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

71

Sony Alpha NEX-5

61

Runner-up

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
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
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-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$350 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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