greypixelz: This new 5100 looks like a beefed up NEX 3N.
Sad to see Sony abandoned the NEX5 series port that allowed external EVF, microphone, flash etc.
Even Sony said that the A5000 was the replacement for the NEX-3 series.
No, the 6 was a fattened plastic version of the svelte part-metal 5.Seriously though, they were both good evolutionary cameras. The 6 was the first of a new higher level series which packed a lot of goodies including an EFF but was not quite at the level of construction of the metal-body NEX-7 and the future A7000.
The 5 was never a stripped down 6 model. There were several generations of 5 series cameras before the first 6 arrived. And the NEX-5R, which shares the 6's processor & sensor, was announced 2 weeks before the NEX-6 was.
captura: I hope that DPR will do a full review this time, unlike the NEX-5R and NEX-5T.
Not really the same camera as the A6000 at all. For starters, it's limited to 6 fps. Same great sensor, processor, UI and hybrid PDAF implementation. Otherwise, de-contented from the NEX-5T model. It's really just a new 3-series camera. Price too high, must fall by at least $100.
JEROME NOLAS: http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/842-sony1650f3556oss?start=1Great for your grandma with one eye!!!
You apparently missed my point about the MIJ 18-55 lens. I is very superior. The glass came from a high-quality Japanese supplier.
I hope that DPR will do a full review this time, unlike the NEX-5R and NEX-5T.
Dré de Man: On page five it reads: ‘Barring any major developments, it's hard to imagine that any of the a5100's peers will be able to compete with its image quality, autofocus system, and video features’. That’s a very disputable claim, especially since two of the three criteria are already met at the moment by the Nikon 1 J4 and the third probably by other competitors. Maybe it should read something like: ’If you leave the pedestrian frame rate out of the equation, the combination of image quality, autofocus system, and video features makes the a5100 a quite competitive proposition. Barring any major developments, none of the a5100’s peers will be able to match the a5100 in this mix, though competitors equal or better the a5100 on some of the criteria so ymmv.'
You are comparing small-sensor cameras with this which has a 24 mp APS-C sensor.
ZeevK: Two things you can no longer do is attach an optional EVF or use a wireless remote control (though your smartphone can handle that).
For me, these two kill the A5100 as an upgrade option for my NEX-5N...
At the very least, this has got to be better than the A5000.
andrewD2: Sad there is no 5R/T any more. Small as is comfortable to hold yet with two control dials.
The NEX-7 had the nicest controls, with the 2 Quick-Navi dials. The UI on all Sony mirrorless cameras really sucked but was largely improved with the A6000 and presumably, this new A5100.
Simon Zeev: I will not buy a camera without an EVF.I changed my DSLR camera for mirrorless to have an EVF.
My NEX-7 has an EVF.My NEX-5R has a removable EVF...I can put it in my pocket to make the camera really small. This A5100 is the same? Or does the EV1S EFV even mount? If not, will the EVF from the RX1 mount on the A5100?
This new 5100 is a beefed up NEX 3N.The A5000 was an unworthy successor to the NEX 3N
ObelixCMM: This is perfect camera for video recording from copter/drone. Lite weight, clean HDMI out, XAVC S video format. 179 AF points, power zoom...
Cheaper than a GoPro.
So apparently does the black 18-55 kit lens "Made in Japan" from some of the early production NEX-7 models.
cptobvious: Is the touchscreen capacitive or resistive? All of the touchscreens in the NEX-5 series since the 5N have been dealbreakers for me.
The 5T's touchscreen may have been capacitive.
G3User: The demise of photography continues. Another toy camera from Sony. No view finder and a screen for selfie's. Smile detector. What a joke. May as well use a cell phone.
Will the optional viewfinder from the older NEX-5 series work?
This camera, compared to the NEX-5T; - No connector for EVF/Flash/Microphone- No metal body- No tilting-down of the LCD
On the positive side, it has:- Latest processor from the A6000- Latest 24 mp sensor .. .. ..
Does it have?- The A6000's big buffer and 11 fps?
justmeMN: It's too bad that it comes with a particularly bad kit lens. Photozone writes "the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."
You can toss that one out. The lens is not THAT bad and is sharp in the center.
plasnu: Finally, the mirrorless cameras have become popular in US and Euro. According to CIPA, between Jan-May 2014
The shipment of Mirrorless +38%The shipment of DSLR -13%The shipment of Compact -40%
Prosumer grade compact cameras are not dead; there's new models coming soon. LX8, X30 and more.
caravan: Great Price,too bad it has a tiny sensor,articulating LCD,touch screen,and zoom lens.
Too much ado about the V3's "tiny sensor." It's all relative, you know. Compared to P & Shoot sensors, it's huge. Same thing, most superzooms.Sony has shown the world what can me achieved with their 1" sensors in their very capable RX100III and RX10 models.
lunic: Even in asian market, announcement of E-PL6 has delayed in some places like South Korea. (Oly Korea is not, and will never good at marketing so they spent hard time to sell their E-PL5s up.) It seems that E-PM2 has already discontinued, so Oly want to substitute their low-end line-up with low priced, power-zoom kitted, and the very selfie enabled E-PL6 and launch E-PL7 as midrange camera between E-M10 and E-PL6.
Here are the E-PL7 specifications:http://camyx.com/rumors/2014/05/full-olympus-e-pl7-specs-leaked/According to its manual, the Olympus E-PL7 will sport a USB port and a microHDMI one, too.
Here are sketch details:http://photorumors.com/2014/05/26/more-olympus-pen-e-pl7-details/
Its dimensions are 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9mm / 4.7 x 3.2 x 1.8-inches and a total weight of 396 grams / 0.9lbs with the battery and the SD card included.http://camyx.com/rumors/2014/05/full-olympus-e-pl7-specs-leaked/
Fogsprig: Not bad, but why? The E-PL7 is coming.
To build up some market enthusiasm for the brand name. Recognition & lust.