Sony NEX cameras leaked

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Source: SonyAlphaRumors

And the price war has started:

Hopefully the Amazon ÖsterreichAmazon DeutschlandSony NEX camera will force Olympus and Panasonic to lower the price.

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  • Serge

    Camera looks cute, but that lens (16-55) looks bulky! But we knew it with APS-sized sensor.
    Despite the looks, no EVF? Even externally attached one? That’s a major oversight if the case

  • Jeff Tucker

    WOW, that thing is Coyote ugly…. I would never carry around something that strange looking, the ergonomics are terrible in my opinion…

  • Where have been the built-in flash!? No hot shoe?

  • Adrian Lewis

    @ Serge
    The price table has an item “Visor electrónico” which is Spanish for EVF.

  • J

    Has a popup flash. You can see the edges of it. There is already a preview of it up http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/sony-nex-5-nex-3-precios-presentacion,1_6329.

    I do like the pivot LCD. Seems they came up with a reasonable method to keep the entire system compact despite a bigger sensor. Only shame is lack of IBIS, but nice camera. Forget Samsung, seems like Sony is making some proper competition in the EVIL space.

    • admin

      No pop-up flash! it is external.
      “Visor eletronico” -> They mean the 3inch LCD :)

  • Raj Sarma

    No, thanks! For years 4/3s struggled with small bodies and large lenses, m43 finally got it right….SONY seems to be making the same mistake. I don’t understand why manufacturers don’t get the fact that a small body with a large lens is pointless…the system overall needs to be compact!

  • omox

    Wow! It is the prettiest camera I’ve ever seen! Despite of thousands I’ve already spent on MFT I’ll buy one with some pancake fast prime (unfortunately not listed above).

  • Eric

    Looks aside (that is always subjective) the ISO12,800 sample I saw on DP Photo School showed me all I need to see. It looks like that sensor not only has more resolution than any m4/3’s body it also has 2 stops of ISO advantage. Oh yeah, it also has a proper 912K LCD (hopefully Olympus is paying attention). If the lens mount can handle a Leica-M adapter I’m going to be all over the NEX-5.

  • Din

    The body and lenses look high quality…
    The a550 sensor (ISO 12800), LCD 921K and a very interesting prime… that look like very competitive…

    Pana and Oly, get your pants the APS-C high performance sensors and the state of art of the electronic technology are coming…

  • Din
  • oomomo

    I laughed at the design :D good luck holding that

  • Chris

    Way to go on the articulating LCD. Gives the potential for waist-level finding similar to studio cameras like the Mamiya RB/RZ, Hasselblads, and TLRs.

  • Adrian Lewis

    admin says:
    “Visor eletronico” -> They mean the 3inch LCD

    Nah, they couldn’t — the LCD is part of the camera, so how could it have a separate price?

    • admin

      Sorry Adrian!
      I made a mistake and probably quesabesde also made a mistake. The “visor” should be optical and not “eletronico. Soon we will know more…

  • Jose

    Ops! Take a look here:

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/NEX5/NEX5A.HTM

    It really is small, even the prime lens -I don’t care about the zooms-. Too bad for Panoly. I hope this tells Olympus what is the path they need to follow.

    Anyway, 24mm is the ONLY focal length I need (is the one I use 90% of the time), so it seems I’m getting a NX5 until Olympus comes with the camera and lens I wish they made. Never thought I’d buy a Sony product again (the last was a MiniDisc like 11 years ago o more, go figure).

  • Agent00soul

    I wonder how large the 18-200 lens is going to be, compared to the Olympus M 14-150.
    The 24 mm equiv. prime is really a speciality lens so I guess the smallest all-round lens will be the 18-555, which is fairly large.

  • DonTom

    At first blush it looks cheaper than m43, but EUR1,110 for the NEX5 with the 18-200mm makes it more expensive than the GH1 for a similar effective focal length? And that’s before you shell out another EUR180 for the external evf…….

    My plans to buy the next version of the GH1 are safe! Not to mention the size of the lens, no way that it is a truly compact system. I am looking forward to seeing a side by side comparison of the NEX lenses with the m43 lenses of equivalent focal length.

    That said, the high ISO performance looks very good, and the HD capability of all the lenses is worth mentioning. It is probably a better choice than m43 if the telephoto lens isn’t important to the user, especially for a family camera. It would handle kids at play and birthday parties very well, which is important to a huge segment of the market.The ability to add a telephoto lens rather than a new body once the kids start with soccer will make sense to many. Sony will probably do very well with this camera, and not at the expense of m43 too much. I would guess that entry level DSLR’s are about to take a big hit in the next 12 months. Which is how it should be!

  • Stroncis

    it’s small. with larger sensor it’s smaller than m43 bodys. And with prime lenses it wins by that factor. And it’s good point at the discussions of possibility to include flash into a m43 body, when there was so many arguments, that’s impossible :) but this race for size have it’s limits, where it becomes ridiculously small, treshold of comfortability and ergonomics.

    lcd is tiltable…that’s for win too.

    image quality is good even now, but better to wait more production model samples.

    although body is so thin, they needed to keep mount extruded and that makes it looking little silly. looks like they wanted to show how really it can be thin and even include flash and tiltable screen (: i hope this will spit some more fuel to progress.

  • Stroncis

    agh, there is not a flash :) it’s dataport. interesting location.

  • Miroslav

    For everyone interested in dimensions of superzoom lenses:

    Olympus 14-150 (28-300): 83 mm x 63.5 mm diameter
    Panasonic 14-140 (28-280): 84mm x 70 mm diameter
    Sony 18-200 (27-300): 99 mm x 75.5 mm diameter

    Olympus is not stabilized.

  • Miroslav

    My NEX 5 pros & cons:

    + excellent high ISO performance
    + OK dimensions ( not as small as first thought: with flash, the NEX is taller, and less deep than E-PL1 )
    + panorama mode
    + HDR mode
    + handheld low light mode
    + 7 fps burst
    + tilt LCD
    + 3D modes
    + SDXC
    + fisheye adapter
    + reasonable prices ( but aren’t going to blow m4/3 away )
    + 21st century design ( Olympus Pens look 10 years old compared to NEX :) )

    – no IBIS
    – no lens faster than F3.5 is stabilized
    – flash cannot bounce light off ceiling
    – many lenses are larger than body
    – superzoom is huge
    – one port means either flash, or viewfinder, or microphone can be attached at a time
    – interlaced video at high resolutions
    – no control wheel

    Summary: no IS on fast lenses + flash is unable to bounce light = not fully exploited low light potential = no buy for Miroslav

    Now, let’s get back to m4/3rds.

  • Am I the only one who thinks it is interesting? Sony has some good sensors and body looks small and price seems reasonable so I would definitely recommend existing Sony alpha owners one.
    I am a proud owner of an E-P1 and this would not make me jump the fence but its good to see competition so it would encourage Olympus and Panasonic to improve their products.

  • Bob

    Sony NEX camera leaked? Come-on. This is old news now.

    • admin

      Hi BOB!

      When we posted the images the camera wasn’t officially announced. Yes it is a leak!

  • Tom

    If it supports 1080/24p, I would buy this, although there are some issues. Even if it supported 24p in a 60i codec, I could care less, I would still buy it, but knowing Sony, it likely does not.

  • Gabriel

    Ergonomics looks terrible, no direct pasm/scene mode, no direct iso. It’s a point and shoot with big sensor. No hot shoes for flash. tripod mont is tiny. it seems Sony goes to far in reduce size. but there is somme good point, like the wide fast lens, a good lcd, metal build, image quality looks good, there also a a-adapter.
    I’m from old school, a direct speed dial and a direct aperture ring on lens is all i need. No endless menu like a video game. or a touch screen, oh yes, a capacitive touch screen, where i can change setting with a swep of a finger. I loves the touch screen on my phone, nintendo ds, mp3 player, Why camera don’t have such system ? imagine an iso icon on screen, you just touch it and swep your finger to change iso, well, i’m dreaming. :(

  • at

    I think Sony’s ILC is very good indeed. It has a very cyber design of the new century totally different from the traditional cameras from the good old days. It is time to learn some new things of the new age rather than staying forever in the past. In addition, it is setting a new low price tag to interchangeable lens systems. Really looking for the further price down of the E-PL1 very soon.

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