Sony SLT-A37 and NEX-F3 cameras take a bow
Sony has announced the SLT-A37 DSLT and NEX-F3 compact system cameras, a pair of entry-level snappers aimed at interchangeable lens first-timers or step-up photographers.
The A37 is the latest arrival in Sony’s single lens translucent (SLT) range of cameras, which feature translucent mirrors and electronic viewfinders in a DSLR-like body, while the NEX-F3 expands Sony’s popular compact system camera range. It features the distinctive flat body and oversized-looking lens that has made the NEX series so distinctive and recognisable, and comes with a 180-degree LCD for maximum versatility.
On the inside of the NEX-F3, the latest generation of Sony Bionz processor helps with the heavy lifting, while the sensor itself boasts 16.1 megapixels and can capture 1080 24p full HD video. ISO range is from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 16,000.
The Sony NEX-F3 is set to go on sale next month in a choice of silver, black and white, and has been priced at £530.
As for the Sony SLT-A37, it comes with the same Bionz processor and 16.1-megapixel image sensor. Image stabilisation claims to be worth 2.5 to 4 stops of extra stability, while 15-point autofocus with three cross sensors should provide plenty of shooting accuracy. It too is expected to be available next month, and at around the same £500-£530 price too, complete with a 18-55mm kit lens.
Sony is also introducing a new high-power zoom lens, an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM affair that should go for a little under £500.