October 5, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Sony A77 with two semi-transparent mirrors?

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The sketch above has been designed by the anonymous rumor source.

Last night I received following message from a new source. Beeing a new source means that you have to be very careful with the info he gave me. I don’t know yet if he is telling me the truth!

The message:

Yesterday Sony explained the new system that will be used for the incoming a77 (the a750 will use a regular SLR design). Practically the are using two semi-transparent mirrors and a high-resolution EVF to reinforced the live image. They are using a reflexive technology design called 70/30, between each semi-transparent mirrors.
The final image in the viewfinder will have 30% of original image and 70% of electronic reinforced image through the new EVF.

Message to the anonymous sender: Can you create a fake email account and contact me? Would be nice if we can stay in touch together! Thanks!

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unkown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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October 5, 2010
Posted in deals

Sony A55 in Stock at Amazon US! (+ new A55 review)

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Good news today. After Pixmania Europe also Amazon US has the new Sony A55 in Stock via third-party resellers. Click the link: Sony Alpha SLTA55VL DSLR with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black).

There are two more A55 reviews at Whatdigitalcamera and Digitalcamerareview!

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October 4, 2010
Posted in deals

Pixmania Europe has the Sony A55 in Stock!

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And finally europeans can get the new Sony A55. Choose your country by clicking the correct Pixmania store:
Pixmania Deutschland,
Pixmania Belgium,
Pixmania Austria,
Pixmania UK,
Pixmania Holland,
Pixmania Poland,
Pixmania Italia,
Pixmania Suisse,
Pixmania Spain,
Pixmania France.

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October 4, 2010
Posted in reviews

Sony A55 reviews and Sony NEX-VG10 impressions

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The korean website SLRclub posted a new detailled Sony A55 review. As you might now they publishe the text as a jpeg so you can’t translate it with any computer software. Anyway there are so many image samples and graphics that makes it worth to check it out.

Luminous Landscape is testing the Sony A55 and now writes that “I continue to be impressed by the A55, though when used alongside the A900 the EVF does leave something to be desired. Image quality doesn’t though, and while only 16MP vs 24MP, IQ is excellent, displaying at least two stops lower noise than the A900 at higher ISOs.

Also the japanese Ascii.jp (google english translation) website tested the Sony A55.

Sony A55 preorders at: Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR,


Techtilt wrote a Sony NEX-VG10 First Impressions Review

My Sony NEX-VG10 Story and Unboxing Pictorial (SonyInsider)

Sony NEX-VG10 orders at: Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Amazon UK.

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October 3, 2010
Posted in news

Sony TidBits

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he high-end full of dangling cigarette packs … NEX-5 (AlphaKlub.com)

List of Sony SAM SSM Lenses for the LA-EA1 Adapter (SonyAlphaNex)

DXOmark tested the Sony A290 sensor (Click here)

TrendyNikkei interviewed the Sony team that worked on the NEX-VG10. There is also a review on Ascii.jp.

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October 1, 2010
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX and Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1 lens

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SonyAlphaNex tested the Voigtländer 50mm f/1.1 lens. It has not a high quality as the Leica 50mm f/1.0 Noctilux but it is ten times cheaper!

If you like the SonyAlphaNex image samples get the lens on eBay (Click here to see current auctions).

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Via Sonyalphanex

October 1, 2010
Posted in news

Fujitsu to Manufacture CMOS Sensors for Sony (Image Sensors World)

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Via ImageSensorsWorld we learned that “Sony will subcontract the manufacture of CMOS image sensors to Fujitsu in an arrangement aimed at lowering production costs without revealing proprietary technologies to overseas foundries” and “The deal with Fujitsu should allow Sony to meet growing demand for image sensors while keeping production costs in check and safeguarding its proprietary technologies in Japan, the Nikkei business daily reported. A spokesman for Sony said the electronics giant has been considering outsourcing some image sensor production to meet strong demand driven by growing sales of advanced digital cameras and smartphones, but declined to comment further. A Fujitsu spokesman declined to comment.”

Is that good or bad news? Let me know what yu think…

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Via ImageSensorsWorld

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