Sony Alpha NEX Cameras Up For Pre-order From $549

You’ve probably been drooling over Sony’s latest Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras over the last 24-hours, and now the Japanese company is ready to talk money with you. Pre-orders for both these cameras are already up on Sony’s website, and you have the option of getting the NEX-3 with the 16mm kit lens at $549.99, or dumping in an additional $50 to go for the 18-55mm lens. The NEX-5, which is capable of recording at 1080p, will be going for $649.99 with the kit lens, or $699.99 with the 18-55mm lens. You can also check out the full list of accessories if you’re trying to budget for this camera. Folks over in Europe should also be quite happy to know that you can pre-order it too. Is this the next camera that you’re going to get? Technical specifications of these cameras include:

  • 14 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Sony E series lens mount
  • ISO200-12800
  • 11 points AF + AF assist lamp
  • 3″ LCD display (not touchscreen) – 920,000 pixels
  • 1080p (NEX-5) or 720p (NEX-3) video recording
  • Full manual settings
  • FW50 Lithium battery
  • SDHC Cards & MS Memory Stick
  • External Flash (!)
  • Hotshoe compatible
  • USB2.0

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