Thanks to Russ Freeman for calling my attention to the new Sony Alpha NEX-5. David Pogue, Technology columnist for the New York Times, did an article and a video on the NEX-5 last week.
The NEX-5 is one of the new mirror-less digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. Besides it's small size it has several features that make it attractive to real estate photographers:
- 24mm Effective focal length: It has a 16mm lens and ultra-wide angle converter that give it an effective focal length of 24mm; the interior sweet spot.
- Sweep panoramas: This little guy will shoot a panorama by just holding the shutter release and sweeping the camera across the scene you want to make a panorama of.
- Handheld Twilight (HHT): The NEX-5 will fire off six shots at a hand-holdable shutter speed and combine them into one usable image that you'd never get without using a higher ISO.
- Auto, in camera HDR: Fires off three hand-holdable images that expose for the highlights, the mids, and the shadows and combine them into one image that has usable detail in all of these areas.
To check out the details on the NEX-5 see the detailed article on imaging-resource.com.