Sony Introduces NEX-5T and Alpha 3000 Cameras

Submitted by lalit on August 29, 2013 - 2:23pm.

Sony updated their NEX 5 series with new NEX-5T mirrorless camera and introduced a new smaller/cheaper DSLR, Alpha 3000 featuring an E mount adaptor for lenses.

Sony NEX-5T uses the same 16.1 megapixel sensor as previous model, but adds fast Hybrid AF that combines phase-detection autofocus to track fast moving subjects with contrast detection AF for precision, speed and accurate focus. The camera also gets NFC for easier WiFi connection with your smartphone, PC or TV for wirelessly transfer of photos or videos as well as

Smart Remote Control functionality via smartphone. Smart Remote Control is now updated to Version 2.0, adding Autofocus control directly from the touchscreen of your linked smartphone or tablet (requires installation of latest version of PlayMemories Mobile). There’s even more power over your image with fingertip adjustments for EV compensation, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. In addition, MF Assist lets you accurately check focus of portraits and macro shots on your phone or tablet’s large screen.

You can get more information about Sony NEX-5T on Sony’s website and pre-order the camera with 16-50mm lens for $699.99.

The second camera that Sony introduced is a combination of DSLR and mirrorless camera because it has a DSLR like body and design, but it’s actually an E mount featuring mirrorless camera. Sony says that α3000 brings you the picture quality, manual controls and artistic possibilities of a DSLR in an easy to use camera with interchangeable lenses.

The camera comes with 20.1 megapixel APS-C Exmor sensor, ISO range of 100 to 16000, built-in flash, 3-inch LCD screen and 25 points contrast detection AF.

You can get more information about the Sony a3000 on Sony’s website and pre-order it for $399 with 18-55mm lens.