Sony has announced a new compact system camera – NEX-5N to slot into its existing NEX line-up, with the latest Sony NEX-5N featuring an improved 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor compared to its 14.2 megapixel predecessor NEX-5.
Made from light magnesium alloy, the NEX-5N is just 23.3mm at the slimmest point and includes the same quick shutter lag as found on the new NEX-7. With a release time lag of just 0.02 seconds, it is the fastest in the world. An improved autofocus algorhythm doubles the readout speed from the image sensor and results in an AF that is significantly faster than the current NEX-5 model.
The Sony NEX-5N has a 10fps continuous shooting mode just like its bigger brother, comes with a touch-enabled 3in LCD screen and packs a upgraded BIONZ processor that can ramp the ISO up to 25,600.
Due for release later next month, we are yet to hear a confirmed pricetag for the new NEX-5N but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, for those of you who have been interested in Sony’s NEX line up, here’s how the NEX-5N stacks up against its predecessor NEX-5 (courtesy of Dpreview):