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    Posted: 19 November 2013 at 18:54

Sony Alpha and Konica Minolta A-mount and Sony E-mount Cameras Index



This index page covers all digital SLR/T cameras of Sony Alpha and Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum systems using as lens mount the so called A-Mount as well as all digital mirrorless cameras of Sony Alpha and NEX system with E-mount. For more information about the individual camera click on its thumbnail image or link to go to Dyxum camera database detail page.

A-mount cameras
Full-Frame:

A99II detail page | A99 detail page | A900 detail page | A850 detail page

APS-C:

A77II detail page | A77 detail page | A700 detail page

A68 detail page | A65 detail page | A580 detail page | A58 detail page

A57 detail page | A560 detail page | A550 detail page | A55 detail page

A500 detail page | A450 detail page | A390 detail page | A380 detail page

A37 detail page | A350 detail page | A35 detail page | A33 detail page

A330 detail page | A300 detail page | A290 detail page | A230 detail page

A200 detail page | A100 detail page | KM5D detail page | KM7D detail page

E-mount cameras
Full-Frame:

a7RII (ILCE-7RM2) detail page | a7II (ILCE-7M2) detail page | a7SII (ILCE-7SM2) detail page

a7R (ILCE-7R) detail page | a7 (ILCE-7) detail page | a7S (ILCE-7S) detail page

APS-C:

a6500 (ILCE-6500) detail page | a6300 (ILCE-6300) detail page | a6000 (ILCE-6000) detail page

a5100 (ILCE-5100) detail page | a5000 (ILCE-5000) detail page

a3000 (ILCE-3000) detail page

NEX-7 detail page | NEX-6 detail page

NEX-5T detail page | NEX-5R detail page | NEX-5N detail page | NEX-5 detail page

NEX-3N detail page | NEX-F3 detail page | NEX-C3 detail page | NEX-3 detail page


Edited by Micholand - 10 October 2016 at 19:05
 



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The A-Mount was first developed by Minolta to be used in their new autofocus camera system (known as Alpha, Dynax or Maxxum across the world). It replaced the manual focus MD Mount in 1985 and it has a flange focal distance of 44.5mm. It soon became the first commercially successful autofocus SLR system. Over the years Minolta produced varieties of film SLRs and more than 16 million lenses which are still being widely used by the A-mount photographers.
In 2003, the financial state of Minolta was not good and it had to merge with Konica to form Konica Minolta (KM). KM released the first A-mount DSLR, namely the KM7D. But the merger did not turn out to be a financial success and in 2006 photography division of KM was sold to Sony. Today Sony continues the A-mount with their Alpha System DSLR/Ts.
All accessories produced by Minolta, KM and Sony in A-mount are compatible with each other.

Here you can read more about A-Mount History.
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The E-mount is a new lens mount developed by Sony and introduced into the market in 2010. It has a flange focal distance of only 18mm and was designed by Sony for their APS-C sensor sized NEX series of mirrorless cameras and camcorders first.
In 2013 Sony expanded the E-mount system to full-frame sensor sized models. NEX-VG900 camcorder was the first full-frame E-mount product and in October 2013 a7/a7R were announced as first E-mount full-frame cameras.
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Sony has two different interchangeable lens mounts, all cameras using one of these mounts are called Alpha.

A-mount, the one introduced by Minolta with their first auto focus film cameras

E-mount, the new mount, introduced for the NEX and now also implemented in the Full Frame a7 series.

Key aspects of the E-mount are:
- full electronic, no more screw driver lenses, all AF lenses need AF motors
- much (~2,5 cm) shorter registration distance vs. A-mount
- no mirror behind it, you preview the image directly from the sensor in an Electronic viewfinder.

Sony makes 2 kinds of adapters to mount A-mount lenses on E-mount. The LA-EA1 (APS-C) and LA-EA3 (FF) which will AF with SSM lenses very slowly and need MF for screw driver lenses. They are basically empty tubes that pass on the signals for the exif information and, depending if a SSM lens is mounted, the SSM focussing signal. They also have a lever that closes the aperture to the set value on the body. The LA-EA2 (APS-C) and LA-EA4 (FF) have a translucent mirror like the SLT and a screwdriver focus motor, so you can use all A-mount glass with full AF and automatic aperture.

Key differences between A- and E-mount cameras are
- A-mount uses Phase Detect AF (PDAF), E-mount Contrast Detect AF (CDAF). PDAF is quicker.
- Only 1 E-mount camera has built in stabilization, the newest Full Frame a7II has it.
- All others E-mount cameras depend on lens OSS (or none, depending on the lens)
- All A-mount cameras (today) have a mirror. A translucent/static one or a real/moving one. E-mount cameras have no mirrors.

Numbering system:
A followed by 1 digit : Full frame E-mount cameras, relatively small bodies
A followed by 2 digits : DSLT's with a translucent mirror (full frame and APS-C), classical SLR style body
A followed by 3 digits : DSLR's with a moving mirror (full frame and APS-C), classical SLR style body
A followed by 4 digits : APS-C E-mount cameras (formerly called NEX), small, P&S size bodies

Only the Axxx cameras (DSLR's) have an Optical Viewfinder (OVF), all other cameras use Electronic Viewfinders (EVF)

Official Sony acronyms:
ILCE: interchangeable lens camera E-mount
ILCA: interchangeable lens camera A-mount


Due to the very short registration distance of E-mount you can buy many, many 3rd party adapters to mount almost any lens on those camera's. More information on that can be found here

Edited by pegelli - 20 March 2015 at 10:07
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Post Options Post Options   Quote overeema Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2015 at 22:21
Would it be possible to enrich the description of each camera with a field about how many cardslots each body has. In case it supports both CF and SD the answer is obvious, but in other cases it is not.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote overeema Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2015 at 08:57
How about the idea to add the appropriate statistic graph to the detail page of each camera in our camera database?
Originally posted by overeema overeema wrote:

Example statistics for the A350.


I assume we should include an acknowledgement to the owner of the database and encourage dyxum members to add their data to the database.

Edited by overeema - 28 November 2015 at 09:11
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