New cameras come alive at PhotoPlus Expo

Craving a new camera for the holiday season? The hottest new cameras, camcorders, and accessories of the year were all on display at the 2010 PDN PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

Sony’s Translucent Mirror



Sony’s interchangeable-lens Alpha A55 is one of the more innovative cameras of the year, thanks to a translucent mirror that passes light to both the camera’s imaging sensor and focusing sensor while the camera is still shooting. As such, the camera’s autofocus system continues to focus while the camera is in its 10-frame-per-second continuous shooting mode, making it an excellent camera for fast-action shooting. As you can see, the mirror is truly translucent: you can view the objects behind it in the display case.

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