The Sony A58 and NEX-3N were announced last week in Europe. Sony took the wraps off these new cameras today in the US.
The Sony A58 with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $598 and should be available in April. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
The first image of the upcoming Sony NEX-3N has leaked out. The NEX-3N will serve as the successor the very solid NEX-F3. What’s apparent from the image is the growing reliance on power zoom lens as evidenced by the zoom rocker switch that surrounds the shutter release.
While the leaked image shows the NEX-3N equipped with the 16mm f/2.8 common kit lens, current power zoom lenses from Sony include the 16-50mm PZ and the 18-200mm PZ. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a more affordable PZ kit lens introduced with the NEX-3N. [Read more…]
Sigma has unveiled four new lenses – three of which are a refresh of existing models and one lens is entirely new. [Read more…]
The next round of cameras coming from Sony are rumored to be entry-level models. Specifically, the mirrorless Sony NEX-3N is rumored to fill in the place of the current (and excellent) Sony NEX-F3.
The next big thing for Sony E-Mount is full frame – particularly so, given that the Sony VG900 and Sony RX1 have been making big waves as full frame cameras. Of course, the VG900 features is a NEX camera with an E-Mount; however, only Alpha-mount full frame lenses can take advantage of that sensor courtesy of an adapter. And then, there’s the RX1, which has a lens affixed to the camera in a rather compact package for a full frame shooter.
As SonyAlphaRumors points out though, full frame NEX options are coming and Zeiss is planning to deliver three new full frame prime lenses for Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.
While these lenses are purportedly on the road map, we won’t see them for over a year when they arrive in June 2014.