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(SR5) NEX3 + 16mm lens for 499Euro

The cheapest NEX camera-lens combination will be the Sony NEX3+16mm lens for 499 Euro. The NEX5+16mm lens will be 599 Euro. This are the price indications form Sony. The real price could be cheaper!

I was told that also two-lens-kits will be available for cheap.

For comparison:
In US the Olympus E-PL1+lens is $549.00
(425 Euro)
and the Panasonic GF1 $754.95 (585 Euro)

On Amazon Germany you can have the Olympus E-PL1+lens for 540 Euro and the Panasonic GF1+lens for 780 Euro

(SR5) More small rumors…

The NEX cameras do have the lowest noise compared to MicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirds or Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10Samsung NX10 cameras
The LCD screen is brighter than the one form the Sony A550 (700 candela, antireflective screen)
contrast AF with 25 AF points
7fps
The alpha lens adaptor with AF for SSM/SAM lens.

(SR5) Last minute rumor: Fisheye adapter for the 16mm lens!

It is no secret anymore that Sony will launch the new 16mm f/2.8 lens for the NEX system. But now we got informations from our sources that Sony will also deliver a fisheye lens adapter which you can use on the 16mm lens. We have no reliable information about the focal lenght but we speculate the fisheye lens will convert the 16mm in a 8mm (?) fisheye.

If you know more about that adapter feel free to contact us at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or send us a message using the contact form on the right sidebar. It doesn’t store your IP-Adress and you don’t need to give me your email or name!

Thanks!

(SR2) More rumors about the optical and electronic viewfinder for the NEX

The following rumor is from new sources which still has to be confirmed by trusted sources.
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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=fake rumor (1% chance the rumor will become real)
SR2=rumor from unknown and unreliable source (10-20% chance the rumor will become real)
SR3=a rumor unknown source or sources which sounds realistic (20-50% chance the rumor will become real)
SR4=rumor from our trusted sources (50-70% chance the rumor will become real)
SR5=rumor from many of external and internal sources (70-90% chance the rumor will become real)

(SR5) The REAL Nex5 specs

Finally we got more detailled and reliable specs from the new Sony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony Alpha NEX cameras

Image Sensor   –   Exmor CMOS
14.6 Mega Pixels (14.2M Effective Pixels) -> More than the 12 megapixels from MicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirds and the same ammount of pixels of the Samsung NX10.

Video
1920*1080 30fps (NEX5)
1280*720 30fps
640*480 30fps

File format      –     (Still image)
RAW
RAW+JPEG
JPEG FINE
JPEG Normal

(Video)
MP4,AVCHD (probablz 17Mb/sec like the Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1Panasonic GH1)
Mount
Sony E Mount

AF
11 Point

ISO
Auto, 100-12800

Photometry
49-segment honeycomb-pattern   /    Central    /   Spot

exposure
+- 2.0EV (1/3 EV Interval)

Shutter speed
1/4000 to 30sec  / Bulb

Scene mode
(See the leaked images we posted few days ago)

LCD
0.92M 3.0 inch TFT LCD (Same as the Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550SONY A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550)

Interface
USB 2.0 / HDMI / Video (PAL/NTSC)

Battery
NP-FW50

Color
Black,Silver,Red,Blue

Memory
SD/SDHC  , Memory stick

Panorama
vertical (wide) 4912*1920   (Nor)3424*1920
Horizon (wide) 7152*1080   (nor)4912*1080

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(SR5) The final NEX firmware available in July

According to our sources Sony will release an important NEX firmware update in July. The firmware will add some kind of new 3D feature to your NEX camera! I really don’t know yet what that means :(
Anyway I was told that this is a very revolutionary feature. You havn’t seen that on any other camera yet!

If you know something feel free to contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com

In the meanwhile feel free to speculate how exactly that 3d function will work ;)

UPDATED (false alarm): DigitalPhoto has new NEX pictures. (or mockups pictures only?)UPDATE

UPDATE: That’s the rumored leak….as suspected only images of the Sony mockups :)

Thanks GH1user and Fotoingo!

The old rumor:

Photorumors just received this tip from a reader:

More pictures from the Sony NEX are in the new German magazine DigitalPHOTO 606/2010 on pages 43 and 114. On page 114 are 3 different lenses (1 big telezoom?) and 3 bodies (blue, red and silver) to see.

Some german reader can find this pictures for us?

Anyway I believe those are the mockups pictures :(

Thanks!