Sony 35mm Camera Solutions

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Sony Nex E-Mount Cameras
Sony SLT Cameras
 

Sony is unifying the Alpha and NEX brands, so all future interchangeable lens cameras will now be labeled as the Alpha cameras. Being mirrorless, the a7 would have otherwise likely been prefixed with the letters NEX.

Sony became a part of the Digital mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera category by releasing the NEX-3 & NEX-5 cameras, both of which used an EXMOR 14.2MP APS CMOS HD image sensor. The benefits are conclusive: DSLR implementation and image quality in a slighter and lighter body.

In 1946 Sony was established as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, and at that time manufactured telecommunications electronics. In 1950 they invented a paper-root magnetic recording tape to which thet applied a Sony brand name. Later in 1958, the company was renamed Sony Corporation. Sony' began to focus was on transistor radios, magnetic recording tape, tape recorders, and Television sets. In 1975, Sony unwrapped a Betamax Consumer VCR, and in 1984 they followed this up with a transportable CD player, named the Discman. The first Sony digital camera was announced in 1988, called the Mavica. It functioned using a TV screen monitor. it was not until 1996 that Sony released the company's original Cyber-shot camera. Sony presented its first ever digital camera in 1998 that employed the Memory Stick peripheral memory card. Prior to that time. most digital cameras used internal memory 

On the 19th of January, 2006, Konica Minolta made an announcement that it was selling a portion of it's SLR camera operations to Sony and getting out of the photo and camera business.

Minolta introduced the a lens type mount in 1986, first identified as the A-type Bayonet which was the planet's first autofocus camera system. As a consequence, nearly all Minolta AF camera lenses mount on Sony DSLR cameras, and a large number of Sony lenses also operate on Minolta film and DSLRs. In 2006 during the initial announcement of the a system, Sony revealed 19 lenses, plus 2 tele-converters, with the majority being Konica Minolta lenses rebranded as Sony.  Feb 15,, 2011 ✓

On the 19th of January, 2006, Konica Minolta made an announcement that it was selling a portion of it's SLR camera operations to Sony and getting out of the photo and camera business.

Minolta introduced the a lens type mount in 1986, first identified as the A-type Bayonet which was the planet's first autofocus camera system. As a consequence, nearly all Minolta AF camera lenses mount on Sony DSLR cameras, and a large number of Sony lenses also operate on Minolta film and DSLRs. In 2006 during the initial announcement of the a system, Sony revealed 19 lenses, plus 2 tele-converters, with the majority being Konica Minolta lenses rebranded as Sony.  Feb 15,, 2011 ✓

Sony Alpha / Nex E-Mount Cameras

The Sony E Mount is designed with basic open specifications created by Sony and labeled the New E Mount Experience or (NEX) line of mirrorless cameras and camcorders. The mount was Initially implemented in the Sony NEX-3 and Sony NEX-5. Integration of the E mount into Sony camcorder products began with the Sony NEX-VG10 Handycam.It was August 24, 2011 when Sony announced, the NEX-5N replacing the NEX-5, adding a prosumer NEX-7 camera, along with the NEX-VG20 replacing the NEX-VG10. A replacement for the NEX-3 labeled NEX-C3 has subsequently been released.

Sony Alpha a7 Camera
Sony Alpha a7
 
Oct 16, 2013
24 MP  3″ screen
Full frame sensor
$1,498 - $1,798

Sony Alpha 7 II Camera
Sony Alpha 7 II

Nov 20, 2014
24 MP 3″ screen
Full frame sensor
5 Star Rating
Sony Alpha a7R Camera
Sony Alpha a7R
  
Oct 16, 2013
36 MP 3″ screen
Full frame sensor
$2,098
Sony Alpha 7R II Camera
Sony Alpha 7R II
Announced Jan 10, 2015 42 megapixels 3″ screen Full frame sensor $3,198
Sony Alpha a7S Camera
Sony Alpha a7S

Apr 6, 2014
12 MP 3″ screen
Full frame sensor
$2,498
Sony Alpha a3000 Camera
Sony Alpha a3000
 
Announced Aug 27, 2013
20 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$398
Sony Alpha a5000 Camera
Sony Alpha a5000

Jan 7, 2014
20 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$398
Sony Alpha a5100
Sony Alpha a5100

Aug 18, 2014
24 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$448 - $598
Sony Alpha a6000 Camera
Sony Alpha a6000

Feb 12, 2014
24 mp 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$548 - $948
ony Alpha a6300 Camera
Sony Alpha a6300
Announced Feb 3, 2016 24 megapixels 3″ screen APS-C sensor 
sony a6500
Sony Alpha a6500
Announced Oct 6, 2016 24 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
Sony Alpha NEX-3N Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Feb 20, 2013
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$398 - $539

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Camera

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Aug 29, 2012 ✓
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$348 - $825
Sony Alpha NEX-5T Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-5T

Aug 22, 2013
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$480 - $499
Sony NEX-6 Camera

Sony NEX-6

Sep 12, 2012
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$574

Sony NEX-7 Camera

Sony NEX-7
 
Aug 24, 2011 ✓
24 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$1,130
Sony NEX-F3 Camera
Sony NEX-F3
 
May 17, 2012
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
Sony SLT Cameras
The 'SLT' designation means Single Lens Translucent (employs fixed translucent mirrors in place of traditional glass mirror). Sony SLT cameras can capture Full HD 1080p AVCHD videi files using continuous phase detection AF 
Sony SLT-a37 Camera
Sony SLT-a37

May 17, 2012
16 MP 2.6″ screen
APS-C sensor

 

Sony SLT-a57 Camera
Sony SLT-a57

Mar 12, 2012 ✓
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$499 - $1,000
Sony SLT-a58 Camera
Sony SLT-a58

Aug 24, 2010
16 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$2,123
Sony SLT-A65V DSLR Camera
Sony SLT-a65V
 
Aug 24, 2011 ✓
24 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor

 
Sony Alpha SLT-A68 Camera
Sony Alpha SLT-A68
Announced Nov 25, 2015 24 megapixels 2.7″ screen APS-C senso
Sony SLT-A77 flagship APS-C DSLR
Sony SLT-a77

Aug 24, 2011

24 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$1,398 - $1,400
Sony SLT a77II Camera
Sony SLT a77II

May 1, 2014
24 MP 3″ screen
APS-C sensor
$1,048 - $1,648

Sony SLT-a99 Camera

Sony SLT-a99
 
Sep 12, 2012
24 MP 3″ screen
Full frame sensor
$1,998
Sony 42MP a99 Mark II Digital Camera
Sony 42MP a99 Mark II

with 5-axis stabilization
Announced Sep, 19, 2016
5 Star Rating


Sony Interchangeable Lens Camera Knowledge Base Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5

Discontinued Sony Digital Cameras

  • Sony A290 entry-level DSLR
  • Sony A390 entry-level Exchangeable Lens Digital camera
  • Sony Alpha a900 24.6MP Exchangeable Lens Camera
  • Sony NEX-3 Aug 24, 2011
  • Sony NEX-5
  • Sony NEX-5N APS-C mid-range mirrorless compact
  • Sony NEX-C3 - Jun 8, 2011
  • Sony SLT a33 Translucent Mirror Technology Digital Camera
  • Sony alpha SLT-a35 Translucent Mirror Technology Digital Camera
  • Sony SLT a55 - Discontinued

See also

The lens mounts listed below can be used on the Sony E-mount by using of various adapters from third-parties:
  • Alpa mount
  • Sony A-mount (Sony LA-EA1, LA-EA2 and 3rd part adapters with aperture ring)
  • C-mount
  • Canon EF and Canon EF-S
  • Canon FD-mount
  • Contax G
  • Contarex
  • Contax/Yashica bayonet (adapter variant with tilt available)
  • Exakta lens mount
  • Fujica X bayonet
  • Hasselblad Xpan
  • Konica AR (bayonet)
  • Leica M-mount (bayonet)
  • Leica M39 lens mount (LTM/L39) (screw)
  • Leica R-mount (adapter variant with tilt available)
  • M42-mount (screw) (adapter variant with tilt available)
  • Micro Four Thirds
  • Minolta SR-mount
  • Minolta/Konica Minolta A-mount (Minolta/Konica Minolta AF/Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum and Sony Alpha DSLRs) (Sony LA-EA1, LA-EA2 and 3rd party adapters with aperture ring)
  • Nikon F-mount (adapter variant with aperture ring for G lenses available, adapter variant with tilt available)
  • Olympus OM-mount
  • Olympus Pen F
  • Pentax Auto 110
  • Pentax K-mount (adapter variant with aperture ring for DA lenses available)
  • Rollei-mount
  • T2-mount (screw)

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