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

Sony NEX 5R vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony NEX 5R

100

Sony Alpha NEX-5

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

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

competitors

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price More expensive
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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