October 12, 2010
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Sony NEX sensor beats the rest of the mirrorless world (DxOmark)

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DxOmark tested the new Samsung NX100 camera and finally we can compare all compact mirrorless cameras. The Sony NEX sensor beats the rest of the mirrorless world with an over score of “69”. The NX100 has “62” and the GF1 “53” points. Where the NEX sensor really shines is with a 2 stop advantage in dynamic range and a much better noise handling.

Support our website and buy your NEX camera using those shop links. Thanks!
US: Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Europe: Pixmania (DE, BE, FR, AUT, UK, NL, PL, IT) or Amazon (DE, UK, FR).

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October 11, 2010
Posted in news

A pink NEX camera. That’s it with the Sony announcement :(

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Sony had a new product announcement today. We “warned” you that Sony will announce a colored NEX but of course we were hoping to be wrong with our “prediction”. No way :(

Sony Japan announced a all pink NEX-3 edition. The pink Panasonic GF1 was quite popular in Japan and I guess that’s why they made a separate press release to announce it. By the way, look at the recent BCNranking which shows the weekly most sold system cameras in Japan. The Sony NEX-5 really scores an impressive result! Time for releasing new NEX lenses Sony!!!

UPDATE: There will be a new press release on October 14th with the new firmware upgrade for NEX cameras

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October 11, 2010
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NEX firmware test and new review

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Dpreview tested the new NEX firmware and you they started with a nice compliment to Sony: “It’s apparent that the company has listened closely to what users and reviewers have been saying, and has corrected many of the camera’s shortcomings.”

Photographybay reviewed the Sony NEX-5 and became a big fan of the camera: “Aside from a few minor quibbles with regard to its controls and functionality, the Sony NEX-5 is an otherwise great mirrorless camera.”

In US the NEX-5 is in Stock at (Click on shop names):
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and eBay.

In Europe the NEX-5 is in Stock at (Click on shop names):
Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon France or Pixmania (DE, BE, FR, AUT, UK, NL, PL, ES, IT)

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October 9, 2010
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First Sony A580 and Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 user hands-on. (Download the A580 manual)

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A first A580 user hands-on has been posted at dpreview forum. And you can download the A560/A580 manual here: http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4207863111.pdf. Another user posted some image samples of the new Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 lens on Flickr.

The Sony A580 is available for preorder in US at BHphoto and In Europe at Amazon Germany

The only store we found that has the A580 in Stock is in Greece at Photoagora :)

The Zeiss lens is available at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. In Europe at Amazon DE and Amazon FR.

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October 8, 2010
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Sony looks to edge Nikon (at least in Korea)

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Koreatimes writes that :”Sony is confident that the latest additions to its Alpha series of translucent mirror cameras will prove to be among the first of many intriguing products that could eventually shake the (Canon/Nikon) hierarchy.

They interviewd Mr.Kimihiro Itoki, who heads Sony’s Korean business. He said that “Sony looks to edge Nikon for second-place in the interchangeable lens cameras market here, including both the DSLR and the new breed of high-quality shooters, by the end of next year, to gain on Canon. The latest Alpha models will help us claim and solidify the second-position in Korea’s interchangeable lens digital cameras market and narrow the gap with Canon.’’

Sony had about 20 percent of the Korean market in interchangeable lens cameras at the end of the third-quarter, due to the popularity of its Alpha Nex mirrorless models. Sony has established leadership in the emerging market for mirrorless cameras here with an estimated market share of 40 percent due to the popularity of the Alpha NEX. The goal is to achieve a 50 percent share, Itoki said.

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Via Photorumors

October 7, 2010
Posted in news, reviews

Sony A55 unboxing and new Overheating communication.

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Some more video samples have been posted by one of our readers on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Canrocked?feature=mhum

Reminder: The A55 is in Stock at Amazon US, Sonystyle, Pixmania Deutschland, Pixmania Belgium, Pixmania Austria, Pixmania UK, Pixmania Holland, Pixmania Poland, Pixmania Italia, Pixmania Suisse, Pixmania Spain, Pixmania France.

Sony Japan posted some more details about the Overheating issued (See graph above). By the way, we tested the A33 and didn’t notice any overheating problem at all!

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October 7, 2010
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(SR5) Sony mirrorless product announcement on October 12 (Colored NEX cameras or something else?)

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Sony-alpha.saloon.jp found a scheduled press release from Sony at SankeiBiz that says that on October 12 at 13:00 Sony will “Unveil a new SLR mirror-less product“. I believe Sony will show the colored Sony NEX-5/NEX-3 cameras. It makes no sense to announce the NEX-7 right AFTER Photokina or not?

Reminder: According to our sources the NEX-7 will be a professional mirrorless camera that will compete against the new Panasonic GH2.

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