June 24, 2010
Posted in deals

Sony NEX cameras in Stock almost everywhere (in Stock status check)


The first place to check for availability is http://www.sonystyle.com. The in Stock status does change depending from the country you live. We have seen that the NEX3 is in Stock almost everywhere and the NEX5 only in few countries.

Let’s also check other big stores:
US -> Amazon has the NEX3 in Stock. Also BHphoto has the NEX-3 in Stock. And where is the NEX-5? Only Ritz camera does have the black model in Stock!
EUROPE -> The most lucky guys are our friends from UK and France! Amazon UK has the black and silver NEX5 in Stock and the same cameras are in Stock at Amazon France. Sorry german folks, you still have to wait on Amazon Germany
JAPAN -> As usual they get the hot stuff before anybody else: Amazon Japan has almost everything in Stock!


June 23, 2010
Posted in news

Sony Nex reviews and news…


Demonstration video for the NEX-5 ultra compact digital cameras by Sony

New Sony NEX-5 review at quesabesde (google english translation)
Sony NEX ISO-test Zol.com.cn
Sony NEX-5 image samples by kok-leong of Antidotepictures.com
Full Sony NEX-5 review at Focus Numerique (google english translation)
A new bag for your NEX camera: Dc.watch.impress.co.jp

June 22, 2010
Posted in rumors

Coming in July: Free 3D Firmware Upgrade for Sony’s Nex-3 and Nex-5 Cameras


The upgrade for the Nex-3 and Nex-5 should be available from Sony in July. Using the 3D Sweep Panorama mode, the models are able to capture 3D using a single lens.
Reminder, you need a 3D Sony Bravia television to see the 3D images!

Source: BHinsight

Few days ago DDay.it (google english translation) published first 3D images available for download.

June 22, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Two A550 successor with ExmorHD to be announced soon?


According to our sources Sony is ready to launch the first ExmorHD DSLR. The most popular Sony DSLR the Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550Sony A550 is going to be updated with two new A5xx ExmorHD models. They will become the first DSLR (non-mirrorless) Sony models with video! Both camera will be announced between now and Photokina (July-August). Sony clearly wants to compete against the Canon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 55D0Canon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon 550DCanon T2i/550DCanon T2i/550DCanon 550D.

Reminder: And two pellix cameras will be announced at Photokina. That makes 4 new Alpha model in few months!

Stay tuned on SonyAlphaRumors!

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June 21, 2010
Posted in rumors

Sony is working on new sensor designs (patent disclosure)


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

June 20, 2010
Posted in news

Hey guys…is that really Uma Thurman using the Sony NEX-5?


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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