In this news round up we have some exiting stuff coming from the Sony folks! New cameras, New lenses, and New technology all coming in 2012!
For starters courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors I found out, Sony officially gave the go ahead on developing there “prototype” AE Mount Hybrid camera. Here is what we know so far:
– Full Frame sensor believed to be the new 36mp model sold to Nikon
– AE Hybrid mount allowing for both Nex and ALpha lenses
– will shoot in crop factor mode with the Nex lenses
I made this “AE Hybrid Mount” up in Photoshop thinking it will look something like this:
In addition to this new hybrid camera we have all sorts of New goodies coming from Sony in the very near future.
January: New Sony compact cameras
February-March: New NEX camera ad lenses. As you know the original Sony roadmap showed three new lenses for 2012. I can guarantee you that the roadmap changed…in better! There will be more lenses than expected and one-two new pancakes too.
April-Mai-June: More new NEX camera and lenses + high end compact camera + new NEX camcorder + the new A99 camera. If the roadmap didn’t change because of the Thai flood the A99 with 24 Megapixel should be announced around that time. And it will come with a bunch of new lenses (high-end wide angle zoom, high end tele zoom, new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 and the 500mm f/4.0).
August-September: It’s Photokina time and the biggest news could be the new high end FF camera with 36 Megapixel and the sort of hybrid AE mount NEX-7 alike fullframe camera. There will be again new NEX and Alpha lenses.
In general the big new technologies in 2012 will be the Fuji organic sensor, Sony new 36 Megapixel sensor, Olympus new viewfinder and Global shutter (Sony/Panasonic).
Sony Senser Technology:
Courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors:
The same patent describes also how Sony wants to increase the number of Megapixels without to lose image quality. It’s the “foveon” alike approach. It’s not the first time we see such a patent:
“In order to realize the high sensitivity, there has been proposed one where a chalcopyrite based compound semiconductor film such as a CuInGaSe2 film with high light absorption coefficient is used in the photoelectric conversion unit (for example, refer to Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publications No. 2007-123720).
In addition, there has been proposed a “lamination type” where photoelectric conversion units for respective colors are laminated and disposed in a depth direction perpendicular to an imaging surface, instead of disposing the photoelectric conversion units which selectively sense light beams of respective colors in a direction along the imaging surface. In the “lamination type,” each pixel senses not only light of one color but also light of plural colors. For this reason, a light sensing surface is extensively formed and thus use efficiency of light can be improved, thereby improving sensitivity (for example, refer to Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publications No. 2006-245088).”
Nex-7 flying on a helicopter??
This is so cool and definitely worth watching. I need one of these!! It’s only about 3 minutes long and courtesy of quadrocopterllc:
I’m also currently working on my In Depth Alpha 580 Review, and it’s looking good 🙂 I should have it done in the next few days, so look out for that!
That is about it for the news worth reporting 😉 Please let me know if you see anything else out their and I will certainly post it!!
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