The Sony NEX cameras were introduced in 2010 by Sony as a completely new type of system camera. It's the first time that a really very slim digital compact camera body got the features of much bigger system cameras, mainly DSLRs. That means that the camera has got an autofocus lens bayonet, an APS-size image sensor, and a tiltable 3" high-resolution color display as viewfinder. An adapter is available for Alpha-System autofocus lenses, the Sony α NEX Camera Mount Adapter. Thus the NEX system cameras are marketed as part of the Sony α system, despite of the NEX's new E-mount. The NEX's slim camera architecture enables adaption of more manual-focus system lens types than to any other available system camera.


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