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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June 16, 2010
Posted in news

First Sony NEX 3D images available for download!

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The italian website DDay.it managed to take first 3D pictures with the Sony NEX-5. You can download the original MPO files and if you own a 3D Sony Bravia television you will be able to see the 3D effect!

Nice work!
Source: DDay.it (google english translation)

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