March 25, 2010
Posted in reviews

First detailled Sony A450 review.

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The Sony A450 almost disapperead from the scene. Not many magazines and reviewers are talking about it. The very knwon korean website SLRclub tusted the camera. The bad news is that they always post their review as an image (.jpg) so you can’t run google translation over it :(

Anyway take a look at the images and comparisons!

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March 24, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR4) UPDATED -> Two new Sony Alpha camera on early April

UPDATE: Now I have two trusted sources confirming that at least one new Alpha will be introduced. Both do say it will be an APS-C camera. Anyway I downgraded the rumor value from SR5 to SR4 because e are not 100% that Sony will launch two Alphas (instead of one).

So finally we have some more reliable rumors for you! SonyAlphaRumors learned that Sony is going to announce two new entry level cameras at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The show starts on April 10th.

One camera should be the A2xx and the other one a A3xx (Don’t know the exact name yet)

I know it is not exactly what we were all waiting for :(

March 23, 2010
Posted in news

Happy Birthday Zeiss (and give us more lenses and a digital Ikon)

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Today Zeiss becomes 120 years old! Happy Birthday!

Zeiss has such an incredible history! An example: Did you know that Zeiss produced a Planar 0,7/50 mm Lens which has been used by Stanley Kubrick in „Barry Lyndon“? Zeiss Lenses have also been used by astronauts on the moon and for the “Lord of the Rings” movies.

What do I wish for the future?
1) More Sony Zeiss fast prime lenses of course!
2) Lower the price please
3) Make a digital Zeiss Ikon ZM :)

To read the google english translation fo the original german press release click the link below:

Read the rest of this entry →

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March 23, 2010
Posted in rumors

So…is the A7xx coming or not?

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Hi!
I am receiving many rumors in these days but I admit that they sometimes are very contradictory. My trusted sources only told me that there will be new Alphas, but they didn’t tell me what kind of Alphas we should expect :(
I am not talking about the mirrorless cameras. They are coming in May (I am certain of that). I am talking about the new generation of Alphas with HD video and EXMOR sensor.
As you know SonyAlphaRumors is a relative new website and I will need some time to understand which one of the new sources is telling me the truth.
The rumors I receive from the unkown sources do suggest three different scenarios:

1) New A7xx in May.
Honestly this doesn’t make a lot of sense to me because if Sony wants the promote the camera for the Soccer WorldCup, May will be too late!
2) New Alphas in May but not the A7xx.
This scenario is more likely to happen. One of my trusted sources also thinks that the A7xx will not be announced yet!
3) Sony pellix camera (The very High-End APS-C).
Since November we know Sony is working on it and recently we found the Sony patent which prooved that our “rumors” were correct. The Sony pellix camera is rumored to be a High-FPS shooter and has phase detection autofocus during video recording. That would be a perfect camera to promote for the upcoming WorldCup event!

If you have rumors and news contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.
I also need your help to improve the website so feel free to send me your suggestions.
Thanks again for your help!

I really hope to give you some good news soon. May is not far away!

P.S.: My English is very poor and I need to improve it :)

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March 22, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR3) New Sony A7xx specs

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Few days ago I received following few specs from a new source. I had the chance to talk with one of my trusted sources and he confirmed the specs but not the release date!

This is the text I received:
I am a professional photographer using Canon + Nikon equipment but I got this info about Sony Alpha 700 replacement Replacement is coming in late May most likely and it will be in the same arena with Canon’s 50D upgrade and Nikon’s D90 upgrades. New Alpha will be very user friendly with controls and preset dials (sports, portrait, landscape shootings, etc.). I don’t know the exact model name/number, all I know it will replace A700. It will be around 15-16 MP with iso up to 12800. New Alpha will have 30fps 1080p avchd video recording.

Thanks to the anonymous sender :)

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March 22, 2010
Posted in news

Sony TidBits

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Sony A550 – product demonstration video

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Sony Cyber-shot TX7 Review (PhotographyBay)
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Sony H55 Hands-On Review (Photographybay)
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New weekly Japanese DSLR sales rankings (BCNranking)
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And here you have a NO-news: Focus Numerique had an exclusive interview with Hidenori Toyoda from Sony Japan. The Interview doesn’t reveal anything new :(

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March 21, 2010
Posted in reviews

Sony Alpha A450 review (whatdigitalcamera)

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We have almost forgotten that Sony announced the A450 few months ago. For those of you interested in seeing how the camera performs WhatDigitaLCamera posted the new A450 review. Check it out: http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/digitalslr/127941/1/sony-alpha-a450-review.html

oh! And their verdict begins with following statement “The a450 excites and perplexes.

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