New Gear: Sony Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras

APS-C sensors in pint-sized bodies means serious competition for the micro four thirds shooters.

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The NEX-5 comes in black and silver.
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NEX-5 body without lens.
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NEX-5's tilting LCD display.
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The NEX-5 comes in black and silver.
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The NEX-5 from overhead.
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The NEX-5 back. Note the dedicated video recording button.
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The NEX-5 left side.
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The NEX-5 right side. The grip is important for such a small camera with this kind of weight distribution.
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The NEX-3 comes in red, black and silver.
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The NEX-3 front.
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The NEX-3 has the same display and basic button set-up as the NEX-5.
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A detached human hand gives a sense of scale.
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The 16mm f/2.8 lens isn't quite thin enough to be considered a pancake.
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The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS is the only lens in the bunch to offer image stablization.
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The $800 18-200mm zoom comes out in the fall of 2010.
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The fisheye adapter attaches to the 16mm lens, taking it down to 12mm.
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The clip-on flash isn't integrated into the body, but it is included in the box.
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The lens adapter lets the NEX bodies use any of the Alpha lenses or legacy lenses if you don't need the AF.
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The lens adapter doesn't add much mass.
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The optical viewfinder is sold separately.
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The NEX bodies have built-in stereo mics, but the optional attachment offers far superior audio recording.
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