(UPDATED) $75 mail in rebate on three Rokinon 24mm lenses. $449 for NEX-5R with lens.

Rokinon launched a $75 mail in rebate on three different 24mm lenses:

24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony A-mount at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
Same lens but for Sony E-mount at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Wide-Angle Lens for Sony Alpha at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.
Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens for Sony Alpha at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.

UPDATE: The best price ever for the NEX-5r with lens: $449 at Amazon via Samys (Click here).

P.S.: Don’t forget, the QX cameras are now in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).

QX10 in Stock and selling well. But engadet says it’s fantastic and impractical :)

The QX10 is in Stock and the QX100 will ship on October 15 according to Amazon US (Click here). And the QX10 is selling quite fine if you look at Amazon’s overall ranking (here). But does the gadget actually do the job? Engadget posted the full QX review and they say it’s both a fnatastic and impractical tool:

“It’s possible that the new technique will feel natural over time, but why bother? Serious photographers need a serious camera, and the QX100, as much as we wanted to like it, is not a serious camera.”

Time will tell if the QX LensCameras are succesful or not. For now I can say that I am happy to see Sony bringing some kind of excitement ont he camera market…not only with the QX, but also with the NEX-FF.

QX100 (the RX100MII clone) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on [shoplink 21395 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
QX10 (black and white) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on [shoplink 21394 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

First QX-10 and QX100 Lenscameras in Stock at Amazon and many eBay US stores.

The new QX modules are finally shipping! Here are the links of stores having them in Stock:
QX100 (the RX100MII clone) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on [shoplink 21395 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
QX10 (black and white) at Amazon (Click here) and on many stores on [shoplink 21394 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

And the QX cameras are already climbing the Amazon rankings (Click here to see). Let’s see if they will reach the top tonight :)

Sony RX100MII tested at Dpreview. QX10/100 shipment start today.

Today is the DDay for the new QX Lens cameras. They are marked as ready for shipment on Amazon US (Click here). And the QX100 counterpart, the RX100MII just got tested at Dpreview (Click here) and it earned a Silver Award:

“Overall, the RX100 II is virtually untouchable in its compact camera class. For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer. Enthusiasts, however, should be cautioned. Anyone who picks up the camera will love the images it produces, but someone looking for a more satisfying shooting experience might need to look elsewhere.”

This is definitely the best real-compact camera with zoom lens. I say “real” because many of the so said “compact” cameras are too big to fit comfortably in your pocket.

(UPDATED- Sold Out) The cheapest FF camera in the world is now the Sony VG900 (1145 Euro or $1,545).

Question: How low can the price of a Full Frame camera drop? Answer: 1145 Euro! That’s what you pay right now for the Sony VG900 at Redcoon in Germany (Click here). Damn would I love to have a cheap NEX-FF photocamera for that price :)

UPDATE: It’s now sold out!!!

Converted in US dollars the price is $1,545. That’s lower than the already superdiscounted [shoplink 21368 ebay]Nikon D600 ($1575 here on BigValue)[/shoplink] and the [shoplink 21367 ebay]Canon 6D ($1749 here on RedTag)[/shoplink].

10% discount on Sony Europe stores!

Last weekend the European Sony Stores had a blackout. Sites where offline for a short time. To make it good Sony is now offering a 10% discount on their products! You will have to use the code “SORRYSEP13” when checking out!

Here are the links to Sony Stores (I linked to the RX1 but you can buy what you want):
Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.

Thanks to all SAR readers that warned me about the offer!

Sony A99 price drops at Amazon US (third party reseller) and DE. Also Canon lowers price.

Third party resellers at Amazon are selling the A99 for less than $2,600 (Click here). Price drops are also ongoing in Germany (more here). And Sony isn’t the only one lowering the price of FF cameras. A Canon 5DmarkIII for example can be found for $2,550 on [shoplink 21345 ebay]BigValue eBay[/shoplink] which is $800 less than the original price. The days are gone when Full Frame cameras did cost a lot of money.

P.S.: I still don’t know the price of the ILCE-9 (E-mount) and A9x (A-mount) cameras but I heard the NEX-9 is likely going to be priced close to $3,000.