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The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol F. Roullard and Brian Matsumoto that delves into the features and capabilities of the Sony NEX-7.

“It guides you through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with suggestions and tips for setup according to various shooting styles.”

The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $18.43 from Amazon.com.

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The Sony Store has several pre-Black Friday deals on Cyber-shot, NEX and Alpha cameras that run from Nov. 18 through Nov. 21. Check them out below. [click to continue…]

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Sony 300mm

B&H has the Sony 300mm f/2.8G II lens for Sony Alpha shooters in stock and now shipping.  You can find it here at B&H Photo.

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Sony A99

Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?

Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much.  I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).

Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup.  According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.

What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor?  Is that too much?  Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?

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Sony A99

The Sony A99 is a 24.3MP full frame DSLR that packs a punch on both the still image and video capture side of things.  The A99 is capable of capturing still images at 10 fps in full 24.3MP resolution.

The camera sports a new AF system that combines a standard 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensors and a new 102-point AF sensor that overlays the main image sensor. [click to continue…]

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Sony Alpha A99

Additional leaked images of the upcoming Sony A99 reveal the absence of built in flash and a traditional ISO hot shoe.  As a refresher, the A99 is rumored to feature a full frame 24.3MP CMOS image sensor and capture 1080/60p AVCHD video.

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