Updated (April 2012): Compare the Sony NEX-5N vs Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX 5N vs Sony NEX F3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

100

Sony NEX F3

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,079 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX F3

Battery life
Great battery life
470 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,114 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.7 bits

galleries

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

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 body only

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony NEX F3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$413 body only

$468 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Supports 24p No 24p support

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