June 22, 2010
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(SR4) Two A550 successor with ExmorHD to be announced soon?

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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!

Stay tuned on SonyAlphaRumors!

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June 21, 2010
Posted in rumors

Sony is working on new sensor designs (patent disclosure)

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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

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June 20, 2010
Posted in news

Hey guys…is that really Uma Thurman using the Sony NEX-5?

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Can’t post the photos here so check it out for yourself! Click here: http://www.startraksphoto.com/site/gallery/Gallery.aspx?ev=3994F61F66

Awesome! :)

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June 19, 2010
Posted in news, reviews

Sont TidBits (and tons of NEX and Alpha reviews)

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Sony NEX-5 review at whatdigitalcamera

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Head to Head: Samsung NX10 vs. Sony NEX-5 (Digitalcamerareview).
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Sony NEX-5 preview at Engadget and Photoradar
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CNET UK reviewed the NEX-5
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Fotopolis tested the NEX3 here and here
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Pixinfo tested the new Sony A390 (google english translation)
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Sony A450 review at Photographyblog
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Adorama is accepting preorders for the new Adobe Lightroom 3

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June 16, 2010
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-5 in Stock status (in Europe) and NEX-3 in Stock at amazon.com

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First NEX cameras are in Stock in some european shops (feel free to send us more link..thanks!)

US:
Amazon US has the NEX-3 in Stock

Germany:
Sonystyle

France:
Pixmania France

Spain:
Redcoon Spain (NEX5) and Redcoon Spain (NEX3)

UK:
Jessops.com

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June 16, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Tamron to make lenses for the NEX system?

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According to photorumors.comFirst we will see APS-C mirrorless lenses for Sony NEX and Samsung NX. Tamron is designing 2 compact zoom and one macro:

* Compact standard zoom: 24-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
* Compact telezoom: 75-200mm f/4.5-6.3 VR
* Macro: 90mm f/3.5 VR

We can’t confirm the rumor now.

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