New Sony A77 image samples (RAW and JPEG)

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[shoplink 8461][/shoplink] The polish website Swiatobrazu (Click here) posted a couple of new A77 image samples. You can find plenty of RAW and JPEG images at all possible ISO settings. You can open the RAW images with Google Picasa which is available for all systems (Windows, Mac, Linux). That’s what do the polish website says about the A77 (translation by Sky Walker…thanks!):  “It can be clearly seen that in range of 100-1600 ISO this camera works very well. In sensitivities higher than 1600 ISO and lower than 6400 ISO there can be seen some degradation of details and colors saturation, although these problems don’t disqualify the camera these sensitivities.”

Also Digitalcamerareview (Click here) posted a couple of images: “When dealing with scenes of great contrast, the SLT-A77 tended to produce darker images rather than clip highlights. Shooting in Aperture Priority with default evaluative metering, I found some of the shadow detail was lost in images like the one below, but some minor adjustments in-camera or in post-processing could correct the exposure.

There are a couple of discussions ongoing at Dpreview form (here and here). I found the image quality is very good at low ISO and I still think the final A77 production camera results will show better results at High ISO. So what’s your opinion on the A77 image quality?

You can click those links to check if the A77 is available for preorder: [shopcountry 8461].

And here are the links to all other new cameras and lenses from Sony:
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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New NEX-7 image samples at Dpreview.

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Today you have plenty of [shoplink 8454]NEX-7[/shoplink] images to analyze! After Imaging Resource also Dpreview (Click here) posted a set of full size NEX-7 image samples. Those are all made with a pre-production camera and the 18-55mm kit lens. There are also sweep-panorama shots! At first glance I have to say the images up to ISO 1.600 do look very good with plenty of detail. A bit surprising if you do consider that we are talking about a 24 Megapixel camera combined with a “cheap” kit lens! I never shoot at 3.200+ ISO so I don’t care about the noise performance. And I cannot wait to see more image samples with the top quality lenses like the [shoplink 8450]Zeiss 24mm f/1.8[/shoplink]. Waiting…

P.S.: Amazon UK says the NEX-7 will be in Stock on November 7. And as usual the NEX-5n and NEX-7 are floating inside the top-20 position of Amazon rankings.

NEX-7 and lens preorder links:
NEX-7: [shopcountry 8454] Zeiss 24mm f/1.8: [shopcountry 8450] 50mm f/1.8: [shopcountry 8448] 55-210mm: [shopcountry 8444]

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NEX-5n overheating (non-)issue video on youtube!

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I still didn’t get my [shoplink 8452]NEX-5n[/shoplink] so I cannot test it for myself. But it looks like the camera has an overheating issue when recording videos! But the good news first. It takes over 20 minutes in an ambient temperature of 30 deg. Celsius before you notice the problem. Probably a more serious issue is the clicking noise when moving around or panning (See discussion on Dpreview). See the video below to hear it:

Beside those problems that hopefully can be solved via firmware upgrade as soon as possible the image quality of the NEX-5n is stunning. See the comparison with the Nikon D700 fullframe camera at Kayakphoto (Click here).

The NEX-5n is in Stock in most stores like [shopcountry 8452] (Click on shop names to check the availability).

All other new camera and lens preorders:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461].
A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].

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(SR5) New Samyang 8mm (f/2.8?) fisheye coming soon.

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The image on top shows you the current bulky [shoplink 6779 ebay]8mm fisheye lens[/shoplink] from Samyang which has been optimized for the use on the [shoplink 3058]VG-10. But we have been just told by our soruces that a new version is going to be announced soon. It will be far more compact than current fisheye lens. The design will be  slightly different than the just announced [shoplink 8975 ebay]Micro Four Thirds 7.5mm[/shoplink] pancake fisheye but the size and FOV will be similar! And that’s good news because as you can see here the lens is extremly tiny! Nice!
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On eBay you can find the two mentioned fisheyes:
The [shoplink 6779]8mm for the VG-10[/shoplink] The [shoplink 8975]7.5mm for m43[/shoplink]

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Sony NEX-7 full preorder checks and seven new fullsize image samples!

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UPDATE: There are seven new full size NEX-7 image samples you can download at Imaging Resource (Click here). Let me know what you think about the quality of those images!

Many of you are asking me when the NEX-7 will be available and where it is possible to preorder the cameras. It’s not as easy as you think. For example only a few European Sony Stores are offering preorders (See Sony France, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Netherland). I was curious to see in how many countries Sony is selling their cameras via online shop. I made a list of countries with links to Sony Stores and also a couple of other big stores. It’s up to you to find the NEX-7 preorder option! P.S.: Didn’t know there is a Sony Store for Kazakhstan and Moldova too!

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Image samples with the dream combination: NEX-7 + Zeiss 24mm lens.

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It’s probably the hottest combination of the moment. The [shoplink 8454]Sony NEX-7[/shoplink] with the [shoplink 8450]Zeiss 24mm f/1.8[/shoplink] lens. But how is the real image quality? Thanks to Rob Skeoch we can analyze the very first full size image samples on Flickr (Click here). And on his blog ThePictureDesk he writes: “I think this lens will be very worthy of the name. It’s sharp, has great contrast and great flare control. Both the lens and camera are pre-production. I’m not sure how useful this posting is, since they are early versions and the photos are kinda lousy…. and I mean user error or what is often called poor photography. LOL.

Preorder the NEX-7 at [shopcountry 8454] (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).
Preorder the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at [shopcountry 8450] (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).

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Sony 30mm E-mount macro image samples (In Stock in October)

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[shoplink 7434][/shoplink] At first look the [shoplink 7434]Sony 30mm macro[/shoplink] lens for NEX doesn’t look like it could become a hotseller. It’s way to big and to slow for me. But it’s a very cheap lens. And there is one more good news. The Japanese website DC.watch (Click here) posted a couple of full size image samples taken with the [shoplink 7207]NEX-C3[/shoplink] and the macro lens. And when looking at those images I can say that image look very good! Click on the thumbnails below where I linked some of the images made by DC.watch.

P.S.: The lens will be available in Japan from September 22. We Europeans and Americans will have to wait a bit more to get our hands on that lens (mid October).

You can preorder the lens and check the availability date by clicking those direct search links. 30mm macro at [shopcountry 7434].

 

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