Sony NEX-5N Announced

Sony NEX-5N

The NEX-5N, along with the NEX-7, are the latest mirrorless cameras in the NEX line.   The NEX-5N upgrades last year’s popular NEX-5.

The NEX-5N features a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and improved shutter lag down to 20 milliseconds.  The NEX-5N offers a max sensitivity of ISO 25,600 and 1080p HD video capture with both 60p and 24p frame rate options.

Sony NEX-5N Back FDA-EV1S

In addition to the NEX-5N, Sony has also introduced the LA-EA2 adapter for using Sony Alpha lenses on NEX cameras.  Also, the FDA-EV1S is an electronic viewfinder for the NEX-5N.

The NEX-5N should be available in September for $700 with an 18-55mm lens or $600 for the body only.

Sony NEX-5N Availability

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

 

Canon PowerShot SX150 HS and ELPH 310 HS Due This Week

Canon SX150 HS

Canon SX150 HS

Low resolution images of the obligatory PowerShot compact camera updates appear to have leaked out.

The PowerShot SX150 HS should serve as a replacement for the current PowerShot SX130 HS.  The SX150 HS will upgrade to a 14.1MP sensor (from 12.1MP on the SX130) and will keep the same 12x zoom range – or so it appears. [Read more…]

Mastering the Nikon D7000 – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D7000

Mastering the Nikon D7000 is a new book from Darrell Young.  “The book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option.”

Mastering the Nikon D7000 retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $19.22 on Amazon.com or the Kindle version for $9.99.

Refurb Canon 5D Mark II Back in Stock at $1999

Canon 5D Mark II

A week or two ago, Canon USA had refurbished Canon 5D Mark II’s for $1999. They sold out pretty quick.

They’re back in stock now (here’s the link to the 5D Mark II page), along with solid deals on several other Canon bodies.

There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.