Showing posts with label 16-50mm Power Zoom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 16-50mm Power Zoom. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sony A5100 Touch Shutter with Autofocus in Action

Sony a5100 24 Megapixel Touch Screen LCD Camera shows us the new Sony a5100 in action. The rear lcd touch screen is used to activate autofocus and trigger the shutter simultaneously. This can be useful when the camera is not held in the standard position and the shutter button is at an awkward position to depress. This is not possible with the sony a6000. The chart below is a quick comparison between the Sony a5100 and the a6000.

Watch the a5100 touch shutter in action in the video below from

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Save $50 on Sony NEX-3N

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Sony NEX-3N at Amazon

Amazon is currently selling the black or white Sony NEX-3N for $50 less than the Sony Store. The NEX-3N's manufacturer's suggested price is $499 but is currently available for $399. We are very tempted in picking one up as a backup to the Sony NEX-7.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Download the Sony NEX 3N Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-3N Parts

Here are the download links for the Instruction Manual and Handbook for the new Sony NEX-3N. It's always exciting to get new gear and the best time to read the manual is before the NEX-3N arrives. The NEX-3N will ship on March 24.

The NEX-3N instruction manual can be downloaded here via dropbox.

And the NEX-3N handbook can be downloaded here.

What comes in the Sony NEX-3N box?

black sony nex-3n 16-50mm power zoom

Thanks Sony!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sony NEX-3N Hands On Videos

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Sony NEX-3N Hands On

Sony posted their hands on video of the new Sony NEX-3N camera. They discuss the new features that sets the NEX-3N apart from the previous NEX-3 cameras.
  • Area specific noise reduction.
  • Auto portrait framing.
  • Auto macro framing.
  • Auto tracking framing.
  • Lens zoom lever.
  • Available in April with the 16-50mm power zoom lens for $499.
  • Available in all black or white with a silver lens.

Below is What Digital Camera's hands on look at the Sony NEX-3N.

sony nex-3n hands on video

Black Sony NEX-3N with 1650mm PowerZoom Lens

Thanks Sony and What Digital Camera!

Check out specs and more pictures of the NEX-3N from our previous post.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sony NEX-3N Camera with PowerZoom Lever

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Sony NEX-3N Promotional Video

Here is Sony's latest temptation for point and shoot users. The NEX-3N is the fourth generation of the entry level NEX cameras. The NEX-3N has a zoom lever, similar to point and shoot cameras, that controls the Sony 16-50mm PowerZoom interchangeable lens. There is also the Sony 18-200mm PZ lens which can be controlled by the NEX-3N. The NEX-3N is the first NEX camera to support the new “TRILUMINOS Colour”. TRILUMINOS Colour along with a BRAVIA TV with TRILUMINOS Display will provide expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images from the NEX-3N camera are played back.

The NEX-3N will sell for $499 with the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens.
  • Super-compact interchangeable lens APS-C camera weighs just 210g
  • No-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever
  • Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD video
  • Beautiful compositions made easy with new Auto Object Framing
  • Light, compact body with pop-up flash

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Sony NEX-3N with Flash Up

Sony NEX-3N Technical specifications
Image sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS with approx. 16.1 effective megapixels
Autofocus system
Contrast-detection with 25 AF points
ISO sensitivity range
Still images: ISO 200 – 16000
Movies: ISO 200 – 3200 equivalent
Movie recording format
AVCHD 50i/25p
Optical viewfinder
LCD screen
7.5cm / 3.0-type 460K-dot; tilt angle up 180°
Continuous shooting
4 fps (approx.)
Picture Effect
11 modes, 15 effects
109.9 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm (approx.)
Weight (with battery and memory card; approx.)
269 g
Weight (body only; approx.)
210 g
Battery life (approx.)
480 shots (CIPA standard)
Connections / interfaces
Multi/Micro USB* (allows charging); HDMI Type D
*Supports Micro USB compatible device
Built-in flash
GN4; ISO 100·m / (GN6; ISO 200·m)

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Sony NEX-3N with 16-50 Power Zoom Lens

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NEX-3N vs NEX-F3 vs NEX-C3 vs NEX-3 Size Comparison

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Discounts on Sony NEX Cameras

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Image from Map Camera

The current line of NEX cameras are currently on discounts. It's a great time to buy and learn your cameras during the cold days of winter and be ready for spring.

sony nex-7 discount deal $200 off

$200 off Sony NEX-7 Cameras

Sony is offering a $200 discount on Sony NEX-7 cameras. The NEX-7 with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $1,148. The MSRP is $1349.

The NEX-7 body only is now priced at $998. The MSRP is $1199.

sony nex-6 discount deal $100 off

$100 off Sony NEX-6 Cameras

Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-6 cameras. The NEX-6 with 16-50mm Power Zoom lens is now $898. The MSRP is $999.

The NEX-6 body only is now priced at $748. The MSRP is $849.

sony nex-5r discount deal $100 off

$100 off Sony NEX-5R Cameras

Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-5R cameras. The NEX-5R with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $648. The MSRP is $749.

The NEX-5R body only is now priced at $548. The MSRP is $649.

sony nex 20mm pancake

The new Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake is also available for pre-order at $348.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Download Sony NEX-6 User Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-6 Parts Diagram

Here is the preliminary Sony NEX-6 user manual courtesy of the FCC filing. The NEX-6 has WiFi and had to go through FCC approval. The NEX-6 uses the NEX-5R's sensor, and the EVF of the NEX-7. It introduces hybrid autofocus (phase detect and contrast detect), the new mode dial, and multi-interface hot shoe to the NEX system. The camera also includes the ability to use PlayMemories apps which takes advantage of the WiFi interconnectability.

The NEX-6 Kit comes with the new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens - retractable and compact.

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Sony NEX-6 Shooting Mode Functions

Click here to download the unofficial NEX-6 manual in pdf. This is subject to change without notice.

download sony nex-6 manual pdf

Sony NEX-6 with 10-18mm wide angle zoom lens

Thanks hot!

Friday, September 28, 2012

NEX 16-50mm 35mm 10-18mm Lenses

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New Sony NEX Lenses with the Old
Photos by Alpha604

Here are the newly announced Sony NEX lenses with the 16mm pancake and the 24mm Zeiss ZA E. The three new lenses are all native E-mount, feature Optical Steady Shot (OSS), and come in black.

The smallest of the new lenses is the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens. The lens is very compact yet provides an equivalent fov of 24mm to 75mm. The retractable zoom lens has a very small filter thread of ø40.5mm, similar to Minolta CLE lenses.

The lens to the right of the 16-50 PZ is the 35mm f/1.8 lens. This lens provides an efov of 52.5mm - perfect for street photography. It has a filter diameter of ø49mm similar to the 50mm f/1.8 OSS and the 30mm macro - both are being discounted at the moment.

The last and the largest of the new NEX lenses is the 10-18mm wide angle zoom lens. The efov is 15mm to 27mm, perfect for close quarters shooting. The lens has a constant maximum aperture of f/4 and a large front element with a ø62mm filter thread. The wide angle zoom's length is comparable to the 24mm Zeiss.

sony nex 35mm 24mm 16-50mm 10-18mm lens

New Sony NEX Lenses Size Comparison

Which of the new Sony E-mount lenses are on your wish list? All the lenses are shorter in length than the 24mm Zeiss Sonnar. The image below should give us an idea of the size of the new lenses on a Sony NEX.

sony nex 24mm zeiss sonnar lens

Zeiss 24mm Sonnar size as reference

Thanks Alpha604!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Three New Sony E-mount Lenses

Three New E-Mount Lenses Announced

Here are three new Sony E-mount lenses for your NEX-3 to NEX-7 Cameras. All provide automated function on your Alpha NEX Cameras. This fulfills the Sony NEX lens roadmap for 2012. Three new Sony lenses are scheduled for next year, a medium magnification zoom, a medium telephoto prime lens, and a pancake prime lens. *As Bilou pointed out below, a fourth lens is coming later this year, a high performance "G" standard zoom.

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NEX-6 with 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens

This would be a great travel lens where tight streets require a wide angle lens. The 10-18mm focal length converts to 15mm-27mm EFOV on the APS-C sensor. The wide angle zoom SEL1818 can be pre ordered for $849 with a delivery by mid November.
The SEL-1018 super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. If you're seeking a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wide-angle zoom lenses, the SEL-1018 is the ideal choice for you. Featuring a minimum focal length of only 10mm (15mm in 35mm camera equivalency), the SEL-1018 wide-angle zoom lens delivers highly-detailed, super wide-angle photos. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 through the entire focal length range, you'll be able to use the widest aperture at every focal length. Even in low light, you can take advantage of the bright aperture to utilize fast shutter speeds without needing to increase ISO sensitivity.

16mm 50mm powerzoom oss e-mount lens selp1650

NEX-6 with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PowerZoom Lens

A replacement for the standard 18-55mm OSS kit lens. The retractable powerzoom 16-50mm OSS lens provides an FOV of 24mm to 75mm. Good general purpose lens in a small package. The SELP1650 is priced at $349.

Sony 16-50mm PowerZoom in Action

Measuring just 3/16" (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur. It's perfect for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact.

35mm 1.8 oss e-mount lens sel35f18

35mm f/1.8 OSS E-mount Lens

This would be the perfect companion to the 10-18mm f/4 lens. The 35mm f/1.8 lens provides light when indoors or the sun goes down. The 50mm EFOV is the classic standard versatile focal length for street photographers. The SEL35F18 will cost $449.
High performance and a compact design make the SEL-35F18 prime lens an ideal second lens that's easy to carry around while capturing the action. It's perfect for a wide variety of photos, including snapshots while strolling, night shots (thanks to the bright maximum aperture) and portraits with beautifully defocused backgrounds. Newly-designed optics reduces spherical aberration and coma for sharp images even when shooting wide open. Combined with built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, your photos and videos will be crisp, clear and blur-free.

Pre order the new lenses from Amazon: