Sonyhuge announcement, and Nikons huge disappointment!

First of all. Nikon didn’t announce anything special yet. Juts normal Coolpix cameras. But Sony really made my day! See here:

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Previews and Reviews

Sony A77 hands-on images from Singapore event.
Sony NEX-7 preview with video on Engadget.
Sony NEX-5N video preview by Engadget.
First VG-20 video preview on youtube.
HOT! Sony NEX 5N preview at ThePhoBlographer.
Sony NEX-5N preview at Dpreview.
HOT!!! And here is the NEX-7 video: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m6QSS5UVQ2CB2/?tag=

Image samples

Youtube-Vimeo

First VG-20 video preview on youtube.

Highlights

Engadget says: “We love the 24.3 megapixel sensor, but the camera’s OLED viewfinder is the star of the show.

Links to Press release

Sony announcement at Digitalcamerainfo.
Sony NEX-7 at Dpreview.
Sony NEX-5N at Dpreview.
The new Sony A and E-mount lenses at Dpreview.
A picture of the press release on US Today (Click here).

Social Media (and reactions)

Live Sony event tweets by JVS on Twitter.
SAR group on Google+ and Facebook

Preorder the new stuff!

Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A77 body only at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A65 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A65 body only at Amazon (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 body only at Amazon (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 16-50mm A-mount at Amazon (Click here).
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here).
Sony 55-210mm E-mount at Amazon (Click here).

 

A biggers sisther of the Pentax Q coming soon?

As you know there always have been rumors about two different Mirrorless systems coming from Pentax. The first was the Pentax Q with tiny sensors. According to Quesabesde (Click here) there is a good chance that soon pentax will announce the second mirrorless system with ASP-C sensor. This is a bit a suprirsing news because after the beeing acquired by Ricoh most would have expected that a direct Ricoh GRX competition would no more come from the Pentax division.

First Samsung 16mm image samples and new Samsung NX200 mockup.


The SamsungImaging website (Click here) posted the very first image samples taken with the new 16mm f/2.4 pancake. Anyway, it’s to early to give a final judgment about the optical quality. And DSLRmagazine (Click here) wrote the very first preview with all four new Samsung lenses (16mm, 60mm macro, 85mm portrait lens and 18-200mm zoom). As you know you can already preorder the Samsung pancake at BHphoto (Click here).

And according to Redcrow the NX200 wood mockup you can see at SLRclub (Click here) looks very close to the real NX200!

The proof: NX200 coming within one month (According to korean RRA)


The Korean Radio Research Agency registered the Samsung NX200 camera. Usually it means the camera will be on market soon (in Korea). That is the very first bulletproof evidence the NX200 is real. According to our sources the camera should be announced around September the 5th. The same agnecy registered the 16mm f/2.4 lens. No surprise here, you can already preorder it on BHphoto (Click here).