Sony E mount turns 10 years old – and its 29 cameras changed the industry

Sony E mount turns 10 years old
(Image credit: Sony)

Happy birthday to the Sony E mount, which has just turned 10 years old! It really does seem like only yesterday that Sony debuted its new mount, with the fledgling NEX product line in 2010. 

Indeed, it's easy to forget that NEX stands for "New E-mount eXperience". So while it's easy to forget the NEX line, which was laid to rest in 2014 (with the exception of a handful of Handycam and NXCAM products), we should remember that's where Sony sewed the seeds of success that it currently enjoys. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.