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New Sony Nex cameras

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by fozzybear, 11 May 2010.

  1. fozzybear

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  2. K.C. Leblanc

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    Is this micro 4 thirds, or a new standard?
     
  3. robertgilbert86

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    Another interesting concept. Not as stylish as the current competition but slightly smaller. Also, the button layout seems very similar to that of a standard compact - manual control looks like a hassle.

    Meh, they're really not aimed at me!
     
  4. Stupot_

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    It's better... APS-C
     
  5. petriodet

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    bet it's expensive.
     
  6. D.P.

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    Nikon's EVIL camera will be announced soon
     
  7. Raikiri

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    Actually they're very well priced. In the range of £230 + VAT for the Nex3 and £330+ VAT for the Nex 5 bodies.
     
  8. fozzybear

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    The NEX 5 is about £550 with an f2.8 16mm lense.

    The camera also seems compatible with A Mount lenses through an adapter. But, there would be no AF available.
     
  9. ChazHurst

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    They are pretty cool looking... not sure how well they'll be received though. The CNET (p)review, posted on Engadget here, seems to be overall positive though.
     
  10. Raikiri

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    There were some sample images, it's actually pretty good. Even ISO12,800 is passable, given Sony's track record with high ISO I was quite surprised.

    May have to pick one up with the 16mm pancake.

    Review of the cheaper model: http://digital-photography-school.com/sony-nex-3-review

    ISO 12,800

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    Click for bigger.
     
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  11. fozzybear

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    I don't know why you're surprised and don't know where you got the idea about poor high iso performance from Sony.
     
  12. Raikiri

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    From looking at pictures taken by Sony cameras. I'm not going into this again :p

    Edit: Referring to their older models by the way, not the latest as they are a fair improvement.
     
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  13. Mud

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    A Nikon F-mount on a rangefinder type body (hell, even just with a liveview type screen on the back) with an APS-C or bigger sensor would be an instant buy from me. I love my Voigtlander 40/2 pancake :D
     
  14. ChazHurst

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    That short review looks good. Sensor performance looks to be on par, and possibly better than, most low-end to mid-range DSLRs from any company, let alone Sony.

    That sensor in a full size alpha body would be an instant buy from me! It produces a cleaner image on ISO 3200 than my a300 does at 800... :rolleyes:
     
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  15. fozzybear

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    :)

    I wasn't trying to start anything! :)

    My mate has a Nikon D3 and he commented favourably on my Sony A700 high ISO performance. Obviously it wouldn't be up to a Nikon D3 standard.

    Just found this pic online of the Nex5 with a 70-400G lens on it! :eek:

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  16. Mr Jones

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    Woo, looks interesting~ With a competitive pricing, it'll go down well!
     
  17. Raikiri

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    So tempted to pre-order one of the NEX3s, £420 after quidco with a case, 16mm f2.8 pancake and a Sony digital picture frame.