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Sony NEX-5

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A fully featured and multi award winning MILC digital camera, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 6 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 16.1MP 4912 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
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Sony NEX-5 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-5 number 536 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
46 Reviews + 7 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 46 reviews. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews and a "Recommended" from Akam.no. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is easy to use and it is a good size. However they also report that it is expensive.
The NEX-5 has some great features:
4912 X 3264 pixels image resolution
Do more with your photos - with wi-fi you can download picture-enhancing apps or send your photos to your smartphone, tablet or other device
A clearer view at speed - A high-speed burst of six frames creates a single low-noise image to minimise blur
Faces that smile - you can automatically re-touch portraits by removing minor blemishes and wrinkles for beautiful faces
Make the picture your own - with different picture modes you can give your photos a poster effect, soft focus, a miniature look and more
Connect to all your devices - the nex-5r is DLNA certified, so it connects seamlessly to smartphones, tvs, laptops or any device with DLNA
See more in low light - the large APS-C sensor works with a powerful BIONZ processor to deliver up to iso25600 for clear low-light shots
Power behind your photos - A powerful BIONZ processor ensures clear, detailed, low-noise images and quick, responsive shooting
Find the right setting fast - A style control wheel lets you easily access common shooting modes, or your own custom settings
Get the right angle - tilt the LCD screen up to 180 degrees to get the perfect angle, or self-portraits
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
See, touch, shoot - with a LCD touchscreen, just tap the screen where you want to focus and it automatically locks on and takes a photo
Capture high speed sequences - maintain focus as you track a subject, for high speed shooting at up to 10 frames per second
Don't miss the moment - the nex-5r calculates direction and movement automatically so you can focus and shoot faster
Get a sharper view - get pro-quality shots with a large, DSLR sized APS-C sensor that takes high quality 16.1 megapixel photos
Pro shots in the blink of an eye
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Make a HD connection - send and HD signal to your TV, laptop or other HDMI enabled device for high definition viewing

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Portrait Photography
Excellent
83
Landscape Photography
Excellent
84
Everyday Photography
Excellent
79
Sports Photography
Very Good
81
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

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How Big is the Sony NEX-5?

The Sony NEX-5 is 110.8mm wide and 58.8mm tall. It is 38.9mm deep and weighs 218g.

Sony NEX-5 front dimensions
Sony NEX-5 size in context

Sony NEX-5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

This camera received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and review site Akam.no gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. Furthermore, the editor of review site PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this Sony camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both liked this digital camera. This camera received a Reviewed.com "Editor's Choice" award and the expert at website Onfoto.ru gave it a "Silver" award and decided it was great.

The authors at two more expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award and Fotomaniak.pl gave it a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 25 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Good User Reviews

On average, based on 21 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 81%.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was expensive.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Very Good Brand

We checked 22,560 owner and expert reviews (including 7,363 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers thought it was compact.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Three people who purchased it said that it was good quality.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners who purchased it considered that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-5 in December 2013.

Features

4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-5 has a maximum image resolution of 4912 X 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Megapixels

The Sony NEX-5's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 45% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The Sony NEX-5's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony NEX-5 of 25,600 is in the highest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony NEX-5 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony NEX-5 of 218g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 48% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Sony NEX-5's flash recharging time of only 4s is faster than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is faster than 67% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Sony NEX-5 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-5 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Sony NEX-5 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony NEX-5 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony NEX-5 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony NEX-5 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-5 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-5 supports live view. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Sony NEX-5 has a pre-flash, unlike 95% of cameras which do not have a pre-flash.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Sony NEX-5 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Sony NEX-5 of 10x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 90% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Sony NEX-5 features multi-shot function. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony NEX-5 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony NEX-5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony NEX-5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony NEX-5 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-5 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-5 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Sony NEX-5 of 7.5" is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony NEX-5 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Sony NEX-5 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Sony NEX-5 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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2448 X 1624 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony NEX-5 is 2448 x 1624. That's 36% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Network Ready

The Sony NEX-5 is network ready, unlike 99% of cameras which are not network ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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