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Sony NEX-5 and NEX-3 with Interchangeable Lens will be available soon.

Sony has officially launched two new model NEX-3 and NEX-5 with the NEX-5 carrying the large boast of being the world’s smallest and lightest camera with interchangeable lenses.

According to Sony’s news release both have 14.2MPs, Exmor APS HD SMOS sensors, an ISO range of 200 – 12800 and are compatible with all E-mount lenses.

Video is where they differ however. The NEX-5 (above) can shoot 1080i, but the NEX-3 stops at 720p. Both have HDMI outputs and USB 2.0 for connecting to PCs, and they thankfully take SD, SDHC, SDXC cars as well as Memory Stick Pro Duo and Pro-HG Duo.
They’ll be available in June, with rumored pricing tipping the NEX-3 (below) at $900.

Key technical specifications


Model
NEX-5 NEX-3
Resolution 14.2 effective mega pixels (approx.) 14.2 effective mega pixels (approx.)
Image sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS (23.4×15.6mm) Exmor APS HD CMOS (23.4×15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ™ image processor BIONZ™ image processor
Lens compatibility E-mount; (with adaptor, MF only, exclude power zoom lenses) Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens E-mount; (with adaptor, MF only, exclude power zoom lenses) Sony α lens, Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lens
ISO Range ISO 200 – 12800 ISO 200 – 12800
Video shooting AVCHD: max. 1920 x 1080i, 17Mbps

MP4: max. 1440 x 1080i, 12Mbps

MP4: max. 1280 x 720 p, 9Mbps
Continuous advance shooting Up to 2.3 fps / 7 fps in speed priority mode (AF/AE fixed) Up to 2.3 fps / 7 fps in speed priority mode (AF/AE fixed)
Precision digital zoom 10x 10x
Autofocus system Contrast AF (25 multi-point

/Centre-weighted/Flexible Spot)

Contrast AF (25 multi-point

/Centre-weighted/Flexible Spot)

Metering system Metering by main image sensor (49-segment Multi light metering, Centre-weighted, Spot) Metering by main image sensor (49-segment Multi light metering, Centre-weighted, Spot)
Shooting functions Face Detection; Smile Shutter; Sweep Panorama (3D ready); iAUTO; Auto HDR; Anti Motion Blur Mode; Hand-held Night Shot Face Detection; Smile Shutter; Sweep Panorama (3D ready); iAUTO; Auto HDR; Anti Motion Blur Mode; Hand-held Night Shot
Creative styles Standard, Vivid, Portrait,  Landscape, Sunset, B/W Standard, Vivid, Portrait,  Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Display 7.5cm (3”) Wide type XtraFine TruBlack LCD (921k dot resolution), angle adjustable 80◦ up/45◦ down 7.5cm (3”) Wide type XtraFine TruBlack LCD (921k dot resolution), angle adjustable 80◦ up/45◦ down
Weight & size 287g (10.1oz) with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo; 110.8×58.8×38.2mm (WxHxD) – Min. Depth 24.2mm (without grip & mount) 297g with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo; 117.2×62.6×33.4mm (WxHxD) – Min. Depth 25.4mm (without grip & mount)
Anti-dust system Coating on low pass filter, plus image-sensor shift Coating on low pass filter, plus image-sensor shift
Interfaces HDMI out (with PhotoTV HD and BRAVIA Sync); USB 2.0 Hi-Speed HDMI out (with PhotoTV HD and BRAVIA Sync); USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Shooting stamina 330 shots approx. (CIPA standard) 330 shots approx. (CIPA standard)
Media Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo; SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo; SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Supplied accessories Shoulder strap; Battery; Charger; USB cable; CD‑ROM; Flash Shoulder strap; Battery; Charger; USB cable; CD‑ROM; Flash
Colours Black, silver Black, silver, red
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