Sony NEX-5R review

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Sony NEX 5R review

Shot at ISO 100 at f/4.0 this macro shot shows good natural colour and sharpness fall off in the background. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Shot at ISO200 at f/4.0, the NEX-5R captures a good amount of tonal detail. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Shot in a relatively low light situation at ISO800 this image shows very low noise. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Auto exposure has avoided any burnt out highlights, but shadow detail in this JPEG image have been lost. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Despite the shallow depth of field at f/5.0, the kit 18-55mm lens produces good sharp image with a pleasing sharpness fall off. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Bright colour and detail is captured well using auto white balance. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Using ISO800 at f/11 captures the spinal shape of this bench with a high level of sharpness and little noise. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Despite overcast conditions, the auto white balance produces good natural colour. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Edge fringing is just about kept under control with only the faintest signs across the contrast edge. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

The tilting screen enables easy shooting at awkward angles. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

At 18mm at f/16 a good level of sharpness is seen across the image. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Switching to D-Range Optimizer Lv5 helps to recover shadow detail. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

An example of the High Contrast Mono effect. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

An example of the High Contrast Mono effect. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

High Dynamic Range picture effect example Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

High amounts of colour and detail have been captured at ISO160. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Sweep panorama example shot at ISO3200. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

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High dynamic range picture effect example Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

High contrast mono picture effect example. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Natural colour and pleasant depth-of-field, shot at f/3.5. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

The new control dial gives easy control over depth-of-field whilst shooting. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

Bright colours are captured well, producing images with plenty of tone and detail. Click here to see the full resolution image

Sony NEX 5R review

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Picture Effects

Sony NEX 5R review

HDR Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Soft Focus Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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High Contrast Mono Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Soft High-Key Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Retro Photo Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Posterization Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Pop Color Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Illustration Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Watercolor Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Miniature Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

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Rich-tone Mono Picture Effect applied Click here to see the full resolution image

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyα NEX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationNo
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC, MP4
Weight (Approximate)218 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.8 mm
Width110.8 mm
Depth38.9 mm
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashIncluded
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-5RK
Product NameNEX-5RK Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product Lineα NEX
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX5RKB.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

DSLR quality you can take with you

The NEX-5R might be small, but it takes pictures like a DSLR and it's got the speed of a DSLR too. It has a large APS-C sensor delivering 16.1 megapixel shots and bright images in low light. What's more, with built-in Wi-Fi you can connect to devices like a smartphone or tablet.

Package Contents
  • NEX-5RK Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • SEL1855 E18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • Power Cord (Mains Lead)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • Micro USB Cable
  • AC Adaptor AC-UB10 / UB10B / UB10C / UB10D
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Flash HVL-F7S
  • Flash Case
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
Limited Warranty1 Year