The cameras have several interesting and cool specifications such as NFC (Near Field Communications). This will allow the users to quickly transfer photos to other smartphone and upload them on the web. Pictures can be easily shared with a single button push.

Some of the specifications of the two cameras are given below:

Alpha 3000
 
•    The 20.1-megapixel Alpha 3000 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
•    It shares the same Bionz processor as Sony’s high-end A99
•    It offers an ISO range of 100 to 16000 with area-specfic noise reduction for low-light shooting
•    Videographers can shoot HD 1080/60i with an option for shooting 1080/24p with ISO up to 3200
•    The Alpha weighs at about 10 ounces with approximate dimensions of 4 by 2 by 1.5 inches
•    It is fast and easy to use
•    With the exciting ‘Live View’ feature, the users can change the menu system and see real-time effects applied.
•    The camera supports auto object framing to detect and crop human subjects, digital zoom, and the ability to use an assortment of flashes, mics, and tripods.
•    Scene modes include Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, plus 15 picture effects including Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, and Miniature.
•    The Alpha 3000 is priced at USD 400, including an 18-55mm kit lens, and is available for pre-order now.

NEX-5T

•    This 16.1-megapixel model provides plenty of resolution and an ISO of up to 25600.
•    The target audience for this model is more geeky, tech-savvy and motivated to use the new communication technologies.
•    There is a touchscreen with a 180-degree tilt for stills and video, and a new 16-50mm power zoom lens, which is about half the size of the 16-50mm lens of the previous model.
•    It features Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (combining phase-detection with contrast-detection AF) offering high speed AF with continuous tracking.
•    New NFC (near field communication) networking functionality joins the 5T feature set in addition to Wi-Fi, unlike the previous model.
•    The NEX-5T with kit lens is available in black, white, and silver and costs USD 700—USD 50 less than the previous NEX-5R, or is available body-only for USD 550. It goes on sale in early September.

JPN