Sony launches α NEX series (NEX-5 and NEX-3): World’s Smallest Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Sony India has just introduced the new NEX-5 and NEX-3, world’s smallest and lightest Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras that deliver DSLR quality in an ultra-compact body. NEX-5 and NEX-3 allow users to effortlessly capture stunning, DSLR quality photos. Equipped with Background De-focus function, Full HD movie, 7 fps High Speed shooting and 3D Sweep Panorama, the new NEX series cameras deliver superb imaging experience effortlessly.

Sony Digicam_NEX-5 and NEX-3

Models Features Colours Price
NEX-5 14.2 MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS image sensor, Full HD 1080i videos, 7fps burst, 3D Sweep Panorama, Plastic body Black Rs. 34,990/-
NEX-3 14.2 MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS image sensor, 720p HD Movie recording, 7fps burst, 3D Sweep Panorama, Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Body Black & Red Rs. 29,990/-


Sony_E-mount Camera (NEX)

Sony NEX Series Features:

  • Compact, Stylish & Intuitive Design

  • Ultra-Compact with Interchangeable Lens

  • Intuitive User Interface – Features an easy-to-use control wheel and soft keys

  • DSLR Quality Photography with a 14.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor

  • Background Defocus, Full HD movie, 7fps High Speed shooting

  • Capture Full HD 1080i videos in AVCHD format with NEX-5 while record 720p HD videos in MP4 format with NEX-3

  • Revolutionary DSLR Features – Capture high quality 3D panoramic photos with its new 3D Sweep Panorama mode

  • Priority Continuous mode shooting at up to 7fps allows users to capture the motion of fast moving action.

  • 3-inch Xtra fine LCD monitor can be tilted 80° up and 45° down

  • Screen features a high 921,600 dot resolution with its 16:9 widescreen display, and integrates TruBlack technology

  • Optional Ultra Wide-Angle Converter and Fisheye Converter

  • Built-in Help Guide and Shooting Tips

  • Both cameras sports a dual memory card slot which enables the use of both Memory Stick and SD media.

  • The NEX-5 and NEX-3 are compatible with the latest Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX media, enabling the fastest transfer speeds of up to 4 times.

These lightweight cameras offer serious DSLR performance that experienced photographers can easily carry with them at all times. By FY11, SONY aims to sell 40,000 units of NEX series and desires to capture 40% share of total camera market.

Pricing & Availability – NEX-5 has a MRP of Rs. 34,990 while NEX-3 is priced at Rs. 29,990. NEX-5 and NEX-3 will be available from December across all Sony Centers and other major electronic outlets in India.

Read the Corporate Press Release & Product Press Release.


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2 Responses

  1. Keyur says:

    I’m buying nex 3 🙂

  2. vid says:

    I want to buy it now……. Have been waiting for it for long. I have seen this with a friend who is a photographer. Its images are very clear and effects are very powerful. I tried the Background Defocus effect, that lets you focus on the subject and rest of the background looks faint, like the professional photos. This effect is given in detail in their site

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