June 11, 2010
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Sigma 8-16mm lens for Sony mount to start shipping by June 18

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Why is that lens so interesting? According to Photozone the “Sigma AF 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM may be the new star in this lens segment” (read their review here). You can also download full-size samples at lenstip!

Click those direct links to preorder the lens on Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon Deutschland / Amazon France/ Amazon Japan

via: Fotoactualidad

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June 9, 2010
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Ok, now the A290 and A390 are really here :)

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SonyAlphaRumors told you on May 2 (click here to read our ogirinal rumor) that the two cameras would be the next Alpha DSLR cameras. And here they are! The A390 and A290 will start shipping in July. The A390 price is $600 and the A290 is $500. In Europe €500 and €450 (body only!)

Sony EU press release
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Key features:
• DSLR-A390 with 14.2 megapixels, Quick AF Live View and 6.7cm (2.7-inch) tilt LCD; DSLR-A290 with 14.2 megapixels
• Compact, stylish body with new grip design and revised button layout for comfortable handling
• Quick AF Live View with tilt LCD (α390) for live image preview with fast, accurate autofocus
• Friendly on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
• HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync

The now “old” Sony Alpha A230 and the Sony Alpha A380 have been announced in May 2009.

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June 7, 2010
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The Sony miracle! The NEX-5 makes it into the top-10 of the most sold system cameras in Japan!

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Can you tell me the last time a Sony camera made it into the top 10 of the weekly most sold DSLR (or system) cameras in Japan? I believe it was over one year ago with the Sony A700. Now the Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5 made it it into the top-10….2 times! Yes! On place 5 with the black modle and on place 7 with the white model. Other mirrorless cameras like for example the Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1Olympus E-PL1 are on place 14 and 18.

I would say that is a good start! And now Sony let’s see some new Alpha model with EXmorHD sensor :)

Source: BCNranking

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June 7, 2010
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Sony alpha NEX-5 Review at Digitalcamerareview and CNET Asia

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Digitalcamerareview published a detailled test of the new Amazon ÖsterreichAmazon DeutschlandNEX5 / BHphoto camera. They also find the image quality to be very good with the only major issue beeing the complicated NEX menu system

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Also CNET Asia tested the NEX-5. But their review will be online in few days.

In the meanwhile PCworld posted a video preview of the camera: http://www.pcworld.com/article/195998/sonys_alpha_nex5_digital_camera_dslr_capability_without_dslr_complexity.html#

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