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All posts tagged "nex-c3"


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New York Times Takes a Look at the Sony NEX-C3

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com...ove-its-weight/

"You probably know all of the advantages of digital SLR cameras: interchangeable lenses; large sensors for better image quality and better low light shots; and no shutter lag. But you might not realize that you can get almost all of those features in a much smaller (though no less expensive) package."

The New York Times takes a look at the Sony NEX-C3, but the article serves as a simple introduction for those who are unfamiliar with this relatively new breed of cameras. The next few months should see a few more introductions, including Nikon's entry to the game. Anyone still sitting on the fence for these cameras?


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Engadget... "Reviews" the Sony NEX-C3

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:11 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/20/...-nex-c3-review/

"Traditionally known as DSLRs, interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) have always promised excellent image quality, speed, and versatility."

Umm. So the Engadget review opens with one of the least accurate (or poorly written) statements I have seen in a review for some time. The scary thing is that with Engadget's influence, many are going to look for it as a source. Still, the review does have some real sample photos, so if you're interested in the Sony, you might want to give it a look. The sample photos are shrunken down for the web, so they are essentially useless. Umm, read the review for a user's impressions?


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sony Announces NEX-C3, SLT-A35 and E-mount 30mm f/3.5 Macro

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:18 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1106/1...exc3preview.asp

"Sony has added the NEX-C3 to its range of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The C3 features the same 16.2MP seen in the SLT A35, again promising improved battery life. The latest model is directly aimed at offering a compact-camera-like experience to users looking to upgrade to a large-sensor camera."

Sony has announced its latest NEX camera, the NEX-C3, which is even smaller than the NEX-3 and NEX-5 before it. I am not sure if such an aggressive reduction in size is needed, since the NEX cameras have to use fairly large zoom lenses to cover the APS-C sensor. The NEX-C3 now also comes with a 16 megapixel sensor, while retaining most of the features found in the NEX-3, including 720p videos and a 3" VGA LCD (which can flip up and down). The NEX-C3 will be available in August for about US$650 with the 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit, or US$600 with the 16/2.8 pancake.

To go with the NEX-C3 announcement, the 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens for E-mount was also introduced. This gives a 45mm focal length equivalent macro lens, which seems a bit short, even for a normal macro lens. I guess it is good for food bloggers? The lens will be available for US$250 in October. Hmm, sounds a bit too cheap for a macro lens.

Also introduced is the SLT-A35, the follow-up to the SLT-A33. It features a 16 megapixel sensor, but as far as I can tell, it is pretty much similar to the A33. It does have a nifty new feature that allows 7 FPS at 8.4 megapixels via a 1.4x crop, making an overall crop of 2.1 compared to 35mm film. Not too different from what the D2X did way back, and can be quite useful when shooting sports with a shorter telephoto lens. The camera also does 1080i video at 60 FPS. The SLT-A35 will be available in August for US$600, or $700 with the 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens. Photo of the SLT-A35 after the break.

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DPReview.com NEX-C3 Preview

DPReview.com SLT-A35 Preview

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