Friday, August 31, 2012

NEX-5R PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

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NEX-5R PlayMemories Interface


PlayMemories Camera Apps Demo Video

So how does the PlayMemories Apps work on the Sony NEX-5R? Here is a video from Sony Australia showing the whole procedure from connecting to the PlayMemories store via WiFi, selecting a new PM App, downloading wirelessly, and installing the PM App on the NEX-5R.

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Installing PlayMemories App on NEX-5R

Here are the PlayMemories Apps that we already need:
  • Time Lapse - no need for an intervalometer, separate units from Canon and Nikon are over $100.
  • Smart Remote Control - view what the camera sees from your phone or tablet and control the shutter.
  • Bracket Pro - for the HDR (high dynamic range) junkies. Let's hope it allows for +3 / -3 EV range in multiple steps.

We hope that all the apps are available in all shooting modes. I can already see all the HDR time lapse movies coming from the NEX-5R with PlayMemories Apps.


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NEX-5R Time Lapse Mode via PlayMemories App



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Smart Remote Control for Wireless External Display


Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser site at www.sony.net/pmca.

The camera app is nothing new. Here are Minolta Expansion Cards first introduced in 1989 with the release of the Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / Alpha 5000i.
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Camera Apps by Minolta from Grooved Ware People, on Flickr.



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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sony NEX-5R Review by TechRadar

Sony NEX-5R Preview by DigitalCameraWorld



Here is summary TechRadar's review of the Sony NEX-5R.
  • refinement of the NEX-5N
  • downloadable apps enables customization
  • new hybrid AF (phase + contrast detect) works well
  • added dial and function button improves experience

Read the full Sony NEX-5R review at TechRadar



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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video and Images



Sony NEX-5R Hands On Video



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802.11 b/g WiFi Enabled NEX-5R



Here are the new features of the Sony NEX-5R:
  • 802.11 b/g Wifi Enabled camera which uses PlayMemories Camera Apps to upload and share photos, picture effects, camera control, picture editing, live view from a phone or tablet, and more.
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus system uses phase detection and contrast detection to acquire fast and accurate autofocus.
  • Touch screen shutter, tap and shoot.
  • Pre order the NEX-5R with 18-55mm Lens for $749


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180 Degree Flip Screen fron NEX-F3



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NEX-5R with Removable Flash



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NEX-5R with 16mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens



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Navigation Dial from NEX-7



NEX-5R Video by Sony



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Friday, August 10, 2012

Sony NEX-7 Underwater Housing from Nauticam

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Nauticam NA-NEX7 Underwater Housing



Here is the Nauticam underwater housing for the Sony Alpha NEX-7. The model number for the housing is NA-NEX7. The NA-NEX7 is an hard annodized aluminum and abrasion resistant polycarbonate armor for your NEX-7. It is rated for 100 meters deep and features a moisture alarm just in case. The NA-NEX7 takes advantage of the TTL hotshoe on the NEX-7 as well as the EVF. It provides access to all controls including the Tri-Navi dials.




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NA-NEX7 Zoom Knob (top right) works with 18-55mm Lens


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NA-NEX7 Rear Control Panel


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NEX-7 with Nikonos Underwater Lens


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NA-NEX7 Housing with 45 Degree Viewfinder


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Nauticam NEX-7 Underwater Photo Samples

Here is a smugmug gallery of underwater shots from the NEX-7 with a Nikonos 15mm lens and the Sony 30mm Macro Lens.


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Size Comparison from Deepshots.Co.UK

Here's deepshots.co.uk says conclusion on their NA-NEX7 underwater housing review:
Conclusion: The Sony NEX-7 with the Nauticam NA-NEX7 housing is the ultimate compact camera package for underwater use. Its image quality competes with full frame SLR’s that can cost up to three times more. The Nauticam housing for the camera is a natural choice if you want to take it underwater. The NA-NEX7 casing is ergonomic and tough piece of kit. Recommended.


Nauticam NA-NEX7 Overview from bluewaterphotostore.com



For more information on the Nauticam NEX-7 Underwater Housing model number NA-NEX7 go to the Nauticam website.