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Sony NEX-5N review

Comes with touchscreen and two million more pixels

Sony nex 5n

FOCUS: This outdoor image, taken in the light of a late autumn afternoon, witnesses the Sony NEX-5N's background defocus option to full effect, very effectively reducing the sharp portion of the image to the flower heads and blurring the backdrop.

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SHADOW: A bright background and a dark foreground is a problem for any exposure system. Commendably here the Sony NEX-5N has preserved a lot of shadow detail, brought back with a subtle use of Curves in Photoshop and without introducing noise into the bargain.

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LOW LIGHT: This low light shot, taken under low tungsten lighting at ISO 3200 and using the optically stabilised kit lens, reveals what the Sony NEX-5N and kit lens combo is capable of when performing at its very best.

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PANORAMIC: Sweep Panorama mode creates up to 23MP images that can be 2D or 3D, by stitching together a rapid-fire sequence of shots into one wide photo.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha NEX
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom10x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4
Weight (Approximate)210 g
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height58.8 mm
Width110.8 mm
Depth38.2 mm
Autofocus Points25
Product SeriesNEX
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-5N
Product Namealpha NEX-5N Mirrorless Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX5NK/B
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

It's all the performance of a DSLR in about half the size and half the weight. Get a perfectly pocket-sized 16.1MP interchangeable lens camera made for capturing beautiful stills on the go at up to 10 frames per second. Record in Full HD 1080/60p or 24p video, take astonishing pictures in low-light with the large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor or get beautiful panoramic shots in 2D or 3D. Put control at your fingertips with the highly responsive, conveniently tiltable 3.0" Live View touch screen LCD.

Battery Life430 Shot
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker