Monday, 16 September 2013

Sony unveils new mirrorless NEX and Alpha series cameras

Sony has announced two new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) ­ the NEX­5T, the successor to the NEX­5R launched last year and the A3000, which is the newest member to the Alpha series. The NEX­5T is almost exac­ tly the same as its predecessor, but with the added tap­to­device shar­ ing via NFC. The NFC pairing allows you to instantly pair the camera with your Android smart­ phone and transfer images over Wi­Fi using Sony’s Play Memories Camera app, which is also available on iOS. Other than that the NEX­5T has a 16.1MP APS HD CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 and a 99­point Fast Hybrid auto focus system, that combines phase detection and con­ trast detection autofocus meth­ ods for quick and reliable focussing.

The outside houses the familiar 921k­dot 3­inch touchscreen (with 180 degrees of rotation), a rear­set navigation dial and a function but­ ton (both programmable) adjacent to the shutter button. Photogra­ phers and videographers alike should be pleased with 1080/60p video capture and continuously focused 10fps burst shooting. The NEX­5T will be sold in black, white and silver options, when it is offi­ cially available this month.

The A3000, despite its resem­ blance to other Alpha cameras, does not have a mirror assembly and is more similar to the NEX cameras on the inside. The A3000 has a large, DSLR­like body with ample grip and a 20.1MP APS HD CMOS sensor with E­mount for Sony’s lenses. The camera is also capable of shooting 1080i60 or 1080p24 videos. The A3000 has a traditional mode select dial, built­ in flash, 3″ LCD and a hotshoe for accessories such as external flash and microphone.

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