As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony NEX 5R is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, ultra compacts, pro digicams and compacts. The Sony NEX 5R's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 5T and the Alpha NEX-6) and Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the EOS 70D)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5R compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a touch screen, can focus continuously while recording movies and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (16 MP vs 19.8 MP), is older (august 2012 vs august 2013) and is less popular.

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5T and 5R

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 276 g

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
similar age
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 5R)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the 5R)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the NEX-6 and 5R

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.5"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the 5R)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 16 MP
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the 5R)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5100 and 5R

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 276 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 5R)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 5R)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the A6000 and 5R

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 276 g

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5N and 5R

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 276 g

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the 5R)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the 5R)

  • No touch screen
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5000 and 5R

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 276 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 5R

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and 5R

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
3 months older

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and 5R

  • None found

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
9 months newer
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-50 and 5R

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and 5R

  • None found

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
3 months older
$391 (body only)
$548 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-30 and 5R

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
6 months newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 5R

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years older
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the 50D and 5R

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5R compared to ultra compact competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out, has a significantly longer battery life (330 shots vs 250 shots) and is newer (august 2012 vs february 2011).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), is much larger (mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and 5R

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and 5R

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5R compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), lacks and external mic jack, users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection) and is slightly more expensive ($659.99 vs $439.00).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
similar age
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the S110 and 5R

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
similar age
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and 5R

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
4 months newer
$528

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the x20 and 5R

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the 5R)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and 5R

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5R compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 3.1 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is much larger (mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs super compact (96×55×23 mm)), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (276 g vs 181 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A300

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the A300 (vs the 5R)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (111×58×37 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 225 g vs 276 g

Significant disadvantages of the A300 (vs the 5R)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A300 and 5R

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix J50

Fujifilm FinePix J50
4 years older

Significant advantages of the J50 (vs the 5R)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×55×23 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Built-in flash
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the J50 (vs the 5R)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the J50 and 5R

  • None found