Summary Sony NEX-5R

Prices Price
Body only
With 16mm lens
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Among similar cameras
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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 3.0"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Sony has replaced the NEX-5R with the NEX-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 NEX-5R vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.1 EV
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Weight Light Help
276 g
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Size Quite small Help
Mid size 110x58x38 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting


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The Sony NEX-5R vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
August, 2012
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16 MP
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help




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