Sony’s new NEX camera leaks, may update the whole range
Sony is all set to debut its new entry-level NEX-3N camera according to Sony Alpha Rumors. The camera will most probably debut on February 20th, the same date Sony is rumoured to announce the next-gen PlayStation 4 console. The camera, if announced, will replace the company’s current budget model, the NEX-F3, and will reportedly include the same 16-megapixel sensor as its predecessor. One of the major deviations Sony is taking with the new camera is the zoom control lever, a feature as of now unseen on the NEX range of cameras. This may hint towards Sony bundling a 16-50mm power zoom lens or the newly announced 18-200mm lens rather than a 18-55mm manual zoom lens with the camera. If it turns out to be true, then zoom controls will finally be a reality on NEX cameras, and this feature would likely trickle up to Sony’s more expensive range.
Other differences include the apparent removal of the expansion port, which can be found on the NEX-F3. The integrated pop-up flash from NEX-F3′s will most probably be carried over, but NEX-3N users won’t be able to use an external flash or mic. The playback button has shifted position to the top of the device, wherein earlier it used to be situated next to the video record key.
Other cameras Sony is rumoured to announce soon are the SLT-A38 and SLT-A58, but they’re still rumours with no confirmations.
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
8 February, 2013