Plenty of new Sony NEX-C3 reviews.

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Don’t let us forget the smallest of all NEX cameras, the nice [shoplink 7207]NEX-C3[/shoplink]! There are plenty of new reviews to read for all of you playing with the idea to buy the camera.

Let’s start with Popphoto (Click here): “Though Sony has addressed some of the interface issues that led to our cold reception of the first NEX bodies, the C3 still feels like it’s a step behind the competition. The body remains among the smallest you can find in an ILC (at least until Pentax’s tiny Q model hits the market this fall), but the big lenses negate much of this benefit.

The next review has been written by Techradar (Click here): “Despite the odd handling niggle, the Sony NEX-C3 has proved itself to be a very capable camera with some innovative features to suit photographers of all experience levels. The image quality alone will make this camera worthy of consideration.

Trustedreviews (Click here) writes: “It’s a shame that Sony hasn’t seen fit to raise the bar with regards to the new model’s movie recording abilities, while the fiddly flash attachment remains something of a fudged solution too. For these reasons the NEX-C3 doesn’t quite make 9/10. Judged solely on its still-image capturing abilities though, we’ve no hesitation in recommending it.“.

Click those links to check the NEX-C3 price: [shopcountry 7207].

Sony confirms the “click” issue on the NEX-5n

According to EngadgetSony reps on hand to acknowledge and confirm the issue, which seems to plague every [shoplink 8452]NEX-5N[/shoplink] that we’ve tried. This is still very fresh, so Sony doesn’t have a fix or even a statement to issue, but because 1080/60p video is one of this camera’s headline features, we’re going to recommend holding off on your purchase until the company can confirm what’s causing the issue.

I hope Sony will prepare some kind of fix for all current [shoplink 8452]NEX-5n[/shoplink] owners (that includes me that just got the camera). It really makes no sense to offer FullHD recording when you cannot record audio because of that dummy CLICK noise!

First (chinese) A77 review + more image samples.

Sony SLT-A77 Demonstration movie – Jetskis from Nick Webster on Vimeo.

The taiwanese website Mobile01 posted the very first full A77 review. You can click here to read the google english translation. Keep in mind that google removes the embedded youtube video code so you have to click here to see the original chinese post to see videos and image samples. There are plenty of JPEG and RAW files to download. The chinese reviewer is impressed by the OLED viewfinder and said the image quality is very good up to ISO 1.600.

More A77 news:

ThePictureDesk posted new A77 and A65 image samples. There is a short A77 preview at Photocomment. And we have a new A77/7D/5N iso 1600 image comparison discussion at Dpreview.

And here are the links to all new cameras and lenses from Sony:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461].
A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 image samples and new NEX-7 previews.

[shoplink 8454]Sony NEX-7[/shoplink] – Some Reasons Why I Might Want the NEX-7 INSTEAD of the [shoplink 8452]Sony NEX-5N[/shoplink]

There is a new set of [shoplink 8454]NEX-7[/shoplink] + [shoplink 8450]Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm f/1.8[/shoplink] image samples at Dpreview (Click here). Click twice on the image to see the full size version! Looks very good to me!!!

More NEX-7 news:
New NEX-7 preview at Digitalcamerareview (Click here): “The preliminary samples from the NEX-7 from our day of shooting look very good to my eye. The user experience is pleasant, intuitive and the lightness of the system will be a major bonus to travel photographers. It’s an extremely versatile system, with more and more lens options available, and it’s capable of producing great images in a variety of situations. It’s too early to make any great proclamations about the NEX-7 yet, but there’s a lot of potential to put it at the front of the class.”
Alphamountworld updated their NEX-7 preivew by adding new image samples.

Preorder the NEX-7 at [shopcountry 8454] (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).
Preorder the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at [shopcountry 8450] (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).

First Sony NG-20 test (AVCHD 2.0 and HDMi output).

The Canon specialized website Cinema5D (Click here) had a chance to test the new [shoplink 9097]Sony VG-20[/shoplink] camera. WHat’s so interesting on that test is that it is the very first video showing the difference between the AVCHD 2.0 and HDMi output video quality. But the result do not look that good: “Unfortunately what we got out of the hdmi port of the [shoplink 9097]Sony VG-20[/shoplink] was only marginally better looking than the VG-20 internal AVCHD recording. If you can see what I see you might agree that the hdmi signal looks like it has undergone very much processing.

And their final conclusion is quite negative: “This is not a scientific test, just a quick grab of some footage to get a first idea of what we could expect from this camera. And to be honest, our shitty recordings are enough to make up my mind: This camera fails for me!

I have to be honest. I am not excited about that camera. I would have expected a lot more from a dedicated video camera. What’s your opinion when looking on that test?

Those are the Sony VG-20 search links to check price and availability: [shopcountry 9097].

New NEX-7 hands-on at Engadget (and loves it!)

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Engadget (Click here) posted a new [shoplink 8454]Sony NEX-7[/shoplink] preview. And their conclusion based on the pre-production model is extremely positive: “As you might have gathered, we really love this camera — it’s the first of its size from any manufacturer that could replace a DSLR for almost any photographer, and, while expensive, offers a tremendous amount of bang for your buck. It’s at this point when evaluating a pre-production sample that we’d chalk issues up to the fact that this version is far from final — but honestly, if the NEX-7 were available for purchase right now, even in its current state, we wouldn’t hesitate to pick one up.

There is also an interesting info about the image quality: “besides filling your SD card quickly (because of the 24 Megapixels), photos look fantastic as well. Sony confirmed that the camera’s “sweet spot” is at f/5.6, so even though you can now shoot photos at up to f/1.8, you’ll want to bump down the aperture a bit if you want the absolute sharpest images.“.

Anyway in summary Engadget is amazed by the NEX-7! I preordered mine ar Sonystore and will give my [shoplink 8452]NEX-5n[/shoplink] to my girlfriend as soon as the NEX-7 arrives!

NEX-7 and lens preorder links:
NEX-7: [shopcountry 8454] Zeiss 24mm f/1.8: [shopcountry 8450] 50mm f/1.8: [shopcountry 8448] 55-210mm: [shopcountry 8444]

New Sony A77 image samples (RAW and JPEG)

[shoplink 8461][/shoplink] The polish website Swiatobrazu (Click here) posted a couple of new A77 image samples. You can find plenty of RAW and JPEG images at all possible ISO settings. You can open the RAW images with Google Picasa which is available for all systems (Windows, Mac, Linux). That’s what do the polish website says about the A77 (translation by Sky Walker…thanks!):  “It can be clearly seen that in range of 100-1600 ISO this camera works very well. In sensitivities higher than 1600 ISO and lower than 6400 ISO there can be seen some degradation of details and colors saturation, although these problems don’t disqualify the camera these sensitivities.”

Also Digitalcamerareview (Click here) posted a couple of images: “When dealing with scenes of great contrast, the SLT-A77 tended to produce darker images rather than clip highlights. Shooting in Aperture Priority with default evaluative metering, I found some of the shadow detail was lost in images like the one below, but some minor adjustments in-camera or in post-processing could correct the exposure.

There are a couple of discussions ongoing at Dpreview form (here and here). I found the image quality is very good at low ISO and I still think the final A77 production camera results will show better results at High ISO. So what’s your opinion on the A77 image quality?

You can click those links to check if the A77 is available for preorder: [shopcountry 8461].

And here are the links to all other new cameras and lenses from Sony:
A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].