Sony introduces two new E-mount CSCs

Sony introduces two new E-mount CSCs
The Alpha 3000 has a 'Tru Finder'

Sony has introduced two new E-mount system cameras. The first, the Sony NEX-5T, replaces last year's Sony NEX-5R and features a few minor upgrades. The second, the

Sony Alpha 3000

, features the E-mount, but it's not a NEX, instead featuring a design more akin to the rest of the Alpha



The Sony NEX-5T features the same 16.1 million pixel APS-C sized sensor. NFC connectivity has been added for the first time in a Sony CSC, making instant connection with other devices such as smartphones and tablets easier.

More PlayMemories apps - those that are downloadable to the camera for various functions - have been made available, while those that already exist have been upgraded.

So what's this Alpha?

The Alpha 3000 is almost a new line for Sony, featuring the same type of design and handling as Sony's DSLT cameras (such as the Sony Alpha a58) but featuring the E-mount that's found on NEX cameras. This means that Alpha A-mount lenses are not compatible with the Sony Alpha 3000.

Inside the Sony Alpha a3000 is a 20.1 million pixel APS-C sized sensor, which is coupled with the latest Bionz processor. An electronic 'Tru Finder' can be found on top of the camera featuring 100% field of view.

The Sony NEX-5T price is yet to be determined, but it will be available from September. The Sony Alpha a3000 price is also yet to be decided, and it shares a September release date.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.