Posts Tagged ‘nex’

Sony Unveils Two New NEX Lenses, Full Frame Glass and Camera Coming Soon?

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There’s some new activity in the world of Sony NEX mirrorless cameras and E-mount lenses — both new product launches and rumors of soon-to-arrive gear.

Earlier this week, the company announced two new E-mount lenses: a 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens and a 18-200mm f/3.5-f/6.3 “Power Zoom” lens that has features designed for video recording.
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Disruptive: Sony to Launch a Full Frame Mirrorless NEX In One Year

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Sony is taking full frame sensors very seriously. A few months ago the company launched the RX1, bringing full frame sensors to fixed-lens compact cameras. Around the same time, a rumor emerged that Sony is working on bringing the same sensor size to its NEX mirrorless cameras. It now looks like a full frame NEX is indeed on the way, to be announced in roughly one year.
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PlayMemories Teaser Site Offers Glimpse into What Sony Camera Apps Will Be Like

We’re in the year of the camera’s app. Not the camera app, which you use on your phone, but the camera’s app, which is found on your camera. A boatload of new cameras this year will have Internet connectivity and app support built right in, giving photographers access to all kinds of custom features and functions that weren’t easily available in the old age of cameras.

While Android is one of the big operating systems manufacturers have gravitated towards, Sony has decided to go the Sony way and make its system proprietary. Instead of running Android, the Sony NEX-5R and the NEX-6 will offer apps through the PlayMemories ecosystem.
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Sony NEX-6 Electronic Viewfinder Spotted in New Leaked Photo

Sony is attacking the mirrorless camera with a one-two punch this year. After announcing the Wi-Fi-equipped NEX-5R last week, the company is preparing to also release the NEX-6. The two cameras are nearly identical in terms of specs and features, except for one major difference: the NEX-6 has a built-in electronic viewfinder, while the NEX-5R does not.

sonyalpharumors published a new photo today leaked to Weibo (AKA Chinese Twitter) by a guy named Vincent Kang. The leaked image confirms the presence of the EVF first seen in prototype photos that leaked last month. We also see that the mode dial on top of the camera is much more raised than the one on the 5R. The camera is designed as a more-affordable alternative to the NEX-7: a diminutive camera with a serious 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi, and apps. It’ll be unveiled on September 12th, 2012.

Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 Photos Leaked, Both Cameras Reportedly Web-Ready

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.
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Sony Rumored to be Working on a Full Frame Mirrorless NEX Camera

Mirrorless cameras are designed to offer DSLR-esque sensors inside smaller form-factor bodies, but so far the only company offering full frame mirrorless cameras has been Leica with its M line of rangefinders. That may soon change. sonyalpharumors is reporting with certainty that Sony is working on putting a full frame sensor in a NEX mirrorless camera.
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Upcoming Sony NEX-6 Will Reportedly Have Wi-Fi, Internet, and Apps

It looks like the digital camera industry is moving quickly towards building mobile operating systems into its products.

Yesterday we reported that a soon-to-arrive Nikon camera will be powered by Android, and today rumors have emerged that Sony will be offering something similar in its NEX line of mirrorless cameras.
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Undressing a Sony NEX Camera

I have to say I have one of the better jobs on the planet, at least for a photography gear-head. The part I like best — well, really there’s a lot of parts I like best — but one fun part is that my job description includes: Take things apart. See how they work. Learn how to fix them.
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Upcoming Sony Lens Adapter Does More than Adapt Lenses, Helps Focus Too

Here’s some interesting innovation on the tech-side of photography: on August 24, Sony will be unveiling a new lens adapter called the LA-EA2 that will let customers use large Sony Alpha DSLR lenses on their small NEX mirrorless cameras. Unlike most lens adapters, this one actually does a lot more than adapt lenses — it has its own translucent mirror and phase-detection autofocus sensor to aid the camera in providing snappy autofocus. It’s almost like an accessory that helps turn small NEX bodies into a DSLR-style camera (except there’s still no optical viewfinder).

(via Photo Rumors via Wired)

Sony Rumored to be Designing the NEX-7 as a Fujifilm X100 Killer

sonyalpharumors published the above image today showing what appears to be a pre-production render of an upcoming Sony NEX camera (reportedly the NEX-7). If the image is to be believed, then it looks like Sony is gunning for the customers Fujifilm is trying to capture with its popular X100 — people who want a retro, rangefinder-style camera with a viewfinder and large sensor. The camera is rumored to have a 24MP APS-C sensor, an electronic viewfinder, manual aperture and shutter speed controls (like the X100), and a comparable price of $1,200.

(via sonyalpharumors)