Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro SEL30M35 NEX lens review @ SLRgear

"The 30mm ƒ/3.5 Macro offers good results for sharpness, though it doesn't get to tack-sharp results no matter how far you stop it down. Wide open at ƒ/3.5 it has a generously sharp central region, marred only by slightly soft corners; stopping down helps a little bit with these, but even by . . . read more

Zeiss 24mm ZA vs 18-55mm OSS Lens @ FM forum

By "mco_970": I tested my kit lens at 18-55 versus the ZA 24 1.8 - setup was gorilla pod on car window, using self timer, and using AF to focus (sorry Herb). I did not check focus point manually because I hate MF'ing fly by wire lenses.  Too fiddly for me. These are from the RAW files, with whatever little bit of default sharpening LR applies (something like 25). . . . read more

Xperia ion is Sony’s fastest camera phone yet @ PMANW

“For photo enthusiasts, Xperia ion features a new Fast Capture innovation to make sure life’s unexpected moments are not missed,” Sony says. “The HD camera goes from standby mode to first shot in 1.5 seconds.” . . . read more

Lens Repair Data 2011 @ Lensrentals

It seems Sigma lenses tops out at bottom. Or bottoms up at the top? Anyway, that's not the whole picture:

"It may just be us, but during the last year we’ve had an amazing increase in the number of repairs that went straight back to the Service Center because the repair wasn’t made correctly. About one in 20 repairs had to be done over, far more than any previous year. . . . read more

Nikon J1 vs Sony NEX-C3 Review @ DigitalReview.ca

"A more direct competitor to the Nikon J1 is the Sony NEX-C3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The Sony NEX-C3 differs from the Nikon J1 in that it incorporates a larger APS-C type sensor, the same size found in Sony's Alpha SLR camera's like the SLT-A65, and approximately the . . . read more

Sony announces the first line of XQD memory cards

The XQD specification is based on the PCI Express® specification, which is capable of 2,5Gbps or faster  speeds and superb reliability. After the announcement by Nikon of its new flagship DSLR D4,  currently the only camera supporting the new format,  Sony unveils its new range of XQD memory cards.  . . . read more

Auto Focus Testing – Sony A77 vs Canon 5D Mark II in low light @ SonyAlphaLab

"Here’s what you need to know about the auto focus systems and aperture in order for this test to make sense. When slr’s or slt’s like the a77 are trying to focus, the aperture of the lens is always open to widest aperture until the shutter button is pressed. Then the camera then adjusts the aperture to whatever setting you have, and takes the picture.  This all happens in a micro-second as you would imagine. . . . read more

Sony posts interview with NEX-7 designers

"The path we took in NEX-7 design was hardly straight. All we had decided initially was that three dials would be used. This came from a desire to organize setting elements (for shutter speed, exposure, color balance, and so on) with a three-way control system and provide more immediate control and versatility when shooting. It was essentially our only beacon in design. With the trio of dials, and within the general framework of NEX design introduced for the NEX-5, we revisited the question of what DSLR . . . read more

Sony A77 SLT Digital Camera Review @ Buy-n-Shoot

Bit short but there's some good info in there.

"The last point on focussing is the Manual option. When focussing in Auto mode, within the viewfinder a small box highlights in green when the point of focus is reached, however Sony have cleverly used this to also assist in Manual mode. When manally focussing back and forth as you reach a sharp point the box turns green allowing the photographer . . . read more

Travel Zoom Shootout @ Imaging-Resource

"Smartphones have punched a hole in many product categories, not the least of which is the simple pocket digital camera. Still, one category of pocket digital camera that's not withered is the pocket long zoom, or travel zoom, and and quite a few players have joined the category in the last few years. As ubiquitous as they are, smartphone cameras can't pretend to zoom to even 3x optically, let alone compete with the 12-18x optical zooms we've gathered for our Travel-Zoom Shootout. . . . read more

Sony NEX-5N Review @ DPS

"Then I found a handy carrying routine was to heft the camera around by holding the largish lens barrel. All controls are located at the camera’s right end, which gave me some angst when, during a fumble-full night shoot, I crashed into one of the camera’s major faults: its right end is crowded with controls, so much that occasionally, when trying to fire the shutter, I hit the assignable ‘soft keys’ or the control wheel … so firing up the viewfinder menu!" . . . read more

2011 Mirrorless camera roundup @ Dpreview

FTA: "Several factors have combined to make the Beginners' class the most competitive of the Mirrorless camera market. The main one is the camera makers' belief that there is an un-tapped market of buyers who would like to get better pictures than their compact camera . . . read more

Sony NEX-7 review concluded @ Luminous-Landscape.com

Sony has really made a big hit with the NEX-7. Too bad about the production delays, oh, and the menu.

"At the risk of repeating myself, I'm going to say it again. The NEX-7 desperately needs user customizable settings. This is a sophisticated and complex camera, with a wide variety of special modes and settings. Switching between them, in part because of the poorly designed menus, is a frustrating process that is time consuming and requires a lot of . . . read more

Sony Alpha NEX-7 Review @ DCR

Here's another one from the mount of "more cameras than lenses" 
"The NEX-7's new Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor is the same physical size as that in the earlier cameras, but receives a healthy boost in resolution to 24.3 megapixels from just over 14 (the new NEX-3C and NEX-5N are up to 16 megapixels). That sensor produces a 1.5x crop factor in 35mm equivalents and is paired with Sony's latest generation BIONZ image . . . read more

Sony NEX-7 review @ Dpreview.com

E-system. the only mount in the world with more cameras than native lenses :) Too bad, since this camera is among the very best digital cameras produced, ever. From the review:

"When the NEX-7 was first announced, it looked as though Sony had gathered together a set of enthusiasts' wish lists . . . read more

Sony 50mm F1.8 E Mount review by Steve Huff

Native E-mount lenses beyond the kits are still a scarcity, here's Steve Huff taking this one through its paces:

"The lens in use feels good and light and is a joy to use. When I mounted it to the NEX-7 I realized that it was . . . read more

Sony SLT-A65 review @ Techradar

Sony (and others) still struggle with production after the flooding in Thailand, there are perharps more reviews than actual units of this nice cam:

"The A65's phase detection AF system performs admirably. Despite its scaled-back design in comparison . . . read more

Sony Alpha NEX-5N review @ Cameralabs.com

Sony has been on a winning streak this year, here's another star earned in its galaxy of awards:   "Literally the biggest thing in the NEX-5N's favour is its sensor, which boasts a considerably larger surface area, more

SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 for NEX (E-mount)

Seems SLR magic is developing a knack for the "fastest lens" mantra, here's their latest take on it:   Press Release  

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for NEX mount

The meager NEX lens line-up has is being enriched by this all-rounder by Tamron:   Press Release   Announcing the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011), Tamron's first high-power zoom for Sony's NEX-series

Sony and Nikon to slowly resume production in Thailand

While a huge chunk of Thailand remains under water, the affected companies contingency plans are in full swing.  Sony has relocated its many production line to another factory, and limited production has begun. A shortage of nex5/n is porobably to be expected. As for Nikon, things are a bit gloomier: A lot of shortages are expected for the holiday season, and the cost of the disaster has so far been

Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Sample Photos review at photodo

"The new Sony NEX E Mount 50mm portrait lens gives anyone who has the standard NEX E Mount kit lens (18-55mm), or the NEX E Mount 16mm pancake, the ability to take portrait photos with a wide f/1.8 aperture, for more out of focus backgrounds, and better subject seperation. . . . read more

Sony NEX 55-210mm OSS Zoom Lens Sample Photos

"The new Sony NEX E Mount 55-210mm telephoto zoom lens gives anyone who has the standard NEX E Mount kit lens (18-55mm), the next step up in telephoto zoom. With optical steady shot (image stabilisation), it should be possible to get sharp photos even when using the telephoto end of the lens."

Sony DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM review at photodo

"Sony's DT 50mm f/1.8 SAM lens boasts a smooth autofocus motor (SAM), bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and lightweight construction all for around £145. It is designed for Sony's range of APS-C DSLRs and so cannot be used on a full frame camera. The SAM focusing system is compatible with Sony's cameras that rely on the lens having a motor built in to focus, such as their NEX range of

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Sony HVL-F43AM flash review by Moht Sulhan

"The Sony HVL-F43AM comes with (A) the built-in bounce card and the (B) wide angle diffuser that keeps itself snuggly on the top part of the flash head. The bounce card is proportionally smaller compared to the one found on the Sony HVL-F58AM. The bounce card can be quickly deployed by sliding out the card and its bounce area adjustable by pushing the card back in as required.  The wide angle diffuser allows the flash to support wide angle  field of view of a 16mm lens." . . . read more

Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM review at photodo

"Sony's 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM lens is one of their line of professional quality lenses, sporting sturdy build quality and a fast silent focusing motor for a price tag of around £730, making it one of the most expensive 70-300mm lenses available at the moment. Here Gary Wolstenholme will investigate whether the performance and build of this lens justifies the high price tag.

This popular focal range is well catered for by third-party manufacturers with all of them offering lenses

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Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 review at photodo

:Sony's DT 16-105mm f/4.5-5.6 is a general 'walk about' lens that costs around £480 and covers popular focal lengths equivalent to a 24-157.4mm lens on a full-frame camera. Lenses like this tend to be a popular upgrade for those looking for a little more than their typical 18-55mm kit lens offers in terms of focal length. Having a larger zoom range like this also minimises the need to change lenses, . . . read more

Sony DT 30mm f/2.8 SAM Macro review at photodo

"Available for under £160, Sony's 30mm Macro will surely appeal to photographers on a budget who would like a lens to give them a good introduction to macro photography. It is only compatible with Sony SLRs that have an APS-C sized sensor such as the Alpha A230, A330, etc.

None of the third-party manufacturers currently offer a Sony-compatible macro optic comparable on price or specification at the moment. The nearest match is Sigma's 50mm f/2.8 macro lens, which costs . . . read more

Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM review at photodo

"Replacing Sony's 18-70mm as the standard kit lens bundled with their digital SLRs, the 18-55mm was released as a better quality replacement that is also more compact and lightweight. If you were to buy one on its own, as a replacement or an upgrade, it would set you back just under £130.For a few extra pennies - actually 600 extra pennies as it costs £190 - will get you Sigma's 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS, which has

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Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM review at photodo

"Replacing Sony's 18-70mm as the standard kit lens bundled with their digital SLRs, the 18-55mm was released as a better quality replacement that is also more compact and lightweight. If you were to buy one on its own, as a replacement or an upgrade, it would set you back just under £130.For a few extra pennies - actually 600 extra pennies as it costs £190 - will get you Sigma's 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS, which has . . . read more

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