Sony NEX-5n First Impressions Review

Sony NEX-5n

I’ve had the Sony NEX-5n in hand for all of a day now; however, I already have some quick first impressions to share.

First up, its a very fun camera to use.  Quick response from shutter and focus.  Autofocus is also very good in video mode.  The face tracking AF during video recording seems to be very smart and smooth all the way around.

It’s also very compact – with the biggest part being the lens, which is rather bulky on the otherwise tiny camera.  That’s the nature of the beast though, particularly considering that it is an 18-55mm zoom lens that’s including in a very affordable kit package. [Read more...]

Nikon V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Mirrorless Camera

It looks like the names and specs for the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera models have finally slipped out.  According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon V1 and J1 are rumored to be the initial models in the new Nikon mirrorless camera system.

As previously rumored, the cameras will feature a 2.7x crop sensor dubbed as Nikon’s CX format.  The new cameras are expected to feature a 10.1MP image sensor and capture 1080p HD video.

Additional key specs are rumored as follows: [Read more...]

Nikon Annual Report Cites “New Generation Digital Cameras” in “New Market Sphere”

Nikon Annual Report 2011

Nikon’s 2011 Annual Report was made available yesterday.  In the Imaging Company section, the Annual Report discusses the continued growth of DSLRs and how sales were good, but could have been better if not for the supply shortage caused by the earthquake in Japan.

With an optimistic look toward the future, the Annual Report cited what is almost certainly Nikon’s new mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera, as noted below. [Read more...]

Nikon Mirrorless Camera Coming Soon

Bloomberg is reporting that Nikon President, Makoto Kimura, has confirmed that Nikon will introduce a new interchangeable lens camera (ILC) soon, which could come prior to the end of Nikon’s current fiscal year (i.e., before April 2011).  Kimura also revealed that the new Nikon ILC “will probably have an enhanced function for video recording.” [Read more...]