Detailed specs for the Sony a37 and NEX-F3 cameras


Listed bellow are the detailed specs of the already leaked Sony a37 and NEX-F3 cameras. The official announcement will be on May 17, 2012 and will include a new 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM lens priced at around $500. Sony is also planning to announce a new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens this summer.

Sony a37 specs (replacement for the a35):

  • 16.1 MP sensor
  • ISO range: 100-16,000
  • Steady-shot: 2.5-4 stops of image stabilization
  • 15 points autofocus with 3 cross sensors
  • Tiltable LCD
  • 100% coverage view finder
  • 1080 24p HD video with face detection (60i option also available)
  • 7fps
  • Weight: 448g
  • Price: $599 with 18-55mm lens | $799 with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Shipping will start in June

Sony NEX-F3 mirrorless camera specs:

  • 16.1 MP sensor (same as a37)
  • Latest Bionz processor
  • ISO: 100-16,000
  • 1080 24p HD video (60i option also available)
  • MP4 Codec
  • 3:2 in MP4 mode
  • 180 degree LCD for easier self portraits (no touchscreen)
  • Built in flash
  • Battery capacity: 470 images per charge
  • 3fps
  • Three colors: silver, black and white
  • Kit price: $599
  • To start shipping in June
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  • Kevin

    So, what exactly differentiates the A57 from the A37 besides the bulk of the body and how the screen tilts?

    I wish Sony would differentiate their cameras more with hardware than with firmware; like 1/6000 or 1/8000 shutter speeds, faster sync speeds, better AF modules, etc…

    • Kevin

      We know an 18 MP Cyber-Shot can do 10 fps and 60p video, so why limit a 16 MP Alpha that costs twice as much to just 7 fps and 24p video? These figures matter little to me, I don’t do video and find the burst speed figures to be a distraction to more fundamental aspects of a stills camera, but I wish the model line-up wasn’t differentiated so strongly by them.

      • John Doe

        It’s due to that clicking noise that an alpha makes. It’s called a mechanical shutter. As for the video though, I’m not sure. They probably want you to get the 2k USD NEX camcorder series.


  • Manuel

    So, everybody should pick up a NEX-F3 in order to shoot better self-portraits. May be an essential feature for social network junkies, but probably sounds rather pathetic for the rest of us.

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