Showing posts from August, 2011

Preview of NEX-7 TriNavi and EVF

Sony NEX-7 TriNavi Demo
The video above shows the Sony NEX-7 TriNavi or Tri-Dial Navi Controls. The new user interface allows for quick and easy adjustments without going into too many menus. Once you have customized and familiarized yourself with the NEX-7 TriNavi adjustments will become second nature. We have never found the NEX-5 controls fuzzy especially after the Firmware 3.0 update which allowed for Customized Softkeys but the TriNavi is definitely an improvement.
The NEX-7 in the video is in Aperture Priority mode and the TriNavi was used to adjust the following: Aperture/Exposure Compensation/ISOFocus PointsWhite BalanceDynamic Range/HDR AdjustmentsCreative Styles and AdjustmentsThe NEX-7 is then switched to Picture Effect mode and the TriNavi is used to go through the options.
The video below shows the Sony Alpha SLT-a77's electronic viewfinder (EVF), which is the same XGA 2.35 Million dot OLED EVF used on the Sony NEX-7. The video shows a horizon / level indicator and the…

Sony NEX-5N Unboxing Video

Let's see what comes inside a new Sony NEX-5N with 18-55mm OSS Lens Kit. The video shows the following contents of the NEX-5N Kit.
Software DiscWarranty CardInstruction ManualAccessories CouponLens and Accessory GuideFlash with Case
Shoulder StrapBattery ChargerW Series BatteryUSB CableLens HoodLens Cap18-55mm OSS LensNEX-5N
Sony NEX-5N with Optional 55-210mm OSS Lens

Sony NEX-5N vs NEX-5 Spec Comparison

Sony NEX-5N vs NEX-5 Spec Comparison

Let's compare the specs of the new Sony NEX-5N to the one that started it all, the NEX-5. The form is slightly slimmer but Sony kept the shape very familiar. Now let's see what the new functions are of the NEX-5N.

Sony NEX-5N Kit: September 7, 2011 $699.Sony NEX-5: July 2010.
Effective Picture Resolution NEX-5N: Approx. 16.1 megapixels NEX-5: Approx. 14.2 megapixels Imaging Sensor NEX-5N: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm) NEX-5: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm) Shutter Lag
NEX-5N: 0.02 secondsNEX-5: 0.44 seconds
ISO Performance
NEX-5N: 100 to 25600NEX-5: 200 to 12800
Video Controls
NEX-5N: Full Manual Control P, A, S, and M Modes Available
NEX-5: Exposure lock with half press of Shutter Button
Video Recording
NEX-5N: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640…

Sony NEX Macro Extension Tubes Samples

Sony NEX Macro Extension Tubes with 40mm Rokkor-M Lens

Here are some sample shots using the Sony NEX E-mount macro extension tubes and some Rokkor-M lenses. The tubes contain no optical elements. They move the lens further away from the NEX's APS-C sensor therefore reducing the focusing distance and increasing magnification. The trade off to extension tubes are that more light is needed, which can be compensated with slow shutter speeds or high ISO.
The shots below were handheld in bright daylight which is not ideal for macro shots. A walk around a small park with the NEX-5, tubes, and the 40mm Rokkor-M gives us a different perspective. This fruit below is still unknown to us and was already interesting but at 100% zoom, a small community of insects makes it even more interesting.

100% Zoom on Image Sony NEX E-mount Extension Tubes

Here are more samples from the 40mm Rokkor-M lens at f/8 or f/11 at high ISO.

Sony NEX Macro Extension Tubes with 90mm Rokkor-M Lens
Here are a couple …

Sony NEX-3 Kit $299 Half Price

Frys in the west coast is selling the Sony NEX-3 with 18-55mm Lens Kit at a great discount. The NEX-3 Kit is selling at half the price, $299, of MSRP, $599. It is currently selling at $499 at Amazon. We will see more of these closeout deals since the NEX-3's replacement, the NEX-C3 is already available.

The deal is only available at a Fry's brick and mortar store. Happy hunting!

Sony NEX-7 NEX-5N NEX-VG20 Hands On Video and Images

It's always hard to tell what the actual size of products are if they are shot alone. So here is a hands on video and several hands on images of the new Sony NEX-5N Camera, NEX-7 Camera, NEX-VG10 Camcorder, and Zeiss 24mm Sonnar E lens. These really show how small the NEX line of cameras are.

Pre-order the NEX-5N here.
Pre-order the NEX-7 here.
Pre-order the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8Sonnar ZA E Lens here.

Sony NEX-7 and Zeiss 24mm with Hood

Sony NEX-7 Rear LCD

Sony NEX-VG20 Camcorder with 18-200mm OSS Zoom Lens

Sony NEX-5N Rear Touchscreen LCD

Sony NEX-5N with LA-EA2 Phase Detect AF Lens Adapter

Sony NEX-5N in Silver

Sony NEX-VG20 Promotional and Sample Videos

Here are the first videos of the new Sony NEX-VG20 Camcorder. The videos also feature footage shot with the new lenses including the Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA lens.

Sony NEX-7 Specs and Images - Official

Sony NEX-7 with Built In Flash

Here are the official images from Sony of the new Alpha NEX-7 camera. Quick specs:
24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor.
0.02 sec Shutter Lag.XGA OLED TruFinder - 2359296 dot electronic viewfinder 100% frame coverage.Sony Alpha Hotshoe for use with Alpha Flash Accessories.Magnesium Alloy Body weighs in at 291 grams or 0.64 lb.Available in December 2011.NEX-7 Body Only $1199.NEX-7 with 18-55mm OSS Lens $1349.

We will update the post with the full specs later on today.

Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm OSS Lens

Sony NEX-7 Rear LCD

Sony NEX-7 Tiltable Rear LCD

Sony NEX-7 Top Showing Two Control Dials and Alpha Hot Shoe

Sony NEX-7 with 55-210mm OSS Zoom Lens

Sony NEX-7 with 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Sony NEX-7 with LA-EA2 Phase Detect AF Lens Adapter

Sony NEX-7 Available Lenses and AccessoriesThe official press release:

Sony introduces the NEX-7: all-in-one compact interchangeable lens camera with 24.3 megapixel resolution 2…