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Sony NEX-3 / NEX-5 Camera: Review, Release Date and Price

Sony have now taken the wraps of its of two new cameras, the NEX-3 and the NEX-5, which we first learned of back in February. The new form of camera is different as it offers an interchangeable lens; this helps the compact camera produce D-SLR-quality images from a point-and-shoot camera.

PC Mag managed to spend an hour with the two new cameras; PJ Jacobowitz thought that this was the perfect opportunity to offer a mini-review. He did not have enough time to fully appreciate the image quality, but he seemed very impressed with what he saw.

Both the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 are very similar, the major difference being with its video recording capabilities — the extra cost is just $100 for the higher model. Sony has a huge hill to climb to catch-up to Panasonic and Olympus, as they have offered interchangeable lenses for some time now — called their “Micro Four Thirds.”

However, Sony has the chance to overtake the both of them as the sensor is larger and offers better image quality. The NEX-3 is 1.38-inches thick while the NEX-5 is 1.56-inches thick. The screen on both cameras are 3-inchs, they offer 921,600 dots, more resolution than a Micro Four Thirds camera.

The prices for each camera are as follows: Sony NEX-3 with 16mm F2.8 Lens: $549.99, Sony NEX-3 with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6: $599.99, Sony NEX-5 with 16mm F2.8 Lens: $649.99 and the Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6: $699.99.

For more details visit PC Mag

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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Nochiee
Nochiee

Add to wishlist* 😀

Carsten Kroghsbo
Carsten Kroghsbo

have heard that there shut be a 200 mm lens also, but where can I get it and the price? .

phil
phil

Can you please tell me where to buy the NEX 5 at the price as youare showing." Sony NEX-5 with 16mm F2.8 Lens: $649.99 and the Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6: $699.99."Thanks before hand.

Web Crittic
Web Crittic

http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/05/11/sony-ne

But, strangely, no release date… so this site appears to have a web-coder, but no one who knows wtf they're talking about wrt cameras and release dates.

Jo
Jo

This item will be released on June 30, 2010. Preorder now!

dan
dan

well.. what's the #$%@ing release date??

Anonymous
Anonymous

watch this link at YouTube (it's Japanese)..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uicep63xgYo

at the 6:09 mark, you will see 2 NEW LENSES that Sony would be releasing..
1 FISHEYE, the other ULTRAWIDE ANGLE..

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