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More Leaked Images and details of QX10 and QX100 Smart-Shot Lenses

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We already published images, specification and price of QX100 and QX10 Smart Shot Lenses, Today Japanese weblog Digicame-info also confirmed the same info –> that QX10 has the same 1/2,3 inch 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and f/3,3-5.9 lens as the Sony WX150 compact camera and QX100 features same Lens and Sensor of Sony RX100 M2 Camera.

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1. QX100 and QX10 can be connected with any Android and iOS based Smartphone via WiFi and NFC.

2. Image can be stored directly in Smartphone vai WiFi or in Lens Memory.

3. You can shoot it with your hand, attached in a Tripod or with Smartphone.

4. The QX10 record HD at 30fps, MP4 format. QX100 records Full HD Videos in  1080/30p,  MP4 format. Can be recorded with low noise even in dark places.

5. Price of QX100 is approx $450 and Price of QX10 is $250.

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Sony Megazoom HX300 Announced - Features 50X Optical Zoom and 20Mp EXMOR Sensor

Sony Megazoom HX300 features newly developed Exmor R™ CMOS 20.4MP sensor, advance Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 50X zoom lens, Full HD Video recording 1920 x 1080 50p, Improved optical IS with second lens group shift and on the rear side we have 3.0-type, 921k dot XtraFine Display.

Continue reading Sony Megazoom HX300 Announced – Features 50X Optical Zoom and 20Mp EXMOR Sensor

Sony Announces RX100 - Large 1 inch Sensor and Bright F1.8 Lens

Sony RX 100Sony finally announces its pro compact camera RX100,it features Big 1 inch sensor, 4 times bigger than the conventional compact camera, a retractable Carl Zeiss ®Vario-Sonnar T*  F1.8 aperture zoom lens with a range of 30-108mm(3X optical zoom), you also get a choice to shoot images in any four aspect ratios – 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal) same as any DSLR offers you, new RX100 camera features a high-resolution 3-inch 1,229k dot Xtra Fine LCD™ display and also adds a new feature: WhiteMagic™ technology.

The Sony RX100 will cost your approx $650, available at stores from July.

Sony DSC RX 100

Pre-order / buy Sony RX 100 at Amazon || B&H Store

Major Features

  • 20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens
  • ISO 80-25600
  • Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom
  • Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display with WhiteMagic
  • Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture
  • Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF
  • Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode
  • Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both
  • Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash

 

Continue reading Sony Announces RX100 – Large 1 inch Sensor and Bright F1.8 Lens

Sony Announces DSC-TX200V, DSC-WX50 and DSC-WX70

Sony today announced three new cybershot camera, DSC-TX200V, DSC-WX50 and DSC-WX70.

Sony DSC-TX200V

Buy Sony TX 200V from Amazon

Sony DSC-TX200V – The Sony TX200V is a Ultra thin card-style touch-screen camera, the Sony TX200V features newly developed 18MP back-lit CMOS sensor, 5X optical Zoom with Optical Image stabilization, ISO range from 64 to 12800, In camera GPS, Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light conditions, WVGA-equivalent OLED touch screen, you can also grab 13.5MP stills while shooting 1080p60 video, the TX200V uses only Micro SD cards.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX200V

Sony DSC-TX200V Major Specification

  • 18.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom, 10x Digital Zoom
  • ISO 64-12800
  • Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.25 seconds in low-light (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions)
  • 3.3-inch Xtra Fine™ Tru-Black OLED wide touch-screen
  • Waterproof (up to 5m,16 feet), dustproof and freeze-proof (up to 14oF)
  • Video and Still shooting both, “Dual-Record”
  • In Camera GPS
  • Full HD Movie Shooting (1920×1080/60p)

The new WX70 and WX50 models each are equipped with a high-resolution 16.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, with the WX70 featuring a 3.0-inch 921k dot LCD touch-screen and the WX50 featuring a slightly smaller 2.7-inch LCD screen. TX200V, WX70 and WX50 cameras also offer image stabilization during video and still shooting.

Sony DSC- WX70 V Major Specification

  • 16.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom, 10x Digital Zoom
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 3.0-inch 921k dot LCD touch-screen
  • Video and Still shooting both, “Dual-Record”
  • Full HD Movie Shooting (1920×1080/60p)

Sony DSC- WX50 V Major Specification

  • 16.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom, 10x Digital Zoom
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • Video and Still shooting both, “Dual-Record”
  • Full HD Movie Shooting (1920×1080/60p)

A quick comparison review

Sony DSC-TX200V vs. Sony DSC-WX50 vs. Sony DSC-WX70

Sony TX200 vs Sony WX70 vs Sony WX50

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Sony A65 Recommended Lenses

List of recommended lenses for Sony A65 camera, read the article below and share your thoughts and question with us. A quick reminder to A65 features: Sony A65 feature same sensor as Sony A77 and NEX 7, the Alpha 65 features in body Image stabilization and ISO range from 100 to 16000, you get clear and sharp images even in low light shooting. Addtional features include Hand-held Twilight mode, The new processor captures captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six, it creates a single image with a reduction in noise equivalent to two additional steps of ISO sensitivity.
Buy Sony A65 from Amazon, Amazon UK B&H and Adorama.

Recommended all-purpose lens for Sony A65

Sony SAL18250 Alpha DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3
Recommended 18-250mm lens for Sony A77
A good upgrade over your kit lens, This lens covers a long range and you rarely need to change to another lens, AF is quite fast and images are sharp. the lens is highly recommended for travel / wedding / event photographers, the 18-250mm lens gives you a better option compared to buying a Sony Alpha camera with 18-55mm kit lens and 55-200mm.
The Good: Covers a wide range, image quality better than the kit lens, Drawback: Bit pricy.
Buy 18-250mm Alpha DT Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Recommended Zoom Lens for Sony A65

Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT (Budget Zoom Lens)
Sony 55-250mm Zoom Lens for Sony A77
The Sony 55-200mm lens is the most affordable telephoto zoom lens by Sony, 55-200mm have built-in Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) and features ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass to reduce chromatic aberration at telephoto extension.
The Good: Affordable and light weight, Drawback nothing bad here, you get same image quality as your kit lens.
Buy Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens (Budget Zoom Lens)
Zoom lenses for Sony A77
The 75-300mm features very less distortion and provides extra zoom range compared to 55-200mm, SONY 75-300mm Telephoto lens is priced well and will provide excellent performance.
The Good: Affordable, Nice image quality even at 300mm.
Buy Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Recommended Portrait Lens for Sony A65

Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens (Budget Portrait lens)
sony 50mm F1.8 Portrait Lens for Sony A77
The 50mm F1.8 gives excellent image quality, The 50mm F1.8 is the best affordable portrait lens from Sony. Good for low light and portrait shooting.
The Good: Affordable, sharp image, you get nice color and contrast with a nice blurred background(bokeh).
Buy Sony 50mm F1.8 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK


Recommended Macro Lens for Sony A65

Sony SAL30M28 DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM Macro (budget lens)
Sony 30mm Macro Lens for Sony A77The 30mm Budget Macro Lens from Sony, It take very sharp pictures with very nice and smooth blurred background. The 1:1 subject to projection size ratio gives life-size renditions of photographed elements.
The Good: Affordable Macro Lens, It take clear & Very sharp images with good color and contrast, highly recommended.
Buy 30mm F2.8 Lens from Amazon USA || Amazon UK

Sony A77 Firmware Problem

Sont A77 Firmware ProblemMany people across the globe reported that Sony A77 Firmware V1.02 contains lots of Bugs, Here are some of the most common signs that you may have a A77 with Firmware V1.02

  • Problem with AF point, The AF points of A77 disappear suddenly, to bring back the AF point back remove battery and restart the camera
  • Sony A77 take more than 3 to 10 sec to shutdown completely.
  • Problem in Aperture and Shutter setting, need to remove battery and restart the camera.
  • Problem with electronic level, displayed at top part of the LCD. Need to restart the camera to back to normal position.
  • Sony A77 hangs at 10fps mode, need to remove battery and restart the camera.

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According to SonyAlphRumors new Bionz processors are main the cause of problem

Alpha a77 has a revised set of new Bionz processors but the Firmware updates were for the older processors….There will be a major update to the firmware as soon as full testing is completed. This is going to delay US and Canada Distribution.

Sony A77

After a four-year wait and thousand of rumors Sony A77 finally announced today, Sony A77 features 2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Technology, the 24Mp APS-C Sensor captures up to 12 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 24.3 MP images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6-image layering, ISO 50-16000 sensitivity, In camera Image stabilization, HD movies with full manual control, OLED viewfinder with 2359K dots, Sony’s 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution and Built-in GPS.

The SLT-A77 is built for the real world with a magnesium alloy body that combines high strength with light weight. Ports, doors and controls are also weather-resistant for smooth operation under adverse conditions.

New in Sony A77
world’s first 24.3MP APS-C DSLR
World’s fastest shooting DSLR.
World’s first OLED viewfinder
World’s shortest release time lag of 0.05 sec
world’s first DSLR to offer a choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution.

Multi-Frame NR mode or sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode. Leverages the fast BIONZ processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second, and then combine the data. The result is one incredible single image that gets a cleaner result low light condition.

Pre-order Sony A77 at Amazon

Sony A77 Price and Stock Status

See more – Sony A77 Specification Comparison With Canon 60D and Nikon D7000