Sony has announced the release of a slew of new camera models today. Widely trailed and rumoured, they have announced two new SLRs, the A77 and A65. Both feature a 24.3 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor with a new version of the BIONZ processor, and a 19 point AF system. They have also announced two new EVIL cameras, the NEX-5N and NEX-7 featuring 16.1 and 24.3 megapixels respectively. The NEX-7 claims a shutter release lag of just 0.02 seconds, “the fastest of any interchangeable lens digital camera in the world.”
In addition, the company has announced four new lenses, one Alpha mount and three E mount for its NEX system. The first is the DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM, a dust- and water-resistant fast standard zoom with a range equivalent to 24-75mm on full frame. NEX users get a premium fast prime, the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA, plus the E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom, and last but not least the E 50mm F1.8 OSS, which is claimed as the fastest optically stabilized lens available for interchangeable-lens cameras.
We will feature full details on these cameras and lenses later today. Please check back soon.