UPDATE: SonyAlphaRumors readers question


Good Morning!
During the past weeks I have been able to contact many sources and I have some interesting “rumor” about the Sony mirrorless cameras. But before posting something about it I have a question for you.
I noticed that many websites are taking our rumors and reposting them without linking to us. An example? We were the first to tell you about the Sony Pellix camera and we were the first tell you about the Sony NEX mirrorless cameras. If you search for “Sony NEX” in google you can find many websites talking about them the days after we posted the rumor. And most of them do not link to us. I am not angry with anybody but it is quite frustrating to know that I worked hard to find the rumors and than nobody knows that SonyAlphaRumors exist because almost everyone is copying our “news”.

So I looked for a way to make everyone clear that we are the rumor main source.

My idea is to repeat the rumors countdown I made in November (when I posted the Sony pellix rumor). I could tell you that on a specific day one a specific time I will disclose the rumor. This would help to create an attention on that website. I know some of you would not like that sort of “marketing tecnique” that’s why I want to know your opinion first. I would do 3-4 countdown “actions” and than stop.

If you have better ideas let me know.
Many Thanks!

UPDATE: Thanks for your help. I have choosen to not use the countdown. I will post the rumors now! I don’t want 45% of my readers to become angry :) At least I hope some of the guys who are copying me understood the message. Thanks!

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Sony TidBits (and Apple deal?)


Sony – New Small Prototype Digital Cinema Camera

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Sony bloggie MHS-CM5 Review (Digitalcamerareview)
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(SR4) Mirrorless cameras on late May


During the last days we received many mails from people saying the mirrorless cameras will be announced on April 18. The source of the rumor is the famous “Gustav” (or “jsvogel”) which is a known Dyxum user. But according to our sources the camera will be announced on late May! We don’t have the exact date but we have been told that the camera will be available in stores in June. During the past weeks we have been working very silent to collect reliable informations. There will be two mirrorless cameras called NEX!


NAB news: Sony unveils the cinematic and a 3D camera


Sony’s Shapiro unveiled a prototype digital cinematic camera scheduled to be released next year. The camera has a 35mm sensor and records video on SxS. Release in 2011 :(
I didn’t get any certain information yet but it seems that the camera has an Alpha Mount and you will be able to use current Sony Alpha Lenses.

Sony also presented a concept prototype of the future 3D camera. It features a double 3-inch CMOS sensor, Full HD (1920×1080), interchangeable lenses, convergence control and full metadata support. Field tests are scheduled to start in July.

source: slashcam.de and hollywoodreporter