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08/27/2009 - Busted: Sony A500 DSLR Rumor - 17 Megapixels:

Status:

Posted on a Russian site:

Sony A500 DSLR

Specs:
  • 17.20 megapixel
  • 2.7-inch screen resolution of 920,000 pixels
  • 8 and 9, the main focus points of support
  • viewfinder 0,98 x
  • 1 / 8000 - 30 seconds
  • ISO 100-12800 ISO 100-12800
  • maximum "rate of 4 frames per second
  • Weight 516 grams
Video:
  • 1920х1080 32 fps
  • maximum time of 1 movie 59 minutes 59 seconds
  • Autofocus
  • AVI (Motion-JPEG) or MOV (H.264)

Sony A500 DSLR

The site also points out the images are very similar to the Sony A300/A350 DSLRs. Read More about Busted: Sony A500 DSLR Rumor - 17 Megapixels

08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A500 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle USA:

Status:

The names A500, A550 and A850 have appeared in a drop down menu on the product registration page for the US SonyStyle website, so these may well be imminent. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A500 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle USA


08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A550 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle.ca:

Status:

Photography Bay has screens shots from the SonyStyle.ca product registration area showing 4 new kits:

  • DSLRA500
  • DSLRA500S
  • DSLRA550
  • DSLRA550S
Presumable this indicates two new DSLR's, the Sony Alpha A500 and Sony Alpha A550, each available as body only, or bundled with a lens as a kit. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A550 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle.ca

08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A550 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle USA:

Status:

The names A500, A550 and A850 have appeared in a drop down menu on the product registration page for the US SonyStyle website, so these may well be imminent. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A550 DSLR Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle USA


08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle.com:

Status:

As with other recent leaks from Sony, SonyStyle.com has again accidentally put an unreleased camera in a dropdown menu on their product registration pages (last time it was the Canadian site, this time the US site).

While it's not exactly hard to fake a screen shot, usually when SonyStyle leaks, the leaks turn out to be accurate. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Leaked on SonyStyle.com


08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Manual Leaked - Full Frame:

Status:

PhotographyBay noticed and grabbed a copy of the Sony A850 manual that was posted on a Sony Asia-Pacific site. According to the manual, the A850 specs are:

  • 24.6-megapixels
  • Full Frame 35mm (35.924.0 mm) CMOS sensor
  • 3 frames per second
  • SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Viewfinder features 0.98x frame coverage & 0.74x magnification
  • 9 AF points w/ 10 supplementary AF points
  • Sensitivity range of 0 to 18EV
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Flash sync: 1/250s (SteadShot deactivated); 1/200s (SteadyShot activated)
  • CF card and Memory Stick Duo compatibility
  • 3.0-inch LCD at 921,600 dot resolution
  • Battery: NP-FM500H

Looks like Sony are taking the Nikon approach of feeding sensors down into lower spec bodies - given the A900 street price is currently around the $2,450 mark, it appears Sony may be making a play to have the first sub-$2,000 Full Frame DSLR on the market. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Manual Leaked - Full Frame


08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - August 27th:

Status:

According to a poster on DPReview:

It seems that things are gearing up for August 27 for launching of this camera, based on a credible source. It came from a group of photographers that I know of, and they are supposedly going for a hunting trip on the 11th with National Geographic team in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The funny thing was, they were about 14 professional photographers but they were told that only 2 bodies of A850 will be made available for them. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - August 27th


08/27/2009 - Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Leaked Picture with Sony 28-75 f/2.8 Lens:

Status:

PhotoRumors is displaying a picture he claims came from a unnamed European retail store, that is offering the A850 with lens for EUR 2699, body only for EUR 1999.

A quick search shows German retailer fotobrenner.de was the source, although they have now removed the pages, and this has been widely discussed in the dpreview forums. Read More about Confirmed: Sony A850 Rumor - Leaked Picture with Sony 28-75 f/2.8 Lens


08/24/2009 - Nikon D4 Rumor: Due By Christmas: Photography Bay pointed us to a repair shop called Southern Photo Technical Service, which claims a groundbreaking Nikon D4 will be here in December with Video.

We are still expecting an update to the Nikon D3 (D3s, D3h) before the D4, and have no reason to believe the pro series has deviated from its 4 year product cycle (putting the D4 in 2011). The wild card here is that Canon is widely expected to announce the Canon 1D Mark IV within the next month or so - the D3 is now 2 years old (about 110 in camera years), so theoretically should leapfrog the Nikon D3 from a technology perspective. Depending on what the new pro Canon looks like, Nikon could either respond with a refresh to the D3 (D3s, D3h), or try to leapfrog the Canon by accelerating the D4. Time will tell, but we've be very surprised to see a Nikon D4 this year. Read More about Nikon D4 Rumor: Due By Christmas


08/24/2009 - Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Rumor: August 25th: According to Photography Bay, the September 2009 edition of Rsponse Photo, a popular French magazine, claims that the Canon 1D Mark IV would be announced on August 25. Read More about Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Rumor: August 25th


08/24/2009 - Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV Rumor: 33 megapixels: NI has been going through Canon Patents, and came across a mention of a 7,680 row by 4,320 column sensor - about 33 megapixel "full color" sensor (3 layers, foveon style).

Patents do not necessarily lead directly to products, but a 33 mp Canon 1Ds IV would be an interesting beast. Read More about Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV Rumor: 33 megapixels


08/24/2009 - Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Full Frame, 8.5 fps at Spanish Store: NI is linking to a Spanish store showing a picture of a XXD series body, with a caption that claims "CMOS, self cleaning sensor, 8.5 FPS 'Full frame'.

There has been a lot of noise recently about a new, cheaper full frame body coming, many suspect it may be called the 7D and the 60D will be kept as a crop camera, but so far we've seen no really solid sources to confirm either of these. Read More about Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Full Frame, 8.5 fps at Spanish Store


08/24/2009 - Canon EOS 60D Rumor: August 25th: NI is reporting multiple people are telling them there is a Canon event scheduled for August 25th, although they haven't been able to confirm it directly. Read More about Canon EOS 60D Rumor: August 25th


08/24/2009 - Sony A500 DSLR Rumor: Soon: DigitalKamera.de claims an informant has given them inisde information on the upcoming Sony Alpha A500 and A850 - full details can be found at the source link below (translated by google).

Higlights:

Sony A850

  • Price 2000 EUR
  • 24 mp EXMOR sensor, image stabilized
  • On Sale in September
  • No live view
  • 3 frames per second
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage, 0.74x magnification
  • 3" 921k dot LCD

Sony A500

  • ISO to 12,8000
  • 5 frames per second
  • 9 point AF system
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/4000th
  • October 2009 availability

They also mention the A550, but claim they don't have details. Read More about Sony A500 DSLR Rumor: Soon


08/24/2009 - Sony A550 DSLR Rumor: Soon: DigitalKamera.de claims an informant has given them inisde information on the upcoming Sony Alpha A500 and A850 - full details can be found at the source link below (translated by google).

Higlights:

Sony A850

  • Price 2000 EUR
  • 24 mp EXMOR sensor, image stabilized
  • On Sale in September
  • No live view
  • 3 frames per second
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage, 0.74x magnification
  • 3" 921k dot LCD

Sony A500

  • ISO to 12,8000
  • 5 frames per second
  • 9 point AF system
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/4000th
  • October 2009 availability

They also mention the A550, but claim they don't have details. Read More about Sony A550 DSLR Rumor: Soon


08/24/2009 - Sony A550 DSLR Rumor: Body Only 749 Euros: Photo Rumors has a screen shot of a German Retailer offering the Sony A550 for 749 EUR for body only, plus two kits with lenses. Read More about Sony A550 DSLR Rumor: Body Only 749 Euros


08/24/2009 - Sony A850 Rumor: Soon: DigitalKamera.de claims an informant has given them inisde information on the upcoming Sony Alpha A500 and A850 - full details can be found at the source link below (translated by google).

Higlights:

Sony A850

  • Price 2000 EUR
  • 24 mp EXMOR sensor, image stabilized
  • On Sale in September
  • No live view
  • 3 frames per second
  • Viewfinder: 98% coverage, 0.74x magnification
  • 3" 921k dot LCD

Sony A500

  • ISO to 12,8000
  • 5 frames per second
  • 9 point AF system
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/4000th
  • October 2009 availability

They also mention the A550, but claim they don't have details. Read More about Sony A850 Rumor: Soon


08/20/2009 - Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Photo of Top-Plate: NI captured an image that appeared briefly on a Tiawanese forum showing what is presumably the new top plate for the 60D. Very similar to the 50D, except with a M-Fn button, different dial, and thumb operated on-off switch under the dial. Read More about Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Photo of Top-Plate


08/20/2009 - Canon EOS 7D Rumor: More Specs: CR is linking to pchome.net which has published another set of specs for the rumored Canon 7D:

12.1mp Full Frame
DIGIC IV
3 OLED
ISO 100-25,600
3.9fps
Read More about Canon EOS 7D Rumor: More Specs


08/19/2009 - Busted: Canon Powershot G11 Rumor - Specs:

Status:

CR has posted the following specs for the G11, no source given:

12.1mp CMOS (No word on size) DIGIC IV
3 LCD (920k)
5x Zoom
720 & 1080p Video (30fps)
Minimal ergonomic updates
Same Battery as G10

All Nikons latest coolpix releases were 12mp with a 5x zoom, seems to be becoming standard... Read More about Busted: Canon Powershot G11 Rumor - Specs


08/19/2009 - Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Full Frame Sep 1st at D300s price: The following was posted on dpreview forums (see source link below, about 3/4 way down the page):

for what it is worth my local camera shop says sept.1st will be an announcement of a full frame priced at the nikon d300 range...he says canon rep indicated that was the only way of getting low noise from a 15mb sensor.

This could be (a) 60D that is expected on Sep 1st, (b) the much rumored 7D, or (c) fiction.

For the 60D to keep the same resolution and jump to Full Frame means a major change of direction in that line. A 15mp Full Frame sensor means a new sensor, so if real a 7D would make the most sense, and an 15mp full frame camera from $1800 would be extremely interesting... if true. Read More about Canon EOS 60D Rumor: Full Frame Sep 1st at D300s price


08/19/2009 - Canon EOS 7D Rumor: Full Frame Sep 1st at D300s price: The following was posted on dpreview forums (see source link below, about 3/4 way down the page):

for what it is worth my local camera shop says sept.1st will be an announcement of a full frame priced at the nikon d300 range...he says canon rep indicated that was the only way of getting low noise from a 15mb sensor.

This could be (a) 60D that is expected on Sep 1st, (b) the much rumored 7D, or (c) fiction.

For the 60D to keep the same resolution and jump to Full Frame means a major change of direction in that line. A 15mp Full Frame sensor means a new sensor, so if real a 7D would make the most sense, and an 15mp full frame camera from $1800 would be extremely interesting... if true. Read More about Canon EOS 7D Rumor: Full Frame Sep 1st at D300s price


08/19/2009 - Canon EOS 7D Rumor: Photo on Korean Website: CanonRumors has pointed us to a Korean Website with an image of what appears to be a 7D:

Canon EOS 7D

May be real. May be photoshop. Read More about Canon EOS 7D Rumor: Photo on Korean Website


08/19/2009 - Busted: Canon EOS 60D Rumor - August 19th:

Status:

According to a poster on POTN, August 18th/19th is the date:

Canon will be announcing a New camera on the 18th day of August + or - 1 day. I am pretty sure that it will not be a 60d but a new pro sports body that will be available in October or November just in time for the Olympic Games.

How I am so sure about this...I can't tell but you'll see.

Must be true cuz it's posted on a forum, right? We have no way to confirm, but we are hearing the 19th from several sources now, although none of the sources are particularily credible unfortunately. Read More about Busted: Canon EOS 60D Rumor - August 19th


08/19/2009 - Busted: Canon EOS 60D Rumor - August 19th Again:

Status:

zoom.comon.dk claims the Canon Fall Collection will be announced on August 19th, and they expect the 60D to be included. Read More about Busted: Canon EOS 60D Rumor - August 19th Again



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