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Sony Announces Two New E-Mount Cameras And Two New E-Mount Lenses

by Felix L. Esser on 08/27/2013

Sony a3000 and Lenses

With IFA in Berlin coming up in September, tech companies are now beginning to announce their new products. Sony makes the start today with two new E-mount cameras and two new E-mount lenses–all of which had been leaked on the internet days before the announcement. The two cameras Sony is announcing today are the NEX-5T, wich is the successor to the NEX-5R, and the a3000, which is an E-mount camera despite it looking like one of Sony’s Alpha DSLR/Ts. Sony’s two new E-mount lenses are the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-70mm F4 and the 18-105mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens. Details on the products after the break.

 Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-5T Camera

  • 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-25,600 (6400 in movie mode)
  • Hybrid autofocus with 99 phase-AF points and 25 contrast-AF points
  • 1080/60p and 24p HD video recording
  • 3″, 921k dot, tiltable display
  • WiFi and NFC connectivity
  • Available early September 2013 for ~ US-$ 700 (in kit with PZ 16-50mm lens)

Sony a3000

Sony a3000 E-Mount Camera

  • 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-16,000 (3200 in movie mode)
  • 25 contrast-AF points
  • 1080/60p and 24p HD video recording
  • Electronic viewfinder (resolution not stated)
  • 3″, 230k dot display
  • Available early September 2013 for ~ US-$ 400 (in kit with 18-55mm lens)

Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-70mm F4

Sony Zeiss 16-70mm Zoom Lens

  • 24-105mm equivalent focal length
  • Fixed f4 max. aperture, f22 min. aperture
  • 16 lenses in 12 groups
  • Min. focus distance: 35 cm (13.75 in)
  • Filter thread: 55 mm
  • Dimensions: 66.6 x 75 mm (2.6 x 2.9 in)
  • Weight: 308 g (10.8 oz)
  • Available late September 2013 for ~ US-$ 1000

18-105mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom

Sony G 18-105mm Power Zoom Lens

  • 27-157.5mm equivalent focal length
  • Fixed f4 max. aperture, f22 min. aperture
  • Min. focus distance: 45 cm  (1 ft 6 in)
  • Filter thread: 72 mm
  • Dimensions: 78 x 110 mm (3.1 x 4.3 in)
  • Weight: 482 g (1 lb 1 oz)
  • Available in December 2013 for ~ US-$ 600

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