Sony a35 and NEX C3 detailed specs

Here are the full specs of the Sony NEX C3 and a35 cameras that will be announced this Friday:

Sony NEX C3:

  • Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with aprox. 16.2 effective megapixels
  • BIONZ image processing engine
  • Contrast-detection AF (25-point Multi / Center / Flexible Spot)
  • 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. shutter speeds
  • 200-12800 ISO sensitivity settings
  • 49-segment Multi, Center-wighted average, and Spot metering modes
  • HD movie recording (MP4, 1280 x 720p)
  • 3-inch, 921,000-dot, tiltable Xtra Fine LCD monitor with TruBlack technology
  • iAuto (intelligent Auto) mode
  • Scene Selection modes
  • Photo Creativity modes )Background Defocus ? Color ? Brightness / etc.)
  • Picture Effect (Toy Camera / Pop Color / Posterization / Retro Photo / High-key / Partial Color / High Contrast Monochrome, see previous Photo Rumors post on the new picture effects)
  • Face-detection AF/AE/AWB and Smile Shutter (for still photos only)
  • Creative Style
  • Auto HDR
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Soft Skin Effect
  • 5.5 fps Speed Priority Continuous shooting
  • 10x precision digital zoom
  • Sweep Panorama / 3D Sweep Panorama modes
  • Anti-dust system
  • Customizable Soft Keys
  • Shooting Tips and Help Guide
  • MF assist and Peaking function
  • Grid lines
  • MS Duo / SDXC multi memory card slots
  • HDMI, PhotoTV HD, and BRAVIA Sync support
  • Hi-speed USB 2.0 support
  • Smart accessory terminal
  • Automatic LCD monitor brightness control
  • Eye-Fi ready
  • Built-in stereo microphone and monaural speaker
  • 400-shot battery life

Sony a35:

  • Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting
  • 15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors
  • Quick AF movies (AVCHD: 1920 x 1080)
  • Quick AF Live View (with the main image sensor)
  • Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage
  • High-quality, Xtra Fine LCD monitor (TruBlack)
  • Newly developed 16.2 MP, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Fast, high-quality BIONZ image processing engine
  • Wide ISO range: ISO 100 –12800
  • Multi Frame NR (equivalent to max. ISO 25600)
  • Auto HDR
  • D-Range Optimizer
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • 11 Picture Effect types
  • 2D / 3D Sweep Panorama
  • AUTO+ (AUTO Advanced) mode
  • Creative Style settings
  • 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Compact and 433 g lightweight
  • Face detection AF
  • Built-in SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization
  • Grid display
  • Built-in anti dust system
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  • 42PL

    It would be nice if they offered full manual control over video and 24fps- but seeing as this Sony there is no chance of that happening. Still, will be nice cameras for people who aren’t into video.

  • How does Sony D-range optimisation compare to the likes of Fujifilm (excellent) or Canon (sucky)?

    • There’s really no right and wrong way to do DRO… Just like auto white balance or worse. If anything the user is to be blamed for wanting the camera to decide thing for him/her.

    • AmirK

      Sony DRO is done in hardware by a dedicated chip in the camera (technology by apical ). See this link

      Nikon probably uses the same (or similar) chip. It’s been in Sony cameras for years.

      • AmirK

        the have the list of “partners”

        all of the listed one probably use same/similar chip

      • You’d only need a dedicated chip for it because the main processor is not fast enough to do it.

        All that this chip does is, segment the image based on brightness and adjust it to its own liking (see description). The important thing is there’s nothing special in the sensor at the time the image is captured. So there’s nothing stopping from anyone mimicking this effect or doing even better than what this chip does in any other camera.

  • Jimmy

    Is it clear at this moment if these two cameras share the same new sensor or the one in Nex-C3 is older (from A55 maybe)?

  • As usual I’m interested in the noise characteristics 😀

  • aarft

    So it does 1080 or doesn’t (720)? Because here the list says 720, and in the video it says 1080…

    and the sensor is the a55 or something new?

    • aarft

      sry, I meant the nex c3…

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