By Zozimuz

The E-mount is a lens mount designed by Sony for their NEX series of camcorders and mirrorless cameras.

Initially this mount was implemented in Sony Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 with APS-C sensor size. E-mount integration into Sony camcorder products is provided with the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 [I currently use this]. On 24 August 2011 new products were announced, specifically the NEX-5N as a successor for the NEX-5, the NEX-7 [I currently use this] as a prosumer product, as well as the NEX-VG20 as the successor to the NEX-VG10.

The Sony E-mount is also implemented on 35 milimeter video camera of Sony FS-100. The successor to the NEX-3 named NEX-C3 was released a few weeks earlier. The NEX-C3 was replaced by the NEX-F3 in June 2012, which was succeeded by the NEX-3N in March 2013. The first third-party camera to use the E-mount is the Hasselblad Lunar.

In September 2013, Sony announced the first model from new ILCE series, the ILCE-3000. In October 2013, the first models with full-frame sensor size were released as Sony α7 and Sony α7R.