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(SR4) NEX-4 (prototype?) to be shown at CES

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We all know Sony has a maniacal love for prototypes. Now according to one of our very good sources Sony will show a prototype of a new NEX camera at the CES show. But before you start to blame Sony I have a good news for you. According to a second trusted source that camera will be on market within 2-3 months so unlike the A77 prototype we don’t have to wait that much to buy it!

It has been very difficult for me to get some info about that camera. It’s a prototype that only a few people have seen (it has been shipped from Japan to US without informing the press about his existence). That is what I got from different sources:

Trusted source 1: The new model is called NEX-4. But this could be the temporary name ony (for the prototype). I was told that this is not the NEX-7 which is supposed to become the [shoplink 4718]GH2 competitor[/shoplink].
Trusted source 2: It’s a compact NEX with slightly bigger body than the current [shoplink 3003]Sony NEX-5[/shoplink]. It has advanced button controls like the [shoplink 4321]Panasonic GF1[/shoplink].
New source 3: I suspect Sony will come out the new nex mirrorless version of [shoplink 3617]a55[/shoplink] during CES next week. (Don’t know if the source wanted to say that it uses the same 16Megapixel sensor).

I was told Sony will also show the A77 prototype and maybe something else (Lenses?). If you have some rumors to share feel free to contact me using the contact form on the right sidebar or write me (Andrea) at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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P.S.: There will be a lot of new compact camera announcements:
DSC-W510: 12MP, 2.7 in. screen, sweep panorama function
Cybershot DSC-W530: upgrades to a 14MP sensor
Cybershot DSC-W560: adds SteadyShot and 720p HD video
Cybershot DSC-W570: adds 16MP, 5x zoom (25mm on the wide side)
Cybershot DSC-WX9: high end model, 16MP Exmor R CMOS, 3 in. LCD, 1080i video, 3D, 10fps, background defocus feature, HDMI
Cybershot DSC-WX10: top of the line, f/2.4 lens, manual WB, very high speed AF
Cybershot DSC-H70: 16MP CCD sensor, 3 in. LCD, 720p HD video, sweep panorama
Cybershot DSC-HX7: 16MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, 3 in. LCD, 1080i video 3D, HDR, 10 fps
Cybershot DSC-T110, DSC-TX10 – very small point and shoot camera, no other details available

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