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Sony announces NEX-3N mirrorless and A58 DSLR cameras

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After a series of leaks, Sony has officially unveiled its latest cameras: the NEX-3N, its new entry-level mirrorless model, and the A58, a mid-range DSLR with Sony's translucent mirror technology. The NEX-3N has a 16-megapixel sensor, a 180-degree tilting screen, and a zoom lever — Sony calls it the "world's smallest, lightest interchangeable-lens camera with a large APS-C sized sensor" at 210g. The camera is also said to support "Triluminos Color" for an expanded gamut when images and videos are played back on the company's Triluminos Bravia displays. The NEX-3N is out in Europe next month, but nothing has been announced for other regions.


The A58, meanwhile, uses a new 20-megapixel APS-C sensor and processing engine that Sony says will produce excellent low-noise results. There's also a new OLED viewfinder, though Sony isn't giving specifics on how it improves over the unit found in the likes of the A77 and NEX-7, and you'll find a standard flash hotshoe on top. The camera is capable of shooting eight frames a second and has a new 15-point autofocus system with "more accurate subject tracking." The A58 will be out in April, and we don't have any pricing details yet.