Lots of exciting Sony Camera news and rumors this last week including a New Lens Camera, Nex Full Frame Updates, Three New Sony Full Frame Sensors, and Hasselblad is at it again, but this time a little more reserved.
The web is buzzing like crazy over the new Hasselblad Steller contraption, and the Sony lens Camera Rumor that was leaked. The new Sony lens camera rumor is far more exciting to me, but the Steller is still the headline king for now.
I’m also currently working on the Sigma E-Mount Art lens Rolling Review (Click Here)
New Sony Lens Camera
This is just incredible technology at work and I can’t wait to play with this in real life!
|The sensor is built into the back of the lens and the lens talks to the smart phone or tablet via wi-fi and/or other Sony technology. Two of theses new Sony lens cameras will be introduced. The first model uses the RX100 II sensor and Zeiss lens.The second version will be a 10x optical zoom version with a much smaller 1/2.3 sized sensor.The Lens camera will also have some memory inside so you can use it as a stand-alone unit. The advantages to this technology are numerous, but it also seems a bit odd to me, because sensor technology changes so fast? It would be nice having the super high-resolution tablet screen to work with though if conditions were good. Is this lens camera concept something you would consider trying??|
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New Sony Full Frame Sensors
Looks like we have confirmation on three new Sony full frame sensors! These should be next generation hybrid af sensors and I can’t wait to see how they do in the real world.
The Latest courtesy of SAR:
The first camera suing the new sensor should be the NEX-FF!
What is Hasselblad Doing?
I have no idea honestly, but this latest creation that is making an internet sensation is called the “Steller”. Hasselblad, if your not familiar, is known for making top of the line medium format cameras that go for about $20-40,000 US. See the image to the right of the H4-200ms! First they decided to launch the “Lunar” which appeared to be a total failure in my opinion.
Unlike the crazy expensive Lunar model, which was basically a $7000 Nex Clone, the Steller is a Sony DSC-RX100 clone 🙂
Yup, they took the other Sony camera that is a huge success and put a really fancy skin on it. So, I do believe a few of these cameras will sell to the trendy type folks that have a few extra pennies to spend on gadgets like this. You know the type of people I’m talking about, and nothing against them, but this is just silly.
Anybody thinking rationally however, would buy the RX100 or the RX100 II instead. I must admit the grip looks pretty cool and most likely works well, but they do make aftermarket grips for the Sony RX series, so again it doesn’t make sense.
The Hasselblad steller is rumored to cost anywhere from ~$1500-$3000 US, but we shall see how that turns out. I think the price is still to be determined based on the feedback/ buzz on the web. Especially since the last media frenzy over the Lunar. I wonder if they sold even one of those cameras?
Check out the ” Hasselblad Steller”
If you’re the type that always wanted a camera with the name Hasselblad on it, but could only dream of it, then this dressed up Sony RX100 is for you, and it’s styling is quite interesting to say the least 😉
My buddy Sam over at samdcruzphotography.com, also did a nice write-up/ summary on the Hasselblad camera madness. Check it out below and thanks for sharing the link Sam.
All the Links You Want and Need!
Below you will find pre-order links to the latest Sony gear, links to Sony rebate pages, links to other killer deals, and links to my Sony Guide pages that will help you find reviews and gear in an organized fashion that makes sense 😉 The RX100II is scheduled to ship on July 26th, and the RX1R the 31st per BHPhoto.
- Pre-Order the Sony RX1R @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Pre-Order the Sony RX100II @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Pre-Order the Sony 50mm f/1.4 CZ Lens @ BHPhoto
- Sony Nex Deals Page @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Sony Alpha Deals Page @ Amazon
- Save $200 on the Sony 70-400mm G lens @ BHPhoto
- Zeiss Touit 32mm and 12mm are In Stock @ BHPhoto
- Tamron Lens Rebate Page @ BHPhoto
- Sigma Lens Rebate Page @ BHPhoto
- Save up to $100 on select Sony A-Mount Lenses @ Amazon
- Pre-order the New Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Zoom for Sony A-Mount @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Buy a Sony Camera and Save $200 on the Sony 18-135mm Zoom Lens @ Amazon
- Save $25 on the quality Manfrotto BeFree Compact Tri-pod System – @ BHPhoto
- Deep Discounts on Open Box and Used Camera Gear @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Top Printer Deals @ Amazon
- Need a camera bag? Check out this article >>
- Back to School Deals in Camera and Photo @ Amazon
- Adobe Lightroom 5 @ BHPhoto | Amazon | Adobe
- New Google+ Sony Fan Page >>
- Sony E-Mount Lens Guide
- Sony A-Mount Lens Guides
- Sony Nex Camera Guide
- Sony Alpha Camera Guide
- Sony Cyber-Shot Camera Guide
- Sony Nex Camcorder Guide
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