Sony's A3000 DLSR is cheap. Super cheap. It costs $400 paired with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. These days, that's more or less the price of an advanced point-and-shoot camera from Canon, and it's considerably cheaper than Sony's badass RX100 II point-and-shoot. So what gives? And what's up with DSLRs?
Canon's absolute cheapest cameras get smarter flash exposure for less crappy flash shots, move up to 12 and 10 megapixels, and use Li-ion rechargeables instead of alkaline for the first time.
To satisfy the interior decorator in all of us, Sony has continued its drive for "personalization" of TVs. That means interchangeable color faceplates available for two of the new lines, the 50" to 60" A3000 SXRD rear-projection sets ($3000 to $3500) and the 40" to 46" XBR4 ($3,000 to $4,800).