(SR5) First pictures of the Sony NEX3 camera!


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.

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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

dealing with tons of rumors…

Dear readers,
as you can imagine I am receiving many emails with “rumors”. And only few of them are probably correct. So don’t be angry with me if I don’t post a rumor you send me. I need to check everything I get before to publish it.

One thing I noticed is that it seems that many people do believe the real camera name won’t be Sony Alpha NEX but something else…like for example Sony Alpha GP. Have no idea why many of you do believe that.

UDPATE: Sony GP is “just a code name

If you find something interesting on forums or somewhere else please send me an email at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

(SR5) All Sony mirrorless lenses made of Chromium


Small update about the lenses: All Sony lenses are made of Chromium. As I told you yesterday the Sony lenses are a little bit bigger compared to Micro Four Thirds Lenses. But they are very well made, they have a very good image quality and they are cheap.

We already know two of the three lenses:
The 16mm f/2.8
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
One unconfirmed rumor says there will be also one more zoom, the 18-200mm lens.

One more thing: A trusted soruce told me that there is a very nice surprise (one more lens?). He won’t tell me more but I tought it would be nice if I share my frustration with you :)

UPDATE: The adapter allows the use of “classic” Alpha Lenses with AF!