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Sony Updates the NEX Line with NEX-C3 and Alpha A35 Cameras

Written on June 08, 2011 by Lulu

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Sony announces their updates of the NEX line with NEX-C3 and Alpha A35.

Many had been waiting for the to update its line of digital cameras, following the -3 discontinuation earlier this year. And it appears like a worthy successor has finally arrived.

Announced today, seems identical to the model leaked last April, and it uses the same APS-C format of its predecessor. It has a knocking resolution of 16.2 megapixels in a camera body smaller than the NEX-5. According to Sony, the entry-level camera is designed to fill the gap between point-and-shoot and cameras. It is the smallest body to have an APS-C sensor, -level image quality — which is the same 16.2 MP chip enclosed with the new full size, Alpha .

Both Alpha A35 and NEX-C3 can shoot at up to 5.5 fps, has added 3-inch LCDs and NEX’s signature tilt display. The A35 added Sony’s Translucent Mirror live view mode and electronic viewfinder. Alongside Sony’s goal of improving the user experience for beginners, the NEX-C3’s Photo Creativity interface simplifies the process of adjusting advanced settings. Both models include new Picture Effects — which will also be open for previous generation cameras via a firmware update on June 20th.

The NEX-C3 ships in late July or August, and will be presented with those familiar 18-55mm and 16mm kit lenses for $649 and $599, respectively. Bodies paired with the zoom will be available in black, pink and silver, although the fixed kit will only be in black. The A35 will hit stores in August for $699, with an 18-55mm kit or $599 for the body. In addition, there’s a new 30mm f/3.5 macro ($249, October) and a bigger external flash ($149, August) for the NEX series. You’ll have to wait a couple of months to get a your own C3.

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