Leaked Images Show Off Sony's New Advanced Amateur Camera Arsenal

By Jamie Condliffe on at

These leaked press images, apparently directly from Sony itself, show off two of the company's hopes for luring in advanced amateurs—with entry-level interchangeable lens cameras.

Snagged by Digicam Info, the images show off two purported new cameras. On the left is the Alpha A58, packing ergonomic tweaks, a new 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 II kit lens and—if rumours are to be believed—a 20-megapixel sensor, 8 frame per second shooting speed, new focusing system and $600 price tag for our American cousins (that price-tag directly converts to £386, but obviously it'd be in the price range of the Alpha A57's original RRP, which was around £499 last year when it launched.)

On the right is a new mirrorless camera called the NEX-3N. More compact than previous NEX cameras, it's rumoured to feature a 16-50mm power zoom lens, 16.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, and a price tag of $500-600 (the previous NEX-3 goes for about £400 currently). All those facts and figures are, of course, still to be taken with a gain or two of salt. As yet there's no suggestions as to when they might appear in the wild. [Digicam Info]