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...]

Sony LA-EA2 NEX Camera to Alpha Lens Adapter, Includes Translucent Mirror

Sony LA-EA2 Adapter

A leaked diagram of the second-generation NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter, dubbed the LA-EA2 (rolls off the tongue, don’t it?), will apparently include a translucent mirror that also appears to incorporate a phase detection AF sensor for fast and precise AF acquisition on the upcoming NEX-7 and NEX-5N.

The current LA-EA1 NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter is rather sluggish for AF acquisition on compatible models; however, it lacks any mechanical AF optimization.

[via Photo Rumors]