April 27, 2010
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Sony G Series Telephoto Zoom Lenses

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April 27, 2010
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(SR3) Chinese store leaks the NEX3 and NEX5 camera specs

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We have to be very careful when we talk about leaks coming form China. But that one seems to be more reliable than others. The chinese store detail.zol.com.cn posted the Sony NEX3 and Sony NEX5 cameras. The only real news is that NEX cameras will use the “FW50 Special lithium battery

NEX5:
Effective pixels:14,000,000
Sensitivity: ISO200-12800
AF Sensor: 11
Display scale: 3 inch
Video shoot: 1080p format
Body type: Single Lens electronic viewfinder
Manual operation: Full manual support
Sensor type: APS-C CMOS
Battery Type: FW50 Special lithium battery
Memory card type: SDHC Cards / MS Memory Stick
Flash Type: External
Focusing aids: Parameter correcting focus assist lamp
Support hotshoe: Yes
Data Interface: USB2.0
Pixel and class: 920,000-pixel LCD screen
Lens Description: Sony E series lens mount

NEX3:
Is almost the same camera but with following difference:
Video shoot: 720p format

Someone can confirm us if the specs are correct?
Thanks!

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April 26, 2010
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(SR5) First pictures of the Sony NEX3 camera!

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We just received the two pictures from an anonymous sender. He spotted the Sony mirrorless camera inside an asian pub!
The pictures shows the Sony NEX3. The lens is the 16mm f/2.8 pancake lens. As we told you days ago the lens is chrome finished and has a diameter of 49mm. The lens is bigger than the Olympus 17mm f/2.8 Lens (37mm) and the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (42mm).
UPDATE: A second source told me that “the main reason for in lens stabilization is the video mode, which is easier to implement with proper focusing, not to keep the body shallow. ”

Reminder: We expect two Sony mirrorless cameras to be announced on May 11. The NEX3 and the NEX5 will be very similar. There will be only minor differences between the two mirrorless cameras (The NEX5 has faster FPS and 1080p recording, the NEX3 720p). Both will be very aggressively priced compared to MicroFourThirds cameras.
Both cameras will feature the new 14 Megapixel Sony ExmorHD sensor.

Keep following us until the announcement on May11: On Facebook, Twitter or RSS feed

Resumee of all leaks and rumors:
– The latest official Sony video (gave us some details about the cameras like 1920x1080p recording)
Sony promotes the mirrorless cameras for the FIFA World Cup
– The rumored specs of the NEX3 and NEX5 cameras

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April 23, 2010
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(SR4) Confirmed: Firmware update for Sony Alpha cameras to come in May

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You asked me to update you about the long awaited Sony Alpha firmware update. One of my trusted soruces confirmed once again that in will come in May.

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April 23, 2010
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(SR5) NEX camera to come with optical viewfinder only

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That comes very unexpected!
According to informations we received the Sony NEX cameras will be sold with an optional optical viewfinder. We have no details yet, but we are certain the viewfinder is not electronic!!!

The Panasonic GF1 and the Olympus E-PL1/E-P2 do have electronic viewfinder.

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