Sony Unveils a58, NEX-3N Digital Cameras
February 20, 2013 9:54 AM
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Sony launches two new digital cameras
Sony has officially announced a pair of new digital cameras this week. The first of the new digital cameras is an interchangeable lens unit called the NEX-3N. The camera is an APS-C device weighing only 210 g.
The camera features a three-inch LCD screen on the back that can be tilted through a range of 180° and has 16.1-megapixel resolution. The NEX-3N records HD resolution video and images can be shot continuously at four frames per second. The camera has 11 integrated modes in 15 different integrated picture effects.
Sony says this is the smallest interchangeable lens camera with a large APS-C sensor size, measuring 109.9 x 62 x 34.6 mm. The camera will launch in March at an undisclosed price.
The other new camera is the Sony a58 that accommodates interchangeable lenses and has a 20.1-megapixel resolution. The camera uses an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and can shoot continuous still shots at eight frames per second. The camera also has a new lock-on autofocus and an OLED Tru-finder viewfinder.
Sony also fits the camera with an improved BIONZ image processing engine providing low-noise still shots and full HD resolution video. This a58 is one of Sony's Digital SLT units that use the Sony Translucent Mirror technology using slightly different technology from the typical D-SLR camera.
The a58 measures 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7 mm with a weight of 492 g. The camera will launch in April at an undisclosed price.
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RE: The Look
2/20/2013 11:13:17 AM
that's been a trend with a lot of cameras, everyone wants the 1950's Leica look.
the concept of a compact camera with interchangeable lenses and an APS-C sensor is quite intriguing. i am by no means a professional (or even an advanced amateur), bu i like my pics to turn out nice and so right now i carry an alpha 35 around with me when i go somewhere (motorcycle show in montreal this weekend!). the promise of similar image quality from a camera that is considerably smaller and lighter is very tempting... until you remember that the lenses are heavier/take up more space than the camera body does.
still, in certain situations this could be a good camera, but i guess searching amazon or ebay for last-gen DSLR models at a similar price is a better deal for most people.
RE: The Look
2/20/2013 11:56:12 AM
I have an older NEX-3 and it took great pics of this years motorcycle show in NYC. It's pretty big this year, though most of the bikes are the usual fare that we see in showrooms.
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