Plenty of new Sony reviews (A99, NEX-6, NEX-5r)

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Sony A99 review by Whatdigitalcamera

The Sony NEX-5r has been testd by Digitalcamerainfo: “While the most heavily publicized features (picture effects, self-portrait LCD, Wi-Fi uploading to Facebook) might paint this camera as an entry level model, the hardware and performance are more high-end than you may have guessed. And since Sony has plans to improve the E-mount family this year (cross your fingers), the 5R is an easy recommendation as a first system camera, or even an inexpensive backup camera for pros.
Initial A99 review at Chromasia: “As I guess you’ve already worked out, I’m seriously impressed with the SLT-A99. The image quality is superb, it has a great range of features, and no real negatives, at least none that have any major impact on my style/type of photography. As such I have no problem recommending this camera.
SonyAlphaLab keeps testing the NEX-6
Sony E PZ 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens review at Camerahoarders.
SAR reader James (Thanks!) spotted the UK’s “Guardian” top 10 digital cameras article. And they picke up the NEX-5R and the RX100.

Thodoris:I was given the Sony A99 in order to do a review for a Greek photo magazine. Last night I photographed a concert, and I am sending you the results for your site, if you want to post them. I consider concert photography as the ultimate test of camera’s high ISO capability and AF speed/accuracy, since shooting a concert means the camera will encounter low light, lots of blue, purple and red strobes, and constant movement from the musicians (rock bands, at least).
All the images (web size) are here: http://thodorismarkou.com/blog/2012/11/the-cribs/
All were shot with the CZ 24-70/2.8, at ISO 6400 (except one at 16.000 ISO). I converted the RAW files to DNG with the latest Adobe DNG converter and then I processed them as I usually process all my concert photos. All of them got a little bit of extra light, some even got one full stop on the exposure slider. I did no noise reduction.
The camera performed fine at all times, the autofocus system was fast and accurate, and the EVF was just as good as the OVF of my Sony A850. Not that the EVF is the same as the OVF, but I never felt that it was “getting in my way”. All in all, a great first experience.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.