Summary Sony 5R

Prices Price
Body only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 36
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 16 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Sony NEX 5RSony NEX 5R


Sony has replaced the NEX 5R with the 5T.

Sony NEX 5T
Sony NEX 5T announced August 2013
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO

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The Sony 5R vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Color depth Good color depth Help
23.7 bits
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.1 EV
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Weight Light Help
276 g


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The Sony 5R vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds




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Sony NEX 5R

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