RAW support for your RX100 ….and leaks the NEX-5R ;)

A SAR reader found that involuntary leak of the NEX-5R while reading the latest RX100 review at PCworld…all I can say is LOL :)

Some new RX100 news:
The many RX100 owners may be happy to know that Adobe (Click here) now supports the RX1oo (link via Outbackphoto). The RX100 popularity can be also notice by reading the huge amount of user reviews on Amazon (Click here to see the list).  A good deal is available via Beach Camera (lot of extras!). First impressions at ThePhoBlographer. And don’t forget that there is a new [shoplink 13486 ebay]RX100 filter adapter (Click here)[/shoplink]

Hipe you will be online on SAR tomorrow afternoon at 3-4pm London time to follow the NEX-5R announcement!


short notice for readers…

Good Morning!

Before to start the new news and rumor week I have to admit that in these days I have zero time left to answer all your mails. I am very busy at work and during my pauses and free time I have a lot of work on SAR. I will catch up with the mail correspondence as soon as I can.

Thanks for your understanding!


P.S.: Messages and rumors can be sent at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or through the contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

Nauticam Announces Housing for Sony RX100 (and a Sony lighnting deal.)

Have to catch up with some news. Let’s start with the RX100. Nauticam released the new RX100 underwater housing. Specifications:
* Depth Rating:  100m
* 144mm x 113mm x 102mm
* Weight: 0.77kg (1.7 lbs.)

There is also an Amazon Lighning deal on the Sony WX10 (Click here) if you need a cheap and good compact camera.

More RX100 stuff:
RX100 first look review at Digitalcamerareview. The RX100 remains the most sold Sony camera at Amazon US (click here to see the live ranking). RX100 price search links: [shopcountry 13014]. RX100 accessory roundup:
Cases: [shoplink 13347 ebay]Official Sony LCJ-RXA case[/shoplink], [shoplink 13344 ebay]Gariz case[/shoplink], [shoplink 13345 ebay]more leather case[/shoplink].
Batteries: [shoplink 13346 ebay]NP-BX1 Battery[/shoplink].
Speicals tuff: [shoplink 13343 ebay]Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV[/shoplink].

And now back to rumor work….

And here it is the new “Exmor RS” sensor!

Most of you were right guys! The added “S” letter within the new “Exmor RS” sensor brand stays for “Stacked”. The full description of the new technology is available here at Sony.net. I guess these kind of sensors will find their use in cellulars and compact cameras and not so on larger sensor cameras.

Sony announces the new NEX-EA50! And a new Power Zoom too!!!!

Sony just released a new E-mount camcorder named NEX-EA50. It’s very similar to the NEX-FS100 but has a “more affordable price point than ever before” – about £2,700. The other very interetsing news is that for the first time Sony released an E-mount 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Power Zoom!!! It has continuous variable iris and Optical Steady Shot image stabilisation with Active Mode, which should give a more stable shot. lens is electronically controlled via either the zoom rocker lever on the camcorder grip or the top handle, offering either a constant zoom speed or smooth, slow zoom.

Features of the NEX-EA50:
– Exmor APS-C/Super35mm HD CMOS sensor is claimed to offer low noise and high sensitivity in low light conditions. It also enables 1080 progressive and interlace recording with 50/60Hz selection at 50p/25p/50i or 60p/30p/24p/60i. It records AVCHD 4:2:0 at up to 28Mbps.
– It will capture 16.1 megapixel still pictures with RAW format support.
– two-channel XLR audio (an ECM-XM1 Shotgun microphone is included with the NEX-EA50H); Linear PCM audio; time code; user bit; and built-in GPS.
– Sony’s HXR-FMU128 (128GB) flash memory unit can dock directly to the camcorder for simultaneous backup recording. The camcorder is also compatible with Sony’s new Mirroring Memory Stick (MS-PX64/32/16), the world’s first memory card with mirroring. This enables the card to deliver higher reliability and data security through a dual recording (mirroring) function. The PX Series cards will be available from September, in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions.


via HDwarrior and Urbanfox.

Sony A55 get’s hacked!

The Hacker “someone” released the first Sony A55 hack! More info at EosHD forum: “The patcher app is able to overcome the [shoplink 3617]A55[/shoplink] firmware encryption and is the basis for adding bitrate patches and new menu options later on. The [shoplink 3003]NEX 5[/shoplink] patcher I also believe is coming later.

If the hacker managed to hack the [shoplink 3617]A55[/shoplink] than I am sure he will soon do it with the A65 and A77 too. And maybe also with the future A99!

UPDATE: EosHD is collecting the donations for the hacker at http://www.nex-hack.com/index.php/forum/12-hacking-project-general/