April 3, 2010
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Sony A450 tested on DxOmark

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DxOmark tested the Sony A450. Results are almost the same as the Sony A550. The only real difference is that the Sony A550 is available in the US and the A450 not.

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April 1, 2010
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Fools Day: Sony A7R coming at NAB

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UPDATE: This are fake specs :)

Cgerrard from AlphaMountWorld posted the specs of the “Sony A7R”. Now we all now today is Fools Day!

APS-C 14 BIT 15.4mp CMOS Exmor Sensor
BIONZ II Dual Processor W/Accelleration Mode
3.2″ Sony OmLED Matrix LCD Screen (w/brightness, contrast, hue adjustments)
New Top LCD Panel
100% Coverage Optical Viewfinder with .94x Magnification (24 cross point AF overlay LCD grid) 29mm Viewfinder Relief
New 24 Point AF System with 14 double cross and 4 wide angle sensors, 1 center quad cross low light AF sensor
8fps High Speed Continuous Shooting (24fps -full resolution shooting in Accelleration Mode)
ISO 64-25,600 Sensitivity Range
84 Segment Smart Priority Metering System
1300 Shot Battery Life Rating (w/new type NP-FM550H)
60fps 1080p HD Video (w/low light mode) with optional Stero Mic imput jack
82 Weather Seals, including main integrated seal on mount for all lenses
14-124 F Degree weather rating
Dim Light IR Mode for extraordinary low light fast focusing
Pre-Shot Capture Mode
Triple Shot HDR Mode
Dynamic Range Optimizer II
Sure Removal – Supersonic Dust Elimination System
Quick Navi II User Interface- User Customizable
Smart Axis/Rotation Digital Level
Sensor Composition Adjustment (2 degrees any direction)
Improved Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization (3-4.5 stop improvement rating)
12 Stops E.V. Adjustment
Interchangable Viewfinder Screens (6 types)
8 Memory Recall Customizable Quick Access Settings
True Vue Automatic White Balance Mode
Dual SD Card Slots
Super Main Sensor Live View
Intelligent Preview (w/auto save feature)
Dual Remote Commander Sensors (front and rear)
Anti-Static Magnesium Body Panels w/Stainless Steel sub-frame
AF Micro Adjustment +/- 30 Step Increments (for up to 45 lenses)

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March 31, 2010
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New Image Data Converter

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Sony just released the new Image Data Converter! The update allows better high ISO conversion. Probably the same new algorithm will be availble in future firmware updates of the Sony A850 and Sony A900.

Press release:

α (Alpha) digital SLR users can now enjoy even more control over creating beautiful, low noise images with the latest release of Image Data Converter software.

Image Data Converter SR Version 3.2 now features new algorithms that significantly reduce image noise at high ISO settings when converting RAW data to JPEG files. Processing is most effective at ISO 800 and higher, delivering impressively natural results with minimised colour noise right up to ISO 12,800 (depends on DLSR model).

The new algorithm is effective when converting RAW file or cRAW files (depends on DSLR model) to JPEG files produced by all current and previous model digital SLR cameras by Sony (excluding DSLR-A100).

Image Data Convertor SR Version 3.2 is part of the Image Data Suite that also includes Image Data Lightbox SR Version 2.2. Supplied free of charge with all new digital SLR cameras by Sony, the enhanced bundle now also offers support for Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Registered Alpha customers can download Image Data Convertor SR Version 3.2 free of charge from the Sony Europe support website in English version from 31st March 2010. Other languages will be available to download within the next 10 working days. To download the new update, please visit: http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/digistill/alpha/alpha.aspx?

Source: Photoclubalpha

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March 31, 2010
Posted in rumors

Send your rumors to sonyalpharumors :)

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Some people asks me how I do get rumors. There are two ways:
1) contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com
2) or use the contact form on the right sidebar.

I keep my sources anonymous. If you want to feel safe just contact me using a fake gmail account. This helps me to create a constant communication with you. You don’t need to give me your name… I will not ask who you are :)

If you use the contact form on the sidebar you can avoid to give me your real name and email but please add some kind of signature. That will help me to classify sources and recognize the reliable sources.

That said I have been working with the 43rumors teams for months. So I am not a newbie with rumors. I know SonyAlphaRumors needs more time to become very reliable and only your help will make that possible.

I want to add one more note: We received some false rumors from sources which gave us correct rumors during the past months. There are some reasons why that happens:
1) A company can spread out incorrect information.
2) Some information I do receive are not detailled and leads to misinterpretation.

During the last weeks I had an increase of new sources and some of them are very good. So expect me to post some good rumor soon.
Cheers

P:S: Anonimon+ …hope I answered you :)

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March 31, 2010
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Let’s see some fake Sony mirrorless cameras :)

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Some fake Sony NEX mirrorless images are circulating on Sony forums. I like them a lot!

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March 30, 2010
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Zeiss 135mm scores impressive results on photozone!

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This lens is one of the reasons why you should join the Sony digital camera world. Photozone tested the Zeiss ZA Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 and they were pretty impressed by the lens. The Zeiss has no flaws! Yeah, it would be nice if the lens would a little bit cheaper but you get what you pay for!

You can purchase the Zeiss ZA Sonnar T* 135mm f/1.8 for $1,479.00 on amazon. Five are in Stock right now.

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March 29, 2010
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