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Sony NEX-5 review

Can Sony's compact DSLR create a shift in high-end consumer photography?

We tested the Sony NEX-5 at every ISO setting. Here are the results:

ISO 200:

200
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ISO 400:

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ISO 800:

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ISO 1600:

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ISO 3200:

3200
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ISO 6400:

6400
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ISO 12800:

12800
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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution14.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
Product Familyalpha NEX
HD Movie ModeYes
3D Type3D
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)229 g
Minimum Focus Distance200 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3056
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution14.6 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Height58.8 mm
Width110.8 mm
Depth38.2 mm
Autofocus Points25
Product SeriesNEX
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-5
Product Namealpha NEX-5 Mirrorless Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX5AS.CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Capture stunning images with DSLR-like picture quality, plus the convenience of interchangeable lenses all without the size and weight of a DSLR. Compact, beautifully styled and brilliantly easy to use, with amazing features like 3D Sweep Panorama and 1080i HD video shooting.

Battery Life330 Shot
Package Contents
  • alpha NEX-5 Mirrorless Camera
  • NP-FW50 Battery
  • SEL-16F28 Lens
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Battery Charger
  • Instruction Manual
  • European Warranty Card
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Case for Flash
  • Product Registration CD
  • Flash
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year