA-68 and many lens profiles for Samyang/Rokinon A and E-mount lenses. They also added a new feature. Here is the presentation text:

Introducing Boundary Warp

Stitched panoramas often have non-rectangular boundaries. There are several ways to handle irregular boundaries. The most common approach is to apply a rectangular crop. This is straightforward, but important image details near the boundary may be lost due to cropping. Another approach is to use Content Aware Fill (in Photoshop) to fill in the transparent areas outside the boundary. This can be effective, but may require multiple attempts to obtain a satisfying (smooth, artifact-free) result. It can also be expensive and requires rendering out the panorama to an output-referred(non-raw) format. Boundary Warp is a feature that provides another approach to handling the irregular boundary of panoramas. The feature analyzes the boundary and warps the image so that its edges fit a rectangular frame.  Here’s a visual example of the feature:

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January 27, 2016
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Free vertical grip and $200 off on the A77II

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$200 off and free vertical grip ($298 value) with the Sony A77II sold by Bhphoto (Click here).

More deals:
Up to 10% reward offer running on both Sony cameras (Click here) and Sony-Zeiss lenses (Click here).
$230 off on the Black Tamron lens (Click here)
$230 off on the Silver Tamron lens (Click here)
$200 gift card for free on the Sony A7rII sold by BHphoto (Click here).
Open Box Sony A7 for $829 at BuyDig (Click here). That’s a $280 saving.
Refurbished Sony FE 70-200mm lens for $1,199 at Secondipity eBay (Click here). That’s a $300 saving.
$100 off on the Hasselblad 16mm E-mount lens at BHphoto (Click here).

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January 27, 2016
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Sony China teases new E-mount camera and new E-mount lenses!

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Sony China posted these two “teasers” on their official Weibo account. The blurred image above is for a new E-mount camera (I guess it’s the A6100) while the image below should show the new E-mount lens roadmap ….or a Pizza with lot of cheese on top :)

Fun aside, of course those images do not show anything. But they have been posted by Sony China so it means we will get our new A6100 and new E-mount lenses very soon….maybe in early February?

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UPDATE: Sibuzaru made this animation to show how the teased camera looks very close to the current A6000


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January 27, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Some small info about the HX80.

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We know Sony will soon announce the new HX80, HX350 and A6100. I am working to get the A6100 specs and exact announcement date. In the meantime a trusted source told me this:

The HX80 is the “First consumer camera that combines 30x zoom with 4k video recording

I hope the same source will send me the final A6100 specs too 😉

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