Sony has introduced what it’s touting to be the world’s lightest interchangeable lens camera with Wi-Fi connectivity. The company has unveiled the Sony Alpha 5000 camera that weighs in at half a pound but packs in a formidable amount of imaging power.
The camera features a large 20.1MP APS-C sized sensor that is paired with a new-gen BIONZ X processor, the one that is also featured in the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R full-frame cameras by the company. Sony has said that the sensor and processor work together to deliver high quality pictures and full HD videos in all shooting conditions.
The BIONZ X processor uses detail reproduction, area-specific noise reduction and diffraction reducing technologies to ensure fine color textures and low noise in images. Additionally, it allows for shooting at extremely high sensitivity – up to ISO 16000 – for great pictures in fading light too.
The on-board Wi-Fi capabilities on the Alpha 5000 give users the ability to connect with Xperia devices or any other NFC-compatible Android device with one-touch for instant image transfer and sharing. You can also turn your Android devices into a smart Remote Control, linking the camera with a smartphone or tablet to view shots, and fire the shutter from a distance. You can also use the PlayMemories app to transfer images and videos to iOS and Android devices.
The camera features a tiltable LCD screen that can also be flipped 180-degrees to take selfies. The Alpha 5000 also comes with a supplied 16-50mm power zoom kit lens and is compatible with the E-mount interchangeable lenses.
The camera will be available in March 2014 in silver, black and white colours and the kit along with the 16-50mm motorised zoom lens will cost $600v (Rs 37,386 approx.) The new, black-finish E 55-210mm zoom lens will also be available in March for about $350 (Rs 21,808 approx.)
Publish date: January 7, 2014 9:42 am| Modified date: January 8, 2014 4:20 pm