The Pipe - NEX-5N & Schneider-Kreuznach Componar 75mm f4.5 Enlarging Lens. Click for larger.
The RX1 is just one of the new products, and the less talked about VG-900, a full frame camcorder based on the NEX E-Mount. Frankly, I am very excited. Not for the VG-900, but what's coming after it. You see, the VG-900 is basically an NEX camera optimized for video. Imagine, a small full frame mirrorless camera! Another first from Sony. Hello, where are you, Canon and Nikon? Maybe it's true that when a company dominates a particular market for too long, they would become complacent. When was the last time you see something innovative related to photography from Kodak, the once mighty photographic giant? I do hope the biggest players in the photography arena will not become another Kodak.
NEX-5N & Wollensak 50mm f1.5. Click for larger.
Now, for something close to what most people can afford, and will sell in large numbers, the NEX-5R and NEX-6. I think Sony was listening to its customers, who wanted a NEX-5N sensor in the NEX-7 body, hence we have the NEX-6. Not quite an NEX-7 body, but much improved from the 5N with more external controls, especially the mode dial and a built-in EVF. The NEX-6 body costs about the same as the 5N with kit lens when it was introduced. Personally, I think the NEX-6 will sell like hot cakes, especially the bundle with the 16-50mm pancake lens for $1000. It's the camera that I wanted since the NEX-7 came out, but unfortunately I already have a 5N with external viewfinder.
Sony has also slowly bringing out E-Mount lenses. Of particular interest are the 35mm f1.8 OSS, and the
In all, I think Sony has done well for its customers with some very exciting products, and I am sure more (like the full frame NEX) will come soon.
Game Factory - NEX-5N & Tokina RMC 17mm f3.5 @ f5.6. ISO 3200.