In this article I wanted to go over some of the latest Sony news and rumors including a killer Q&A interview with Sony’s Mark Weir and some info on the New Nex-7n!!
I also wanted to catch up with you guys on the reviews front and what is happening in that department 😉 I plan on getting the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 50X mega zoom bridge style camera, and a bunch of lenses to try on my Nex-6!!You may wonder why the dsc-hx300?? Well, it has a 50x Zeiss lens, and it’s a Sony camera!! I really want to play with it as I’m a hardcore camera enthusiast Geek!! I totally admit it, you got me 🙂
I also received some really nice Nex-6 accessories courtesy of Lovecases!! What did they send?? I got the Toma Nex-6 Half Case, and a Toma Wrist-Strap!! Both look like high quality items for a very affordable price point! I will be reviewing those Toma Products as soon as I finish the Sony E-Mount 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens Review I’ve been working on the past few days 😉 Stay tuned for that later today or tomorrow!!
Vizelex RhinoCam for Sony NEX E-Mount Cameras
FotoidioxPro.com also came out with an insane apparatus that basically turns the Nex camera system into a 140mp digital back that mounts to a killer lens!! It goes for about $500 US and that is not bad at all in my opinion!!
Check this out if you haven’t seen it already 😉
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Sony Nex-7n Specs and Release Date – Re-Dated
Anybody who is a fan of Sony rumors should knows that SonyAlphaRumors.com is the place to go!! Andrea runs things over there, and he’s been posting snippets of info about the Nex-7n for weeks, but just posted some specs and release date info that you need to see!!
Got some more bits about the future NEX-7n. Still not 100% sure about the specs yet but I think we are very close
This are some features of the new camera:
– New 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with 1/2 stop improvement and increased dynamic range
– 3, 8 Million dot EVF
– Hybrid Contrast and Phase Detection AF
– Tri Navi design reviewed
– Focus Peaking will be much improved with choice of colors
– Wifi, but no GPS on board.
– Same size and form factor of the current NEX-7 but with a minor redesign
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So what do you think?? Is the Nex-7n what you have been waiting for?? Let Sony know by voting below!!
Q&A With Sony’s Mark Weir
Courtesy of ImageResource, we have an excellent Q&A Interview with Sony’s Mark Weir!! Really nice job with the interview Dave Etchells, and thanks for getting some of the most pressing questions and concerns addressed for us Sony Camera enthusiasts 😉 Clearly Sony is leading the way in several areas and a lot of things were clarified and acknowledged. It’s nice to know that Sony is listening!
Below are a few of my favorite Q&A exchanges
MW: I think that the position of the majority of the manufacturers is very much the same. As sensor technology evolves, the RAW format often needs to evolve to embrace what new sensor technology can do. To create a universal RAW file that all sensor manufacturers would adhere to may limit the opportunities of what we can be achieved.
Are there advantages to universal standard? Sure, and those manufacturers that have accepted universal standards would suggest that those advantages are most important. But I believe that all we have to do is take a look at the evolution of sensor technology over the last 3 or 4 years and we can see things that we couldn’t have even imagined that far ago. So I would think that unless and until someone creates a universal standard that could anticipate everything that sensor technology could achieve as it evolves, it would be difficult to imagine that such a universal standard would be adopted by all sensor manufacturers and camera manufacturers.
DE: Ah – you’re saying the LSI is more hardwired and that’s handling a lot of very high-speed work. You count that as part of the processing power. So, in reality, the A99 does have two processors, one just happens to be an LSI chip.
DE: The NEX doesn’t use sensor-shift. I guess the issue there was just the depth: you had such a shallow envelope to work with there that it wasn’t really practical to fit in a sensor-shift mechanism?
MW: Well, I think that the decision to use optical-shift instead of sensor-shift in NEX was based on the intention to miniaturize the camera body. And if you look at the size of NEX, particularly from in the depth dimension, you can see that with 18 mm from flange to sensor and then there’s very little room from the sensor to the back of the camera, yes, there just wasn’t room.
DE: How is the other end of the market with interchangeable-lens cameras? Mirrorless cameras were an immediate hit in Japan, but initially faced much slower growth in the U.S. and Europe. These cameras seem to finally be catching on in the U.S. What’s that trend look like, and what’s the balance between mirrorless and DSLRs?
MW: We are very aware of the balance between mirrorless and digital SLRs; we track it quite frequently. Obviously, mirrorless growth is greater than that of DSLR growth on a unit basis. And as a result, mirrorless continues its upward climb as a percentage of the total interchangeable-lens camera business. Obviously, the growth rate is not as quick as it was in other areas, such as Asia. But at the same time, the growth is steady. The next challenge for the mirrorless camera industry is to attract another kind of buyer because the initial adoption of mirrorless cameras, at least in the U.S., appears to be from consumers who were already familiar with interchangeable-lens photography. The real opportunity for mirrorless cameras is to capture the interest of first time interchangeable-lens camera buyers, and to present mirrorless as an attractive alternative to DSLRs.
That is it for now, and thanks for checking in!! Please feel free to fire away in the comments area below if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this article or whatever. Also, be sure to check out the growing Forum >>
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