The world camera market in 2009 (source:

source: photoscala
(click here for the google english translation).

– A total of 130 million digital cameras will be sold worldwide in 2009 (decrease of 7% -> about 140 million pieces in 2008)

one of eleven of them is a SLR camera

– Western Europeans do buy more expensive cameras

About 70% of all digital cameras were sold in Europe and North America (each 35%). Each 8% went to Japan and China, the remaining 14% in the rest of the world.

a little bit of everything…

Photo America TV | (B) camera review

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 made it in the CNET 2009’s top 10 camera technologies.
Sony World Photography Awards: competition is free to enter!
Sigma stabilizes 17-70mm fast normal zoom (also available for Sony Mount)
Sony Snowflake DSC-TX1 comes with engraved holiday spirit
Additional information on Pellicle Mirror

Sony Alpha550 + DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM (image samples)

The japanese blog posted some image samples taken with the Sony A550+30mm macro combo. Click here to read the google english translation.

P.S.: We noticed that most of the Sony news and reviews we find around the web are talking about the camera. Interesting or not?

The camera made it into the top 10 japanese DSLR sales (again)!
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