Aside from Android goodies, Sony also unveiled at IFA their newest treat for photogs â€“ the Sony NEX-5R.
This 16.1-MP mirrorless cam has the honor of being the first in Sonyâ€™s NEX family to get treat with WiFi connectivity. But itâ€™s not just WiFi thatâ€™s new here. This bad boy also sports a new fast hybrid AF system so you can take that priceless snapshot of moving subjects, and – get this – comes with apps too, such as Direct Upload which allows you to â€“ well- upload photos directly from the NEX-5R to Facebook via WiFi.
However, unlike the Nikon S800c and Galaxy Camera, this isn’t an Android-powered camera. This one runs on a proprietary platform. It’s still not clear though if Sony will allow 3rd party devs to churn out apps for the NEX-5R, but Sony did assure that more apps will be coming soon.
The NEX-5R will be ready for retail in the US come October for $750 for the one bundled with an 18-55mm lens, and $650 for the NEX-5R body-only package. Converted to local currency, that’s roughly around Php31.5K and Php27K respectively. Not bad, eh?
Of course, this will still change once local taxes are applied and if the exchange rate changes, but this should give you guys a pretty good idea as to how much you should save up, if you seriously want to nab this one once it hits Philippine stores.
And even if I still have reservations for these type of digital cameras, I’ll go ahead and say it – I think this one’s more worth saving up for than the recently outed Android digital cameras.
For more on this, check out the full press release here.
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