Sony NEX-6 Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony NEX-6

As expected, the Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

The NEX-6 features an advanced, hybrid AF system comprised of phase-detect (read: DSLR AF system) and contrast-detect AF methods, which is the same system found on the new NEX-5R that was introduced last month.  The NEX-6 also offers 10fps still image capture with AF tracking and a sensitivity up to ISO 25600.

The NEX-6 features the same XGA OLED viewfinder found on the NEX-7, as well as a DSLR-style mode dial.  The camera captures 1080/60p HD video and offers integrated WiFi sharing and camera apps via Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app on iOS and Android devices.

Along with the Sony NEX-6, a new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens, a 35mm f/1.8 lens and a 10-18mm OSS zoom lens were announced for the Sony NEX line of cameras.

The Sony NEX-6 will be available in November with the 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 powered zoom lens for $1000.  It will also be available as a body-only option for $850.  You can order the NEX-6 here at B&H Photo.

The SELP 16-50mm power zoom lens will be available in January for $350.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 35mm f/1.8 lens will be available in November for $450.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

The SEL 10-18mm zoom lens will be available in November for $850.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

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

Sony VG900 Full Frame Camcorder Image Leak

Sony NEX-VG900

The Sony NEX-VG900 is expected to be announced tomorrow as a full frame camcorder with the NEX E-mount. The VG900 is rumored to include a 24MP full frame sensor and capture 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p courtesy of the AVCHD 2.0 codec.

While an A-mount adapter is rumored to be included with the VG900, I’m curious as to which lenses will be available with this camera given the increase in sensor size over the current NEX-VG20.

Additional rumored specs include a 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF and price tag of $3,300.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

More Sony NEX-6 Images Leak Out

 

Sony NEX-6

At this point, the official announcement of Sony cameras this week will be a little unsurprising; however, it still looks to be a heck of a product lineup for Sony.

In the latest leak, we have more views of the Sony NEX-6, which we know as a 16MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

We also get a little better look at the EVF placement and the ISO standard hot shoe atop the NEX-6.

As a refresher, the expected spec list is below. [Read more...]