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.

Lightweight

Lightweight

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.)

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