Feeds

Hands on with Sony's NEX DSLR-quality compact camera

Ongoing optical options offensive

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Video Sony UK held a launch party this week for its new NEX-5 and NEX-3 compact digital cameras. The company seems minded to make a dent in sales in the micro four-thirds format as both NEX models accommodate interchangeable lenses and utilise a 14.2Mp APS sensor.

Sony NEX

Sony's NEX cameras have a detachable flash to keep them compact

While NEX cameras were handed out to all and sundry to capture a catwalk spectacle, Sony didn’t match the presence of mind of Panasonic at its DMC-G2 and G10 preview and actually let the users keep the memory cards with their images on.

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com

Absent sample pics aside, we did get to video Sony UK’s digital imaging specialist Paul Genge, running us through some of the features of the NEX series, among them, Anti Motion Blur, which captures six images in quick succession to make the best shot in low light conditions.

Sony NEX

The E-mount 18-200mm lens makes its debut

Also on show were numerous lenses for this E-mount system, including the 18-200mm behemoth that won’t be available until September.

Sony NEX

Fully extended, it's quite an appendage

Sony also boasts that its Alpha DSLR lenses can be used on NEX cameras with an adapter. Yet broadening the appeal of the NEX still further, are adapters from the likes of Rayqual for Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Leica lenses. However, Sony's response to these options was predictably muted. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.