The Sony A58 and NEX-3N were announced last week in Europe. Sony took the wraps off these new cameras today in the US.
The Sony A58 with an 18-55mm kit lens is priced at $598 and should be available in April. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Sony has unveiled the new Alpha ?58, which features a 20.1MP APS CMOS sensor that can also capture full 1080/24p HD video. The ?58 serves as a successor to the Sony ?57. Like other Sony Alpha SLT models, the ?58 offers a built-in image stabilization system at the sensor level and, of course, Sony’s translucent mirror technology, which aids in the rapid 8fps shooting the ?58 delivers. [Read more…]
The rumored Sony A58 is expected to have a 20MP sensor when it arrives in the next couple of months to replace the current Sony A57, which has a 16MP ASP-C sensor. The Sony A57 retails for $700 for the body only and $800 with a kit lens. Expectations for the 20MP A58 would put it in the same neighborhood of price for the respective body and kit.
Additionally, the upcoming Sony NEX-3N is expected to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the NEX-F3. The F3 retails for $600 with a kit lens (although it can be had for $500 right now thanks to instant rebates), so it would be expected to see the NEX-3N slide in at the same price point as it replaces the NEX-F3.
Other products expected to be unveiled from Sony sooner rather than later include a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 at $1600+, a new 18-55mm II kit lens for Alpha cameras and a new 70-400mm G f/4.5-5.6 II in the $2500 price range.
The next round of cameras coming from Sony are rumored to be entry-level models. Specifically, the mirrorless Sony NEX-3N is rumored to fill in the place of the current (and excellent) Sony NEX-F3.