Sony A77 almost sold out? Thai flood consequences worse than Japanese Tusnami.

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[shoplink 8461][/shoplink] I talked with a couple of my top sources. They told me that the Sony A77 stocks are almost gone. Overall in some big countries the request of A77 cameras has been 4 times higher than the available amount of cameras. That’s why you should expect the Sony A77 to be not in Stock anymore. And the bad news is that the Thai flood had a much worse consequence on the Sony production than the Japanese Tsunami from March. The problem is that Sony has to rebuild a complete new plant. But also third party suppliers have been affected. The sources do not expect new stocks of A77 cameras and of course NEX-7 cameras before March! Also other camera manufacturers like Canon and Nikon will have similar problems.

I am telling you all that because if you plan to buy the A77 I would seriously not wait to much. In most stores certain A77 kits are our of Stock. At the moment there are only six cameras sold by third party resellers at Amazon US (Click here),  two cameras in Stock at Amazon DE (Click here), body only in Stock at Warehouseexpress (Click here) and some kits in Stock at Jessops (Click here). It’s out of Stock in other Amazon stores, at almost in all Sony online stores. The only cameras you can find regularly in Stock right now are the [shoplink 8459]Sony A65[/shoplink] and [shoplink 8452]Sony NEX-5n[/shoplink].

As I said, I do expect new Stocks of A77 and NEX-7 in 4 months only. That’s a lot of time. I am also checking if that will affect the new product release (like the A9x). I suspect the answer is yes. It makes no sense to announce the A9x when you actually cannot produce it!

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461] A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

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Sony NEX-5n reviews roundup.

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Sony NEX-5n, 4 Leica lenses from William Hollinger jr on Vimeo.

Ryan Brenizier (Click here / via noisycamera) posted a new NEX-5n review: “If “workhorse dSLRs” have reached maturity, mirrorless cameras are still in their awkward teens: They have so much potential, but each one brings their own quirks. The 5n is no exception — at different times it left me jumping around excitedly and scratching my head in frustration.”

Also ePhotozine (Click here) posted a new NEX-5n review: “This could be the best NEX and whilst a subtle update, it gives quicker performance in use (including an impressive 10fps shooting), better battery life, higher resolution, touch screen aids control and there are new lenses available, which will be especially good news to anyone who has already bought into the NEX system“.

Sony NEX-5N High ISO – is it the best I’ve ever used? (Soundimagesplus).

More non english tests at Optyczne (Click here), Digitalkamera (Click here) and Colorfoto (Click here). And all german NEX-5n owners that want to fix the click issue should take a look on this: Sony Germany.

The NEX-5n is a topseller in most Amaozn worldwide stores:
Amaozn US (Clik here to see the full ranking)
Amazon UK (Click here to see the ranking).
Amazon De ranking (Click here).
Amazon Japan (Click here), Amazon France (Click here)
Amazon Italy (Click here)
Amazon Spain (Click here).

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Official at Sonystores: NEX-7 delayed in USA

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Our reader John sent us the following message sent him by Sonystore USA:

Hello XXX,
Thank you for your recent Sony purchase.
We would like to inform you we are experiencing a delay with your Sony order.
Due to the flood in Thailand and the direct damage to Sony’s manufacturing facilities resulting from the flood, Sony is not able to meet the original delivery schedule that we shared with you when you ordered the NEX-7 camera.  It is our highest priority to launch the NEX-7 as soon as possible and we would like to update you bi-weekly beginning Monday, November 21st until we can confirm the new intended shipping date.  As a reminder, pursuant to your pre-order terms, your charge will not place until the order is shipped.
We apologize for this unforeseeable situation and thank you for your continued support.  You are going to love your NEX-7 camera!

Sincerely,
Sony Customer Care
store.sony.com

What worries me is that “bi-weekly” notification service. It really gives you the idea of how long you have to wait to get the [shoplink 8454]Sony NEX-7[/shoplink]! I looked at the status on other websites. Amazon JP still says “usually ships within 2 to 3 weeks”. It is temporarily out of Stock at Amazon UK and “noch nicht verfügbar” at Amazon DE. Only Amazon US doesn’t accept preorders anymore. Days ago I told you that I got the info from sources that full production will be back in February only.

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New NEX 50mm f/1.8 lens tests

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From all new NEX lenses this is probably the lens that has the highest probability to become a hotseller. The new [shoplink 8448]Sony 50mm f/1.8[/shoplink]! According to Sonystore (Click here) the lens will be available in mid December. The lens is relatively cheap but the specs are tempting and image quality now proves to be very good. Just look at the latest review posted by ThePictureDesk (Click here): “I shot a fair number of images with the Sony Zeiss 24mm on the NEX7 but it was a bit wide. Once I switched to the Sony E-mount 50mm f1.8 I realized what a great little lens this is. All the press and buzz has been around the Zeiss 24mm. There have been a couple discussions about the 55-210 and a few about the new 50mm. I think the 50mm is one lens most NEX photographers would appreciate.“. You can also see some image samples posted at DC.watch (Click here).

This is definitely a lens to go! Preorders are available at [shoplink 8448] (Click on shop name to check price and availability). To bad it’s not available in black color too. Would look amazing on my current [shoplink 8452]Sony NEX-5n[/shoplink] and future [shoplink 8454]Sony NEX-7[/shoplink]!

And here are all NEX cameras and lens preorder links (Click on shop name to check price and availability):
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

 

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(SR2) Is this the new upcoming 30mm f/2.0 lens for NEX?

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Click on the image to enlarge the size

 

UPDATE: Weeks ago I received the image of the 30mm f/2.0 lens for NEX. I am still not sure if that is just a well made PS job. What’s interesting is that a good source said that there is really a 30mm NEX prototype lens. Could the sender of the picture tell me more about this picture?

 

Free advertising for Sony. Sony is facing a hard challenge in Thailand. And I know from my sources they are working day and night to rebuild a new factory. The NEX-7 will not be available this year but feel free to get that amazing little and extremely powerful NEX-5n. It’s a way to help Sony and a perfect camera for shooting your Christmas time. Get it here at [shopcountry 8452] or in other stores you like. And if you need a nice cheap lens, get the Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens too at [shopcountry 8448]. I can highly recommend that amazing combo! I do own the NEX-5n and you get many mroe times what you pay for!

One more thing: Don’t forget to vote your future fullframe lens wishlist: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/poll-vote-the-future-fullframe-lenses/

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461] A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

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

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Private message. I am back :)

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Dear readers!

I am finally back from my one week work trip to NYC. I can finally be fully “operative” on SonyAlphaRumors again. I will also spend a couple of hours to check all the emails I received and try to answer you all. The main thing I will do in these days is to understand how the Thai flood will impact on the financial results, camera availability and on the future camera roadmap. As you know the A99 should have been announced within the next 5-6 months but I guess that it will take a lot of time for Sony to resume the production. Let’s see.

P.S.: There has been one incomplete article that has been scheduled accidentally and have been online for a couple of hours. Sorry, have been flying overseas and had no Internet connection to remove it earlier.

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Sony NEX-7 review at Photoreview

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While I am still waiting to see when the first few and lucky SAR readers will get their [shoplink 8454]NEX-7[/shoplink] camera you may take a look what reviewers are writing about it:

There is a new full Sony NEX-7 review at Photoreview (Click here): “Subjective assessments of image files from the review camera show them to be a lot like those from the SLT-A77. This is to be expected since both cameras have the same sensor and image processor chips. The kit lens, which we covered in our review of the NEX-5, is an adequate performer but not in the same class as the Sony DT 16-5 0mm f/2.8 SSM lens, which we used for the SLT-A77 review. Consequently, it’s not surprising to see our Imatest results slightly below those obtained with the A77.

You heard Sony? We need a pro zoom lens (and of course the pancakes). I hope Sony will soon give us some news about the upcoming new roadmap!

And here is one more preview: Photographyreview (Click here) posted a NEX-7 first impression article.

And here are all NEX cameras and lens preorder links (Click on shop name to check price and availability):
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

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