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June 9, 2010
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Ok, now the A290 and A390 are really here :)

SonyAlphaRumors told you on May 2 (click here to read our ogirinal rumor) that the two cameras would be the next Alpha DSLR cameras. And here they are! The A390 and A290 will start shipping in July. The A390 price is $600 and the A290 is $500. In Europe €500 and €450 (body only!)

Sony EU press release

Key features:
• DSLR-A390 with 14.2 megapixels, Quick AF Live View and 6.7cm (2.7-inch) tilt LCD; DSLR-A290 with 14.2 megapixels
• Compact, stylish body with new grip design and revised button layout for comfortable handling
• Quick AF Live View with tilt LCD (α390) for live image preview with fast, accurate autofocus
• Friendly on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
• HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync

The now “old” Sony Alpha A230 and the Sony Alpha A380 have been announced in May 2009.

June 7, 2010
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The Sony miracle! The NEX-5 makes it into the top-10 of the most sold system cameras in Japan!

Can you tell me the last time a Sony camera made it into the top 10 of the weekly most sold DSLR (or system) cameras in Japan? I believe it was over one year ago with the Sony A700. Now the Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5 made it it into the top-10….2 times! Yes! On place 5 with the black modle and on place 7 with the white model. Other mirrorless cameras like for example the Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1 are on place 14 and 18.

I would say that is a good start! And now Sony let’s see some new Alpha model with EXmorHD sensor :)

Source: BCNranking

June 3, 2010
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New Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 now supports the Sony A450

Adobe just announced the new Camera Raw 6.1 (click here to visit the download page)

Support for the following cameras has been added in this update. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras.

June 2, 2010
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Posted in news, reviews

Sony TidBits

Sony NEX-5 – Kojak [First film shot entirely with NEX] from Maciej Magowski on Vimeo.

NEX-3 tested on Fotopolis (google english translation) and on a russian website (hi-tech.mail / google english translation)
APS-C vs Fullframe (Artaphot)
Sony NEX-5 review at Letsgodigital and Usporedi (google english translation)
24 Hours with Sony’s NEX-3 & NEX-5 (BHphoto)
More NEX-5 quality tests at Focus Numerique (google english translation)

May 31, 2010
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NVIDIA bringing 3D images to Sony’s Alpha NEX cameras!

Sony’s new NEX cameras are now compatible with NVIDIA’s 3D image processing software (3D Vision Photo Viewer). Any image you shoot with a NEX can be post-processed as 3D thanks to the 3D Vision Photo Viewer.

Source: Engadget

[Thanks Futil and Eloi!]

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