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

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

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

Battery life Much longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$760 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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