The Sony E-mount system has matured over the past few years and Sony has chosen to retire the NEX branding and consolidate all of its interchangeable lens cameras under the Alpha brand name with a designation only of whether they are A-mount or E-mount cameras.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMc4xgWiJ_Q&w=640&h=360]
The A-mount cameras are more traditional DSLR cameras, currently comprised of cameras using Sony translucent mirror technology. The E-mount cameras are mirrorless cameras and are a generally more compact design.
Sony has confirmed that future mirrorless cameras and DSLR-style cameras will be branded under the Alpha name, and that there will no longer be any other “NEX” cameras. (see the 3:10 mark in the video from Sony below) [Read more…]