Sony NEX-5 review

Full specification for Sony NEX-5

Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode Single, Remote Commander, Bracket, Self Timer, Self Timer (Multiple Images), Speed Priority, Continuous Advanced (to 7fps)
Focusing Modes Continuous, Single Shot, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second (plus Bulb)
Dimensions 110. 8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm
File Format Raw (ARW), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Weight 593g (no battery or card)
Connectivity HDMI (c-type), USB (standard mini connection)
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene (Portrait, Hand-held Twilight, Night View, Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape), Intelligent Auto
Movie Mode 1080i (60 fields per second) AVCHD maximum. Motion JPEG also available. Lower 720p recording resolution also available.
Metering System 49-segment metering
Built-in Image Stabilisation No, lens based where applicable
Dust Reduction Yes, Low Pass Filter and Electromagnetic Vibration Mechanism
DoF Prview No, Background Defocus control available
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Max Flash Sync 1/160th
Sensor 14.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
White Balance Bracket No
AF Points 25-point system
Colour Temp Control 2500 – 9900 Kelvin
Field of View 100% approx
LCD 3in, 921k-dot, tilt-angle TruBlack LCD
Output Size 4592 x 3056
Viewfinder Type N/A
Cable Release No
Compression Not adjustable, ‘Fine’ quality only
Exposure Comp Yes, ±2EV (in 1/3 stops)
Memory Card SD (HC/XC) or Memory Stick Pro
Built-in Flash Included (attaches via accessory port), GN 7 at ISO 100 (equiv)
Lens Mount E-mount
White Balance Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature
ISO 200-12,800

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Features 19/20
Design 16/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Overall Score 90%