Updated (August 2012): Compare the Sony NEX-5N vs Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5N vs Sony NEX 5R

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX 5R.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

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Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen
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Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

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