Sony NEX-5

Basic Specs

Camera type Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 14.2 megapixels
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias NEX-5A, NEX-5K/B, NEX-5K/S, NEX-5K

Pricing (base kit)

SKU description Kit with 18-55mm lens., Kit with 16mm lens.

Hardware

Camera type Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
Width 4.36 inches
Height 2.31 inches
Depth 1.5 inches
Weight 0.5 pounds
Color Silver, Black

Sensor

Sensor size APS-C
Sensor type CMOS
Effective pixels 14.2 megapixels

Controls

Minimum ISO 100
Maximum ISO 12800
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 4000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 30 seconds
Focus points 25
Max. continuous shooting speed 7 FPS

Display

Size 3 inches
Resolution 921600 dots
Articulating / hinged screen Yes

Video

Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 30, 60

Software

Supported video formats MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG

Lens

Interchangeable Yes, Yes
Supported mounts Sony E, Sony E
Focal length (wide) 16 mm, 18 mm
Focal length (telephoto) 16 mm, 55 mm
Widest aperture / f-stop 2.8, 3.5

Storage

Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

Audio

Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Connection(s) USB, HDMI

Battery

Model NP-FW50
Removable Yes

Flash

Flash Yes (Optional)

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by thekitch (Currently owns)

    I do like my Nex5, but I don't love it. It's desperately in need of more lenses. I'm glad the 50 1.8 is "here", too bad that it's not really available yet. If I could get a fast 16-50 2.8, and a 24/50/85 1.8 all for around 500 or less each I would be thrilled. The firmware updates have been great for this camera, making it far more usable.

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    • Lens ecosystem 5
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