After months of speculation, Sony has unveiled its take on interchangeable lens cameras, with the NEX-5 and NEX-3.
Now there are four competing formats in the not-quite-digital SLR space: the Micro Four Thirds format, developed jointly by Panasonic and Olympus; the NEX cameras from Sony; Samsung's NX system; and Ricoh's GXR system.
The NEX-5 will be available from early July and the NEX-3 from late June. Each will come in single or twin lens kits; the NEX-3 with the 18-55mm lens for AU$849, or the 18-55mm and 16mm f/2.8 pancake for AU$999. The NEX-5 will cost AU$1049 with an 18-55mm, AU$1199 with the pancake and 18-55mm, or AU$1699 for the body and the 18-200mm lens, which will be available in late August.