Sony NEX-5

One of Sony's first two steps into the Micro Four Thirds / mirrorless space — the other being the NEX-3 — the Sony NEX-5 features a 14.2-megapixel APS-C sensor crammed within a slim, magnesium alloy construction mated to metal-encased lenses with an all-electronic E-mount. The NEX-5 also comes equipped with an angle-adjustable, 3-inch display, infrared remote receiver, and 1080i video capture in AVCHD format.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 10, 2010
  • Price at launch: $650.00

What You Need To Know

  • One of Sony's first two mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (known as the NEX series)
  • Uses Sony's E mount lenses

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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