According to rumors, Sony's competitors in the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera segment will be announced on May 11th. They'll allegedly be called the Nex3 and Nex5, supposedly the only difference being in their respective video capabilities.
Really a pity that Sony, like Samsung, opted not to follow the Micro 4/3 standard. Wouldn't it be nice to have a number of manufacturers all providing options in the same system? But Sony has a long history of trying to make all its products proprietary. (If you didn't remember that, I'm happy to whack you with the, um, memory stick.)
We'll report the news once it's actually news.
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Featured Comment by Will Frostmill: "I for one, welcome our new...oh heck, I don't have the heart to complain about Sony yet. I'll wait for the hands-on reviews to complain bitterly about some way they have let me down. The camera I really want is unlikely to be produced before 2013 anyway, so it seems pointless to complain that any company isn't delivering it right now, darn it.
"Oh, what do I want? Something pocketable, with a noise-free ISO 1600. Also, fast AF, and 9 stops of dynamic range, and a pony.
"Or 15 stops of dynamic range at a noiseless ISO 6400 and a unicorn. Can you tell I want to take pictures at 1/60th in EV 0 conditions?"