Sony Debuts Four Powerful New Cameras; Two Alpha DSLRs and Two NEX Models

Sony has just launched four new digital cameras, all of which are impressive to say the least. The most notable of the four is the long awaited successor to the popular A700, the all new SLT-A77. This amazing camera boasts various World firsts, including the World's first 24.3-megapixel APS-C Exmor HD CMOS image sensor, the World's first camera capable of 12fps at full 24M resolution, and the World's first 3-way articulating 3.0-inch LCD screen. If that wasn't already enough to get your attention, the A77 offers a wealth of exposure options, a rugged weather resistant magnesium-alloy frame, new AVCHD progressive video options (1080/60p or 24p), as well as a new 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensors. See our SLT-A77 Preview for more details.


Next is the SLT-A65, which is Sony's top of the line "entry-level" SLT camera; which replaces the SLT-A55. This camera shares a similar body configuration to the A77, just a bit smaller. It's features are a mix from the A55, and the A77. It shares the same 24.3-megapixel sensor and BIONZ processor, as found on the A77, with slightly slower max. burst rate of only 10fps at 24M. It carries over the same rotating 3.0-inch LCD and 15-point AF system from the A55, however most all of its other features are similar to the A77. Click Here to see our SLT-A65 Preview.


Lastly, Sony unveiled two new NEX cameras; the NEX-5N and the NEX-7. The NEX-5N is sort of an updated NEX-5, however it's more than that. While you would think it replaced the NEX-5, that's not what Sony says. This model offers a newly designed body that still has that same classy look first seen on the NEX-5, an all new 16-megapixel APS-C Exmor HD CMOS image sensor, 10fps burst at full resolution, a tilting 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD, and a revamped GUI. You can find out more about this sweet unit on our NEX-5N Preview page.

The NEX-7 is the current "big dawg" in the NEX lineup. This camera offers a sophisticated rangefinder look and feel, with all the bells and whistles you expect from a Sony camera. This model shares the same 24.3-megapixel APS-C Exmor HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ processor found in the A77, along with 10fps burst shooting at full res, a 3.0-inch LCD, a wicked new OLED EVF with 2.5 million dots, and a built-in, pop-up flash unit; with the latter two features being firsts for the NEX line. This looks to be one awesome EVIL camera, so shoot on over to our NEX-7 Preview page for more details.