October 17, 2017
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Sony announces the new HXC-FB80 camcorder. And that was the “exciting” new camera :(

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Yesterday I reported two news:

1) Sony teased the launch of an “exciting new camera” for the NABshow starting on October 18.
2) Sony will have a second press event (with product announcement?) at PhotoPlus next week (October 24 or 25).

Today Sony announced the new HXC-FB80 camcorder. And the bad news is that this is the “exciting camera” Sony was teasing. And once again its disappointing news for us after the “game changing” RX10m4 (which is a nice camera but surely not game changing). But I told you to keep expectations low on this latest Sony teaser. The good news is:

I told you in my previous rumors I am 99% certain new Sony Alpha Stuff will be announced in the time between now and mid November. That’s what multiple sources told me and what a leak at Sony’s latest camera registration (see image below via Nokishita) confirmed: The camera model with the code “930439” could be the a7sIII or A7III. Fingers crossed the next announcement on October 24-25 (next week) will be finally the right one!

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October 17, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Auto-Focus Old Manual Lenses with the PRONTO Lens Adapter! In Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon ES.

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
New CIPA camera shipment reports: Sales still lame :( (Mirrorlessrumors).
A Peek Into the Future of Storage (Explora).
The Shamisen – A Traditional Japanese Musical Instrument (Lenspire).
Boya Wireless Microphones (Personal View).
SanDisk’s ‘Industrial’ SD cards can withstand extreme temperatures (Engadget).
Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (Dpreview).

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

 

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October 16, 2017
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New deals: $180 off on the A6500 and $60 off on the new Voigtlander 65mm FE macro lens.

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This one is still running and not to be missed: $183 off on the A6500 at Amazon US (Click here). And you save $60 on the new Voigtlander 65mm f/2.0 FE lens sold on Amazon and BHphoto:

Deal of the Day: Save up to 25% on select SanDisk memory products sold by Amazon US.

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October 16, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony official invitation for “an exciting new camera”….but don’t get too excited, it might be camcorder only

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Sony sent out this newsletter to PRO film makers teasing the launch of “an exciting new camera” at the NABshow on October 18. I do hope this use of the word “exciting” will not disappoint us when the camera get’s…”real”. It might as well be something for the professional camcorder market. So please keep your expectations low as we learned from the RX10IV announcement!

Moreover I told you before that there are likely two announcements! One at the NABshow and one at the Photoplus. Don’t know yet if the new A7sIII (still unconfirmed rumor) will be announced at NABshow or Photoplus. What’s sure is that Sony will still announce a camera within the next few weeks as it got registered already (via Nokishita):

Join the new Sony A7sIII facebook group.

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October 16, 2017
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(SR4) Surprise: Two press announcements from Sony: One on Oct 18 and one on Oct 25-26?

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I am 100% that on Wednesday (Oct 18) Sony will announce a new camera. But I just got a “hint” that there might be a second announcement at the PhotoPlus Show on October 25-26.

UPDATE: We don’t know with 100% certainity if the camera coming on October 18 is the new A7sIII or a new camcorder.

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October 16, 2017
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Tested: RX0 at 1000fps

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The new RX0 and RX10m4 cameras will start shipping out tomorrow. And this video shows how the RX0 1000fps looks like:

Maarten:

Wrote up my experience with the RX10IV and example pictures: http://www.maartentoner.net/filmmaking/gear/rx10-iv-set-phase-detection-on-stun/
And a short example of video with this crazy zoom:
http://www.maartentoner.net/filmmaking/rx10-iv-lord-of-the-zoom/

Sony RX10m4 at Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama.
RX0 at Amazon, Bhphoto and Adorama.

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October 16, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Shooting sports with the Sony A9 and Canon telephoto EF600mm f/4L IS

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Laowa 60mm f2.8 ultra macro review by Mark Alhadeff.
Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 Review (Photographyblog).
Announcing the Flowtech from Sachtler: A New Innovation in Video Tripod Legs (Explora).
DJI Ronin 2 – Full Length Review & Tutorial (Youtube).
Falcon Eyes RGB Led Light (Personal View).
Sei, No… A photographic journey through Japan (Lenspire).

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

 

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