Sony Alpha NEX-5R Brief Review

Rankings

This product was ranked


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 1080/60p HD video with stereo sound
  • 3-inch 180 degree tilt touchscreen LCD with 920,000 dots
  • Image stabilization
  • Wireless functionality through Sony PlayMemories and additional downloadable apps for additional features
  • Sony E-Mount
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-10-05
  • Final Grade: 81 B

B
Loading 2x

Sony Alpha NEX-5R
Sony's 2012 mid-range mirrorless
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 6/19/2014

The NEX-5R is the logical next step in the NEX-5 line, following on the heels of the highly successful 5N with a few choice upgrades. The sensor stays the same resolution, 16 megapixels, but gains a 99-point on-sensor phase detection array that quickly judges subject distance, followed by contrast detection autofocus for precision focusing. Reviews note very speedy autofocus in a variety of light levels. The other headliner on the new camera is the addition of wireless, which works with Sony's PlayMemories App to control the camera via your phone or tablet or upload pictures to your phone. You can also upload pictures straight from the 5R to online services like Facebook and even install new apps for increased camera functionality. Smaller upgrades include a new 180 degree tilt touchscreen LCD like the one on the F3, a control wheel and another function button. Image quality is reportedly stellar, too, so yet another winner for Sony's NEX lineup.

STORE PRICING

Loading 2x

COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS

0 comments
Add Comment

Sony Reviews