(SR5) UPDATED with more details -> First Sony DSC-TX5 waterproof camera images!


Leaked by slashgear.com

UPDATE: Our source gave us more details: “10fps burst, sweep panorama, iAuto, two image stacking modes for lowlight capture with high ISO and low noise… you’ll see these across the X series“.

Rumored specs (source: photorumors)

* Full 1920×1080 60i AVCHD at either 17mbps or 9mbps, your choice.
* MP4 at 1080p (12mbps) 720p (6mbps) or VGA (3mbps) also available.
* Superb stabilization. Optical Zoom and Optical stabilization is available in video (AVCHD or MP4).
* Backlight correction HDR. * Face detection, face motion recognition, smile shutter.
* Full metadata GPS and Compass tagging (HX5V only). Latitude, Longitude, Time, Date, and the direction you were facing when you took the shot.

Important note: Two days ago we have been the first to post the rumor about the new TX5. Step by step our rumors are becoming more reliable! We will keep in mind the name of the source who sent us the information. I am sure he will tell us more soon!


Sony announces a new Memory Stick with transferjet tecnology


The new card can transfer at speeds of up to 560Mbps (like the transfer rate of the new 802.11n standard Wi-Fi).Interesting: maximum distances of the two devices is 3cm. Sony wants to launch an 8GB version on February 5 for US $99.99.

The Sony 8GB card with Transferjet tecnology

Four years Sony Alpha cameras


The french website Alpha Numerique was so kind to remember us all that yesterday Sony Alpha celebrated his birthday! Exactly four years ago (January 19) the following press release informed us that Minolta is going to join the partnership with Sony:
. Click here to read the orginal french text.

I remember when Sony said that they want to become Number 3 in th DSLR world. They didn’t managed it to archieve their goals. But I am sure they are learning form it. They will surprise us all in 2010!


Amazon Europe TOP DSLR sales charts.


Yesterday we posted the Amazon US Top 20 chart. And today you can compare it with Amazon Germany and Amazon Uk charts.
Before you read the rankings keep in mind that:
1) Amazon charts do have many variables and are not reflecting the real whole US or Europe sales.
2) Amazon Europe has not always the best prices.
3) They are not that big in Europe
4) They have different deals than Amazon US

Top 5 cameras in Amazon Germany (click on the camera name to visit the product page):

Position Position in US Brand Camera Price
1 14 Olympus Olympus E-520 inkl. 14-42mm & 40-150mm Objektive EUR 490,45
2 9 Canon Canon EOS 7D Gehäuse EUR 1.327,95
3 2 Canon Canon EOS 450D inkl. EF-S 18-55mm IS Objektiv EUR 540,45
4 1 Canon Canon EOS 500D inkl. 18-55mm IS Kit EUR 667,95
5 13 Canon Canon EOS 500D Gehäuse EUR 595,45
Sony cameras
24 63 Sony Sony A230 inkl. SAL 18-55 Objektiv EUR 348,00
27 61 Sony Sony A500 inkl. 18–,55mm Objektiv EUR 590,00
39 not in the top 100 Sony Sony A850 Gehäuse EUR 1.697,95
47 not in the top 100 Sony Sony A200 inkl. SAL1870 18-70mm Objektiv EUR 398,00
49 not in the top 100 Sony Sony Alpha 330 Gehäuse EUR 418,95

And here the results for Amazon UK:

Position Position in US Brand Camera Price
1 1 Canon Canon EOS 500D incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens £569.10
2 3 Nikon Nikon D3000 with 18-55 mm VR Lens £369.00
3 2 Canon Canon EOS 450D incl EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens £482.60
4 ? Canon Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens £392.08
5 5 Nikon Nikon D90 Digital SLR Camera 18-105 VR Kit £774.70
Sony cameras
7 63 Sony Sony A230 with 18-55 mm Lens £329.95
11 not in the top 100 Sony Sony A380 with 18-55 mm Lens £468.20
14 not in the top 100 Sony Sony DSLR-A200K 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera + Zoom Lens Kit (18-70 mm F3.5-5.6) £399.99
34 not in the top 100 Sony Sony 350 with 18-70mm lens £499.00
39 not in the top 100 Sony Sony DSLRA350 Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR) Camera – body only (14.2 MP) £439.99

Conclusions? Easy, Sony seems to sell far more cameras in Europe!


Amazon Chart (Top 20)


No Sony cameras made it into the amazon top 20 chart. The best Sony camera is the Sony A500 on position 61. Click the camera name to visit the product page on amazon: