Sony NEX-5 release date announced for May 11th, no 24p!!

UPDATE: The rumours were right! Now expect the NEX7 for September’s Photokina.

Sony’s much anticipated mirrorless HDSLR is released in a few days. What do we know?

It will be available in Hong Kong and Japan from May 11th and a limited stock global release that same day.

Whilst an attempt at a global release is good, unfortunately 24p is missing from the spec sheet. Stop reading now?

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Panasonic UK recognising GH1 banding issue


Above: the GH1’s sensor and related circuitry

A DPReview forum user from the UK was unhappy with the amount of banding on his Panasonic GH1

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He called Panasonic in the UK who asked to see samples of the banding. After analysing his photos, they replied that the problem with too much chroma banding, in vertical and horizontal lines – was outside of the usual tolerances. They suggested he return the camera to the reseller for a replacement, which he duly got.

Surprise – the new replacement was much better.

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