Details of the long-awaited Sony SLT-A99 were released today, along with the new NEX-6 and a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens for NEX-series cameras.
Front view of the new Sony SLT-A99 camera with no lens fitted, showing the new ‘full frame’ sensor. (Source: Sony.)
The SLT-A99 is the first ‘full frame’ camera to use Sony’s Translucent Mirror technology and features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor with a base sensitivity of ISO 100-25600, which can be expanded to ISO 50 and ISO 102400. We’ve produced a detailed ‘First Look’ at this exciting new professional-quality camera, which can be accessed HERE.
Following the announcement of the Wi-Fi-equipped NEX-5R a couple of weeks ago, the new NEX-6 is the second model with Wi-Fi and comes with a user interface that will be more attractive to photo enthusiasts. It has the same 16MP sensor as the NEX-5R but includes a conventional mode dial and XGA-OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder as well as a built-in flash.
Photo Review has had a pre-production model of the NEX-6 for a couple of weeks, enabling us to evaluate it, but not conduct any technical tests. A detailed ‘First Look’ with sample images can be accessed HERE.
We’ve also had access to the new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens, which is also unveiled today. Some shots taken with this lens are included in the NEX-6 coverage. We hope to produce full reviews of all three products when production units become available.
Details of the new products will be posted on Sony’s website at www.sony.com.au.