A new very detailled A550 review has been posted at Photographybay!
Read the 7 page long review at alphamountworld!
Early January Sony will unveil the DSC-HX5V. No specs are given zet but you can bet with us the camera is coming!
P.S.: That also explains the recent price drops of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX1 in amazon.
The Sony A550 is selling quite well in Japan and was able to reach position 9 at the weekly DSLR japanese sales rankings: http://bcnranking.jp/category/subcategory_0008.html. The Sony A550 is the only Sony camera in the top 10. Where Nikon and Cameras are the kings.
Just checked the latest amazon deals and I found that one: 10% discount on Sigma lenses when you buy a Sony.
Some Sigma lenses are really good and I suggest you to read the Sigma reviews from photozone!
The original amazon deals-text says:
“Capture an Extra 10% Savings on Select Sigma Lenses
For a limited time, save an additional 10% on select Sigma lenses with combined purchase of a qualifying Sony digital SLR from Amazon.com. Simply add a qualifying DSLR and qualifying Sigma lens to your Shopping Cart, and we’ll automatically apply an extra 10% discount to the price of the lens at checkout.
Offer valid through December 18, 2009. Applies only to purchases of products sold by Amazon.com, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site.“
One of our sources said that Sony has already a working model of the new APS-C mirrorless camera. A possible launche date could be March 2010. It will be a compact model a lÃ include("buy/gf1.php"); ?>.
We havn’t recieved any confirmations from other sources. So it’s just a simple rumors now, but we hope someone will respond to our post and confirm or deny the “rumor”
P.S: Few months ago photorumors found a probably fake spec list: https://sonyalpharumors.com/sr2-sony-mirrorless-camera/
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