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Sony Alpha NEX-3 / NEX-5 Review

April 21, 2011

Sony Alpha NEX-3 / NEX-5 Review

The Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 are Sony’s first cameras to squeeze large sensors and interchangeable lens mounts into compact bodies. Unlike traditional DSLRs, the mirror and optical viewfinder have been removed to make the body much smaller, leaving all composition to the screen like a point-and-shoot camera.

This promises the quality and lens flexibility of a DSLR but in a much more portable package. It’s the same theory behind the Micro Four Thirds standard developed by Panasonic and Olympus, but rather than adopt this existing system, Sony has taken a different route, both physically and in terms of target audience.

Read the full review at Camera Labs.

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