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Sony NEX-5RK
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Sony NEX-5RK Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP CMOS Sep 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony NEX-5RK supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-5RK do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V2[plb_1822232_price], or the Olympus SP-810UZ[plb_1058012_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK which do not support wi-Fi, the NEX-5RK supports wi-Fi.

Other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price], or the Sony Alpha A5100L[plb_2421454_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 MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price], and the Olympus PEN E-PL6[plb_2168948_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Leica M[plb_2212774_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The weights of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5RK range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g. The NEX-5RK is one of the lighter cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5RK (only 218 grams) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung NX1000[plb_1483416_price] (217.7g).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony NEX-5RK has a fairly small maximum aperture number (34) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-5RK have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution(s)

The NEX-5RK has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-5RK the still image resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 to 6000 x 4000.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the NEX-5RK is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

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

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Has Four Shooting Modess

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of shooting modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-5RK. The shooting modess "Auto", "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the NEX-5RK is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-5RK.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago. 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 Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony NEX-5RK is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the NEX-5RK. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The NEX-5RK has a TFT display which is better than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it 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. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the NEX-5RK the display ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the NEX-5RK is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-5RK have a built-in flash, however the NEX-5RK does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price], or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK are not 3D. The Sony NEX-5RK is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Sony NEX-7[plb_1612397_price], or the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The NEX-5RK does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-5RK also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX1100[pl_2088336_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-5RK do not have an image stabilizer. The NEX-5RK is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.95 inches, the NEX-5RK has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average display diagonal of MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3", and the display diagonals range from 2.5" to 4.8".

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

MILC cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-5RK have motion JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps. The NEX-5RK has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the NEX-5RK.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The NEX-5RK has a greater number of light metering modes than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

When compared to other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-5RK that we have checked the flash sync-speed of, the Sony NEX-5RK's flash sync-speed of 4 seconds is one of the longest. Digital cameras of this type and age have flash sync-speeds of between 0.004s and 4s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-5RK

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-5RK over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the NEX-5RK has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If this MILC digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the X Vario[pl_1969444_price] (16.2MP), or the T[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

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Sony NEX-5RK has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-5RK.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (8x), or the Alpha A5100L[pl_2421454_price] (8x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth considering include the Olympus SP-810UZ[plb_1058012_price] (CCD), or the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Live View
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Display Tilting

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nex5rks
Barcodes 00027242856820, 00027242856837, 04905524900514, 04905524900538, 04905524900545, 04905524900552, 05053460690682

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