Sony a58, NEX-3n, WX300, HX300 and TX30 cameras announced

Sony announced several new cameras and lenses in Europe (US announcement is coming next week). In case you have missed my previous post with all the rumored specifications, here are the official details:


Sony a58 technical specifications:

Image Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS
Effective pixels 20.1 megapixels (approx.)
Sensitivity range ISO 100 – 16000 (25600 with Multi Frame NR)
Autofocus system 15-point phase detection Live View AF with 3 cross sensors; with AF tracking in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode
Continuous burst shooting (max.) 5 fps (8 fps in Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE mode)
Movie recording Quick AF Full HD Movie (AVCHD 1920×1080, 50i/25p)
Electronic viewfinder OLED Tru-Finder with 100% field coverage
LCD 460k-dot 6.7 cm (2.7-type) with adjustable angle
Image compositing functions Auto HDR; Hand-held Twilight; Sweep Panorama; Anti Motion Blur; Multi Frame Noise Reduction
Image stabilisation system SteadyShot INSIDE
Built-in flash GN 10
Interfaces HDMI; Multi Interface Shoe; Multi Terminal; Memory Stick Duo / SD card slots
Picture Effect 11 modes, 15 effects
Dimensions 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7 mm (approx.)
Weight (body only) 492g (approx.)
Shooting stamina Using Tru-Finder: 690 shots Using LCD: 700 shots


Sony NEX-3n technical specifications:

Image sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS with approx. 16.1 effective megapixels
Autofocus system Contrast-detection with 25 AF points
ISO sensitivity range Still images: ISO 200 – 16000 Movies: ISO 200 – 3200 equivalent
Movie recording format AVCHD 50i/25p
Optical viewfinder N/A
LCD screen 7.5cm / 3.0-type 460K-dot; tilt angle up 180°
Continuous shooting 4 fps (approx.)
Picture Effect 11 modes, 15 effects
Dimensions 109.9 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm (approx.)
Weight (with battery and memory card; approx.) 269 g
Weight (body only; approx.) 210 g
Battery life (approx.) 480 shots (CIPA standard)
Connections / interfaces Multi/Micro USB* (allows charging); HDMI Type D *Supports Micro USB compatible device
Built-in flash GN4; ISO 100·m / (GN6; ISO 200·m)


Sony WX300, HX300 and TX30 cameras technical specifications

Cyber-shot™ WX300 Cyber-shot™ TX30 Cyber-shot™ HX300
Lens Sony G Lens Carl ZeissVario-Tessar Carl ZeissVario-Sonnar T*
Optical zoom /Clear Image Zoom 20x / 40x 5x / 10x 50x / 100x
Image sensor / effective megapixels Exmor R™ CMOS 18.2MP Exmor R™ CMOS 18.2MP Exmor R™ CMOS 20.4MP
Full HD movie 1920 x 1080 50i 1920 x 1080 50i 1920 x 1080 50p
BIONZ processor Yes Yes Yes
LCD 3.0-type, 460k dot ClearPhoto 3.3-type, 1229k dot OLED 3.0-type, 921k dotXtraFine
EnhancedSuperior Auto Yes Yes Yes
Improved Optical SteadyShot Yes Yes Yes – with second lens group shift
Advanced Flash Yes Yes Yes
Beauty Effect Yes Yes No
Wi-Fi Yes No No
TRILUMINOS Colour Yes Yes Yes
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