KL Photography Festival 2012 – Sony NEX 5R, Sony NEX6, SLT- A99, DSC- RX1, NEX-VG900

Sony unveiled its latest Full Frame cameras at the KL Photography Festival 2012 yesterday!

Note: Launch Photo – From Left, Masahiko Ishida, Head of Digital Imaging Dept and Kikuo Okura, Managing Director of Sony Malaysia.


.A total of 6 new cameras was shown to visitors and media including the much anticipated Sony Full Frame cameras; SLT- A99, DSC- RX1 and NEX-VG900. I was personally more interested in the Sony NEX range, being a faithful Sony NEX user since I was introduced to it from the Sony NEX C3, NEX-3 and the NEX-5 series.

I have used the Sony 5-N, tested out the Sony NEX-7 (which is way awesome!) and currently I’m exploring the world with my Sony NEX F3!

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sony NEX -F3 Rebecca Saw

At the launch of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100, I was tempted with its low light capabilities and compact size. But there were whispers from some Sony fans that night that Sony will be launching their new NEX series, so I held back.

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True enough, Sony revealed yesterday the Sony NEX 5R – RM2699 kit lens, RM3499 Twin lens and Sony Nex-6 RM3299 kit lens, RM4099 Twin Lens.

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The  Sony NEX 5R – RM2699 kit lens, RM3499 Twin lens was really nice to hold and light!

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The  Sony Nex-6 RM3299 kit lens, RM4099 Twin Lens is more solid due to its heavier body alike the Sony NEX-7.

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Other than the NEX series, Sony’s latest A99, the flagship A-mount 35 mm full-frame camera took the centre stage at the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2012. There was even a special Product Experience by Special Guest – Gary Friedman, a professional photographer who has traveled the world with his cameras and runs the stock image website FriedmanArchives.com.

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He has also written several highly-acclaimed e-books on digital imaging, all aimed at demystifying the complexities of digital cameras. His photography and writing has been published in magazines, newspapers, and books worldwide, and he is associate editor of CameraCraft magazine, the antithesis of your typical photo magazine. He was also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the world’s smallest telephone way back in 1980 (before cell phones or cordless phones were around).

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His accolades aside, I enjoyed his “workshop” because he made it fun. We had quite a few good laughs as he quite a witty and lively presenter.

After his session, some of us took the opportunity to fiddle a bit with the cameras on display. All of the models launched will only be available in Malaysia from beginning to mid November this year.

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All of us were rather taken in with this HUGE, 5kg Sony telephoto lens that’s said to be worth RM40K +. This thing is HEAVY I tell you!

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The specs are rather long for each so I won’t be listing them down here. Do download via these links –
Sony NEX – 5R (link)  .

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Sony NEX- 6 (click for link to specs doc).

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Sony DSC-RX1 (click for link to specs doc). The new Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame digital compact camera from Sony is available in Malaysia from December 2012 with suggested retail price RM9, 999.

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Sony Redefines Full-frame (A99) (click for link to specs doc) The new 99 full-frame Translucent Mirror camera from Sony will be available in the Malaysia from November 2012 with suggested retail price RM9, 299 (Body only).

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Sony Introduces First 35mm Interchangeable Lens Full-Frame Handycam – (click for link to specs doc)The Handycam® NEX-VG900E and NEX-VG30EH camcorders from Sony are available in Malaysia from November and December 2012 with suggested retail price of RM10,999 (body only) and RM8,999 (Kit lens) respectively.

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So for this weekend, do head over to the KL Photography Festival 2012 at Mid Valley Convention Centre! Sony has 2 experience booths set up so you can have hands-on experiences with Sony products with valuable assistance from the knowledgeable Sony personnels on duty. 🙂

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This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Cindy Tong

    wow so many model release…..thinking to head to KLPF tomorrow..hehe

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yeayea! Go go. Cos you want a smaller camera anyways right?

      1. Cindy Tong

        that is correct….sorry to say I not so keen on Sony…but i’ll go and have a look tomolo mayb i’ll change my mind!

      2. rebeccasaw

        Hahaha there’s more there then Sony so go go!

  2. alan

    thx for the post! all of these price confirm?? a99 RM9, 299 and why the RX1 RM9,999 more expensive than a99?(in USA store RX1is cheaper if im not wrong?)

    and do u got any detail when can start preorder?november is giving out preorder? or there is stock in malaysia so we can straight order and get it few days later?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi Alan! Yes prices are given by Sony dept so it’s confirmed. Apologies but I’m not sure of US prices. I think when they say avail in Nov it means avail in Sony stores. To pre-order, try through Sony if you know anyone or if you have a trusted Sony dealer, then you can pre-order through them

      1. alan

        thx for the reply~ havent giving out any information when can start preorder it, i asked last week, they dun even know the price and say cant preorder/order yet..anyway really thanks for the information given!

      2. rebeccasaw

        Ahh okies. Last week they can’t release the price as it’s just launched in Msia last Fri. So at least now you know the price 🙂
        Let me know if you need anything, I’m Sony Nex loyal fan so will try to help if u do need assistance 🙂

  3. Sean

    nice pic of you with the gigantic lens! at first glance, i thought it might be a telescope! 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahaha yes! I thought it made a good pic too 😛 But i couldnt carry it for more than 3 mins!

      1. rebeccasaw

        Thanks Albert for pointing it out! :DD
        Only 3.4kg?? Damn it felt heavier!!!

  4. paranoidandroid

    OMG. RX-1… *pengsan* *hyperventilate* Arghhhh……

    1. rebeccasaw

      I know right! It’s CRAZY! It’s a SMALL camera!!

  5. ulric

    It’s the NEX-6 for me!…if I go for Sony…hehe =)

  6. CheeHui

    Hi Rebecca, do you have any idea what are the twin lenses for NEX 5R??

    1. Rebecca

      Should be a pancake and a 18-55mm.

      1. rebeccasaw

        Ohhh thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    2. Rebecca

      Sorry for the late reply. I missed out on your comment!

  7. JS Chong

    I plan to buy Nex-5R , For single len model, which model of lens come with ? SELP1650 ? Or others ?
    How about price for body only ?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi JS
      The lens are SEL1650 and SEL55210. You can choose either one.
      Sony NEX 5R – RM2699 kit lens, RM3499 Twin lens
      Body only – well, should be a few hundred cheaper than the kit lens one!

      1. JS Chong

        Any pre-order for nex-5R ?

      2. rebeccasaw

        Hi JS
        Can .. You know any supplier or dealer – you can ask them at the shops. If they do accept why not.
        Else you can email me [email protected]

      3. JS Chong

        For the pre-order at HK & China, they do hv some free gifts like memory card &camera’s casing & bag. How about Sony Malaysia ? Still no mention on their webpage.

      4. rebeccasaw

        I don’t work for Sony.
        Perhaps it will be updated once it is available. Or u can drop me an email & I’ll refer you accordingly

  8. Fath

    Hey. Any idea when the 5R is coming to Malaysia? 🙂

      1. Fath

        Thanks! 🙂

  9. Bryan

    Nice writeup. I love my NEX3 too 🙂

    1. rebeccasaw

      Thank you BRyan! Yes, the unbeatable Sony NEX range! Love ’em! :DD

  10. cmgoh

    I would like to purchase Sony Nex 5RY. Anyone have any idea regarding current’s price of it?

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hi hi cmgoh
      It can be found on Msia Sony site. And do email me if you would like to buy . Maybe 10-20% off

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