Sony A55 reviews and Sony NEX-VG10 impressions


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 (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.


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


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…


New Sony 85mm lens in Stock. Sony A55 coming in Stock next week on Pixmania!


Sony announced many new products and some of them are now in Stock. After the Sony A33 now the new Sony 85mm f/2.8 is in Stock. Click on the store name to get the lens:
Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT

We have some news regarding the Sony A55. The camera will be in Stock next week! You can preorder the camera now:
Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT.


(SR2) Details about the new E-mount lenses?


Image courtesy: Photoscala

We found some good leaks in the past on (google english translation) that’a why we post the new E-mount rumors we found inside that forum. Those are the rumored focal lenghts and apertures of the new E-mount lenses we should see in 2011/12:

Four primes:
30mm F2.8 macro
35mm F1.4 Zeiss
50mm F1.8
85mm F2.8

Three zooms:
16-50mm F3.5-4.5
55-200mm F4-5.6
70-300 F4.5-5.6 G

Source: (google english translation)

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!