New Sony Alpha Cameras

Sony's New Alpha Cameras, the NEX-3N and A58

New Sony Alpha Cameras

Today, Sony unveiled two additions to its Alpha camera line with the NEX-3N and A58. First up is the NEX-3N, which Sony says will actually be the smallest interchangeable camera with a CMOS sensor when it hits stores. It has a 16.1MP APS CMOS sensor, which is similar to those found in higher-end DSLR cameras, and up to 16000 ISO. In addition to a LCD screen that flips up 180 degrees for self-portraits, the Auto Object Framing technology, similar to the F3's Portrait Framing feature, will identify the main object(s) of a photo and crop the image accordingly for better composition.

The A58 camera is the entry-level DSLR with 20.1MP, CMOS sensor, HD 60i video power, and an OLED electronic viewfinder. Portrait Framing is also included in the A58, as well as 15 photo effects like Toy Camera.

Both cameras will be available in April. The NEX-3N kit with 16-50mm zoom lens has an expected price of $500, while the A58 kit with 18-55mm zoom lens will be about $600. Read on for an up close look at both of the new Alpha cameras.