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 Post subject: New Sony rumor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:31 pm 
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I found this on the Photorumors.com site:

Danish photo magazine Zoom announced that they will have a review of a new Sony camera with HD video in their September edition. The latest Sony rumors (leaked on Sony’s website) point to a new Sony a500 and a550 cameras.
Just a reminder that it was the same Danish magazine that leaked the Sony a900 last year. If someone has read the article and has more info, please post a comment or contact me.

And this was mentioned in the reply:

The A800 rumor is wrong
I have a relative who has inside info - sorry, can’t disecose more:
Sony plans the following cameras in long term; it wants to have 10 models:
130 with HD video, only LCD, no EVF 14 MP 2010
260 with HD video 14 MP 2010
360 with HD video !4 MP 2010
400 with HD video 18 MP 2010
500 with HD video 14 MP 2009
550 with HD video 18 MP 2009
730 with HD video 18 MP 2010
800 with HD video 24 MP 2010
930 with HD video 30 MP 2011
1000 with HD video 30 MP - will combine video and photo function as has never been done before - revolutionary camera 2011


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:02 pm 
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The A5xx rumours have been going around for a while since the new low end was announced...

That list doesn't sound quite believable to me, but then again Sony has continuously been surprising people so who knows what they'll do.

Picking list points at random:

A5xx believeable. Before anyone cries about 18MP, in density that's about same as the common 43 standard 12MP so you can infer some characteristics from that.

A730 in 2010? Only if the A5xx completely takes over from the A700 performance. If not, it has to be this year.

A800 - how's it going to be different from A900 apart from the video?

A2-3-4xx - sounds like refresh of current. Nothing interesting there.

A130 - I can't imagine this one. If it is Alpha mount, it will have to have the space for the mirror (even if not fitted) so you don't save much space from not having the viewfinder. Thinking wildly, could they make a thin optical adapter so that Alpha mount lenses could be used at a shorter register than designed? A focal reducer combined with a smaller sensor might be possible, and you'd get something resembling micro43 on Alpha.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:26 pm 
Interesting....

When it comes to Video Sony is hard to top!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:32 pm 
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Well, they're playing catch up to the big two, and video isn't here yet... but I can't see technically why it can't be standard for everyone going forwards.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:47 pm 
*sigh* ..... Rumors Again?


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Rumours never went away... they only change over time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:55 pm 
Into more wishful thinking, of course.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:15 pm 
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@popo
I know that hte A5xx is old news :). But if Zoom Magazine has indeed a review of it in there next issue (september). We might see some new cameras pretty soon :D :D

As far as the list goes. I think the A130 is for real. I remember reading or seeing a interview with a Sony Rep. And he told that Sony was developing a no mirror/only lcd type of camera (much like m4/3)

A930, could be a upgraded A900, and the A1000 sounds a lot like the Red Scarlet / Red Epic system http://www.red.com/epic_scarlet/

The 730/800 would be nice if they were full frame


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 Post subject: alpha 800
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:07 am 
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Into more wishful thinking, of course.


I was hoping that the Alpha 800 rumor was real. I want to book a trip to Hawaii and would like to un-grade my camera before I go. I currently am using a Minolta 5D. I also have a family wedding in October and would also like to go to Utha for 10 or so days to see some parks I missed while out there two years ago.

Does anyone know of any Utha parks that are MUST see, besides Zion and Bryce?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:27 am 
In the northeastern corner of Utah, at the bottom of the L by the wyoming/colorado border theres a few areas really worth checking out - Flaming Gorge national/Green River area and Uintah/Cache national forest. but there are different parts within them. Definitely the best fishing in the state, also home of the highest peaks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:45 am 
i hope improved Jpeg motors are there in that new cam...


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 Post subject: Sony Alpha 800 Rumors
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:43 pm 
Anbesol wrote:
In the northeastern corner of Utah, at the bottom of the L by the wyoming/colorado border theres a few areas really worth checking out - Flaming Gorge national/Green River area and Uintah/Cache national forest. but there are different parts within them. Definitely the best fishing in the state, also home of the highest peaks.


Thanks for the advice, I retired to FL from NJ and miss the mountains, Utah is such a beautiful state.

I'm also hoping that Sony includes a "flip and tilt" screen to make it easier for us obese baby boomers (according to the national health organization) to get low and take pictures of our grandchildren and mountain streams without laying in the mud somewhere. It seemed when they first came out with it the "professional photographers" thought it was silly, but I see it is incorporated into many of the newer pro-dslrs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:48 pm 
Yes, Utah is great! I was born and raised there (not there now though). I try to make twice yearly trips to there, and 90% of the time those two places are at the top of the to-do list.

Those tilt/swivel LCD's were pointless for DSLR's right up until live-view was a DSLR feature. If I recall correctly, they were first introduced in the Minolta Dimage A200. Sony does however seem content with their single angle tilt screen, it would be nice of them to include the vari-angle type of tilt swivel screen.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:39 pm 
Anbesol wrote:
Yes, Utah is great! I was born and raised there (not there now though). I try to make twice yearly trips to there, and 90% of the time those two places are at the top of the to-do list.

Sony does however seem content with their single angle tilt screen, it would be nice of them to include the vari-angle type of tilt swivel screen.


I guess I couldn't ask for better Utah advice than from someone who was born and raised there!

I agree the "vari-angle" would be even better! I'm just hoping Sony releases an A700 up-grade before the end of this year!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:41 pm 
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I did see this on photorumors.com

"I got a tip about two new full frame Sony DSLRs coming out this August: one will be pro, above the current a900 model and another one that is suppose to be very cheap, under $1000. Full frame for under $1000? I don’t know… I am expecting more info on this rumor."


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