Sony Announces Next-Generation alpha NEX-5n

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Sony has announced a real-deal update of its mirrorless alpha NEX-5—the Sony alpha NEX-5n. The new camera contains a number of true improvements over the original NEX cameras, including a new 16MP APS-C format imaging sensor; 1080/60/50p (H.264) HD video with full manual focus and exposure overrides; Dolby Digital 2-channel sound; ISO sensitivity that goes from a native 100 through a low-light piercing 25600; improved AF object tracking; touch-screen controls including touch focusing; improved AF response times; and shutter response times as short as 0.02-seconds.

The new Sony alpha NEX-5n, which will be available in silver or black, should begin arriving on our shelves by the end of August, 2011.