(SR2) Sony A77 with two semi-transparent mirrors?


The sketch above has been designed by the anonymous rumor source.

Last night I received following message from a new source. Beeing a new source means that you have to be very careful with the info he gave me. I don’t know yet if he is telling me the truth!

The message:

Yesterday Sony explained the new system that will be used for the incoming a77 (the a750 will use a regular SLR design). Practically the are using two semi-transparent mirrors and a high-resolution EVF to reinforced the live image. They are using a reflexive technology design called 70/30, between each semi-transparent mirrors.
The final image in the viewfinder will have 30% of original image and 70% of electronic reinforced image through the new EVF.

Message to the anonymous sender: Can you create a fake email account and contact me? Would be nice if we can stay in touch together! Thanks!

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!


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 Ascii.jp (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…