Sony NEX-7R Coming Soon; Leaks Already Free-Flowing

Zeiss Lens for Sony NEX-7

Another interesting leak situation happened with Sony’s rumored NEX-7R, which is expected to serve as the replacement for the highly-regarded Sony NEX-7.

As noted by Sony Alpha Rumors:

New York fashion Photographer Clayton Nelson shared a couple of pictures he has taken “with the Sony NEX-7R, a new prototype APS sensor digital camera” (these are his own words).

The shared images have sinced been removed from Nelson’s Facebook account; however, there seems to be a lot coming together that makes this sound very legit.

Previous rumors suggested that the NEX-7 replacement would be unveiled in October 2013 (likely prior to PhotoPlus 2013 that occurs at the end of October). This would be a big camera for this rather large show and would give Sony a nice chunk of press for the prosumer crowd leading into the holiday season.

Additionally, the Sony NEX-7 successor (previously referred to as the NEX-7N) has been rumored to stick with a 24MP APS-C sensor instead of pushing its luck with a higher-MP offering.

Sony NEX-7R Rumored Specs

  • New 24 MP APS-C sensor with 1/2 stop improvement and increased dynamic range
  • 3.8 million dot EVF
  • Touchscreen
  • Hybrid Contrast and Phase Detection AF
  • Tri Navi design reviewed
  • Improved focus peaking with choice of colors
  • Wi-Fi
  • No built-in GPS
  • Same size and form factor of the current NEX-7 but with a minor design changes

Hasselblad Lunar Now Shipping in US for $7000

Hasselblad Lunar

I know all of you have been waiting so long to get your hands on a Hasselblad Lunar, so you’ll be glad to know that the Lunar has started shipping in the US for an insane price of $7000.

In case you have missed my previous rants, the Lunar is essentially a glorified Sony NEX-7 with a reworked body and controls from Hasselblad and a bloated price tag. You can pick up one (or two) for yourself here at

Hasselblad Lunar Delayed Until June

Hasselblad Lunar

The Hasselblad Lunar was supposed to launch this month; however, Hasselblad has reportedly informed Amateur Photographer “that the Lunar is ‘scheduled’ for June availability.” No reason was provided for the delay in the launch of the exotic camera.

Thus far, I have heard of no one who is actually looking forward to this camera . . . even though it will be available with a Zebra Wood body. I have seen or heard nothing from Hasselblad’s marketing that suggests anything other than excess for the simple sake of it. [Read more…]