Today Sony launched the low cost DSLR Sony Alpha 3000 and the mirrorless NEX-5T. Both cameras support standard APS-C sensor and Sony E-mount interchangeable lens.

The traditional DSLR Alpha 3000 sports an Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor 20.4 MP that can take photos at 3.5 frames per second. The camera can also capture HD videos up to 60 fps. The MRSP is $399.

image The more interesting of the two offerings is the smaller and fashionable 16.1 MP NEX-5T supporting 3X optical zoom and a 4X digital zoom.

The touch enable LCD is 3” in size and can tilt 180 degrees. The device comes with NFC and WiFi built-in, the 2 wireless technologies can be used to transfer photos from camera to Smartphone or use the phone display for live image preview and control.

The NEX-5T will come in black, white, and silver colors. the NEX-5T body-only for $550, or as a kit with a 16-50mm lens for $700.

In addition, Sony made available for both cameras some new lenses: the 16-70mm f/4 costs $1,000, the 18-105mm f/4 costs $600, and the 50mm f/1.8 will be $300. 

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