Sony NEX 5N vs Sony NEX C3

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Sony NEX-5N

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Sony NEX C3

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

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

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
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 C3.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$443 body only

$410 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony NEX C3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$369 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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