(SR5) Super 35mm sensor, a twin-lens 3D configuration, and the third water/dust-resistant compact camera to be announced on March 23!!!


Hot news dear readers! Sony will unveil three new cameras on March 23!

1) The NXCAM Super 35mm

The NXCAM Super 35mm modular(!) camera shares the same Sony F3 sensor (23.6mm x 13.3mm F11/ISO800 Exmor Super35 CMOS). It will be priced at under $7,000, has a large top-mounted screen/viewfinder, sturdy mike extension that doubles as a carry handle, and a right-side hand-hold grip. It has an E-mount! It will compete against the Panasonic AG-AF100 (Click here ot see the camera and specs at BH). So it sounds like we will get our digital E-mount “[shoplink 5702]Hasselblad[/shoplink]” :)

2) The compact NXCAM

There will be also a compact camcorder (under $3,500) with 96GB of internal memory and water/dust resistant (not waterproof!) body! It looks like the JVC HM100 (Click here to see it on Amazon). It has a fixed lens.

3) The twin-lens NXCAM 3D Camcorder

Priced under $3,500 and it comes with a 3.5” glasses-less 3D screen!

The NAB show takes place in Las Vegas on April 9-14.

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(SR4) There will be no camera with three layer (foveon) sensor in 2011-2012

Last week we posted a rumor (with lo SR2 credibility) about a possible Sony camera with foveon sensor that could be announced in 2012. One of our good sources just said that yes, it’s true Sony developing three layered sensors (like the Sigma foveon sensor) but there will be no camera in 2011-2012 using such a sensor. According to the source the technology is not mature for commercial use yet but it could be ready for commercialization in 3-4 years.

P.S.: List of Sigma Foveon cameras at Amazon.

(SR4) NEX-C3 to be in Stock late May

Short update about the upcoming new NEX camera that will be announced in April. According to one of our source the NEX-C3 will be available from May 26th. We don’t have exact specs about the camera yet, we only know it has a 16MPX sensor and an improved body design. As you already know the [shoplink 3000]Sony NEX-3 has been officially discontinued[/shoplink].

Message to our sources: We received a few info about a second NEX camera. Some of you do mention a NEX-C5 and some a NEX-7. Are those different cameras or the same camera?

P.S: Thanks AXL ;)

(SR4) A77 price, 16-50mm lens and Zeiss E-mount lenses rumors from a good source

One of my good sources sent me a new message to post on SonyAlphaRumors (I rewrote the text):
Hi Andrea, the price of the A77 body ($900-1200, close to the [shoplink 5117]Canon 60D[/shoplink]) could be correct. I can confirm the focal length of the new A77 kit lens (16-50mm) but not the aperture f/2.8. The naming of the A77 is not final yet! At the moment Sony is working close with Zeiss Germany (they had a lot of meetings in 2011). We will see some new lenses (for [shoplink 3003]e-mount[/shoplink] to) in near future… May directly from Zeiss? Greetings from XXX ;-)

Thanks XXX!

A second very good(!) source told us that while is true that Zeiss will focus on fullframe lenses for Sony there are still two APS-C lenses planned for release in 2011-2012! So the new rumored 16-50mm kit lens should be real!

So we are getting closer to some exciting new announcements. NEX-C3 and E.mount lenses in April and a few months after the A77 and new lenses. If you have some rumor to share contact me at sonyalpharumor@gmail.com. Thanks! And invite your friends to follow us! And join us at Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed!

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

(SR3) Engadget says the A77 could cost $900-1200! And new Zeiss 16-50mm f/2.8 lens!!!

I don’t know where Engadget has taken all those rumored specs, but they certainly are the same we posted here weeks ago ;)
24 megapixel, AF fine-tuning capabilities, improved Bionz processor (obvious), support of CF, SD and Memory Stick memory card, battery for 1,000 photos

But they added a few new info:
1) 1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps and 720p/30fps high-definition video
2) Price (I guess body only) $900-1200 (Close to the [shoplink 5117]Canon 60D[/shoplink])
3) Vario-Sonnar T * DT 16-50mm F2.8 prime lens SSM (THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!). A shorter zoom range but constant aperture perfect for videoshooting but more expensive that the [shoplink 5586]Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5[/shoplink]?

Let’s hope the specs are correct!

Zeiss 16-80mm price check: [shopcountry 5586] Canon 60D price check: [shopcountry 5117]

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
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SR5=almost certainly correct!

(SR5) NEX-3 officially discontinued in Japan!

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Last week I told you that the [shoplink 3000]NEX-3[/shoplink] will be replaced by the NEX-C3 in April. And yet not even Sony Japan doesn’t make it a big secret anymore. They officially discontinued the NEX-3 (Source: DC.watch)! According to SonyAlphaRumors sources the new NEX-C3 will have a 16 Megapixel sensor (same as the [shoplink 3003]NEX-5[/shoplink]) and a new body design. If you know more about the NEX-C3 feel free to contact me (Andrea) using the contact form on the right sidebar (anonymously) or by dropping me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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In US the NEX-3 just got a new instant rebates (Check yourself at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).). This could be related to the NEX-3 successor rumor…

NEX-3 direct shop links at [shopcountry 3000] NEX-5 direct shop links at [shopcountry 3003]

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