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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Cards on the table.... September 29, 2016
    The area that doesn't make much sense is the 1" sensors they are priced way above APS-C (bar the cheap Nikon 1 bodies or older Sony models). At the right price it's a decent sensor. I'm not convinced with the "pretend" medium format either and by that I mean the Pentax 645 and recently the […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii September 29, 2016
    I quite agree which is why I said ages ago that you have to have a range of models for different buyers (and do a bit of work on the system overall). There is a huge gap from the A77II to A99II more than most will stomach unless you already have the A99 and deep […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii September 29, 2016
    Is the new 99ii really aimed at the professional market, if so, they will struggle against Canikon, who are well established globally in that market, I cannot see Pros trading in whole systems worth thousands to go over to Sony. I guess its aimed possibly at existing A mount users, new pros to the business […]
    classiccameras
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 29, 2016
    Andy, Sury and HenryThank you for your commentsHenrybakubo wrote:By the way, last year I posted one in this thread of a different view of Budapest that also includes the same Hungarian Parliament Building.Wow! That is a great panorama and taking in virtually the entire city. Was it taken from near Saint Matthias Church? I thought […]
    Ossie
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii September 29, 2016
    Canon can afford to price the 5dmkIV at that price so it does not shock me at all. It is outrageous but then pricing hasn't exactly been going down on cameras. They have enough users willing to pony up the cash. Mind you I tried the MkIII and didn't see what all the fussy was […]
    bfitzgerald

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Sony launches A99II at photokina

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Sony has today released the details of the updated A99II, using a 42MP sensor and 5-axis stabilisation to match the A7RII. It does not appear to have retained GPS and the paragraph highlighted in red later on indicates a weasel-worded get out for this – it does not embed GPS in the image files, . . . → Read More: Sony launches A99II at photokina

Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

The long-rumoured Alpha 3000 was announced earlier in August but placed under a n embargo until August 27th. At the same time, the Press was given an insight into new smartphone related products (also widely rumoured) but again, not allowed to print anything officially.

(via Sonyalpharumors.com)

The A3000 is a DSLR-like body with an . . . → Read More: Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

A divided path for Sony

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Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

NEX-6 shown with 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens

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The NEX-6 compact system camera from Sony puts DSLR power in your pocket  

DSLR-quality images and Full HD video, from newly-developed large 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor plus high sensitivity up to ISO 25600 New Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus in any situation; DSLR-like AF tracking . . . → Read More: NEX-6 shown with 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens

What the buyer wants – NEX-F3, Alpha 37 and more

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SONY is sometimes accused of not listening to the Alpha or NEX owner when it comes to what features they include in new cameras, and what modifications they offer through firmware to existing owners. There are two points of view on firmware; some criticise updates, saying the product should have been released with the right . . . → Read More: What the buyer wants – NEX-F3, Alpha 37 and more

The truth about 24 megapixels

There is a rumour, which the ides of August may stab in the back or elevate to divine truth, that the coming Alpha 77 will have 24 megapixels.

Because of this rumour, there is a lot of very negative discussion going round to the effect that 24MP on APS-C is far too much and the . . . → Read More: The truth about 24 megapixels

Worldwide demand delays Alpha 560 launch

According to Don Long writing for the Photo Marketing Association Newsline, Sony San Diego claims that the reason for the delay in the Alpha 560 rollout is worldwide demand, stretching the capacity of the Sony factories to the limit.

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PMA Story

Remember, right at the start when Sony took over from Konica Minolta, Photoworld . . . → Read More: Worldwide demand delays Alpha 560 launch

Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

It’s a funny word to use, because the mirrors involved are transparent and not translucent (which implies passing light but not in an image-forming manner). Translucent means semi-opaque, letting light through in the way that an opal perspex sheet or Kodatrace foil does. Transparent means something you can see through.

But now, thanks to the . . . → Read More: Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

New Alpha 290 and 390

Sony has announced two new cameras this morning – but it’s not an announcement which will have Alpha system users rushing to the cashpoint and queuing at Sony Style. The Alpha 290 and 390 are dumbed-down versions of the 230/380 with user interfaces partly borrowed from the NEX including the built-in Help Guide. The rear . . . → Read More: New Alpha 290 and 390

Sony NEX Launch – detailed transcription

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The European press launch

David Kilpatrick recorded the proceedings at Le Meridien Lav Hotel, Split, Croatia on March 11th 2010 using a Zoom H2 portable digital recorder. Shirley Kilpatrick transcribed the audio, with subsequent editing to translate verbal output to read well as text. This is a multi-page document please use the PAGE . . . → Read More: Sony NEX Launch – detailed transcription