Sony A99 at 24MP and A57 at 16MP Inbound?

Sony A850 and A900

It’s been a little too quiet on the Sony front since the introduction of the uber-popular Sony A77.  So, it’s not really much of a surprise to hear rumors of a refresh to the full-frame Sony A900 and (even more so) the consumer-ish Sony A55. Both are very solid cameras in their respective categories; however, their age is starting to show. [Read more…]


Sony CES 2012 Press Conference – LiveBlog

This will be a live blog feed – with the newest updates at the bottom.  (Hit the ‘Refresh’ button for updates.)

3:00PM PT – The Sony Press Conference at CES 2012 kicks off in a couple hours.  I’m just laying the groundwork here and am making my way over to Sony’s booth.

I’ll have the latest news from the event soon, so keep watching.  It kicks off at 5PM PT / 8PM ET.

UPDATES BELOW (Newest stuff at the bottom.) [Read more…]

Firmware Friday: Leica D-Lux 5, S2, Nikon V1, J1, Ricoh GR Digital IV, Sigma SD1, Sony NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10

Camera    Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more…]

Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony NEX Cameras

Tamron Announces 18-200mm Di III for Sony NEX

Tamron has unveiled a new superzoom lens for Sony NEX cameras like the NEX-5N.  The 18-200mm lens is designed for Sony’s E-mount and includes built-in Vibration Compensation.

The new lens features a stepping AF motor that’s specifically designed to accommodate the contrast-based AF in Sony NEX cameras and offers smoother AF during video capture.

It weighs in at 16.2 oz. and uses 62mm filters.  It is available in black or silver to accommodate the most popular design choices for Sony’s NEX models and should be available later this month.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]