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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

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF5 is the successor to the GF3, and rather than making sweeping ergonomic changes, Panasonic just added its latest technology to the camera. The GF5 features a totally redesigned, 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, plus the latest iteration of the Venus processor, and the two team up to offer some pretty impressive specs — like ISO range up to ISO 12,800, and 0.09-second autofocus. You can also now focus on as small an area as a single pixel, which Panasonic says makes the autofocus more accurate as well. The camera shoots 1080i video at 60 frames per second in AVCHD, or 1440 x 1080 in MP4.

Samsung's NX20 is a mirrorless camera with built-in Wi-Fi and uses i-Function, NX mount lenses. The NX20 features a 20.3-megapixel, APS-C-sized CMOS sensor, a 3-inch AMOLED rear display, 1080p video recording, and optional GPS for geo-tagging photos.

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

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012
  • Price at launch: $599.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 17, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,099.99
  • Alias: NEX-5NK/B, NEX-5N/B

Also Known As...

  • Alias: EV-NX20ZZBSBUS
  • SKU description: Kit with 18mm-55mm Lens

Pricing (base kit)

  • SKU description: with 14-42mm kit lens, with power zoom lens
  • SKU description: Kit with 18mm-55mm Lens
  • Price at launch: 600 $

Pricing (body only)

  • 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: 4.24 inches
  • Height: 2.62 inches
  • Depth: 1.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.5 pounds
  • Color: Black, Gold, Brown, White
  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.8 inches
  • Height: 3.53 inches
  • Depth: 1.56 inches
  • Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • 3D capture: Stills
  • Sensor size: APS-C
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.1 megapixels
  • Sensor size: Other
  • Size: 23.5 x 15.7mm
  • Sensor type: CMOS
  • Effective pixels: 20.3 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: 160
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (1/n): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 23
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 4 FPS
  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 30 seconds
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 8 FPS
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 921600 dots
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes

Display

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 920000 dots
  • Touch technology: Yes / Unspecified
  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 614000 dots
  • 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): 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes
  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 24, 30
  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Supported video formats: H.264
  • RAW support: RAW
  • 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
  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Samsung NX
  • Focal length (wide): 18 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 55 mm

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • 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
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

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

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini
  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB
  • Model: NP-FW50
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

  • Removable: Yes
  • Model: BP1310
  • Removable: Yes

Flash

Yes (Built-in)
Yes (Built-in)
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