Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sony Launches NEX-5T and A3000 Mirrorless Camera and Zeiss 16-70mm F4 OSS, 18-105mm F4 G, and black 50mm F1.8 E-mount lenses

Sony has announced the Sony Alpha NEX-5T, boasting all the same features that the Alpha NEX-5R offered with the addition of NFC. Of course, smartphone and tablets with NFC can easily paired up with NEX-5T now.

Sony NEX-5T Key Specification :

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Imaging Processor
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 25 Number of focus points
  • 3″ Tilting 921,600 pixel LCD
  • Wireless built in
  • NFC built in
  • Lithium-Ion NPFW50
  • Price : $700 (with 16-50mm)
  •           $550 (Body only)
  • Availability : Early September

Guess it wasn't a worth upgrade from NEX-5R.

Of course, Sony is offering a SLR-alike Mirrorless now. Pretty much like Panasonic G series.

Sony A3000 Key Specification :

  • 20.1 megapixels
  • APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Imaging Processor
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • 25 Number of focus points
  • 3″ Fixes 230,400 pixel LCD
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Lithium-Ion NPFW50
  • 128 x 91 x 85 mm
  • Price : $400 (with 16-50mm)
  • Availability : Early September

Oh mai. Look at the price! It is consider cheap compare with other competitors. I guess it wont hurt to have it and the spec is pretty decent like entry level DSLR.

Sony also announces three new E-mount lenses for NEX system cameras: the Carl Zeiss T* 16-70mm F4 zoom, 18-105mm F4 G power zoom, and a black version of the existing 50mm F1.8. All three feature Sony's OSS Optical SteadyShot image stabilization.

Covering an equivalent range of 24-105mm (in 35mm format), the Zeiss 16-70mm F4 zoom uses lens coatings to reduce flare and ghosting, and uses four aspherical elements and a glass ED element.

The 18-105mm F4 power zoom covers a 27-157.5mm equivalent range and is operated via a lever on the side of the lens barrel. The lens uses two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements.

The 50mm F1.8 will be familiar to NEX fans as it's already in Sony's lineup in a spiffy new shade.

The black 50mm F1.8 and 16-70mm F4 zoom will be ready to ship to consumers in September; the 50mm prime will cost about $300 and the 16-70mm will cost about $1000. The 18-105mm F4 power zoom will be available in December for $600.