Following the trend started by the Panasonic "G" series and Olympus PEN cameras, Sony has announced what they claim is the "smallest interchangeable lens digital camera system to date". In fact, these cameras will be about half the size and weight of a conventional DSLR". The  new Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5  cameras will combine DSLR-quality imaging with the convenience of interchangeable lenses in a sleek new design that slips easily into a jacket pocket or bag. In contrast with conventional DSLR models, the ‘mirrorless’ construction shrinks the thickness of both cameras to just 24.2mm (NEX-5) at their slimmest point. As an extra touch of bling, the NEX-5 features a tough yet light-weight magnesium body, making it the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera. In addition, these cameras will offer 1080i HD movie recording (NEX-5) with stereo sound, fast and silent autofocus ,an intuitive new interface with Help Guide and Shooting Tips , a new E-mount lens system compatible with ? DSLR lenses (with optional Mount Adaptor) & the neat Sweep Panorama feature that's also in their new Cybershots with 3D capability (with certain Sony Bravia HDTV"s). The NEX 3 and 5 cameras will be available in early summer. The NEX-3 will be $550 with a pancake lens, $600 with 18-55mm zoom; the NEX-5 $650 with the pancake, $700 with the zoom. For more details and a video of the NEX5 in action, please click onto PCWORLD's blog post: Also, Saturday's our Canon Demo Day & Sale!  Peter Essex from Canon will be here to show off the new PowerShots, including the cool S90, the 5D Mark II (don't forget to catch the season finale of House tonight on FOX, filmed entirely with a 5D Mark II) and the rest of their fine line of cameras, flashes, lenses & more! And tomorrow, we'll finally reveal some details on this year's Canon EOS Discovery Day!

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