November 3, 2010
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Sony interview at Megapixel

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Megapixel had a small talk with Takashi Jasuda (Sony Europe) at Photokina and those are the most interesting parts of the interview:
01:48We almost completed the development of the 500mm G lens.
02:50 Takashi talks about the NEX roadmap
04:33 A700 replacement (it will be a translucent model)
07:00 Will there be a Fullframe translucent camera? It is possible to make a FF translucent but Sony doesn’t know if there is a real demand for it. They didn’t decide if they will develop such a model or not.
– At 08:45 Takashi didn’t undertsand the question :)
09:39 Takashi talks about 3D
13:20 Will there be video lenses for SLT cameras? The answer is “yes”!

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Thanks Megapixel


November 2, 2010
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The Sony A55 has the best APS-C sensor (says DxOmark)

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DxOmark tested the 14 Megapixel (A33) and 16 Megapixels (A55) sensor and surprise surprise…the A55 has the best APS-C sensor ever tested on DxO. Look at the following sensor ranking graph: http://dxomark.com/index.php/en/Camera-Sensor/Sensor-rankings.
It beats all Canon APS-C cameras and only the Nikon D90 is as good as the A55.

The real fun with DxoMark tests is that you can easily compare the cameras like here for example: A55 vs D90 vs 7D (click here to see the comparison).

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.

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November 2, 2010
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SonyAlphaRumors is having its first birthday!

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It’s SonyAlphaRumors’ first birthday!

I started working on this website exactly one year ago and there is one reason only why I want to celebrate this event. It’s the perfect occasion to thank you! Because of your help I can post unique rumors and interesting news and pay the server bills. What I like most is that through this website I am able to meet so many people from everywhere around the world! I only wish I would have more time to visit you all in your country :)

I could write a book about what happened in the past year, but I will stop here. Because really, the only thing you should know is that I feel happy to be here for you! Thanks!

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November 2, 2010
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Nat Geo shooter Ben Horton compares Canon glass to Zeiss glass (Zeiss rules!)

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Ben Horton finally gave us an answer to the BIG question: Are Zeiss lenses better than Canon lenses? Oh yes! The National geographic shooter tested the Zeiss ZE lens series for Canon and published the results on Photocinenews. He tested those lenses and said the Zeiss lenses can outresolve the 22 Megapixel sensor of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

When presented with an opportunity to take a good photo, I chose the Zeiss lens over my Canon lens every time. I didn’t even have to think about it. The contrast, the clarity, and the feel of the lenses was so much better from the very beginning that I had ceased to use them just for the review, I was using them so I would get the best image that I possibly could.

Why is the test so important? It shows the potential of the future High-resolution APS-C and FF Sony sensors when combined with Zeiss lenses. The A77 will feature a new 24 megapixel sensor and the FF sensor is expected to have more than 30 Megapixels! To have good lenses is crucial because otherwise the Megapixel race doesn’t make any sense.

Those are the current fullframe Zeiss lenses for Sony (Click on store name to check price and availability):
– Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 24mm f/2.0 Distagon T* lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 24 -70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Zoom Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)

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Via Photocinenews

November 1, 2010
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Panasonic to announce a NEX competitor this week

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We just learned (via 43rumors) that Panasonic is going to announce a Sony NEX competitor, the GF2. I guess Panasonic didn’t expect Sony to release such small mirrorless cameras and they have choosen to develop the GF2 to compete against them. The ruor says that it will be at least as small as the NEX. Bad for Panasonic, it uses the same Panasonic GF1 sensor. And we know the Sony sensor works better…

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October 31, 2010
Posted in reviews

Worldwide press likes the new Sony cameras (NEX, SLT, VG10, and A580)

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The top mirrorless camera comparison

The graph above shows the google search trend of current mirrorlesss cameras. The Sony NEX-5 is the most popular camera. But Sony is not popular because of the NEX system. Last few days many different reviewers tested different Sony cameras and they liked the tested products!

Kamerabilde.se says the Sony A580 ist the best APS-C camera to date.
Stev Huff preferrs the Sony A33/55 over the Nikon D3100.
PCworld (Click here) rated the Sony NEX-5 as 6th on the list of the best tech product in 2010
Akihabaranews said the VG-10 is definitively the best “Hybrid Camcorder” ever made.
Luminous Landscape said The future of the photographic industry belongs to Sony and Panasonic.”

These are all opinions from independent websites. Now let’s hope Sony will continue the taken path!

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October 30, 2010
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Sony NEX-VG10 review at Akihabaranews

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Akihabaranews tested the new Sony NEX-VG10. Their conclusion: “Despite its painful UI, control button layout, its incapacity to smoothly and quickly zoom in and out as well as many other small drawbacks, the NEX-VG10 is a fantastic camera.” and “Not only is the NEX-VG10 a gorgeous camera to look at but it also offers gorgeous video to watch. It is definitively the best “Hybrid Camcorder” ever made and the best compact “Handycam” made by Sony so

Direct shop links to the Sony NEX-VG10:
Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT

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