Sony QX10 and QX100 announced

As we expected, Sony announces their latest innovative attachable-lens : Sony QX10 and QX100

Sony QX 10 - 100

Full press release:

http://presscentre.sony.eu/Content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=8804&NewsAreaID=2&ClientID=1

Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lens-style cameras turn your smartphone into a power-packed specialist camera

 

  • Links with your phone via Wi-Fi, shoots fabulous photos
  • NFC for easy one-touch connection
  • Get better-looking pictures with high resolution sensor, optical zoom, Optical SteadyShot and manual controls
  • Shoot from any angle then frame scenes and adjust settings on your phone’s touchscreen
  • A perfect partner for new Xperia™ Z1 and other Android and iOS smartphones

 

The number of digital photographs shot on smartphones continues to increase. Now Sony launches two new products that dramatically increase the quality of these shots, uniting the creative power of a premium camera with the convenience of your smartphone.

Now you can shoot and share fabulous photos and HD video using your phone, with image quality and creative options to rival a premium standalone camera. The Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lens-style cameras are a perfect partner for the new Xperia™ Z1 and other smartphones – transforming your mobile into a power-packed camera.

It’s a dream come true for anyone who loves their smartphone, but wants the photo quality that only a dedicated camera can deliver. And whilst they look like lenses, the DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 are complete cameras in their own right.

The DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 attach in a moment with the supplied smartphone attachment that fits several popular smartphone models (width 54-75mm/max. thickness 13mm). Connection to your phone is made via Wi-Fi and the latest version of Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application. Linkage is even simpler for NFC smartphone owners, with easy one-touch connection made without any complicated settings.

Then you’re all ready to start snapping… and explore a whole new world of creative imaging possibilities. Use your smartphone’s large, bright screen as a real-time viewfinder; fire the shutter, start/stop movie recordings, and adjust settings like shooting mode, zoom and Auto Focus area. Also use the phone’s screen to share the memories instantly via any of your usual phone apps.

You don’t even need to have the phone and camera attached. Place Cyber-shot™ exactly where you want it, and fire the shutter direct from your mobile – it’s perfect for grabbing high-angle shots or self-portraits.

Weighing just 105g (with battery and Memory Stick Micro), the Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX10 partners an 18.2 effective megapixel Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with a high-quality Sony G Lens. Boasting a powerful 10x optical zoom range, it’s great for power-packed close-ups of people, fun-filled events and distant landmarks that are just not possible without a dedicated zoom lens. Built-in Optical SteadyShot combats camera shake, keeping handheld pictures and videos steady and blur-free, even in low-light conditions.

The Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX100 features a large 1.0-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with 20.2 effective megapixels. You’ll really see the difference with sumptuous, ultra-low noise images – even indoors or at dusk when many cameras and camera phones struggle. It’s simple to frame shots and tweak camera settings like aperture control and exposure compensation and photo/video record mode on your smartphone’s big touchscreen. And there’s far more creative control than you’d ever get with your phone’s regular camera, enabling the user to capture beautifully background defocussed shots. Everything’s easily accessible, with extra dedicated keys for fingertip control of zoom and shutter release on the camera body. It’s teamed with a wide-aperture Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 3.6x optical zoom with Optical SteadyShot, giving all the picture quality you’d expect from a premium pocket camera.

The powerful BIONZ processor in the DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 refines your image for beautifully natural, detail-packed stills and HD video. Superior Auto helps get the best from any scene, automatically recognising dozens of different shooting conditions and adjusting camera settings to suit. As an extra refinement, the DSC-QX100 sports a dedicated control ring for camera-like adjustment of manual focus and zoom.

Accessory options include a soft carrying case[1] and dedicated camera attachment case[2] for a perfect fit with latest models from Sony Mobile including the brand new Xperia™ Z1.

The new Cyber-shot™ DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 from Sony are available to pre-order from sony.co.uk now. They’re on general sale in Europe from the end of September 2013.

Sony QX100 and QX10 video leaked

Interesting video ad on the new Sony QX100 and QX10 with attacheable lens has leaked on Youtube. You can watch how it’s super fun and easy to use the tool for photography. Super cool.. this is going to be a hit. Sony will soon announce these lenses in a few days, stay tune.

Some rumors about it :

  •  these lenses will be called ExpressOn
  • DSC-QX10 : 1″ sensor, zeiss lens
  • DSC-QX100  : 1/2.3-inch sensor and 10x optical zoom
  • sync with your smartphone via WIFI
  • battery included

First Sony Alpha 99 Video Review

Here’s the 10 minutes of first review of the new Sony Alpha 99.

The sony Alpha 99 is the new successor of Sony’s A900 DSLR , featuring 24.3 MP full-frame image sensor, a unique dual phase-detect AF system and plenty of innovative features.

The price ??? US$2800 for Body-Only option. The camera should be available in market this November 2012.

Sony A77 and A65 Firmware Update

Sony just released firmware updates for their latest SLT camera , Sony A77 and A65.  Version 1.03 will add support for external macro flash, improve response time on some operation and other minor improvement. The updates can be downloaded from Sony website , available in Windows and Mac format.

  1. Support flash control function for Micro Twin Flash Kit, HVL-MT24AM.
  2. Improved response time of the following operation,
    – Switching the screen mode between the LCD monitor and the electronic viewfinder
    – Front and Rear control dial
    – Fn button control
  3. Other functional improvement.

Download updates:

SLT-A65
Ver.1.03 (Windows) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474564
Ver.1.03 (Macintosh) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474599

SLT-A77
Ver.1.03 (Windows) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474591
Ver.1.03 (Macintosh) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474605

NA-NEX5N Housing for Sony NEX5N

Nauticam just announced new underwater housing for Sony NEX5N , Sony NEX5 successor. It has depth rating of 100m, weight about 1.7lbs. Available for shipping in October 15th for $1650.

Features

  • 100m depth rating
  • All camera controls are available
  • body : solid aircraft grade aluminium
  • comfortable rubberized ergonomic handgrip
  • optical flash connectors

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Looks like a DSLR huh ?

More details at NauticamUSA website

DxOMark score: Sony NEX5N vs NEX-C3

DxOMark just finished their test on the new Sony NEX5N and not surprisingly, the results are better than the Sony NEX-C3. Sony NEX5N gives better image quality for portrait, landscape and sports photography. Although, i think , the differences are barely noticeable.

Sony NEX5N is now In-stock at Amazon.com , for $700 !

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Sony A77 Stock Status September 2011

Great news for people who are waiting for Sony A77. The camera is now in-stock at DigitalRev , available from £989 ( Body Only ) . Also available in several bundles with accessories. Visit DigitalRev to take a quick look ( or buying )

sony-a77-instock-digitalrev

meanwhile, US online stores still doesnt have the camera in-stock yet

Sony NEX7 Sample Images

Powered with new and better 24 megapixels APS-C sensor, the Sony NEX7 is surely able to gives high quality photos even in dim light situations. It’s Sony ! their sensors are being used in the latest Nikon’s DSLR , Nikon D7000 and D5100. As you may probably know , DxOMark sensor scores for both camera is pretty impressive , comparable to those full-frame professional DSLRs.

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Sony NEX7 Sample Images

  • None so far , will updated if there is new samples

Pre-order Sony NEX7

Surprise ..surprise ! the Sony NEX7 is hot seller on Amazon. check

Sony A77 Hands-On Review Videos

Sony A77 hands-on review videos. Tip me if you know more , especially the good ones :)

First look review from Charles Michel 

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