New CSC Sony NEX-5N, Sony NEX-7 and SLT Sony a77 and a65 models announced

In an exclusive press

event Sony has revealed four new cameras; the 24MP Sony NEX-7, Sony NEX-5N

which updates the NEX-5 with a larger resolution sensor (both of which

reportedly has the least shutter lag of any digital camera) and finally the

Sony a77 and Sony a55 SLT models, the former of which has a world’s fastest

burst rate of 12fps.

Of the four releases

the star of the show is undoubtedly the Sony NEX-7, a CSC model with an impressive

24.3MP CMOS sensor, the largest seen on a Compact System Camera so far. With

the same reduced shutter release lag as the NEX-5N and rapid autofocus the main

of this model seems to be professional users, with the new TRINAVI control

system, dual mode dials and OLED viewfinder bound to entice DSLR users looking

for something more compact.


More information on

the NEX-7

The Sony NEX-5N, much

like the recently released Sony NEX-3C, updates a previous model with a few

significant additions. The rapid shutter release and autofocus system are

transported across from the NEX-7, and the 16.1MP sensor is a marked increase

from the NEX-5. The burst rate also jumps from 7 to 10fps, although from a

physical point of view there’s little between the new release and it’s

predecessor.

More information on

the NEX-5N

Finally the two SLT

models, which offer the same translucent mirror technology as the a55 and a35,

are the Sony A77 and Sony A65. The A77 offers the fastest burst rate currently

offered by an APS-C sized sensor DSLR at 12fps alongside the OLED viewfinder

that appears on the NEX-7 and a 24.3MP sensor. The A65 offers the same sensor

and viewfinder, but takes a slight dip in the burst mode stakes by offering

10fps. A 3″ LCD screen is available on both models, although the A77’s option

is able to rotate on both a horizontal and vertical axis.


More information on

the A77 and A65

One of the more

significant additions is the OLED viewfinder, which offers an impressive 2.3 million

dot resolution. Appearing on both the A77 and NEX-7, this new display method is

yet another leap forward for both SLT and CSC cameras, giving the benefits of

OLED to viewfinders for the first time.

For more information

on the four releases check the individual news pages or head to Sony’s website.

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