Here is the new Sony EVIL NEX 3 (freshly leaked)

Full official specs:

Image Sensor: 14.2 million effective pixels.
Metering: Multi pattern, centre-weighted and spot.
Sensor Size: APS-C-sized CMOS (23.4×15.6mm).
Lens: Sony E Series mount.
Shutter Speed: 30 to 1/4000 second. Flash sync: 1/160 sec.
Continuous Shooting: seven fps.
Memory: Memory Stick PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC cards.
Image Sizes (pixels): 4592×3056, 4592×2576, 3344×2224, 3344×1872, 2288×1520, 2288×1280.
Movies: 1280×720, 848×480, 640×480 at 30 fps.
Colour Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB.
LCD Screen: 7.5cm LCD (921,600 pixels).
File Formats: JPEG, RAW, JPEG+RAW, MPEG4.
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200 to 12,800.
Interface: USB 2.0, HDMNI, AV.
Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery, DC input.
Dimensions: 117.2×62.6×33.4mm WHDmm.
Weight: 297 g (inc battery and card).
Price: Around AUD1000 for body and kit lens.

For more info, pictures and sample shots of the Sony NEX 3 go to Digital-Photography-School.

More pictures after the break:

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  • EAJ

    Ergonomic catastrophe .

  • Kevin Z

    Looks like Ricoh’s GRX. Also shares a resemblance to the old F707/F717 cameras. It’ll be interesting to see if Zeiss produces any lenses for this camera — it would be a selling point over the other m43 cameras.

    • TJ

      My thoughts exactly, it brings back memories.

    • Chris Lilley

      Apart from this not being an m4/3 camera, which is another selling point.

  • Looks sleek!

  • Admin, the link to the sample photos is broken.

    • I think they took the post down

  • Anonymous

    Does it have a shutter?
    I would be worried about sensor dust while lens swapping!

    • no…. Dust is ez to clean, and as oly and panny still only have a few lens for there system i would not worry too much that you will even want to swap out lens that often.

      I think sony missed the boat on their evil cameras. as the lens look well made, they are large and the camera does not seem to match the lens in build.

      with a large hand grip on the 2nd camera one would think there would be a scroll wheel, or some photographic tool to justify the grips size, but there is not.

      that said i do love the LCD for waist level shooting and the price is not bad at all!

  • TJ
  • Ken

    Lacks the image quality of a dslr and the pocketability of a point and shoot. The worst of both worlds.

    • Maria

      I agree, and it is fugly with the lens attached.
      It reminds me of a tiny camera attached to a telescope. Another niche camera to languish in obscurity while Canon continues to crank out point and shoot cameras that people actually want to buy.

    • Pretty Nice

      The review someone linked to showed this picture, supposedly taken at ISO 12,800

      If high ISO is any indicator of image quality, then your comment is beginning to feel misplaced.

      Pretty amazing, and it definitely blows away m43 high ISO.

    • Mark

      You can see the image quality from these photos?

    • GlobalGuy

      Ken —

      That is only one view. The fact is that you can have pancake lenses and a flat body and near the image quality of a small dslr. And that’s pretty great. Would I want it over my D700? No way. Would I want it for when i have no intention of shooting and wont likely see anything interesting? Probably not. (Thats what a P&S is for). Would I want it for going on a trip? ABSOLUTELY.

    • Kolimooni

      Do you really think that historical reflex mirror improves image quality somehow? It is good for old fashion film cameras, because you get same sight as it is for film, but I don’t know what is extra value for digital camera. DSLR view sucs anyway (no change for manual focus etc.), so digital live view is allways better I think.

  • Nikon Fan

    Apple called. They want their look & feel back. What’s next? A touchscreen?

    • Dogma

      How does this look like anything Apple? Is it white, have a huge logo, and does this camera have an ‘i’ in front of its name?

      Also, Apple didn’t invent the touchscreen, far from it, and they’ve been on cameras for the longest time now.

    • M!

      i don’t see anything “APPLE” about this design.
      if it were apple, it would have very flat edges and no much bevels and contours. the top plate would have been completely flat.

  • Barry

    Kinda looks like the NEX-3 is made form plastic and the NEX-5 is made from metal.
    Anyone able to confirm this?

    IMHO the EViLs look pretty cool. Not sure how balanced they will be however.

    • Tobi

      I wonder how much the mount can take – esp. with a 18-200 mm lens. There should be some torque due to the weight of the lens. I also wonder how it is to hold the camera and take pictures. Ricght hand on the grip and left hand always supporting the lens?

    • Dogma

      The mount and its supporting frame would need to be metal for both cameras, they may use more plastics, but given the low weight of it, the use of aluminum for even the NEX3 isn’t much of a cost over plastic. There is only a dollars worth of aluminum in there. At less then 300gs, even if they used the more expensive magnesium, it wouldn’t be that expensive.

  • Kevin Z

    That pancake looks tiny — Probably will balance okay because of such small lens elements. The large zoom however looks unwieldy!

  • Dan

    Wow thats a pretty amazing looking camera, love the design and look of it, I’m already heart on purchasing a Nikon D5000 in the coming weeks, and don’t think this camera will be out soon enough for me to get a hands on and see if I could be swayed.

  • I’m tempted but I don’t really want to invest into a new camera system. Since I have been diagnosed with acute GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) I just know I will have to buy not only the camera but at least a few different lenses – not sure if I want another system to go with my M42/FD/EOS collection. Come on Canon – please make one of those as well!

  • tim

    I give it a; meh…

  • Berliner

    When will Nikon finally give us a P7000???

  • Anonymous

    The larger sensor on this camera means that the lens will necessarily be bigger and heavier than its m4/3 counterpart.

    The rumor that Nikon has decided to release an EV-IL camera with a smaller sensor than the m4/3 thus makes sense. A smaller, more compact and lighter lens is critical in this market niche. The challenge is for Nikon to produce photos with image quality equal to or better than the m4/3 cameras with a competitive price as well. If Nikon is unable to do this, it may entirely avoid the EV-IL market segment altogether.

  • Wow…. that’s one ugly camera!!!

  • Lorenzo

    No guys, this is a winner. Not the prettiest EVIL camera out there, but the smallest one, and with the 16mm pancake much more portable than any m43 camera. While I agree that the zooms are too big (but also the zooms on the m43 cameras are, it’s just they appear less so because those cameras are bigger) the pancake prime is just lovely. Now, if they manage to produce 1) other small primes (better if zeiss), 2) adapters for all non-minolta mounts, 3) a similar camera with more (much more) control features (= wheals, buttons, etc.), they will have the best compact system out there.
    I feel that Ricoh and Samsung are already behind. The only rival for this system is the m43 one(s)…

  • Chris_M

    For me these systems have too many disadvantages compared to an entry level dslr (whatever the manufacturer): no distance scale on the prime lenses, no wheels and buttons on the body as shortcuts for manual exposure, iso etc., no built-in viewfinder and higher price. Maybe these differences will disappear sometime in the near future because I’d like to carry around a toy like this and handle it like a dslr, but I’m not too optimistic about this. Why shouldn’t they sell an evf for 180 euros if they can?

  • regular

    I like it.

  • shame flash sync is just 1/160 shame it couldn’t have been 1/250.

  • hq
  • dvuk

    There’s another great look here

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