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Sony Alpha NEX-5
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Sony Alpha NEX-5


Overall rating 9/10

The Sony Alpha NEX-5 packs a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor into a compact camera's body. Along with the NEX-3, it is the first of Sony's mirror-less interchangeable lens digital cameras with the new E-mount.

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Performance:
9
Design:
8.5
Features:
9
User-Friendliness:
8
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Excellent image quality.
Very compact camera body.
Wide photographic features.
THE BAD
Hard to change settings manually.
Large lens makes heft feel unbalanced.
Low battery life.

Product Specification

Effective pixels 14.2MP
Sensor APS-C (23.4 x 15.6mm) "Exmor" APS HD CMOS
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5
ISO rating AUTO (ISO200-1600), ISO200 to 12800 selectable (in 1EV steps)
Image Stabilization Lens Stabilization
Specialty Shooting Modes Creative style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, D-Range Optimizer, Auto HDR
Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Metering 49-zone metering
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction on/off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode.
Recording Formats Still: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard. Movie: AVCHD, MP4
Display 7.5cm wide TFT, 921600 dots, 100% field coverage
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Connectivity USB 2.0, HDMI mini connector Type-C, BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV HD
Battery Battery Pack NP-FW50
Dimensions 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm
Weight 229g

1 user review(s)

tofels

Rating by User:
9

I am a casual pns camera user. Wanted to find a better camera (can take good pic in low light condition) for my oversea trip. Did not really consider DSLR as i find them too bulky and a burden to carry around.

Was considering getting at m4/3 when sony announced the nex-5. Bought one and have been very happy with it so far.

What i liked about the camera
1) The handheld twilight was really useful. Was able to take pic in low light condition without any flash and the image is still clear and not blur.
2) Sweep panorama. very nice feature for taking scenery during the trip.
3) Auto hdr. This function was built in the camera itself. Useful when taking pic with a very bright background. Subject will not appear dark.
4) HD video recording
5) Pic quality is good.

What i don liked about the camera.
1) There is not much accessories available as of now.
2) The accessories are expensive.1


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