4.9 out of 10 based on 858 reviews

Sony NEX-5

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  • User Score (721)
    8.9 8.9 from 721 reviewers
  • Expert Score (45)
    8.1 8.1 from 45 reviewers
  • Design (6)
    4.4 4.4 from 6 reviewers
  • Value for money (9)
    5.1 5.1 from 9 reviewers
  • Features (3)
    4.7 4.7 from 3 reviewers
  • Ease of use (7)
    4.5 4.5 from 7 reviewers
  • Picture quality (7)
    4.8 4.8 from 7 reviewers
  • Durability (3)
    4.6 4.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Overall quality (2)
    4.6 4.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Photo quality (14)
    5.0 5.0 from 14 reviewers
  • Functionality (12)
    4.9 4.9 from 12 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (12)
    4.0 4.0 from 12 reviewers
  • Appearance (2)
    4.8 4.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    5.1 5.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Price (2)
    5.5 5.5 from 2 reviewers
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Users:
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail

    D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
    7.5/10
    8 October 2010

    Bruce Buckman is confused by Sony’s new interchangeable lens camera. Like Olympus’s E-PL1 also reviewd this issue, Sony’s NEX-5 wants bring the advantages of a dLSR sensor and an interchangeable lens system to a novice user audience in small compact camera format. Read more

    • Good image quality, Great noise reduction, Robust build
    • Unintuitive menu system, Poor external flash, Often confused and competing design principles
  2. MacWorld

    MacWorld
    8.0/10
    14 July 2010

    Compact design with DSLR capabilities; excellent burst mode; solid image quality; innovative modes including Sweep Panorama; HD movie recording with stereo audio Read more

    • Compact design with DSLR capabilities; excellent burst mode; solid image quality; innovative modes including Sweep Panorama; HD movie recording with stereo audio
    • No built-in flash; proprietary accessory mount and new lens mount
  3. PhotoReview

    PhotoReview
    8.5/10
    16 February 2012

    A distinctively-styled, ultra-compact, interchangeable-lens camera that can record Full HD video clips with stereo soundtracks.Although Sony claims its new NEX-5 as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera, this can only apply to the camera body itself, which is similar in size... Read more

  4. DPexpert

    22 July 2010

    This is s a fine camera capable of producing lovely photographs. However, the drawback with using the larger sensor is the necessity for a larger lens, and in this case the bulk of the lens unbalances the overall design. Still, it is an excellent lens. Read more

    • The image quality is excellent, with fine rendering of detail and generally good colour and exposure. Because it is essentially a Sony DSLR with the mirror removed the images are as we would expect from a bulkier camera.
    • The inability to access important camera functions from buttons on the body is irritating. Setting the ISO speed is done through the multilayer menu system and in spite of of our long experience with digital cameras we had to resort to the instruction manual to find out how to do it.
  5. Buy-n-Shoot.com

    Buy-n-Shoot.com
    8.2/10
    24 June 2010

    At the time of its Australian release (May 10, 2010) the NEX-5K was touted as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera body and indeed has proven to be both of those things.The body alone weighs in at just 287g with both the battery and memory card on board and even when... Read more

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