Sony A77 review and in Stock in Canada and Japan (and how to recover a dead A77).

Sony A77 stabilisation and AF test from Remi Chapeaublanc // LeCrapo on Vimeo.

I am going to summarize the latest A77 I received from my readers. First of all the A77 is now in Stock at Amazon Japan and Sonystore Canada. And if you are from Aberdeen you will get the A77 body for GBP977.45 instead of GBP1149 (Thanks Kenneth for sending this).

Whatdigitalcamera (Click here) reviewed the A77: “Sony’s uncompromising approach to the Alpha A77 has produced a camera that not only matches some excellent competition, but beats them in a number of areas too“. The camera earns the “Gold Award“!

If you are already an A77 owner and you are experiencing some black out issues try this:
1. Turn off A77.
2. Take out battery.
3. Insert battery again.
4. Press these 3 buttons (Menu+Movie+Ael) simultaneously.
5. Turn on A77 and keep the 3 buttons pressed for 5 seconds. There will be a green spot “blinks” on the lower left corner of the LCD screen. Then “alpha logo” should show up again.

Here is the succes story of some who have tried this (page 5 of the thread): Dyxum forum.

Another SAR reader tested the Toshiba 95MB/s SDHC card on A77. See video on youtube here and here.

Reminder: The A77 1.03 firmware will be released within the next two weeks and fix most (if not all) the A77 isssues!

Preorder: the A77 at [shopcountry 8461]

UPDATE: The Sony A77 manual is available in 17 laguages at support.sony-europe.com (Thanks B.)

Amazon accepting Sony 50mm E-mount preorders. NEX-5n shipping via Amazon itself.

To become popular I believe it’s necessary for any camera system to offer some cheap and good quality lenses. Something that makes you say: “Damn, I do not have a lot of money but by joining the system I can get that nice lens“. The most popular lens on Amazon Rankings (Click here) is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. The most popular lens of the Micro Four Thirds system is the Panasonic 20mm pancake. And looking at the NEX system I think that role can be played by the new Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens which is now available for preorder on Amazon (Click here). I only wish it would come in black too to fit on my future [shoplink 8454]NEX-7[/shoplink]!

One more deal news: Amazon itself is now shipping the NEX-5n (Click here).

Sony A77 in Stock in UK, Asia and other stores!

I just checked my A77 preorder links and some stores do actually have them in Stock like Digitalrev and Warehouseexpress. The in Stock status is changing daily (and sometimes hourly) and it’s impossible for me to check every store in every country :) I give you the full Sonystore Amazon and other big stores links to the Sony A77. Check for yourself if it is available (Good Luck!):
[shoplist 8461]

Sony NEX-7 full preorder checks and seven new fullsize image samples!

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UPDATE: There are seven new full size NEX-7 image samples you can download at Imaging Resource (Click here). Let me know what you think about the quality of those images!

Many of you are asking me when the NEX-7 will be available and where it is possible to preorder the cameras. It’s not as easy as you think. For example only a few European Sony Stores are offering preorders (See Sony France, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Netherland). I was curious to see in how many countries Sony is selling their cameras via online shop. I made a list of countries with links to Sony Stores and also a couple of other big stores. It’s up to you to find the NEX-7 preorder option! P.S.: Didn’t know there is a Sony Store for Kazakhstan and Moldova too!

[shoplist 8454]

Sony NEX-5n in Stock in US and Canada and UK.

The new Sony NEX-5N is now in Stock at Sonystore US (Click here), Sonystore Canada (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here) and on [shoplink 8638 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

And here is a NEX-5n unboxing video:

ALL Preorder links:
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A77 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore. Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, and Sonystore.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only), Adorama and Sonystore.
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.

Sony NEX-5n to be in Stock tomorrow(!) in Canada (one week later in US).

For some unknown reasons those crazy Canadians are the very first to get the new Sony NEX-5n in Stock! According to sonystore Canada (Click here) they will be in Stock…tomorrow! The US neighbourhoods will get them by September the 7th only, so says Sonystore US (Click here).

Just two word about that cameras: After reading all previews and after watching the NEX-5n image samples I can only highly recommend to buy that camera! Until two days ago I was sure that I would have bought the NEX-7. But I am not so sure anymore. Tomorrow I will write a longer post about why the NEX-5n is tempting me.

ALL Preorder links:
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A77 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony A65 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only), Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon, Adorama, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, Jessops UK and Sonystore.
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, and Sonystore.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (notification only), Adorama and Sonystore.
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto (notification only) and Sonystore.