Likely Sony NEX-C3 sequel pops up as NEX-F3
What may be the sequel to Sony’s entry-level mirrorless NEX-C3 has surfaced ahead of any announcement from Sony about its existence. The new camera is pictured with a white body and clearly shows that it is sporting a 16.1-megapixel camera and a typical NEX-style 180-degree tilting display. Little else can be discerned from the photo at this time, although it does have a new physical flash control button.
Sony axes several DSLRs after less than one year
On the heals of Sony’s new NEX-C3 and Alpha 35 camera launches, comes news that it has cancelled the Alpha A850, A290 and A390. The full-frame Alpha 850 DSLR is due to be phased out this summer. The Alpha 290 and 390 DSLRs have already had their production ceased. This comes less than one year since the respective lines were launched.
Leak paired with renderings
Sony is reportedly set to introduce a range of new photography gear early next month, including the NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 cameras, a 30mm macro lens, and a NEX flash. Leaked information posted on Photo Rumors suggests the A35 DSLR will integrate a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, with an ISO range up to 12800, while a new tele-zoom high speed shooting mode offers continuous autofocus. The camera is also said to offer 7fps shooting, 15 AF points, built-in HDR processing, and 1080p video recording.
Sony Czech website leaks NEX-C3 manual
The Sony Czech website has published the instruction manual of the forthcoming NEX-C3. The manual for they yet to be formally announced camera reveals that the it will be more compact than the current NEX-5, although it is fitted with a higher specified 16-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. The pictures from the manual are also reported to show a control scheme similar to the layout on the NEX-5, though it features new filters including one called Toy Camera and another called Retro Photo.