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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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18 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 14,929 owner and expert reviews for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its MILC cameras range.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony NEX-5RK supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK which do not support video recording, the NEX-5RK supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], the Sony NEX-7[plb_1612397_price], or the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The NEX-5RK supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5RK.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider including the 1 V1[pl_2794_price], or the 1 J3[pl_1858479_price] both from Nikon 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 digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The NEX-5RK is fairly light (only 218 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK the weights range from 70g to 680g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Samsung NX1000[plb_1483416_price] (222g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], the Leica M[plb_2212774_price], and the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

The NEX-5RK has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (25,600) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average maximum ISO speed of cameras of this age and type is 25,000.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 34, the Sony NEX-5RK has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-5RK range from 1 to 36, and the average maximum aperture is 16.

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Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony NEX-5RK is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-5RK. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony NEX-5RK is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-5RK. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Sony NEX-5RK has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and type. The photo effect "Black&White" is also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras of a similar spec and age 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 cameras of a similar age and spec to 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 MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK. 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 digital camera.

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TFT Display

The NEX-5RK has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec 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. The display of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-5RK ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Short

At only 58.8 millimeters, the NEX-5RK is fairly short compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK. The heights of MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-5RK range from 36mm to 110mm, and the average height is 70mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], or the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-5RK, the NEX-5RK is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5[plb_1433511_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 cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Galaxy NX[pl_2082510_price], or the NX1100[pl_2088336_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK, the Sony NEX-5RK is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser. The Sony NEX-5RK is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK the screen sizes range from 2.5" to 4.8". At only 2.95 inches, the NEX-5RK has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this MILC digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon 1 V3[plb_2224423_price] (3"), or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-5RK range from 24fps to 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 36fps. The Sony NEX-5RK has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-5RK. The shooting modes "Auto", "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the NEX-5RK is more than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-5RK

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over four years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Sony NEX-5RK has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-5RK.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider 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 also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony NEX-5RK has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5[plb_1433511_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
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
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Other Features

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