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Hands on with Sony's NEX-5R WiFi viewfinder feature

Martyn Williams | Sept. 3, 2012
Just about anyone who's tried to take a self-portrait with a camera agrees: it's a hassle. Setting the scene, hitting the timer, then rushing into place only to find half of your head has been cut out is par for the course.

With the introduction of WiFi, Sony is also bring the idea of downloadable apps to cameras, the remote control being one example. The camera can also share photos with other devices, such as TVs or computers, over the WiFi link.

In the U.S. the NEX-5R will cost $650 for just the body or $750 for a camera body and lens. Prices for other markets were not announced at IFA.

Sony isn't the only company showing such a system at IFA; Samsung has a similar feature on its Galaxy Camera.

 

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