(SR4) Sony training with new DSLR on August 31?


Prime time crew has intercepted an email from a local camera shop regarding training on three new digital slr’s. At least one of these is a pellicle mirror camera. Numerous people within the company have seen and handled it. The training starts on Tuesday August 31. The email also says that the new cameras will be introduced on August 22nd (but we from SonyAlphaRumors do not know if that is a public event or just a private introduction for dealers).

Thanks Primetimecrew!


Sony 18-200mm lens (we already told you that)


Many readers contacted us to ask us why we didn’t post the news that dpreview, photographyblog and many other websites reported today. The news is that the Sony 18-200mm lens will be available starting from September the 10th. We didn’t post it because we posted that news 6 days ago: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-nex-18-200mm-lens-starts-shipping-on-september-the-10th/ :)

We also told you that the lens is available for preorder on Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK and Amazon France.


(SR3) New E-mount Zeiss lenses for E-mount to be shown at Photokina in September?


According to two new sources (so not a certain rumor!) Sony will show new Zeiss lenses for E-mount at Photokina in September. The sources couldn’t tell me if Sony will only show or also release the lenses. The design of the lenses will be based on current ZM lenses. [shoplink 3255]Click here to check out all current ZM lenses availability and prices on eBay[/shoplink].

Please keep in mind that the rumor is not from our known sources. We are trying to get some reliable infos from them. But we from SonyAlphaRumors are 100% sure that Zeiss will make lenses for the NEX-system. The question is only when they will make it and what lens will come. If you know something about the future ZEISS lenses feel free to contact us using the form on the right! Thanks!

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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!


Image comparison: NEX vs MFT vs NX


Serious compacts posted a mirrorless size comparison (well done!). Images and text below are from Amin Sabet (please visit SeriousCompact to see the full article).

Above (left to right): Olympus mZD 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras, shown collapsed), Sony NEX 18-55mm lens (kit zoom for Sony NEX cameras), Panasonic 14-45mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G1 and GF1), Panasonic 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G2 and G10), Samsung NX 18-55 (kit zoom for Samsung NX10)

Above (left to right): Sony NEX 16mm f/2.8, Samsung 30mm f/2, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

Above (left to right): Olympus E-PL1 with Olympus mZD 14-42 (collapsed), Sony NEX5 with Sony 18-55, Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 14-42 (Sorry, wrong kit lens pictured; should have been the 14-45, which is slightly smaller as shown in the first image in this post)

Above (left to right): Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, [shoplink 3003]Sony NEX5[/shoplink] with Sony 16mm f/2.8, Olympus E-PL1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Source: SeriousCompacts.com

RiceHigh compared the NEX cameras with the most compact MFT cameras: “If Size Really Matters, What’s the Meaning of Micro-4/3 Now?