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(SR4) Two A550 successor with ExmorHD to be announced soon?


According to our sources Sony is ready to launch the first ExmorHD DSLR. The most popular Sony DSLR the Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550 is going to be updated with two new A5xx ExmorHD models. They will become the first DSLR (non-mirrorless) Sony models with video! Both camera will be announced between now and Photokina (July-August). Sony clearly wants to compete against the Canon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 55D0Canon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon T2i/550DCanon T2i/550DCanon 550D.

Reminder: And two pellix cameras will be announced at Photokina. That makes 4 new Alpha model in few months!

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Sony is working on new sensor designs (patent disclosure)

One of the latest Sony patents disclosed a new kind of sensor. Pixel size does change based on their color characteristic. This does make sense because every color has a different sensivity. Read the google english translation:

  • Patent publication number 2010-129548
    • 2010/06/10 Release date 2010/06/10
    • 2008/11/25 Filing Date November 25, 2008
  • Current Issues
    • The signal level is smaller and more pixelated, S / N ratio is difficult to ensure
    • RGB wavelengths the energy profile for each file is different
  • Patent Technology
    • Energy profiles corresponding to the active area (pixel size) and
    • Long wavelength light (Red) is a large photodiode (detector sensors) and
      • Silicon on the substrate, R is the weakest of the irradiation energy
      • RGbGrB square fit to
  • Consider the type and surface radiation exposure type back
  • Bayer employs
  • Pixel pitch of 1.1μm (back radiation) 2.5μm and (irradiated surface) examined

Source: Egami

(SR5) The two pellix cameras will record in AVCHD, have an electronic viewfinder,…

Finally we have some more reliable infos about the Pellix cameras:
1) The Pellix camera will come with an electornic viewfinder (yes like it is shown on the Sony patent)
2) If you want you will be able to move-up the pellix mirror to avoid the light-loss (but phase detection will not work)
3) At least one camera will record in AVCHD (We don’t know if the A33 will record in AVCHD or Mpeg only)
4) The A55 has a 16 Megapixel sensor and the A33 a 14 Megapixel sensor

Both cameras will be released at Photokina. But As I told you before two more ExmorHD Alpha cameras will be announced soon (yes, before Photokina). More news about that will be posted as soon as we get some more reliable infos!

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(SR5) Swedish magazine finally leaks all the details about the A290 and A390

Both do feature the new 14 Megapixel CCD sensor.

And A390 has Quick LiveView, while A290 has not.
No video.

Introductory prices in Sweden (approximately converted to Euro)
A290 + 18-55 mm 600 Euro
A390 + 18-55 mm 800 Euro

Common specs for both A290 and A390:
9 AF points
ISO up to 3200
In-camera SteadyShot
2,7″ Screen
Either Memory Stick or SD memory cards (no dual slot, but a single combo slot).
New Help Guide + Tip Function (very clever, says the magazine writer).

HDMI Output

via: photorumors

Sony patent discloses DSLR with touchscreen LCD.

A new patent shows the design of a Sony Alpha camera with touchscreen. The original description says:

An imaging apparatus includes: an ocular-type finder; a display section provided below the finder and having a display screen capable of displaying an image; processing means for detecting where a finger touches the display screen and carrying out a process according to the touched position; and a grip serving for gripping purposes provided to the right of the display section, wherein an angled area formed of a right end area and a lower end area is defined in the right half of the display screen, and the processing means includes limited processing means for carrying out a process associated with a touching operation detected only in the angled area when an eye has approached the finder.”

Source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0134676.html

Do you believe reading patents is easy? Check out the following new Sony pixel array patent at http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0134665.html. Let’s see if you can understand what’s the key with that invention ;)