Sony has joined the increasingly popular mirrorless, interchangeable-lens competition in a big way, with two new Alpha cameras: the NEX-5 and its lower-priced sibling, the NEX-3—the smallest cameras in the class, with some impressive features.
You’re probably familiar with the metadata that’s embedded in digital photos—information your camera automatically adds to each image file—such as the time stamp, camera model, lens and camera settings and more for every shot.
A new approach to interchangeable-lens camera systems gives photographers the option of smaller bodies. How do they stack up?
Though the SLR remains the most popular type of interchangeable-lens camera, a new design is picking up steam. A hybrid of sorts—having a lot in common with fixed-lens compact digital cameras—these EVF cameras offer smaller, lighter bodies compared to SLRs.