SonyAlphaRumors is having its first birthday!

It’s SonyAlphaRumors’ first birthday!

I started working on this website exactly one year ago and there is one reason only why I want to celebrate this event. It’s the perfect occasion to thank you! Because of your help I can post unique rumors and interesting news and pay the server bills. What I like most is that through this website I am able to meet so many people from everywhere around the world! I only wish I would have more time to visit you all in your country :)

I could write a book about what happened in the past year, but I will stop here. Because really, the only thing you should know is that I feel happy to be here for you! Thanks!

Sony NEX-VG10 review at Akihabaranews

Akihabaranews tested the new Sony NEX-VG10. Their conclusion: “Despite its painful UI, control button layout, its incapacity to smoothly and quickly zoom in and out as well as many other small drawbacks, the NEX-VG10 is a fantastic camera.” and “Not only is the NEX-VG10 a gorgeous camera to look at but it also offers gorgeous video to watch. It is definitively the best “Hybrid Camcorder” ever made and the best compact “Handycam” made by Sony so

Direct shop links to the Sony NEX-VG10:
Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT

PCworld: Sony NEX is the sixth “Best Tech Products 2010”

PCworld (Click here) rated the [shoplink 3003]Sony NEX-5[/shoplink] as 6th on the list of the best tech product in 2010! And yes it’s even better than the Canon 7D or iPhone 4 :)
You can read the PCworld NEX review here at

Support our website and buy your NEX camera using those shop links. Thanks!
US: Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Europe: Pixmania (DE, BE, FR, AUT, UK, NL, PL, IT) or Amazon (DE, UK, FR).

Four new Adobe Cam­era Raw Lens Pro­files available for download

[shoplink 4443][/shoplink] Our friend Florian Knorn created four new Adobe Cam­era Raw Lens Pro­files. You can download them for free (donations for Florian are welcome!):

Those are the supported lenses (Click on store name to specs and price of that lenses)

Peleng 8mm F3.5 Fisheye ([shoplink 4441]eBay[/shoplink], Amazon)

Minolta 85mm F1.4 G ([shoplink 4440]eBay[/shoplink])

Minolta 17-35mm F2.8-4 ([shoplink 4442]eBay[/shoplink], Amazon

Sony 35mm F1.4 G ([shoplink 4443]eBay[/shoplink], Amazon)

Sony TidBits

Sony NEX Leica 28mm Elmarit-R via Tilt Adapter (SonyAlphaNex)

Underwater Model shots with NEX-5 and Nikonos 15mm u/w lens (Dpreview forum)

New Sony Cyber-Shot Phone Packs 16 Megapixel Punch (Petapixel)

Sony 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 tested at Focus Numerique.

Sony A33 reviewed at Amateur Photographer: “While the image quality may be better from the Canon EOS 550D, for those who want to photograph moving subjects, such as sports or wildlife, the Alpha 33 is an excellent camera. In fact, it can’t be bettered for its price.”

Image samples of the new Sony 85mm f/2.8 lens have been posted at C-TEC and SonyDSLR.

Most sold system cameras in Japan: Three Sony cameras into the top 10!

Great news for Sony. The new A55 and the two NEX cameras made it into the Japanese top10 of the most sold system cameras in September! Source: BCNranking.
Speaking of manufactures shares. In May Sony had 6.1% of the Japanese sales share. After the NEX camera release Sony jumped up to 19.4%. And in September with the release of the SLT cameras the share further increased to 21.2%. Now they are pretty close to Nikon that is holding the second place (behind Canon) with 24.4%.
I would be damn curious to know how it is going in Europe and US. Sadly those kind of reliable and detailed rankings are available in Japan only.

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Order the new Sony A55 at: Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT.

Order the Sony NEX cameras at: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon France, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT.