Sony Electronics has introduced the Alpha 3000 digital single-lens reflex camera and the DSLR-style NEX-5TL/B model, both of which feature near-field communication capability for posting photos online. The Alpha 3000 is priced at $399 and the NEX-5TL/B at $699, with both scheduled to hit store shelves next month.
Olympus, Panasonic and Sony are crafting mirrorless cameras to better compete with Canon and Nikon in the high-end, single-lens reflex camera market, according to this news analysis. IDC forecasts that global shipments of mirrorless cameras will grow 60% this year to 6.43 million units, compared with an 18% growth rate for SLRs, which will increase to 16.76 million units in 2012.
Canon has introduced a digital single-lens reflex camera that undercuts the price of a similar Sony Corp. product. Although traditional camera makers still dominate the digital SLR market, they are facing increasing competition from consumer electronics makers like Sony who have teamed up with other camera makers.
Cable operators face a challenge as more customers buy HDTVs. Cable carriers are scrambling to find enough bandwidth to distribute the expected wave of HD channels, but one possible solution could prove upsetting to subscribers.