As I told you I epxect soem major SLT news soon and new NEX products by April. The CP+ show in Japan starts in mid February and maybe Sony will show some prototypes too….but don’t hope too much for the A99 :)
More Sony NEX-7 preorder links: [shopcountry 8454].
CNET US (Click here) tested the A77 camera: “The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.“. The camera got the “Excellent” value.
Also Flutterphotography (Click here) tested it: “These cameras have shown the potential that with a better sensor and some improvements in the processor, there could be a very different way of taking pictures in the near future as indicated by the packages like the RED Scarlett camera.”
Thoughts on the A77 video quality by Iriger.net (Click here): “As expected the video quality of the A77 is in general comparable to the NEX-5n. But the handling isn’t. The NEX is a bit fiddly with only the one control dial for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc. but when you get used to it, it’s no big problem. The A77 has direct dials for shutter speed and aperture + dedicated buttons for ISO and other stuff, but there is one big deal: You have to go to video mode on the program dial to shoot video with manual controlled apterture and shutter speed.”
And now that the NEX-5n is back in Stock at Amazon (Click here) it is again the most sold mirrorless camera (Click here to see the ranking). P.S.: That GE camera that is on top is certainly a mistake made by Amazon (not a mirrorless camera!).
The kit version will be available much later so go for the body only instead and buy the lens separately! Here are all links I usually check to see if the Zeiss 24mm for NEX is in Stock. Click on it: [shopcountry 8450]