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SonyAlpharumors reports about a new entry level (A5?) Full frame camera that could cost 799 Euro only. It's not science fiction. There is also a Sony patent (image on top) showing the cam.

Leicarumors reports about a new Full Frame Monocrhome camera with 24MP CMOS sensor coming in February

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  • January 09, 2015 00:01, Mike F said:

    I can understand Sony wanting to make their FF bodies available to more people considering some may have been excluded with the A7 price tag. However, will an extensive library of excellent quality and affordable FF lenses be made available? The c...

  • January 08, 2015 10:41, Mk.82 said:

    No need at all.

    Take example a Olympus PEN E-PM2 and those are perfect by body size for small size. Then get a Olympus VF-4 viewfinder and the camera turns even better than most DSLR cameras because you gain a height to viewfinder so your no...

  • January 08, 2015 08:28, JLo said:

    FF Sony would be great if it was like a6000 shape but scaled up. Must have viewfinder built in and flash and hot shoe to be No 1.

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic confirmed they will announce new products on January 5th. But there will be almost certainly no new mirrorless system (photo)camera. They will announce new TV's camcorders and maybe compact and fixed lens cameras.

Samsung may be the only exception. There is a new NX400 (or NX500) coming soon. We just don't know yet if it will be announced at CES or CP+.

The brand new 5 axis stabilized Sony A7II is now in Stock in USA stores at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Sony US.

And it will ship next week in Sony Europe stores like Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.

There are many reviews out there about the camera and the interesting info are:

1) It uses a completely different tech from the Olympus E-m1 5 axis stabilization. This because the Olympus version cannot work with the much larger sensor. And it would be too noisy and overheated

2) Manual third party lenses with no electronic contacts only get access to the 3 axis stabilization. This because Sony doesn't know where the exact focal point is.

3) The A7II start up time is much faster. And so is autofocusing (about 30% faster than on the A7).

 

Tomorrow the new Sony A7II will ship in USA too at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore. So how good is the camera some of you have or will own soon?

Just check out the video on top to hear Chris and Jordan's opinion. And if you find some more spare time also read the hands-on impression at Luminous Landscape!

 

Finally you can have it:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).

EU preorders: Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

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  • November 27, 2014 14:11, tecnoworld said:

    Thx for your post!!

  • November 27, 2014 12:12, Coenie Goosen said:

    Good day! An avid follower but my first post. I want to comment on what "tecnoworld" stated about US vs Euro pricing. Indeed, sales tax on US pricing differs or are indeed low or absent depending on the state, however, and please correct me if I ...

  • November 26, 2014 22:02, fortran said:

    You pay at the moment of the purchase, but the taxed price is not advertised (is usually shown at the checkout). The sales tax changes from state to state, and some states do not even have it.

Sometimes leaked images create quite a buzz even when it's clear those are fakes :)

This is an image emerged from chinese forum. It's hoe somebody rendered the professional A9 that is coming for real in February. I really don't think the A9 will look like that :)

There are even some funny specs added:

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  • November 25, 2014 16:48, Markus B. said:

    I would welcome this kind of body - it is very close to my ergonomic Lumix GH4, but equipped with a much bigger sensor!

  • November 24, 2014 19:03, Seaway said:

    huh.. looks like someone really put some efforts in making this image and translated the text from chinese back into japanese... But a 1:2 ratio sensor could be interesting ;)

November 20, 2014

Sony A7II announced!

Sony Japan announced the A7II! And it will cost around $1,500 and ship on December 5 already!

It has an amazing fast hybrid AF and the Olympus "Borrowed" 5 axis stabilization!

 

 

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  • November 26, 2014 00:28, Zhixian Chong said:

    Nice one sony... you have release more body then lens till now...

  • November 25, 2014 22:03, tecnoworld said:

    Sorry, my bad, it was the guy of luminous landscape who said that! Anyway I guess the only pros using samsung will be those getting one for free. And I think that none of those would spend a penny on nx otherwise.

  • November 24, 2014 23:20, Iznogoud said:

    Of course this true for most serious or not so serious photographers... Samsung is just beginning to launch the NX line, would you expect anyone to ditch their system and buy Samsung? Isn't that stating the obvious? On a side note, the Imaging Re...