Sony LA-EA2 NEX Camera to Alpha Lens Adapter, Includes Translucent Mirror

Sony LA-EA2 Adapter

A leaked diagram of the second-generation NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter, dubbed the LA-EA2 (rolls off the tongue, don’t it?), will apparently include a translucent mirror that also appears to incorporate a phase detection AF sensor for fast and precise AF acquisition on the upcoming NEX-7 and NEX-5N.

The current LA-EA1 NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter is rather sluggish for AF acquisition on compatible models; however, it lacks any mechanical AF optimization.

[via Photo Rumors]

More Sony A77, NEX-7 and NEX-5N Leaks

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

It looks like several of Sony’s new cameras have surfaced in leaked product images.

Above, you can see the Sony NEX-7, NEX-5N, A77 Battery Grip, Sony 16-50mm lens, Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens and NEX E-mount 55-210mm lens.

Sony is expected to launch the following cameras and lenses on or around August 24: [Read more...]

Sony A77 and A65 Details and Images Surface

The road to the eventual release of the Sony A77 has been a long one – with Sony gradually revealing more info about the camera, including mockups and rough specifications.  As we draw closer to an official launch of the A77 later this summer, more and more info is working its way through the rumor mill.

Below is the latest image to surface for the Sony A77 and the A65 SLT Alpha models. [Read more...]

Sony A35 Continues Translucent Mirror Trend

The Sony A35 is the latest translucent mirror camera.  Following in the footsteps of Sony’s A33 and A55 cameras, the A35 signals Sony’s commitment to the fast-focusing, live view format.

The A35 sports an APS-C sized 16.2MP CMOS sensor and offers the ability to capture AVCHD 1080i HD video.  The A35′s sensitivity range goes up to a ISO 25600 – an impressive spec for an entry-level camera. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm Macro Lens & F20S Flash Announced

The Sony NEX-C3 is a follow-up to last year’s NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras.  Based on the feature set and price point, the NEX-C3 appears to serve as more of a direct replacement for the NEX-3.

The NEX-C3 offers a 16.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 720p HD video.  The NEX-C3 covers a broad sensitivity range of ISO 200-128000 and is capable of capturing images at a frame rate of 5.5 frames per second. [Read more...]

Sony A35 and NEX-C3 Announcement on June 3

It looks like the über-leaky new Sony cameras will be showing up in a couple of weeks if Photo Rumors‘ sources are right.  June 3 is the slated date for the new A35 SLT camera, which replaces the Sony A33.

Alongside the new SLT (translucent mirror camera), Sony is expected to launch its next NEX camera – the Sony NEX-C3, which sports an articulating LCD and a tiny body.  The new (and also leaky) 30mm f/3.5 E-mount lens and NEX flash should debut on June 3 as well.

Check out the leaked pics of the new Sony gear below. [Read more...]

Sony A55 Review

The Sony A55 is the next big step for Sony, which busted onto the scene with the A300 and A350 DSLRs almost 3 years go with their fast live view autofocus.  The A55′s live view autofocus is a step above pretty much everything else on the market, including Sony’s prior models.  And that, is the biggest and best feature on the A55.

The A55 has a 16.2MP CMOS sensor for high-res stills and also captures full 1920 x 1080 HD video.  As an entry-level DSLR, the A55 delivers solid results in both categories. [Read more...]

Sony HVL-F43AM Flash Announced

Sony added a prosumer-level external flash to its lineup last week.  The new flash features the same “Quick Shift Bounce” rotation as found the the flagship HVL-F58AM flash.  It has guide number of 43 and offers 22 increments of power adjustments between full and down to 1/128 power – all in 1/3 stops – and is powered by 4 AA batteries.

The HVL-F43AM is slated for release later this Summer for around $350.

Full specs and more images below. [Read more...]

Sony A77 Announcement in July, Shipping October?

More word of the Sony A700-replacement is trickling out.  This time, SonyAlphaRumors cites “trusted sources” that confirm a July announcement for the Sony A77 translucent mirror camera and an October 6, 2011 ship date for the camera.

While none of this is set in stone, it correlates with earlier statements from Sony that we’ll get a Summer 2011 announcement for the camera.  Additionally, previous info from Sony indicates that the A77 (if that is in fact the new camera’ s name) is expected to be released alongside a new kit lens and prosumer-grade speedlight. [Read more...]