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

Sony NEX 5N vs Sony NEX 5R

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Sony NEX-5N

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Sony NEX 5R

100

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
235 ms shutter lag
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Touch screen No touch screen

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$425 - $548 body only

$517 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,754 with 18-105mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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