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August 29, 2012

New Sony NEX-5R with 16mp sensor, Wifi, updates and upgrades

In addition to the Action cams, Sony has also announced yet another NEX e-mount mirrorless system camera, the new NEX-5R. This is the third-camera in the NEX-5* series, replacing the NEX-5n which replaced the NEX-5. It is priced near the consumer sweet-spot of $650 (body only) and $750 (w/18-55) and already they are available for pre-order at B&H Photo and at Amazon by Amazon.

NEX-5R previews and hands-ons
+ three page preview at d-preview along with dpreview reader comments (below the post)
+ preview at Imaging Resource
+ 3-minute video-hands on at IFA at Engadget
+ first lQQk at Photo pReview
+ hands-on at Photography Blog
+ preview at Digital Camera Info
+ hands-on at ephotozine
+ hands on at Pocket Lint
+ first impressions at ThePhoBloGraphers
+ text-based preview at Photographic Central
+ hands on at Tech.Radars
+ hand-on at Pop Photo
+ five minute video preview by Sony itself (consider this technical marketing) - via Photoxels and Ars Teqnika

NEX-5R Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Imaging Resource
+ dc resource
+ Focus Numerique

Most Dramatic Headline Award
+ "NEX-5R wages war on DSLRs" at Amateur Photographer UK

Sony PlayMemories apps
To accompany the new NEX-5R, Sony has also announced a new wave of PlayMemories apps. Press release parade at dpreview et al.

+ opinion at Sans Mirror
+ Yo Dude! You Dumpin' da -5N for the -5R? in dpreview NEX Talk forum

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