Sony NEX 5N gets a replacement NEX 5R with apps – could Filmic Pro be coming to a NEX near you?

Sony NEX 5R

The NEX 5R is coming on August 28th according to Sony Alpha Rumors – and Sony is finally taking DSLRs into the ’10s. This camera features a new app platform (a first on a camera like this).

The camera has WiFi built in and the apps could be more interesting than just a few gimmicky filters, because it is possible Sony may provide a full SDK / dev kit for developers. This would be required if third party apps are planned. But it may also be the case that only Sony will provide apps, with each firmware update.

A dev kit is basically an open door for hackers to improve video functionality, after which we won’t call them hackers but developers.

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Sony NEX EA50 – ENG cameras go APS-C, interchangeable lens

Sony NEX-EA50

Sony released a new video camera today but it seems to have confused a lot of people.

  1. It isn’t a future consumer camera. It is a low end ENG camera for shoulder mounted video work.
  2. It isn’t a cheap FS100. It is a NEX 5N in an ENG body with XLR inputs. (Similarly the VG20 is a NEX 5N in a high end consumer camcorder body)

Instead this is practical tool for run & gun documentary shooters, live event shooters, news gathers and corporate video.

Most other kinds of filmmakers are much better off with the FS100 or a DSLR.

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Sony NEX hack is go – 46Mbit 1080p tested

NEX 5N hack a real possibility

I have set up a dedicated forum for the Sony NEX Hack here

A guy named Someone 1.00 is able to hack the NEX series of Sony mirrorless cameras for higher bitrates in video mode and more.

The video after the break shows the hack in action, and proof that it can be done.

Discuss the hack here and support Someone 1.00 in his efforts.

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NEX 5N Cine Housing now available to pre-order

Compact Cine Systems NEX 5N cinema housing

Click here to purchase your Cine Housing for the NEX 5N

Due to demand Richard Gale has decided to go ahead and put into production his Compact Cine Systems housing for the Sony NEX 5N.

The housing is designed to be used with the NEX 5N, Sony CLM V55 monitor and lens. It is built to order and made in England.

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Mystery camera revealed – Sony NEX 5N in cine housing with cooling mod

Sony NEX 5N Cinema Housing

If you are interested in getting one, please let Richard know on the forum…

Richard Gale emailed me a few days ago to tell me about his cinema housing for the NEX 5N.

And here it is.

Richard tells EOSHD more about the housing after the break – how it improves the NEX 5N and how he intends to price it.

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Metabones EF to E-Mount adapter for Sony NEX Review

Metabones EF-E-Mount

The Metabones / Conurus EOS adapter for Sony NEX is not the first to have seamless electronic aperture control on NEX bodies for Canon EF / EFS lenses but it is the smallest and most affordable.

What is build quality like? I’ve had some Metabones adapters before, namely the ones for Contax G to Micro Four Thirds and NEX. These were far better built and manufacturers than their Chinese equivalents, and made in Japan. The same goes for the new Metabones EF to E-Mount adapter.

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Sony NEX E-mount gets Metabones $399 electronic Canon EF adapter / Canon C300 available for pre-order

Metabones Canon EF mount for Sony E-Mount / NEX

Pricing has been announced for the Canon C300. As expected it is $15,999. B&H are taking pre-orders for the PL mount version here and the EF mount C300 here. Both are the same price. Orders will ship 30th January.

This is great news for NEX 5N and FS100 owners. Suddenly that limited range of E-mount lenses have been supplemented by the entire Canon EOS range! Metabones are set to release a fully electronic interface adapter for Canon EF lenses to Sony e-mount (NEX 5N, FS100). Unlike the bulky MTF adapter it has electronic communication between the Sony body and Canon lens itself so you can adjust aperture on the camera. It also supports IS and requires no external power.

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Sony NEX lenses too big? No fast pancakes? Meet the Olympus PEN-F 38mm F1.8

NEX 5N and Olympus PEN-F 38mm F1.8

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Recently a Leica factory man came out and said he was ‘troubled’ by Sony’s approach to the NEX camera – that of a small body but large lenses. It’s an interesting remark and quite political because Leica are known to be developing their own competing mirrorless camera. Not a rangefinder like the M9 but consumer priced.

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