Sony NEX 5

The NEX-5 was Sony's original mid-level mirrorless camera.

  • Sensor: 14.2mp Sony APS CMOS sensor, 23.4 x 15.6 (1.5x crop)
  • Mount:Sony NEX (E-Mount)
  • Images:4592 x 3056 JPEG or ARW raw; maximum 7 fps
  • Video: 1080i/60, 720P/30, 480P/30, AVCHD with stereo audio
  • Shutter:mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure:multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -2 to +2EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-12800 (plus Auto)
  • Focus:contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display:3" 920k dot tilting LCD
  • Flash:external via proprietary accessory port, 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional infrared
  • Other Notable Features:optional accessories via accessory port
  • Cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery:NP-FW50
  • Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5" (111 x 59 x 38mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 10 ounces (287g)
  • Colors:Black, Silver
  • Price:US$600 with 18-55mm kit lens
  • Announced:May 2010 Discontinued

Note:The differences between the NEX-3 and NEX-5 basically boil down to body construction, video capability, and a few control options.

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