Sony NEX firmware update adds 3D Sweep Panorama

Press Release:

3D update for Sony’s NEX-5/NEX-3 cameras

Free firmware adds 3D Sweep Panorama shooting

London, 1st July 2010: A new firmware update brings the excitement of 3D shooting to the NEX-5/NEX-3 interchangeable lens cameras.

Available now for free download from the Sony Europe support site, the update adds several performance enhancements plus 3D Sweep Panorama. Unique to Sony, this exciting feature makes it easy to capture dramatic panoramic images in 3D with an extra-wide field of view.

Just press the shutter button and sweep the camera from side to side. The NEX-5 and NEX-3 shoot a high-speed burst of frames that are automatically combined inside the camera to create a seamless panoramic still image containing depth information. Sweep Panoramas can be enjoyed in 3D when the camera is connected to your 3D BRAVIA or any standards-compatible 3D TV.

The update also offers other enhancements for the NEX-5/NEX-3. These include:

  • Improvement of ‘normal’ 2D Sweep Panorama shooting;
  • Decreased power drain when the camera is switched off;
  • Quicker start-up in low-light conditions.

The update is only needed for NEX-5/NEX-3 cameras with Version 01 firmware currently installed. Cameras shipped with Version 02 firmware or higher are already updated with the new features. Owners can find out what firmware version they’re currently running by selecting [MENU]/[SETUP]/[VERSION]. Registered NEX-5/NEX-3 owners will be advised of the update via email.

Download the new firmware: http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/DSLR/DSLR.aspx

Kipon to release a huge ammount of different adapters for the NEX system!

The chinese company Kipon announced that “To meet the adapter demand for SONY new NEX series mirrorless camera,belowed models are under production currently,we anticipate all will be finished before July 16.
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Following adapters are going to be released:

L/M-NEX
L39-NEX
L/R-NEX
NIKON-NEX
NIKON G-NEX
SONY-NEX
MD-NEX
OM-NEX
PK-NEX
C-NEX
ALPA-NEX
CONTAX G-NEX
CONTAREX-NEX
M42-NEX
T2-NEX
ROLLEI-NEX
EXAKTA-NEX
FD-NEX
CONTAX/YASHICA-NEX
TILT NIKON-NEX
TILT M42-NEX
TILT CONTAX/YASHICA-NEX
TILT L/R-NEX

Sony NEX pushes the Mirrorless cameras share in Japan up to 30%.

In violet the ammount of mirrorless cameras sold and in blue the market share (May 31- June 6). Source: BCNranking (google english translation)

Sony NEX camera are now in Stock almost everywhere (like Amazon, BHphoto, Ritz) and they are pushing the mirrorless segment up to 29.9% (of the japanese market share)! The Sony NEX cameras do profit from the momentum (3 camera made it into the top-10 of the most sold DSLR cameras in japan) but also the $loc = $_SESSION[‘geoip’];

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UPDATED: Canon FD to NEX adapter on eBay!


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Now you can use a huge ammount of nice and cheap lenses like the:
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UPDATED: Pierre (a SonyAlphaRumors reader) asked the seller on ebay about other adapter he is planning to release, here is his answer :
thanks for the message… M42, PK sure… but not so soon… I will have: Canon EOS, FD, Leica M, M39, NIKON G (F) ready in a week…
Thanks Pierre for sharing the news!

Samsung NX100 leaked on Samsungs website!

Samsung is almost ready to launch the new NX100! We found the name of the camera on the Samsung website. There is not more information, but we already know that the NX100 will be a compact camera very similar to the $loc = $_SESSION[‘geoip’];

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