Sony NEX-5E and NEX-7 Coming in August

According to Sony Alpha Rumors‘ tipsters, there are a couple of new NEX cameras inbound for an official unveiling next month. The new models are rumored to be named the NEX-5E and the NEX-7.

Presumably, the NEX-5E will replace the NEX-5, which is a solid performer.  The NEX-7 should be a tier above the NEX-5E as sort of a prosumer mirrorless model and possibly priced at around $1200 with a kit lens.

There are no details on specifications; however, earlier rumors have suggested that the NEX-7 will be equipped with the same 24MP APS-C as found on the Sony A77.  The NEX-5E may very well feature the same 16.2MP sensor as found in the recently-introduced NEX-C3.



  1. says

    Well, I own a Sony Nex 5 and it’a an excellent camera already. I think Sony should launch more lenses before new bodies, there are only 3 available by now: 16mm, 18-55mm and 18-200mm

  2. MamaMariaDoha says

    Let’s have the lenses 1st, the NEX-5 is a great camera. No need for more cameras

  3. axel says

    What on earth is in sony’s mind. For example Canon insists on putting out an 18 megapixel sensor with unacceptable noise at ISO100 in RAW, why didn’t they work on perfecting a 14 or 16 megapixel sensor with ultra low noise etc instead of insisting on pushing the megapixel race and only giving us barely acceptable performance in all the key areas. This appears to be what Sony has done with this 24 megapixel sensor. The whole idea is to completely get rid of noise right up to ISO 1600 in RAW, not just keep giving us higher pixel counts while allowing so so noise performance etc. The widely used Sony 16 megapixel sensor beats the Canon by far insomuch as less noise, wider dynamic range, and even slightly higher resolution, but the 16 megapixel sensor has problems with moire, albeit minor. All the innovations that companies like Panasonic and sony