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Sony prices A58 DSLR kit at $600 and NEX-3N kit at $500, the lowest price yet for NEX cameras

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Just six days after announcing the NEX-3N and A58, Sony has seen fit to fill us in on when its newest cameras will be released in the US. First up is the entry-level NEX-3N, which is bringing Sony's mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras to the lowest price yet: $500. It will be released in the US this April (a month after the Europeans will get their hands on it), and for that price you'll also get a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 motorized zoom lens for use with the camera's zoom lever. Just as it did in Europe, Sony is calling the NEX-3N "the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C size sensor." Meanwhile, Sony's latest DSLR using the company's translucent mirror technology, the mid-range A58, will be going on sale in the US in April for $600. It will be bundled with a newly redesigned 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens (model SEL18552).

Beyond the new pricing information, Sony has also announced a few new Cybershot cameras to complement the ones it announced at CES this January. The 20-megapixel, HX300 superzoom with a 24mm-1200mm equivalent lens will cost $330 this April. A new compact zoom, the WX300, and a new waterproof compact camera, the TX30, will be available this March for $500 and $350, respectively. Lastly, the company announced pricing for three new Alpha-mount lenses for its full-frame customers: the Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4, 70-400mm f/4-5.6, and the new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 will cost $1500, $2,200, and $220 respectively.