New Sony NEX reviews and news (NX10 vs NEX5 rolling shutter effect)

Let’s start with a “rolling shutter” effect comparison. On top you have the Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5Sony NEX-5 and below the Samsung NX10

The japanese website posted a new image Gallery with some NEX image samples at different ISO settings

The korean website SLRclub posted the second part of their Sony NEX5 review. The article is available in korean only but there are plenty of videos to watch!

One of our readers asked Sony “if it would be possible that future firmware updates will add auto focus for ALphamount lenses? or is this a hardware limitation?“:
The answer from Sony: “Hi XXX, The LA-EA1 Mount adaptor which allows use of A-mount lenses on NEX cameras does not include auto-focus actuation for A-mount lenses. The NEX recognize the value of AF for A-mount lenses with NEX cameras, but the slow AF acquisition time of legacy mount lenses with Contrast AF systems resulted in AF function not being included. This is consistent with other Lens Mount adaptors for cameras using Contrast AF with legacy lenses. NEX also uses a powerful Focus Magnifier to aid Manual Focusing, helpful when using A-mount lenses. I hope that info was helpful!

And according to primetimecrew NEX cameras will be available late August (is that really true?)

New Sony NEX news list

Few lucky guys had the chance to hold the Sony NEX in their hand and it is tiny (take a look here on dpreview forum). A very serious ISO comparison has been posted by Focus Numerique. The test prooves once again that Sony managed to archieve awesome High-ISO quality. Let’s hope future firmware upgrades will be made for our current Sony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony Alpha cameras :)

ePhotozine just posted their Sony NEX-5 & NEX-3 hands-on preview Digital Camera Review. New image samples are available on Pixinfo and Letsgodigital. More asian hands-on are available on, DCview and c-tech.

On youtube you can find tons of previews and tests. Check out the list:

And finally also Adorama is accepting preorders!

First complete NEX5 review!

Imaging Resource has been incredible fast! They already reviewed the Sony NEX5 camera and compared it with MicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirdsMicroFourThirds, and classic DSLR.

Verdict? The Amazon ÖsterreichAmazon DeutschlandSony NEX has a very good image quality (better than the Olympus E-P1 and the Panasonic G1) and is on par with beasts like the Canon 550D and the Nikon D5000.

read the review:

(SR5) Sony Hong Kong confirms the NEX release date. It is May11

The website “” just received an invitation from Sony which confirms the NEX Worldwide Release for May 11.

The media invitation reads as follows (google translation from chinese):

Worldwide attention debut

Anywhere beyond the imagination of the lightweight body experience quality SLR digital camera

Market, the highly anticipated Sony’s first interchangeable lens digital camera series, will be May 11, 2010 simultaneous global release, and the media are invited to bring a friend the first to feel the new series of excellent photography experience.

New series of lightweight slim design to meet the advanced shooting functions, fully meet the needs of photographers, anytime, anywhere to enjoy the fun of shooting; new series also brought the quality SLR digital cameras let you play to creativity.

In addition, the new camera series of product designers will be a special trip to attend the conference to share its unique design concept.

Friends are invited to experience the Sony media is full of unlimited creative digital imaging world. Welcome to your report / s on site to interview
Date ︰ 2010 5 11
Time ︰ 12:45