Sony Announces New Video-Friendly DSLRs and Compact Body Cameras

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The NEX-5N, on the other hand, is this year’s upgrade to the ultra-popular (and affordably priced) NEX-5. While its Exmor HD sensor clocks in at 16.1 megapixels (with a max ISO of 25,600 for low light), it shoots full HD movies at 60p, which Sony is claiming to be up to par with Blu-ray quality. You’ll be able to shoot up to 60fps for some nice slow-mo shots with a new object-tracking focus that allows you to keep subjects in focus while shooting video. What’s really cool, though, is a new LCD touch panel that lets you focus on objects by touching them them on the screen (similar to the way you focus in camera apps for the iPhone or Android). Will it actually be a faster way to focus? It remains to be seen. You’ll be able to snag one with a kit for $700 or body-only for $600 in September. More here.

The two new “DSLRs,” on the other hand, rely on Sony’s new Translucent Mirror System. Tim Moynihan of PC World points out that because the mirror “doesn’t move while you’re shooting, the camera doesn’t meet the ‘reflex’ requirement of the ‘digital single lens reflex’ (DSLR) name.” This allows for some neat features like continuous autofocus which’ll make videographers’ lives easier. The α77 shoots low light with an ISO up to 16,000, while details for the α65 were mum. Both cameras will have moveable LED screens that you can pivot and contort to make creative filming a little easier. They’ll be available come October. The α77 will cost $2,000 with a new f2.8 lens, or body-only for $1,400. The α65 will run you about $1,000 with a standard kit lens or $900 for body-only. Read more about them here.

MORE: Will an Innovative New Focusing Technology Change the Way We Take Pictures?

Chris Gayomali is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @chrigz, on Facebook, or on Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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