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November 17, 2009
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Sony launches the tapeless NXCAM

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Sony just announced the new NXCAM a tapeless camera. In fact it is the Z5 successor.Not exatcly what we hoped for :(

Source: provideocoalition

Our source were only right at falf. Yes we have a new camera tday but not exactly a GH1 competitor. The only thing the NXCAM has in common wth the GH1 is the AVCHD format (and ok, it stores tapeless).


November 17, 2009
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Sony announces 3.0-inch LED backlit 921K LCD

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Sony introduces the ACX396AKS LCD module, a 3-inch LED backlit LCD that uses low-temperature polysilicon transistors. The panel features ultrahigh resolution (271 ppi) and through its Window-On antireflection process technology it can display strong blacks and increases display visibility. In traditional LCD panel structures there are large losses due to reflections in the air gap between the protective cover and the LCD module. By directly applying the protective cover to the LCD, the loss from reflections can be reduced significantly…

HIGHLIGHTS
More about LED backlight technology at WikipediaThe ACX396AKS is a built-in driver diagonal 7.5 cm LED backlit Window-On module that uses low-temperature polysilicon transistors.

This panel features ultrahigh resolution (271 ppi) and provides a detailed and smooth display. Furthermore, by adopting the Window-On antireflection process technology, the ACX396AKS can display strong blacks and increases display visibility.

â–  Visibility increased by the Window-On antireflection process technology
■ VSPECIIITM (wide viewing angle technology) achieves the wide viewing angle of 160° in the up/down and right/left directions (CR 100:1)
â–  Wide color gamut: sRGB 100%
â–  New LCD mode adopted Contrast: 800:1
â–  Number of display dots: 921k dots in an 7.5 cm (3.0″) stripe arrangement panel

Window-On (Antireflection Process Technology) Adopted
In existing LCD panel structures there are large losses due to reflections in the air gap between the end product’s protective cover (window) and the LCD module. The ACX396AKS, however, adopts the Window-On antireflection process technology.
By directly applying the customer’s protective cover (window) to the LCD, the loss from reflections can be reduced greatly and the display’s visibility can be increased. As compared to a reflectivity of 12% when there is an air gap, the reflectivity is reduced to 4% when there is no gap. (See figure 2.)

VSPECIIITM (Wide Viewing Angle Technology) Adopted
This device adopts a wide viewing angle mode based on Sony’s new VSPECIIITM technology. Visibility is increased at every viewing position and the panel achieves a viewing angle of 160° in the up/down and right/left directions.

Wide Color Gamut
Due to adoption of the new VSPECIII TM wide viewing angle mode, the ACX396AKS achieves the wide color gamut of sRGB 100% (NTSC 74%). (See figure 4.)

High Contrast
The ACX396AKS achieves the high contrast of 800:1 by adopting the VSPECIIITM wide viewing angle LCD mode.

Finer Detail
Due to its ultrahigh resolution (271 ppi), the ACX396AKS produces smooth and detailed images. The number of pixels displayed is 640H × 3 × 480V, or 921,600 dots.

Source: DCviews

November 17, 2009
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a little bit of everything…

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A new fake Sony mirrorless camera image! Source: blog.livedoor.jp

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Sony Alpha 380 test at plusd.itmedia.co.jp. Read the text in japanese (or google english translation)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 finally reviewed at DCresource
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Sony 30mm f2.8 DT ships at amazon.com for $200

November 13, 2009
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a little bit of everything…(and some fun!)


The best Sony..oh no Canon..oh no Nikon camera review ever made ;)

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Sony A900 Hisgh Iso test inside the dpreview forum
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Official Sony news: “Sony relocates DSLR, PC business operations“. the most interesting part of the press release is: “Operations relating to the company’s Alpha DSLR line will be relocated from Sony’s Shin-Osaka Business Center in Osaka City to the Shinagawa Technology Center in Minato-ku, Tokyo. The move brings DSLR, fixed-lens still camera and camcorder development closer together, allowing the company to improve its efficiency, and is expected to be completed by March 2010. …translated -> Video feature will be added in future DSLR cameras :)
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As usual no Sony camera came into the weekly top 10 japanese DSLR sales! :(
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November 12, 2009
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SIGMA 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS for Sony to be released on November 27!


The official news comes from sigma.jp

For comparison only, the Canon version costs you $399.99 at amazon.

November 11, 2009
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The giants battle: Sony vs Samsung

Both companies want to fight hard against Canon and Nikon in the digital camera segment.
Following article talks about their financial situation:
Sony Can’t ‘Breathe’; Samsung Profit Surges as Yen Strengthens” (source: bloomberg)

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