Sony has added two new entry-level cameras to its range, officially announcing the Sony NEX-F3 compact system camera and the Sony Alpha 37 DSLT camera.
Both new Sony cameras feature a 16.1-megapixel APS-C HD CMOS sensor, as well as the Alpha 77′s third-generation Bionz processor, which enables the NEX-F3 to deliver a sensitivity range between ISO 200 and 16,000 and the A37 a range of ISO 100 to ISO 16,000.
Both cameras also offer HD video recording.
The NEX-F3 serves as a replacement for the Sony NEX-C3 and includes a pop-up flash, increased battery life and a 180-degree tillable screen among its improvements over its predecessor.
The screen, when tilted to the full 180 degrees, automatically enters a self-portrait mode and puts the camera on a self-timer delay of 3 seconds.
Below, you can watch our hands-on review of the new Sony NEX-F3.
The Sony Alpha 37 also boasts a tilting rear LCD screen, along with a ‘Tru-Finder’ electronic viewfinder offering a 100% field of view.
Sony says the A37 also offers more accurate continuous autofocusing than its predecessor, the Alpha 35, incorporating a 15-point AF system and phase detection, rather than the traditional contrast detection systems found on conventional DSLRs.
Below you can watch our hands-on review of the Sony Alpha 37.
The Sony NEX-F3 will be priced £530 in the UK and $599 in the US, and available from early June.
The Sony A37 price tag is expected to be the same, with the camera available from the end of this month.