Sony has taken official wraps off of the A3500, which was leaked last week. The camera seems to simply be a rebadge of the current A3000 model with a lower caliber kit lens.
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in the A3000 kit offers image stabilization, while the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kitted with the A3500 is slower (at f/4 on the wide end) and is not equipped with optical image stabilization.
The A3500 retails for $499AU only in Australia for the time being. Meanwhile the A3000 (with a better lens) remains a ridiculous bargain at $294 for its current sale price and is on backorder because of it. Even when it’s not on sale the A3000 retails for only $399.
Samyang has taken the wraps off of the lenses it has teased over the past week. While we thought that we might see AF lenses from Samyang, we ended up with new support for several mirrorless camera mounts in a trio of lenses. [click to continue…]
It looks like Sony’s A3500 is just around the corner, as the images and specs for the camera have leaked out in full. The A3500 is poised to replace the entry-level Sony A3000 and will continue the theme of mirrorless functionality with a more traditional DSLR-style body. [click to continue…]
DxO Optics Pro has been updated to version 9.1.4 with added support for the Nikon D4S, Sony A5000, Leica X Vario (Type 107) and GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition. Additionally, 170 new camera/lens combos have been added to library of DxO Optics Modules.
More about DxO Optics Pro 9 on the DxO Labs website.
B&H has the Sony NEX-6 for $599 (reg. $749). The deal also includes a Sony 20mm f/2.8 lens (a $350 value), SanDisk Class 10 SDHC card and camera bag. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Adorama is showcasing what looks like a great trade-in deal for those interested in the new Sony A7 and A7R models. In addition to a $300 instant trade-in credit, Adorama is also offering a $50 gift card and 4% rewards on A7 and A7R purchases.
Here’s how the trade-in credit works: [click to continue…]