Sony has been on fire lately releasing new camera models almost every month it seems. Today Sony has announced two new cameras available for PreOrder - the Sony Alpha A3000 DSLR Camera and the new Sony Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Camera.
The mirrorless camera market has been a very hot topic lately and we'll see if the new NEX-5T is going to give them a bit more hold in this space. I don't know about you, but I personally feel Canon and Nikon had better start stepping up their game in this space.
Sony Alpha A3000 DSLR Camera
Sony NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony A3000 DSLR Camera Overview:
The Sony Alpha A3000 DSLR Camera features the form-factor and familiar shape of an SLR within a highly compact and lightweight design. Its ergonomic grip, electronic viewfinder, and Multi Interface shoe offer a wealth of support for intuitive operation and stability while shooting. The A3000 utilizes a 20.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to produce high resolution still images and full HD 1080i/p video in multiple frame rates with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000. The image processor also contributes greatly to minimizing overall noise levels and allowing for full-resolution continuous shooting up to 3.5 fps. >> Continue Reading at BHPhotoVideo.com
Sony NEX 5-T Mirrorless Camera Overview:
The Sony Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 16.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to produce high resolution still images and full HD 1080i/p video in multiple frame rates with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The image processor also contributes greatly to minimizing overall noise levels and also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera for recording up to 10 fps in Speed Priority Continuous mode. >> Continue Reading at BHPhotoVideo.com
Sony 16-70mm F/4
Sony 18-105mm F/4
Sony 50mm F/1.8 Prime
In addition Sony has 3 new lenses available, the Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS, E PZ 18-105 f/4 G OSS lens and the E 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Prime lens. Through the growing line of high quality E Mount lens options, this is just another reason many consumers can adapt quickly to Sony NEX mirrorless cameras over brands like Canon or Nikon. Yes I know you can adapt huge bulky full frame lenses, but that pretty much defeats the purpose of going with a smaller camera body.
My Sony NEX5N s slightly sharper, has less moire & aliasing. Plus they have 50p so you get nice slo-mo footage. You can adapt a wider range of lenses to Sony cameras (including Canon FD's). Low-light performance is more or less the same with both.
Skin tones on the other hand are better on the Canon (you can't install custom picture profiles with the Sony).
My NEX5N tends to overheat rather quickly, which is solved by glueing small heat sinks to the backside and regularly switching batteries.
Mixing footage from both is no problem, as long as you take the time to set you white balance properly with both cameras.
For stills I prefer my NEX to my Canon's, mainly becos of the way Sony handles noise. You can get away with a lot less light with a NEX compared to a Canon (for stills).
Do you think the mirrorless cameras have a better quality thank the dslrs when it comes to pro videos? it would be nice the get a video response on this, also hoping you would do a lil comparison with the 5D3 and the GH3. thx