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Sony NEX-5RK
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Sony NEX-5RK Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP CMOS Sep 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its MILC digital cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The NEX-5RK supports video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-5RK which do not support video recording.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3[plb_1869201_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony NEX-5RK supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-5RK do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK, the Sony NEX-5RK supports Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to consider including the Nikon 1 J3[plb_1858479_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-M1[plb_2032322_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Light

With a weight of only 218 grams, the NEX-5RK is quite light compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-5RK the weights range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 310g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NX1000[plb_1483416_price] (217.7g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK that we have assessed, the Sony NEX-5RK's maximum ISO speed of 25,600 is one of the highest. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK the maximum ISO speeds range from 2,500 to 410,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 23,000.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK is 1, the smallest is 36, and the average maximum aperture is 14. The Sony NEX-5RK has one of the smaller maximum apertures (34) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the NEX-5RK is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The NEX-5RK has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Sony camera have a still image resolution of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec is 1024 x 768 and the best is 12416 x 1856.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of image editing modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The NEX-5RK has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Cameras of this type and age displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 36mm to 110mm, and the average height is 69mm. The NEX-5RK is fairly short (only 58.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-5RK.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The NEX-5RK does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-5RK.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3[plb_1815297_price], or the Samsung NX Mini NXF1[plb_2266348_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the NEX-5RK is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung NX20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The NEX-5RK does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung Galaxy NX[plb_2082510_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony NEX-5RK is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-5RK are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-5RK does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the NEX-5RK also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.95 inches, the NEX-5RK has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5RK. The smallest screen size of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NEX-5RK is 2.5" and the largest is 4.8".

If this MILC camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the NX Mini NXF1[pl_2266348_price] (3"), or the NX1100[pl_2088336_price] (3") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-5RK. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Sony NEX-5RK has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the NEX-5RK have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-5RK. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The Sony NEX-5RK has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Spot, but this light metering mode is not featured on this Sony camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this camera.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK is 0.0031s and the longest is 4s. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the flash sync-speed of the NEX-5RK of 4 seconds is one of the longest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-5RK

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

The Sony NEX-5RK has a pretty typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the X Vario (Typ 107)[pl_1969444_price] (16.2MP), or the T (Typ 701)[pl_2550905_price] (16.3MP) both from Leica or the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price] (16.28MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the NEX-5RK has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] is also worth considering.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (8x), or the Alpha A5100L[pl_2421454_price] (8x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing Mode
Live View
Playback Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Display Tilting

Expert Reviews

(2)
8 January 2015

Updated as on January 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.Mirrorless cameras are the new cool things in the world of photography. Recently, almost every... Read more…

Various wellplaced and useful buttons
Good image quality
Flipout LCD screen
Produces great images, even in low light
Good (nonmenu) controls
Lacking both a builtin flash and mode dial
Touch screen buttons somewhat undersized
Poorly thoughout menu system
Slow autofocus
Confusing menus
7 June 2013

Hij is lekker handzaam, doet niet onder voor spiegelreflexcamera's en kan in Full HD filmen. Het touchscreen is een leuke gimmick, net als de apps die je erop kunt installeren. Bovendien is hij...

Donkere foto's
Snelle autofocus
Scherp en helder scherm
Qualidade de imagem excelente
AF extremamente rpido, controles fsicos e interface virtual bem completos, tima qualidade e versatilidade de filmagem, display mvel excelente
Flitser presteert ondermaats
Menu's nogal omslachtig
Uitbreiden kan alleen met officile Sony apparatuur
O tamanho pequeno pode incomodar algumas pessoas
WiFi e touchscreen provocaram uma queda sutil na durao da bateria

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 1 July 2013 by Clashcity Rocker

Had my eye on a Sony NEX-5 for a while, and was recently in the position to get one, the NEX-5 is now the outgoing model, replaced by the more capable and more functional NEX-5R. So glad I did. I... Read more…

Product arrived quickly
Works great with XP, attained great speeds with my wr 350n router
SMALL PORTABLE
Works great, fast connection speeds and very high range, can read 13 channels when US cards can only read 11 channels
Good signal quality
Have a new computer with Vista 64. This product will simply not work with it. Since a significant proportion of new computers are being sold with this OS, you'd think Linksys would update its driver s
Does not work with xp 64 or vista 64. Card will become un-responsive with extended use ( leaving on all night for updates downloads )
POOR RANGE, LOW SIGNAL STRENTGH ONLY GOING 40 FEET ON SAME LEVEL OF HOUSE WITH MATCHING LINKSYS N ROUTER
Linksys does not have 64 drivers for this card, but I got my 64 drivers from Windows Update
Didn't found anything yet
Reviewed 22 October 2012 by Mr. T. Anderson

Sennheiser is a famous name for headphones, and these gaming headphones certainly feel well made. I also like the way the microphone boom twists neatly out of the way when not required. Cable... Read more…

Detects Hot Spots
Works with Vista 32-bit
This dongle has got to be the coolest wireless netoworking product on the market. (Cool enough in fact, that i'm actually writing this) Installation is just about instant (although, i did NOT use the
Great wireless network adapter with built in wifi finder Does exactly what is says it does. It's kind of neat just going around and seeing what other networks you can find. Is there another product th
One of the best USB wifi adapters that you can buy. Gets the job done and pulls in a pretty good signal compared to most wireless adapters. The built in Wifi finder is nice too. Linksys drivers work v
Software doesn't work with Vista
Linksys has provided Vista drivers for many of their products, this one is not supported
Over-simplified control, there's two buttons (scroll, scan), very often you have to just turn it off and back on for it to respond when setting it up
Expected a stronger signal
Poor tech support, useless in fact
Reviewed 22 September 2014 by Bobby

This item is not anything close to the description. It only includes the body of the camera and battery in an open box (not new), it will come in the box showing two lenses on it and the correct... Read more…

Nothing
No bundle
No lenses
Nothing but body
Not even a charger

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