Say goodbye to Sony’s NEX branding, Sony has officially dropped the branding and is now grouping its future NEX-like cameras under the Alpha line starting with the Alpha 5000 that was announced early this morning. The Alpha 5000 is the successor to the NEX-5T and offers a similar build and features as the former device.
The A5000 offers DSLR-style quality images with its large 20.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X processor found in the A7 and A7R full-frame cameras from the company. Touted as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital Wi-Fi camera (“Amongst interchangeable lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C size image sensor and built-in flash”), it weighs a mere 210g and even has a built-in flash in its compact body that fits easily in your pockets. The A5000 also offers a similar but more pronounced grip at the side like the NEX-5T, has a 180-degrees tiltable LCD display, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
Other specs include ISO up to 16,000, 1080p shooting at 60i, 30p and 24p, charges via micro-USB, HDMI output with 4K image support, and the same tweaked multi-page settings interface seen on the Alpha 7 and 7R. It will ship in March in black, white or silver for USD$600 including 16-50mm power-zoom lens. Check out the rest of the specs after the break.