Sony’s upcoming NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras will look very much like… previous NEX cameras. Product shots and manufacturing photos of the two cameras have leaked onto the web through sonyalpharumors and digicam-info. The NEX-5R will look nearly identical to the popular NEX-5N (yes, that camera with that was plagued with a mysterious clicking noise for a time) and has a flip screen LCD on the back. SAR reports that it will have a 16MP APS-C sensor, phase detection AF, Wi-Fi connectivity, app support, Internet browsing, and a price of $700 with an included kit lens.
This leaked photo from Chinese website vr-zone shows that the Sony NEX-6 will essentially be a smaller NEX-7. SAR reports that it has an integrated viewfinder with less resolution than the NEX-7, the same 16MP APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi, apps, and Internet browsing. It’s supposedly priced between the 7 and the 5R, with a price of something around $950.
With Nikon releasing an Android camera soon and Sony moving headlong into the space as well, it seems that camera makers are taking this whole browse-the-web-while-you-shoot thing very seriously!