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Successor to the NEX-5, the NEX-5N from Sony improves on its predecessor with a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, a touch-friendly, angle-adjustable, 3-inch display, enhanced low-light sensitivity (up to ISO 25600), and 1080p AVCHD video recording. Sony does little by way of changing the NEX-5's style but incorporates more magnesium alloy throughout the camera's slim body.

Description

With a slimmer design than the E-PL2, the newer Olympus E-PL3 Micro Four Thirds camera removes the built-in flash (and replaces it with an included flash accessory) and pushes the lens mount outside the body to get a much thinner camera.

The Samsung NX200 is the latest addition to Samsung's NX series of interchangeable lens cameras. It packs a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 7fps continuous shooting, 1080p video capture, and a VGA display.

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GH2 is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera. It has a Micro Four Thirds mount and it can shoot 3D stills and video when used with a G series 3D lens. The small and lightweight camera also has an articulating 3-inch touchscreen.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: September 2011
  • Price at launch: $699.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $699.99
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $899.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 31, 2010
  • Price at launch: $999.95
  • Alias: NEX-5NK/B, NEX-5N/B

Also Known As...

  • Alias: GH2
  • SKU description: Kit with 18mm-55mm Lens

Pricing (base kit)

  • SKU description: Kit with 14-140mm Lens., Kit with 14-42mm Lens.
  • Price at launch: 600 $

Pricing (body only)

  • Price at launch: 899.95 $
  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.36 inches
  • Height: 2.31 inches
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 0.46 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.31 inches
  • Height: 2.5 inches
  • Depth: 1.46 inches
  • Weight: 0.69 pounds
  • Color: Black, White, Silver, Red
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes
  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.6 inches
  • Height: 2.46 inches
  • Depth: 1.44 inches
  • Weight: 0.49 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • 3D capture: Stills
  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.88 inches
  • Height: 3.53 inches
  • Depth: 2.98 inches
  • Weight: 0.86 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • 3D capture: Stills, Video
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 20.3 megapixels
  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.05 megapixels
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 25600
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 25
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 10 FPS

Controls

  • Minimum ISO: 200
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 35
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 4.1 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Focus points: 15
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 7 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 160
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 23
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921600 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes

Display

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 460000 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 614000 dots
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 460000 dots
  • Touch technology: Yes / Unspecified
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30, 60

Video

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080i
  • Standard framerate(s): 30
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 30, 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 50, 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Supported video formats: AVCHD, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • RAW support: RAW
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Supported video formats: AVCHD, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Sony E
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5

Lens

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds
  • Focal length (wide): 0.55 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 1.65 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Samsung NX
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5
  • Digital zoom: 2 x
  • Interchangeable: Yes, Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds, Micro Four Thirds
  • Focal length (wide): 14 mm, 14 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 140 mm, 42 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - wide): 28 mm, 28 mm
  • Focal length (35mm equivalent - telephoto): 280 mm, 84 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 4, 3.5

Connectivity

  • GPS: Optional
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo

Storage

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Proprietary, Accessory shoe, USB, HDMI mini
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini, 2.5mm stereo input
  • Model: NP-FW50
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Model: BLS-1
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: BP1030
  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: DMW-BLD10
  • Removable: Yes

Flash

Yes (Optional)
Yes (Built-in)

Bundled accessories

Flash (FL-LM1)
SEF 8A External flash
AV cable, Stylus pen
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