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NEX-5R and NEX-6 both with a new 16 Megapixel sensor

According to rumors from top sources Sony developed a special and completely new 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor that will be first find his use in the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras coming in September. As you already know those cameras will be announced along three new NEX lenses. The Sony NEX-5R should be priced around $699. The NEX-6 has an integrated viewfinder and should be priced at $950-1000. Both will include Wifi capability. Let’s see if those cameras cans top the momentum of the Canon EOS-M.

Meantime it’s good to hear (for Sony) that while they are facing a terrible crisis in the TV Business they are doing much better than expected in the Imaging Division. Their Q1 financial report (.pdf) says: “Sales increased 7.6% year-on-year (a 12% increase on a constant currency basis) to 193.8 billion yen (2,453 million U.S. dollars). This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in sales of interchangeable single lens cameras reflecting higher demand…

Mirrorless rules :)

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