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Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP CMOS 4x Sep 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Sony digital cameras have good reviews
Supports Full HD video
Supports Wi-Fi
6 Reviews

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 23,306 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera was released in September 2012.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the 200, and the WB350F both from Samsung or the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Network Ready

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm is network ready. Most of the other cameras of this age and type are not network ready.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 which all of have better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the NEX-5 + E 18-55mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm supports video capability. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a pretty average display diagonal (2.95 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony NEX-6Y (£934.39) (3" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. The still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a 4912 X 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the image resolution ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 16.1MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony NEX-6Y (£934.39), and the Canon ELPH 320 HS are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The NEX-5 + E 18-55mm is a camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nex5rksilver
Barcodes 00027242856820, 00027242856837, 04905524900514, 04905524900538, 04905524900545, 04905524900552, 05053460690682

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