Sony NEX-F3 leak reveals 16.1 megapixel sensor

Apr 27, 2012

Yesterday we heard rumors that Nikon was working on another full frame DSLR, the D600, and Sony doesn’t seem to be sitting still either. A new leak indicates that an NEX-F3 is on the horizon, packing a 16.1 megapixel sensor, along with a chassis and features similar to the existing NEX line. The new mirrorless camera could be taking the place of the NEX-C3, Sony’s entry level offering.

The NEX-F3 does seem to have some notable additions that make it stand out from the other NEX cameras. There’s a pop-up flash built into the camera, a nice change from the optional accessory you had to buy for the C3 and 5N. A 180-degree tilting screen is found on the back of the camera, and the DPRevew forum poster who shared the images says there’s a new “peaking level” feature, designed to help with manual focus issues.

It looks like the F3 will also include the same lens found on the C3, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 glass, but details other than that are scarce. There’s no word on when we can expect to see Sony’s new offering, although we’re going to take a stab in the dark and say you’ll probably see it sometime over the summer.

[via Engadget]

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