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Sony NEX-5
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Sony NEX5RL Digital Camera

7.5" Sep 2013
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2 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-5 is 3.4", and the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 7.5". When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-5, the Sony NEX-5's display diagonal of 7.5 inches is one of the largest.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony NEX-5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony NEX-5 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-5, the Sony NEX-5 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony NEX-5 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-5 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony NEX-5 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony NEX-5 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-5 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Sony NEX-5 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Sony NEX-5 is not 3D.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 921.6 pixels, the Sony NEX-5 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-5 is 230 pixels and the highest is 930,000 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony NEX-5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this digital camera was released.

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Display Tilting

Expert Reviews

9 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…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 June 2013 by Nicola
(Verified Purchase)

Slightly bigger than a notebook, but not as big as standard laptops. Excellent price for what it is. No complaints...

Light weight
Size
Accurate
Color screen
HR monitor
Price
Have had this watch for over 2 months now and have zero complaints
Sometimes takes a few minutes to connect to sat
But not often
Expensive
Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Osuengineer73
Osuengineer73 would recommend the Sony NEX-5T (Verified Purchase)

This is a great watch and training device. Pros far outweigh the cons. Easy to use, great battery life, Garmin Connect website and features far exceed the competition. Pairing/synching with phone... Read more…

GPS is very accurate
Easy to use
Great display and features
Bluetooth a little flaky at first
Transfer of some info requires cable
Band is a little small
No auto-off feature
No stand-alone power adapter (requires PC to charge)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nex5ty, nex5rl, nex5nk, nex5ny, nex5rk, nex5nd, nex5ry, nex5nyb, sony nex5, sony nex3, nex5tybce, sony nex5n, sony ilce7, sony nex5r, sony nex3n, sony w1855, sony ilce7r, sony nex5rl, sonynex5nyb, sony w1855m, sony ilce7s, sony w1855mm, sony nex5rlw
Barcodes 00027242856813, 00641361935671, 04905524800838, 04905524800883, 04905524900637, 04905524900644, 04905524900767, 04905524952063, 04905524952179, 04905524952186, 04905524952193, 04905524952209, 04905524952216, 04905524952223

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