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A multi award winning and good value for money MILC camera, with very good features
MILC 16.1MP 4912 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
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Sony NEX-5 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony NEX-5 number 205 across all digital cameras and number 219 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
46 Reviews + 7 Awards
85
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 46 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera 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

Sony NEX-5 Video Reviews

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

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 57% of cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $333.60 we think it represents good value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony NEX-5 and the United States price of $333.60 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £426.20 ($426.20).

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Features

4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony NEX-5 is 4912 X 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony NEX-5 of 16.1MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This 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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Sony NEX-5 of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted 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 higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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 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 pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 53% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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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, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony NEX-5 supports Wi-Fi. 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 cameras do not support video capability.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Sony NEX-5's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 77% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This 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. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Supports Live View

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

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Has a Tripod Mount

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

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Sony NEX-5's digital zoom of 10x is in the biggest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

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

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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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, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Noise Reduction

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

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

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

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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 digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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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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Very Large Display Diagonal

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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330 Battery Life

The Sony NEX-5 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots battery life.

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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. Across all cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Network Ready

The Sony NEX-5 is network ready. 99% of digital cameras are not network ready.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

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

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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 flash recharging time of the Sony NEX-5 of only 4s is faster than average when compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 71% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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