New Sony SD cards announced

Press release SONY

Sony Electronics is expanding its industry leading line of consumer media with the addition of five new SD/SDHC memory cards for digital imaging products, and three newmicroSD/microSDHC*memory cards for mobile phones.

The new SD/SDHC and*microSD/microSDHC*memory cards, which – except for the*microSD*2GB card – are all class-4-speed for high-definition recording, include unique benefits for consumers. Easy-to-use animated picture sharing software (x-Pict™ Story) is available via free download and allows consumers to create animated slide shows of their pictures set to the music of their choice. File Rescue software is also free via download, and helps consumers recover accidentally deleted files.

“The new cards will complement Sony’s existing Memory Stick® line, satisfying the needs of a broader range of users, and strengthening Sony’s position as a full line media supplier,” said Shane*Higby, director of the consumer media business at Sony Electronics.

Sony will continue offering a full range of Memory Stick media for consumer and professional products, to support and enhance features such as stable recording or high-definition video, high-speed burst shooting and high-speed data transfer. Memory Stick is the recommended media for Sony products, offering a range of unique benefits. For example, the high-speed “HX” Series’ capabilities are optimized when using the burst shooting mode in Sony’s*α (alpha) DSLR cameras, as well as high-speed archiving of high definition movies shot with*Handycam®*camcorders and Cyber-shot®*cameras.

The full line of SD/SDHC and*microSD/microSDHC*memory cards, which will ship in packaging that is easy to separate and recycle, will be available this month, at the following suggested list prices:

SF-2N1 2GB SD Class 4 $14.99

SF-4N4 4GB SDHC Class 4 $29.99

SF-8N4 8GB SDHC Class 4 $44.99

SF-16N4 16GB SDHC Class 4 $79.99

SF-32N4 32GB SDHC Class 4 $159.99

SR-2A1 2GB*microSD*with adapter 14.99

SR-4A4 4GB*microSDHC*Class 4*with adapter $29.99

SR-8A4 8GB micro SDHC Class 4*with adapter $44.99

a little bit of everything…

Sony Alpha DSLR A500 / A550 review

Sony Cyber-shot WX1 Review at
Weekly japanese DSLR sales rankings: No more Sony Alpha in the top10.
Bibble Labs launches Bibble 5 Pro.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550 First Thoughts (digitalcamerareview)
High-ISO comparison between the Sony A550 and Nikon D300s (dpreview forum)
Red Scarlet presentation in Japan

Japanese DSLR sales ranking of the whole year 2009!

So here we are. it is the end of the year and we have the Japanese DSLR sales rankings from January 1 to December 24!

P.S.: Click on the camera name to see the product in Amazon.

Ranking Camera Market Share
1 Canon EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3 15.9
2 Canon Digital Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2 13.2
3 Nikon D90 9.1
4 Nikon D5000 6.6
5 Nikon D60 5.4
6 Nikon D40 5.1
7 Panasonic G1 4.2
8 Canon 50D 3.5
9 Olympus E-P1 3.0
10 Panasonic GF1 2.7
11 Pentax K-m 2.5
12 Sony A300 2.2
13 Canon 5DII 2.1
14 Nikon D3000 1.8
15 Sony A350 1.8
16 Pentax K-x 1.8
17 Canon 7D 1.6
18 Canon 1000D 1.6
19 Panasonic GH1 1.6
20 Olympus E-520 1.3


a little bit of everything…

Sony Alpha 500 DSLR Unbox

SONY partnering RealD for 3-D Technology, Home 3-D Home (source:
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX1 Digital Camera Review (source: buy-n-shoot)
Sony A550 versus Pentac K-x Pentax K-7 Canon 7D and Nikon D300s 6400 ISO comparison (source: dpreview forum)
Christmas amazon sales: Most sold compact cameras in amazon (Sony cybershot on place 11)
Amazon US: Sony Alpha A230 with 18-55mm Lens for $399!