Sony NEX-F3 and A37 cameras hands-on and sample shots
By Michael Gorman posted May 17th 2012 12:00AM
Sony’s newest NEX and DSLR have already graced these pages — albeit in decidedly unofficial fashion — but the time has come for this duo of shooters to be revealed to the world with the blessing of their maker. In case you didn’t catch the earlier leaks, the NEX-F3 is the replacement for the much-beloved NEX-C3 as the entry-level ILC from Sony, while the A37 slots in the same place in the company’s Alpha DSLR lineup. Sony’s also rolling out fresh glass for each this July, in the form of an E-mount 18-200mm, F3.5-6.3 zoom lens for $850, and an 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 A-mount telephoto unit that’ll set you back $500. Both the NEX-F3 and A37 will come with kit 18-55mm lenses and cost $600 when they go on sale in June, which makes them quite competitively priced as compared to their competition. An enviable pricing position, to be sure, but can they deliver the imaging goods? Well, we spent time with each on a tour of San Francisco recently, so join us after the break for our impressions and some sample photos.