Sony DSLR / SLT / NEX / ɑ Cameras – Timeline

Juin 2006


Take beautiful pictures when you combine the α (alpha) DSLR-A100 digital camera with the versatile SAL1870 lens.

In the revolutionary new Sony® α; (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, Sony digital technology takes you a giant step toward professional performance — with advanced imaging, image stabilization and creative control functions, plus ease of operation that helps everyone take better digital pictures right from the start.

Septembre 2007


Enjoy impressive wide-angle capability and midrange telephoto shots with the included SAL-1870 lens on your brand-new Sony α DSLR-A700 camera. Broaden your horizons with emotional perspectives and let your creativity flow—with 12.2 megapixel resolution to capture the full imaging precision of Sony zoom lenses, Carl Zeiss® lenses and legacy Minolta a-mount lenses.

Quick response, creative style modes and high-speed shooting help you capture your creative vision, while Super SteadyShot® image stabilization conveniently works with every lens. For improved picture quality and reduced blur, the Eye-Start® Autofocus system uses an 11-point center twin-cross AF sensor for phenomenal results. All of this combined with Sony’s innovative Anti-Dust Technology and a rugged magnesium alloy body and you have the ultimate DSLR for serious photo enthusiasts and amateurs alike.

Janvier 2008


Enter the exciting world of DSLR photography with the highly capable α DSLR-A200 camera and the included 18-70mm zoom lens.

With total creative control over your shots, you’ll have frame-worthy results in no time. The Sony® α; (alpha) system gives you everything you need to expand your creativity in DSLR photography: precision Sony DT zoom lenses and specialty lenses, Sony “G” Series lenses with advanced motorized autofocusing, amazingly bright Carl Zeiss® T coated lenses, professional-quality flash units, and over 16 million Minolta a-mount lenses sold worldwide.

Janvier 2008


If you’re new to DSLR photography, the α DSLR-A300 is the perfect choice for you. To kick start your new hobby, a high quality DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens is included.

Superb image quality gives you great DSLR shots right from the start, with a large APS-size CCD imager developed by Sony to expand dynamic range, and minimize noise more effectively for clear, sharp photos even at high sensitivity setting (up to ISO 3200).

Janvier 2008


Endless creativity, unbelievable results. The α DSLR-A350 with the included the SAL-1870 zoom lens puts the creative control in your hands with unlimited possibilities.

The DSLR-A350 lets you shoot continuously at up to 2 frames per second while you see your subject in the large 2.7″ LCD viewfinder2, so you never lose track of the action. In JPEG mode, you can shoot up to the limit of your flash memory card; in RAW Burst Mode you can capture up to 4 shots, with intelligent buffer management to allow more shots to be captured without waiting for the buffer to clear.

Septembre 2008


Unleash your creativity. This flagship Sony α DSLR raises the bar with impressive features including 24.6-megapixel resolution.

The new standard in digital photography has arrived with the Sony α DSLR-A900. Packed with features, this flagship DSLR is the first α to incorporate a 35mm full frame image sensor and 24.6-megapixel resolution. It also incorporates the world’s first body-integrated, full-size SteadyShot INSIDE™ image stabilization technology.You’ll also experience a larger capture area, improved wide-angle performance and tighter depth of field control with the new full frame Exmor™ CMOS image sensor. Equipped with Dual BIONZ™ imaging processors, the α900 delivers continuous shooting up to 5 fps with superb image quality and ultra-low noise. The α900 also offers a large, ultra-bright glass pentaprism viewfinder with 100 percent coverage, a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD™ display and HDMI™ output with PhotoTV HD compatibility.

Mai 2009


If you want to take your pictures from snapshots to memorable images, then let a Sony α DSLR put better pictures at your fingertips. A DSLR’s responsiveness, versatility and image quality helps capture those moments that other cameras often miss. The A230 makes shooting with a DSLR easy and fun with its compact and lightweight design, intuitive controls and flexible system options. It’s never been easier to capture the perfect shot. The mode dial on top of the α A230 offers instant access to 6 Scene Selection modes, each with a user-friendly Help Guide and example photo.

Mai 2009


Striking a perfect balance between ease-of-use and powerful features, the Sony α330L digital SLR camera puts better pictures at your fingertips.

The α330 offers the convenience of Live View, which lets you compose and capture shots via a tiltable 2.7″ LCD screen while 10.2 megapixel resolution provides superb image clarity, and exceptionally quick AF response helps you capture the perfect moment. Plus, SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization reduces blur, while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The α330L comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

Mai 2009


Blending breathtaking photography with easy-to-use operation, the lightweight and stylish Sony α DSLR-A380L DSLR camera is ideal for step-up digital photographers.

The α380 brings you the freedom of Live View, which lets you compose and shoot photos using a tiltable 2.7″ LCD screen. Plus, 14.2 megapixel resolution provides superb image detail, and exceptionally quick AF response helps you capture the perfect moment. Moreover, SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization reduces blur with every Sony, Carl Zeiss® lens, and legacy Minolta® a-mount lens, while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The α380L comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.

Août 2009


For a higher level of performance, step up to the Sony α500 DSLR camera. Enjoy the freedom of Quick Auto Focus and Manual Focus Check Live View on the tiltable 3.0″ LCD. Experience the responsiveness of up to 5fps Continuous Shooting. Relish the clarity of 12.3MP and up to ISO 12800 sensitivity. Capture the full range of light and shadow with Auto HDR.
Exceptional picture quality, super-fast response and maximum shooting versatility come together with the Sony α500 DSLR camera. A 12.3 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and BIONZ™ image processing engine deliver amazing image quality with high-sensitivity shooting at up to ISO12800. You can also expand your shooting opportunities with two Live View modes, Quick Auto Focus Live View and Manual Focus Check Live View. Plus, a 9-area tracking auto focus system makes it possible to capture high-speed shots with a fast shutter speed and up to 5 frames/sec continuous shooting. And it’s easy to frame high and low-angle shots on the tiltable 3.0″ LCD.

Août 2009


Outstanding picture quality begins with the Sony α550 DSLR camera. Featuring 14.2 megapixel resolution for incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements, the α550 also has an Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and BIONZ™ image processor with chroma noise reduction to help achieve crystal clear photos with low noise all the way up to ISO 12800. Empower your photography with a different point of view thanks to a tiltable 3.0″ LCD. Additional features include Quick Auto Focus Live View for composing shots in the LCD monitor and Manual Focus Check Live View which enables critical focus in macro and tripod shooting.

Août 2009


The finest build quality to match the finest in imaging. The α A850 is constructed of a rugged and lightweight magnesium-alloy body for durability, while the moisture and dust-resistant design make this DSLR camera safe to use in a variety of environments.
Packed with innovative features to get the best shot, the rugged Sony α850 DSLR camera features a 35mm full frame 24.6 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor that provides a larger capture area, improved wide angle performance, and tighter depth of field control. The α850 also incorporates SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilizer which actually shifts the image sensor to compensate for camera shake without sacrificing image quality. Additional features include Dual BIONZ™ imaging processors for continuous shooting at up to 3 fps, an ultra-bright glass pentaprism viewfinder, 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD™ display and HDMI™ output.

Janvier 2010


Ce produit n’est peut-être pas disponible dans votre pays.

Powerful yet brilliantly easy to use, the DSLR-A450 is a perfect all-rounder when you’re ready to take your passion for great pictures to a more advanced level. Ideal for active shooters moving up to their next DSLR, it’s at home in any shooting situation, from relaxed portraits to fast-moving sports action.
Inside the α450 is a high-resolution 14.2 (approx.) effective megapixel Exmor™ CMOS sensor. It’s teamed with the powerful BIONZ processor to deliver highly detailed, ultra-low noise images. Sensitivity extends right up to ISO 12800, allowing you to capture beautifully natural handheld images in low light without flash.

Juin 2010


Capture life’s moments with the extremely light and easy-to-use Sony α290 digital SLR camera. Brimming with features, the α290 features 14.2 megapixel resolution, high sensitivity (ISO 3200), and advanced noise reduction. Plus, Eye-Start Autofocus and pop-up flash help you shoot faster while SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization works with virtually every lens. In addition to the on-screen Help Guide and convenient Creative Style settings, the α290L has a bright 2.7″ LCD and comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.
Equipped with SteadyShot® INSIDE image stabilization, the α290 compensates for shaky hands so you can capture crisp, sharp images at shutter speeds 2.5–3.5 steps slower than would otherwise be possible without using a flash or tripod. It also works together with an anti-static coating on the low-pass filter to help keep the image sensor clean.

Juin 2010


Catch life from any angle with the Sony α390 digital SLR camera featuring Live View, which lets you compose shots via a tiltable 2.7″ LCD screen. The α390 DSLR camera also combines ease-of-use with powerful features including 14.2-megapixel resolution for superb image clarity and exceptionally quick AF response to capture the perfect moment. Plus, SteadyShot INSIDE™ in-camera image stabilization reduces blur while the on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The α390L comes with an 18-55mm standard zoom lens.
The DSLR-A390 features a stylish, modern design with an intuitive button layout for easier operation. In addition, the lightweight body and revised grip make the camera more comfortable to hold and carry.

Août 2010


Equipped with Quick AF Live View, the Sony α560 captures the fast action shots that other cameras miss. Take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama and see into the dark with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Preserve your memories with amazing Full HD 1080i movies
Get the fast action that other cameras miss thanks with Sony’s Quick AF Live View. Shooting with the α560L DSLR camera offers impressive features like Full HD 1080i movie mode and 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode that truly captures the true beauty of any landscape. And you will enjoy superb detail in dark settings with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Finally, up to 7 fps shooting, the freedom of interchangeable lenses and six Creative Style settings all combine to deliver serious performance with exceptionally high-quality results. The α560L comes with a DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens.

Août 2010


Don’t let life pass you by. Capture fast action that other cameras miss thanks to Sony’s Quick AF Live View and its accurate display of your subject’s movements.

You can also take in the landscape with 3D Sweep Panorama™ mode and harness gorgeous details in dark scenes with Handheld Twilight and Multi-Frame NR modes. Want to shoot video in the same quality as some major TV networks? This model records Full HD 1080/60i movies that look fantastic on your compatible HDTV. Finally, the 3.0″ (diag.) LCD is tiltable, allowing for easy framing of extra low or high-angle shots.
To get the best shot under a wide range of situations, the A580L uses 11 AF points with four assist points make for flexible shot composition. Three cross sensors maximize precision.

Août 2010


Capture the decisive moment with the world’s first Translucent Mirror Technology™ DSLR. The SLT-A33 α DSLR camera features professional-grade continuous shooting at 7 fps and visibly faster, more accurate focus in Live View and HD Movie modes. Compose your shots on either the LCD monitor or electronic viewfinder with 100% framing accuracy. Advanced features including Auto HDR, Sweep Panorama and 15-point Auto Focus make it dramatically easier to get the best shot.
The Tru-finder™ Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is super bright, easy to see with 1.1x magnification, ultra-sharp with 1.44 million dots (1.15 effective) and provides 100% frame coverage. Exposure preview and informative overlays make operation easy

Août 2010


Grâce au capteur CMOS haute résolution, vous réalisez des photos d’une précision sensationnelle où se marient à merveille un excellent contraste et de magnifiques couleurs. La technologie Exmor réduit les bruits ambiants lors de la conversion des signaux au format numérique. Résultat ? Des images d’une beauté irréprochable. Des prises de vue ultrarapides et de qualité professionnelle et des vidéos Full HD sans vous encombrer. Prise de vue continue jusqu’à 10 images/s, vidéo Full HD avec mise au point automatique rapide et précise, léger, compact et facile à utiliser.

Juin 2011


Prises de vue ultra-rapides et vidéo Full HD : avec objectif zoom pour un usage général. Photographiez jusqu’à 5,5 images/s ou 7 images/s en mode Téléobjectif, vidéo Full HD avec mise au point automatique rapide et précise, comprend un objectif zoom 18-55 mm adapté à une prise de vue standard.
Ne ratez plus jamais un seul moment, même furtif. Découvrez ce que veut dire « prise de vue ultra-rapide et finesse de la mise au point automatique » même avec des sujets en mouvement. Réalisez de sublimes vidéos détaillées en Full HD. Camera légère et compacte facile à transporter.

Août 2011


Plus rien ne vous échappera avec une qualité d’image exceptionnelle et un temps de réponse ultrarapide. Capteur CMOS HD Exmor™ APS 24,3 mégapixels, AVCHD Full HD, 25 / 50p, 10 images/s et écran LCD de 7,5 cm (3″).

Très haute résolution de 24,3 mégapixels effectifs, prise de vue en continu très rapide jusqu’à 10 images/s, vidéo Full HD avec mise au point automatique et suivi des sujets d’une rapidité remarquable.
Plongez au cœur d’un nouvel univers de possibilités artistiques. Désormais, vous pouvez créer et maîtriser des photos et des vidéos Full HD de très grande qualité, avec un temps de réponse ultrarapide, ainsi que des fonctions polyvalentes et créatives faciles à utiliser.

Août 2011


Conçu pour répondre aux besoins créatifs des véritables amateurs de photos.
Capteur CMOS HD Exmor™ APS 24,3 mégapixels, AVCHD Full HD, 25 / 50p, 12 images/s, écran LCD de 7,5 cm (3″) avec 3 options de réglage et GPS. Système AF 19 points rapide et hautes performances.
Découvrez un appareil photo avec une qualité d’image, des performances et une utilisation inédites, qui répondent aux besoins des véritables amateurs de photos. Réalisez des photos et des vidéos Full HD parfaites, grâce à la rapidité remarquable et à la créativité exceptionnelle qu’offre ce modèle.

Mars 2012


Fonctions de création puissantes, images parfaites et prise de vue ultra-rapide. Capteur CMOS HD Exmor™ APS 16,1 mégapixels, AVCHD Full HD, 25 / 50p, jusqu’à 12 images/s et écran LCD 7,5 cm. Vidéo Full HD avec mise au point automatique, viseur électronique haute qualité.
Une telle qualité et un tel choix d’options de création ont rarement été aussi facilement accessibles. Le SLT-A57 propose de nombreuses caractéristiques offertes par le haut de gamme des appareils photo Sony, notamment une prise de vue ultra-rapide avec mise au point automatique en continu. Explorez les possibilités qu’offrent des images parfaites et la vidéo Full HD.

Mai 2012


Découvrez un appareil photo avec une excellente réactivité et une foule d’options créatives sans vous encombrer. Capteur CMOS HD Exmor™ APS 16,1 mégapixels, AVCHD Full HD, 7 images/s, portrait automatique, écran LCD 6,7 cm. Images de qualité exceptionnelle, même en cas de faible luminosité, vidéo Full HD avec mise au point automatique rapide et précise, des portraits magnifiques sans difficulté.
Entrez dans l’univers de la qualité d’image optimale, de la prise de vue flexible et réactive et des objectifs interchangeables. Réalisez des vidéos Full HD fluides et avec un haut niveau de détail. Créez des effets artistiques exceptionnels et réalisez des portraits de qualité professionnelle. Appareil photo léger et compact facile à transporter.

Septembre 2012


A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features

Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor. World’s first full-frame camera with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal plane) and a new AF range control function to set the distance range recognised by the AF system. Very wide sensitivity range ISO 50-25600 (at expanded sensitivity setting) with extremely low noise. Advanced Full HD 50p progressive movie shooting with non-stop Continuous AF and pro-style audio features. XGA OLED Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage. Enthusiast-class handling with tough, light magnesium alloy body, weather seals and revised Quick Navi Pro interface.


Février 2013


For life’s spontaneous moments – catch all the split-second excitement with the new α58 interchangeable lens camera from Sony. With Translucent Mirror technology for speedy shooting with fast, accurate autofocus, it’s the must-have choice for grabbing those once-in-a-lifetime picture opportunities. Even if you’re new to interchangeable lens photography, you’ll enjoy image quality that effortlessly exceeds your point-and-shoot compact camera, plus features you’d expect from a far higher-priced DSLR. At the heart of the α58 is a brand new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with an extremely high resolution of (approx.) 20.1 effective megapixels. It’s teamed with an improved BIONZ image processing engine for exceptionally detailed, low-noise stills and Full HD video, plus an extra-wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16000.

SonyA77IIMai 2014


Always in focus: new α77 II keeps shots razor-sharp with record-breaking 79-point autofocus system.
New A-mount camera with world’s highest phase-detection AF point count – 79 points with 15 cross points — Translucent Mirror Technology delivers ultra-fast, intelligent AF tracking and up to 12 fps burst of up to 60 full-resolution frames — 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ CMOS image sensor delivers wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range — XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ and 3-way tiltable LCD — Tough magnesium body with dust- and moisture-resistant seals — BIONZ X™ processor for pro-quality images and Full HD 60p video — NFC/Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing and remote control by mobile.
From dynamic sports to the sudden flutter of a startled bird: the new α77 II stays locked right on target, frame after crisply-focused frame.
Building on the heritage of Sony’s much-loved original α77 and α700, the α77 II gives advanced amateurs a string of exciting enhancements in a tough, weather-resistant body that’s up to any challenge.
Image quality is boosted while sensitivity is increased by approximately 20% compared to the α77 for flawless, exquisitely-detailed stills and Full HD video, even in low light. Non-stop continuous burst shooting stamina is enhanced and there is a clutch of pro-friendly new video functions for movie makers.
Best of all, the α77 II rips up the rule book with an advanced phase detection autofocus system. With approximately 2x wider coverage area than the previous α77 model, it outpaces the AF capabilities of many professional cameras.

SonyA68Novembre 2015


Precision Photography: Sony introduces α68 A-mount camera with 4D FOCUS
Uncompromising features and performance for demanding amateur photographers
–  4D FOCUS for fast, accurate tracking autofocus with world’s highest[i] number of 79 AF points
– Translucent Mirror Technology™ delivers constant AF tracking at up to 8fps[ii] continuous shooting
– 24MP[iii] APS-C Exmor™ CMOS image sensor delivers wide ISO 100-25600[iv] sensitivity range
– BIONZ X™ image processing engine enables the capture of high-quality images
– Precise OLED Tru-Finder™, tiltable LCD monitor, top display panel and custom controls
– SteadyShot™ INSIDE works with all 34 A-mount lenses
– Full HD video with high bit-rate 50Mbps XAVC S[v] format
The new α68 (ILCA-68) camera from Sony lets enthusiastic photographers discover even more creative opportunities with their precious collection of A-mount lenses.
Inheriting many pro-style features from the acclaimed α77 II, the α68 features Sony’s unique 4D FOCUS system that delivers extraordinary AF performance under any shooting conditions – even in lighting as low as EV-2 where other cameras struggle.

sonya99iiSeptembre 2016

ɑ99 II

Reaffirming its commitment to produce industry leading A-mount interchangeable lens cameras, Sony today launched a new flagship ɑ A-mount model, the ɑ99 II. A successor to the highly acclaimed ɑ99, the new ɑ99 II combines the best of Sony’s latest digital imaging innovations including a new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as Translucent Mirror TechnologyTM (TMT). The result is a supremely specified, professional level camera that will be particularly appealing to sports and wildlife photographers.
Full-frame 4D Focus: Innovative Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with accurate 79 hybrid cross AF points[i] enabled by 79-point dedicated and 399-point focal-plane AF sensors and continuous shooting at up to 12fps.
High resolution 42.4 effective MP 35mm Full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.
Newly developed optical 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system.
Outstanding operability and reliability in newly designed downsized body.
Internal 4K movie recording in XAVC-S format with host of pro-orientated movie features.

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Mai 2010


Sony has engineered an impressively small camera that takes incredibly good photographs. In fact, the α NEX-3 camera has all quality of a DSLR in about half the size and weight. Pulling off this minor miracle took some clever innovations in glass, silicon and software code.
The performance of a DSLR without the size and weight.

The Sony α NEX-3 stands apart as the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera (as of April 2010). Experience gorgeous HD movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots and Live View on a tilting 3.0″ LCD (measured diagonally).

Mai 2010


Joining the α family, the NEX-5 and NEX-3 team 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 a luxurious extra refinement, the NEX-5 features a tough yet light-weight magnesium body, making it the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera. At the heart of both cameras is a newly-developed Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels. Far larger than the sensor inside conventional compact cameras, its key to the extremely low image noise and creative defocus effects that are familiar to DSLR users.

Août 2010


Ultra-compact et simple d’utilisation, qualité d’image digne d’un reflex numérique. 16,2 mégapixels, vidéo HD, écran LCD 7,5 cm, 5,5 images/s, mode Panorama par balayage 3D. Compact et léger, offrant une qualité d’image digne d’un reflex numérique, fonctionnement simple avec contrôle étendu.
Photos d’une qualité digne d’un appareil photo reflex numérique et avantages des objectifs interchangeables, sans inconvénient de taille et de poids. Compact, élégant et simple à utiliser, doté de fonctionnalités incroyables (panorama par balayage 3D et enregistrement vidéo HD).

Août 2011


Compact et léger, l’appareil photo a NEX-5N à objectif interchangeable de Sony réalise des photos de qualité reflex numérique et des vidéos Full HD, sans vous encombrer. Découvrez la mise au point automatique dynamique et ultrarapide et des options de création fascinantes dans un appareil photo simple d’utilisation, le a NEX-5N.

In photography, shutter lag, or release time, is the delay between triggering the shutter by fully depressing the shutter button and when the photograph is actually recorded. By initiating the exposure electronically instead of with the traditional shutter mechanism, release time on the NEX-5N is reduced to just 20 milliseconds – helping you to capture the decisive moment.

Août 2011


Une qualité d’images supérieure et des possibilités créatives infinies, dans un appareil simple d’utilisation. 24,3 mégapixels effectifs, mise au point automatique ultrarapide avec suivi du sujet, prise de vue rapide jusqu’à 10 images/s, viseur Tru-finder™ XGA OLED et écran LCD, vidéo AVCHD Full HD jusqu’à 50p, modes d’exposition PASM, utilisation aisée avec la nouvelle interface « Photo Creativity », modes Effets spéciaux créatifs.
L’appareil photo compact a NEX-7 à objectif interchangeable de Sony réalise des photos 24,3 mégapixels de très haute qualité et des vidéos Full HD. Découvrez la mise au point automatique précise et dynamique et la prise de vue ultrarapide. Profitez d’une manipulation intuitive et de fonctions créatives puissantes.

Mai 2012


Le nouvel appareil photo compact NEX-F3 avec objectifs interchangeables permet à tout photographe de prendre de superbes photos de 16,1 mégapixels et de réaliser des vidéos en Full HD. Tenez l’appareil à bout de bras et basculez l’écran LCD pour des autoportraits en toute simplicité. Obtenez des résultats irréprochables à chaque fois grâce au mode Auto supérieur. Eclairez votre scène avec le flash rétractable.

Août 2012


More imaging power, less to carry.
NEX-5R compact system camera from Sony debuts “Fast Hybrid AF”, Wi-Fi and PlayMemories Camera Apps.
DSLR-quality images and Full HD video from newly-developed, large 16.1 effective megapixel APS-C image sensor. New Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus in any situation; DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps. Download new features with PlayMemories Camera Apps TM , the world’s first application download service. Easy image sharing through Wi-Fi. 180° tiltable LCD screen for self-portraits with ultra-compact body. Intuitive touch screen including Touch Shutter function plus intuitive operation with control dial and Fn (function) button.

Septembre 2012


Made for photographers: The NEX-6 compact system camera from Sony puts DSLR power in your pocket.
DSLR-quality images and Full HD video, from newly-developed large 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor plus high sensitivity up to ISO 25600. New Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus in any situation; DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps. High-resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder™. Intuitive DSLR-style operation with dual dials and Quick Navi interface. Easy image sharing through Wi-Fi. Download new features with PlayMemories Camera Apps™, the world’s first application download service. Built-in flash and new Multi Interface Shoe.


Février 2013


Moving up from your fixed lens camera? Travel light with the compact, easy to use NEX-3N E-mount camera with built-in flash – an exciting introduction to the world of interchangeable lens photography by Sony.
Easy to handle, easy to use: the new NEX-3N by Sony puts pro-quality images in everyone’s reach. Super-compact interchangeable lens APS-C camera weighs just 210g. No-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever. Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD video. Beautiful compositions made easy with new Auto Object Framing. Light, compact body with pop-up flash.

sonyNEX5TAoût 2013


When size really does matter: discover smarter shooting and wireless sharing with the pocket-sized NEX-5T. It’s the big sensor that means better pictures and this really is where size matters. The new NEX-5T from Sony packs pro-quality pictures and wireless freedom into a power packed, pocket-sized camera with the limitless creativity of interchangeable lenses.  Inside the NEX-5T is a generously-sized APS-C sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels that grabs more light than the small sensor in ordinary compact cameras. You’ll be rewarded by richly-detailed DSLR-quality stills and Full HD video, with ultra-low picture noise for crisper twilight shots and atmospheric interiors.


Août 2013


Now you can have it all. The α3000 from Sony brings you the picture quality, manual controls and artistic possibilities of a DSLR in an easy to use camera with interchangeable lenses. Comfortable to hold and offering plenty of creative controls, the α3000 looks and feels just right for anyone who’s ready to shoot better pictures. There’s a clear electronic viewfinder to help frame shots with confidence, plus a newly-designed grip that adds to the feeling of comfort, security and balance in your hand.
It’s a revelation in picture quality for anyone who’s used to fixed-lens compact cameras. Inside the α3000 is a large 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. Teamed with the growing choice of E-mount interchangeable lenses, it’s the key to flawlessly detailed still images, from personality-packed portraits and street scenes to sumptuous landscapes.

sonyA7A7rOctobre 2013

α7 / α7R

The new α7 from Sony delivers all of the advantages of a 35mm full frame image sensor and lens interchangeability in a truly compact body. Without compromising on image quality, shooting comfort, functionality or AF performance, the α7 delivers stunning photographs that were previously only possible on large high-end cameras.

Hotly awaited by professional photographers and enthusiasts, the α7R from Sony sets an exciting new benchmark in digital imaging. A game-changing blend of imaging power and portability, this mirrorless camera redefines the creative options of full-frame photography in a palm-sized interchangeable lens camera. Appealing equally to busy photo professionals and advanced amateurs, it also boasts the highest image quality of any α camera to date. The brand-new 36.4-effective megapixel (approx.) full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor delivers levels of detail unprecedented in any camera of its class. The high resolution sensor of the α7R has no optical low-pass filter, ensuring that its extraordinary resolving power is fully exploited. It’s complemented by a new BIONZ X processor – Sony’s latest-generation imaging engine that maximises detail and reduces image noise over a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range (NB: expandable down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 51,200 with Multi-Frame Noise Reduction).

sonyA5000Janvier 2014


Sony introduces the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens digital Wi-Fi camera
A5000 offers DSLR-style quality and creative power without weighing you down
– Large 20.1MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor for beautifully detailed images – 180° tiltable LCD screen for easy self-portraits – Light, compact body with pop-up flash – NFC and Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing/remote control with smartphones & tablets – Support for PlayMemories Camera Apps™ and additional Photo Creativity options

sonyA6000Février 2014


Never miss a shot: α6000 from Sony offers world’s fastest autofocus amongst interchangeable lens cameras
The speedy new ILCE-6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performance of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis serves, you’ll capture those fleeting moments that other cameras miss. And thanks to the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, every frame is crammed with rich detail and texture.
Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the α6000 is powered by Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF system. A 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination delivers the world’s fastesti AF performance of any interchangeable lens camera, plus continuous shooting at a blazing 11fps with highly accurate autofocus tracking. Nothing gets past the α6000 – even fast-moving subjects like athletes and acrobatic pets.

SonyA7sAvril 2014


Awe-inspiring sensitivity realizes a new world of imaging expression
α7S features a newly-developed sensor with wide dynamic range, opening up thrilling artistic possibilities for serious photographers.
Wide ISO sensitivity setting from 50 to 409600 and unprecedented dynamic range — World’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel read-out without pixel binning process for movie and 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) HDMI video output — Professional video functions including XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputs — High ISO sensitivity range allows faster shutter speeds during low light shooting — α Mount System compatible with a wide range of high quality lenses, including power zoom lens ideal for movie shooting — Improved Fast Intelligent AF performance in light as low as EV-4 — Ultra compact, light-weight body for comfortable pro-style operation.
From starry night-time skies to atmospheric, candle-lit interiors: there’s now a camera that opens up extraordinary creative possibilities for capturing flawless, emotionally engaging movie footage and professional-quality still images.
Joining the acclaimed α7 and α7R – the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras – the α7S from Sony puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K (QFHD: 3840×2160) image quality into the hands of serious photographers and videographers.
Equally suitable for still photography and cost-conscious movie production, the α7S delivers dramatic artistic possibilities in the smallest body of any full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera in the world.
Key to the extraordinary sensitivity of the α7S is a specially developed new full-frame 35mm Exmor CMOS image sensor.

sonya5100Août 2014


Sharper shooting: Sony’s α5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with super-fast autofocus and pro quality pictures.
Crisp, blur-free action shots and soulful portraits. Smooth, cinematic Full HD movies. Better-looking selfies. They’re yours for the taking with Sony’s pocket-sized α5100 – the clever little camera with an awful lot of picture power.
Fitting snugly in your hand, the α5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi. Despite its svelte dimensions, it’s every inch the serious choice for anyone who’s moving up from their smartphone’s camera or point-and-shoot compact snapper.

SonyA7IINovembre 2014

α7 II

Stability for all
5-axis image stabilization
The world’s first in a full-frame camera
Dramatically expand your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake while shooting still images and movies.
Automatic optimization for every α lens
Confidently use your favorite E-mount and A-mount lenses, knowing the α7 II will analyze information from the lens to optimize depiction performance and 5-axis image stabilization for the particular lens you mount. When using E-mount lenses with optical stabilization (OSS), the α7 II combines the best of in-lens and in-camera image stabilization.
Pro-quality XAVC S format
For extremely high image quality and minimal noise, record movies in the high-bit-rate XAVC S format, which was developed based on the professional XAVC 4K/HD format. It enables Full HD (1920 x 1080) image recording at 50Mbps (60p/50p, 30p/25p, 24p) and employs linear PCM sound for high-quality sound recording.

SonyA7rIIJuin 2015

α7R II

World’s first back-illuminated full-frame sensor.
Define the next dimension.
Now, even more comprehensive quality enters the picture. With the world’s first back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS image sensor with 42.4 megapixels, the Sony α7R II takes image resolution, sensitivity (up to ISO 102400) and speedy response to new heights. The Fast Hybrid AF system’s dense extra-wide focal plane phase-detection AF coverage keeps a subject in sharp focus entirely throughout the frame, while 5-axis image stabilization reduces blur which otherwise tends to affect handheld shots. High resolution is further enhanced by 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning. With so much insight packed into such a compact form, it’s clear that there is more to life than meets the naked eye.

SonyA7SIISeptembre 2015

α7S II

Sensibilité maîtrisée
Découvrez l’α7S II, avec son extrême sensibilité, sa gamme dynamique étendue, sa fonction d’enregistrement vidéo 4K interne et sa stabilité pour les prises de vue.

Out of darkness comes the light
-Ultra-high sensitivity up to 409600i with low noise across the whole range
-Wide dynamic range across entire ISO range delivering smooth tonal gradation from dark to bright conditions
-In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation for expanded shooting possibilities
-Internal 4K movie recording featuring full pixel readout without pixel binning in full-frame format
-Wide range of professional movie functionality including S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3, new Gamma Assist Display, enhanced Zebra Function, Full HD 120fps recording and 4x/5x slow motion recording and full pixel readout without pixel binning in full-frame format
-High-speed AF with enhanced accuracy in wide ranging scenes and advanced shooting functions

SonyA6300Février 2016

Sony α6300

Sony introduced the latest addition to their award winning line-up of mirrorless cameras, the α6300. The camera boasts an unrivalled 4D FOCUS™ system that can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time. Additionally, the α6300 has an incredible 425 phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over the entire image area – the world’s highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera, and can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking.
The impressive new mirrorless model also has the ability to support full live-view continuous shooting on the Tru-finder or LCD screen at up to 8 frames per second, ultimately producing a real-time shooting experience that combines all the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of a through-the-lens optical viewfinder.
The versatile α6300 camera is equipped with a newly developed 24.2 MP APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with a BIONZ X image processing engine to produce outstanding image quality throughout the entire ISO sensitivity range ISO 100 – 51200.
The new α6300 can also shoot and record high resolution 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in the popular Super 35mm format.

sonya6500Octobre 2016


New Flagship APS-C Sensor Camera Combines World’s Fastest AF speed and Highest Number of AF points with In-camera 5-axis image stabilisation, Touchscreen AF Operation, 24.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor and more.

As the latest addition to Sony’s line-up of award winning mirrorless cameras, the new α6500 shares the same unrivaled 4D FOCUS™ system as the α6300 camera, which can lock focus on a subject in as little as 0.05 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time. Also shared with the α6300, the new α6500 features 425 phase detection AF points that are densely positioned over nearly the entire image area – the world’s highest number of AF points on any interchangeable lens camera. The new model can shoot images at up to 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus and exposure tracking and up to 8 frames per second in a live-view shooting mode that makes it easy to track fast moving subjects, as it combines all of the benefits of an electronic viewfinder with the immediacy of an optical viewfinder.

Avril 2017


Sony’s New α9 Camera Revolutionises the Professional Imaging Market.
The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created – mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.
The new camera offers many impressive capabilities that are simply not possible with a modern digital SLR camera including high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second and much more. These are made possible thanks to its 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor – the world’s first of its kind – which enables data speed processing at up to 20x faster than previous Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. This unique sensor is paired with a brand new, upgraded BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI that maximises overall performance.
This industry-leading speed and innovative silent shooting is combined with a focusing system that features an incredible 693 phase detection AF points. Covering approximately 93% of the frame, the focusing system ensures that even the fastest moving subjects are reliably captured and tracked across the frame.

Octobre 2017


Sony’s New Full-frame α7R III Interchangeable Lens Camera. Delivers the Ultimate Combination of Resolution and Speed.
Innovative Full-frame Mirrorless Model Offers 42.4 MP High-Resolution, 10 fps Continuous Shooting, Fast and Precise AF Performance in a Compact Body.
35mm Full-Frame 42.4 MP Back-Illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS Image Sensor with Evolved Image Processing; Continuous Shooting at up to 10 fps with either Silent Shooting or Mechanical Shutter and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking; 399 phase-detection AF points covering 68% of image area, 425 contrast AF points and approximately 2 times more effective Eye AF; 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization with a 5.5 step shutter speed advantage; High Resolution 4K Movie Shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning; Completely redesigned for professionals, including upgraded Auto Focus, Dual SD Card Slots, Extended Battery Life, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Type-C™ Terminal and more; Compact, Lightweight body at only 23 oz.

Février 2018

α7 III

Perfection en tout. Tout le nécessaire.
Capturez l’instant le plus décisif avec le α7 III Sony grâce au nouveau capteur CMOS plein cadre rétroéclairé et à d’autres innovations d’imagerie avancées, à la réponse ultra-rapide, à la facilité d’utilisation et à la fiabilité durable pour les divers cas de prise de vue.
Avoir le contrôle de sa liberté d’expression.
Avec une capacité d’imagerie exceptionnelle et des performances à grande vitesse, contenues dans un boîtier compact, le α7 III vous donne la puissance, la précision et la flexibilité de capturer des moments inoubliables, comme il vous plaît.
Rendu de scènes très réaliste.
Le nouveau capteur d’image rétroéclairé et le système de traitement d’image évolué répondent aux divers besoins de prise de vue avec des capacités d’imagerie de grande qualité que vous attendriez seulement d’un appareil photo plein cadre.
Capter le regard pour percevoir l’âme.
Eye AF révolutionne le portrait.
Avec le α7 III, la fonction Eye AF est désormais utilisable en mode AF-C, pour détection/suivi des yeux rapide et efficace en photographie. Le maintien de la focalisation optimale des sujets en mouvement est primordial pour les portraits.

Janvier 2019


The α6400 brings many of Sony’s most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame line-up to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera. The speedy new camera boasts the world’s fastest AF acquisition of 0.02 seconds, while also introducing the new advanced ‘Real-time Eye AF’ and ‘Real-time Tracking’ capabilities. Also included is high speed shooting at up to 11 fps with AF/AE tracking, a new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine that produces excellent image quality, 4K video recording, a 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen and much more, making it the ultimate tool for all types of creators ranging from professionals to everyday vloggers.
Avec l’α6400, Sony réussit à intégrer les technologies les plus avancées et plébiscitées de ses appareils plein format dans un appareil photo compact et léger. Ce nouvel appareil mise sur la vitesse en se dotant de la MAP automatique la plus rapide du mondei, avec une vitesse d’acquisition de 0,02 seconde, et en introduisant les nouvelles fonctionnalités de suivi AF avancées telles que le « Real-time Eye AF » et le « Real-time Tracking ». Il propose également des fonctions de prise de vue en rafale à grande vitesse (jusqu’à 11 ips avec suivi AF/AE), un processeur de traitement d’image BIONZ X de nouvelle génération – issu des boîtiers hybrides plein format, qui produit une excellente qualité d’image -, un enregistrement vidéo 4K haute qualité, un écran tactile LCD entièrement inclinable à 180 degrés vers le haut et bien d’autres fonctionnalités, faisant de lui l’outil idéal pour tous les types de créateurs d’images ; amateurs, passionnés, professionnels et vloggers de tous les jours.

Juillet 2019

Alpha 7R IV

A New Level of Image Quality
The new Alpha 7R IV features a newly developed 35mm full-frame, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 61.0 MP, the world’s first of its kind. The new sensor’s back-illuminated structure and effective noise reduction techniques combine to deliver extremely low-noise and high-sensitivity performance, ensuring the absolute maximum image quality. The camera also boasts an impressive 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights, and utilizes algorithms from many of the latest Alpha cameras to maintain outstanding color reproduction.

This new full-frame model is equipped with an innovative 5-axis, optical in-body image stabilization system that has been fine-tuned to support its high-resolution shooting capacity, resulting in a shutter speed advantage of 5.5-stepsx. Additionally, the shutter unit assembly has been carefully redesigned to reduce even the slightest movement that may cause blur.

The Alpha 7R IV also includes Sony’s highest resolution viewfinder ever, a 5.76 million dot UXGA OLED Tru-finder EVF. About 1.6x the resolution of the EVF in the Alpha 7R III, this new viewfinder provides an extremely accurate, true-to-life depiction of the scene being framed. The display quality can be set to ‘Standard’ or ‘High’ mode, and to either 60 fps or 120 fps refresh rate to best match the subject and shooting conditions.

Août 2019

Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100

The new Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 include a 24.2MP Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, the latest BIONZ X™ image processor, and a front-end LSI implemented in Sony’s full-frame cameras. This powerful trio combine to deliver all-around enhancements in image quality and performance across all areas of photo and video capture.

The Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 offer a lightning-fast autofocus acquisition time of 0.02 seconds. With 425 focal-plane phase-detection autofocus (AF) points covering approximately 84 percent of the image area and 425 contrast-detection AF points, the high density and wide coverage of the AF system ensure reliable AF, even in the most challenging light conditions.

Both new models benefit from Sony’s ‘Real-time Tracking’ which utilizes Sony’s latest algorithm with Artificial Intelligence-based object recognition to ensure that subjects can be captured with excellent accuracy, even via the touch panel on the rear screen. In addition, the new models offer ‘Real-time Eye AF’, the latest version of Sony’s acclaimed Eye AF technology. Real-time Eye AF employs AI-based object recognition to detect and process eye data in real time, resulting in improved accuracy, speed and tracking performance of Eye AF for both humans and animals, and it allows the photographer to concentrate exclusively on composition. The Alpha 6600 also offers Real Time Eye AF in video. When activated, the eye of a subject is automatically tracked with high precision and reliability, allowing the shooter to focus on the content itself as opposed to what is in focus or not.

Additionally, both cameras can shoot high-quality 4K video, and include a microphone jack and flip screen that allows for easy framing and shooting of vlog-style content. The Alpha 6600 also features a headphone jack to monitor audio.

Octobre 2019

Alpha 9 II

The Platinum Standard for Speed and Auto Focus Performance

The new Alpha 9 II builds on the impressive legacy of the original Alpha 9, maintaining ground breaking speed performance including blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second with Auto Focus and Auto Exposure tracking, 60 times per second AF/AE calculations while incorporating even more functionality driven directly from the voice of professionals. Updates include significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability and more.

The Alpha 9 II includes an in-built 1000BASE-T Ethernet terminal, enabling gigabit communication for high-speed, stable data transfer operations. Additionally, File Transfer over SSL or TLS encryption (FTPS) is supported for increased data security and PC remote (tether) shooting performance is improved, with decreased release time lag and reduced live view screen delay when using the ‘Remote Camera Tool’ desktop application[iv]. The speed of the camera’s built-in wireless LAN functionality has also been increased, adding a stable and fast 5 GHz (IEEE 802.11ac)[v] band, in addition to the 2.4 GHz provided in the Alpha 9. IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards are all supported.

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