Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Latest Sony News

Sony UK Announces Live Q&A on Facebook | Photography Blog
Sony UK is having a webchat today at 7:30pm BET (that's 2:30pm EST) with their photography expert Paul Genge. You need a Facebook account to friend them at: Sony UK - Facebook

Sony A77, NEX-7, VG20 and NEX 5N video modes – new information | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Andrew Reid reports that there's a recording limit on the cameras of 29 minutes per clip in AVCHD mode even NTSC. This is reportedly a technical issue (overheating?!)

Which new Sony to get – or wait for Canon? | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Meanwhile, he's giving serious thought to getting an NEX-5n.

Hands-On With a Pre-Production A77 and Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 Lens
| Luminous Landscape
A first impressions review. Note the comment about rolling shutter:
Though I know that I promised not to discuss image quality in this pre-production review, I have to mention one thing that I noticed while shooting some test video. There is much less visible rolling shutter with this camera than I've seen before. If this holds true with a full production camera then DSLR video makers are going to be all over this camera like a kid with a bowel of strawberry jello.

Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 DT SSM SAL1650 Review | SLRGear
A review of one of the lenses is up already:
The Sony 16-50mm ƒ/2.8 DT presents itself as a capable walk-around zoom lens; mated with the newer A65 or A77 bodies, which appear to correct its slight issues with chromatic aberration, the combination works to produce excellent photographs.

B & H has a writeup about the camera, and both options lised, but no pre-ordering yet:
NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens HD Handycam Camcorder (Body Only) [$1,599.99]
NEX-VG20H Interchangeable Lens HD Handycam Camcorder (with Lens) [$2,199.99]

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