Sony

Sony has expanded their original lineup of NEX cameras to seven still models, and five video ones (video dealt with at bottom of page below the accordion). In late 2013 Sony decided to drop the NEX name; in the future all these mirrorless cameras will be under the Alpha label. Both APS sensor (E-Mount) and full frame sensor (FE-mount) models are now available. The E-mount and the FE-mount are physically the same, and lenses are interchangeable, though with possible vignetting and/or cropping if you use an E-mount lens on an FE-mount camera.

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Sony A3000

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The A3000 is a new DSLR-style low-cost entry camera in the NEX lineup. 

  • Sensor: 20.1mp Sony APS CMOS sensor, 23.5 x 15.6 (1.5x crop)
  • Mount: Sony NEX (E-Mount)
  • Images: 5456 x 3632 JPEG or ARW raw; maximum 2.5 fps with focus tracking, 3.5 without (13 shot JPEG Fine, 5 shot RAW buffer) 
  • Video:  1080i/60, 1080P/30/24, 480P/30, with stereo audio
  • Shutter: mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 9 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-16000 (plus Auto)
  • Focus: contrast detect (25 point), single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 230k dot LCD, .7x magnification 201k dot 1/5" EVF with -4 to +3.5 diopter range
  • Flash: pop-up internal (4m GN at ISO 100), ? flash sync, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional RM-VPR1
  • Other Notable Features: sweep panorama mode
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery: NP-FW50 (480 shot CIPA)
  • Size: 5 x 3.6 x 3.4" (128 x 91 x 85mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 14.5 ounces (411g)
  • Colors: Black
  • Price: US$400 with 18-55mm kit lens
  • Announced: August 28, 2013, shipped September 2013

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Sony also has introduced seven E-mount video cameras, essentially NEX cameras tailored specifically to video functions:

  • NEX-VG10 (essentially the NEX-5 level configured as a camcorder)
  • NEX-VG20 (update to the VG-1)
  • NEX-VG30 (better viewfinder than VG20)
  • NEX-VG900 (full frame sensor, uncompressed HDMI available, comes with A-mount lens adapter)
  • NEX-FS100 (slight sensor size change to Super 35 and pro-level video features)
  • NEX-FS700 (higher end Super 35 model with 4k video potential)
  • NEX-EA50 (an E-mount version of the NXCAM type of camcorder, popular with broadcasters for remote use)
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