While I was on the trip with Sony a few weeks ago we spent most of the time learning about the NEX series cameras. I had the opportunity to play with the NEX-3N and the NEX-5R and I loved both of them. I think I loved the NEX-5R more because of it’s Wi-Fi capabilities. I was able to transfer photos directly from the camera to my phone without any Wi-Fi. The phone also has Wi-Fi capabilities allowing you to upload photos to Facebook using the apps you can find at Sony. Oh yeah, there’s an app for that.
The NEX series cameras, (excluding the NEX-3N) have Wi-Fi capabilities that allow you to download extra apps. I mean the cameras come with some pretty cool features as it as. You have all the creative photo features, the ability to edit photos and manual features as well. The difference is that the added connectivity of the NEX-5R camera allows photos and videos to be transferred wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet running Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app, available on both Android™ and Apple iOS platforms. Additionally, content can be directly uploaded from the camera to Facebook® using a Wi-Fi connection and the new “Direct Upload” application, part of Sony’s new PlayMemories Camera Apps platform.
This new concept of PlayMemories Camera Apps is the world’s first application download service in an interchangeable lens camera that allows consumers to install new functions on demand, tailoring their cameras to fit their personal shooting needs. The service can be accessed over Wi-Fi or when the camera is connected directly to a PC via USB.
Available apps at launch, outside of “Direct Upload” as mentioned earlier, will include “Picture Effect+”; “Bracket Pro”; “Multi Frame NR”; “Photo Retouch”; and “Smart Remote Control. A variety of other apps including “Time-Lapse” and “Cinematic Photo” are also planned for release.
Black and white high contrast directly from the camera,
Create a Water Color that is nice enough to hang on the wall
Tell a story with your focus point
Everything is so easy to do with these NEX series cameras, I think this year I’m going to buy another camera, because I’m so tired of carrying around my Canon it’s a bag of bricks. Sony cameras and lenses are so light and compact and just so easy to learn. There isn’t any complicating, aperture or f-stop. or I can’t even remember that last feature I was thinking about but my Canon goes up to 3000.
You can also utilize the family of PlayMemories applications to transfer content directly to a networked PC, streamlining the image back-up process and avoiding the need to connect cables or transfer memory cards between devices. Additionally, you can transfer photos to any DLNA® compatible TV either through a wireless access point or any TV supporting Wi-Fi.
The NEX-5R compact system camera will be available this October in silver, black and white for about $750 with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens as well as body-only for about $650.
Sony paid for my travel expenses and loaned these two cameras to me for the duration of our trip.