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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Hey! You should know that Sony has released a newer version of this product: the Sony NEX-5TL.

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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We've given the NEX-5R a grade of A-.
This product is ranked
21st of 46 in Sony Digital Cameras
20th of 33 in $600 - $1000
28th of 48 in Mirrorless Digital Cameras
43rd of 157 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

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.

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  • 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: Oct 05, 2012

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Reviews

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Over the past thirty years, Sony has been a leader in the consumer electronics industry. All Sony digital cameras demonstrate the company's dedication to implementing the latest technology together with minimalist styling to make high-quality compact digital cameras for casual users, hobbyists, and now professional photographers.

The Newest Sony Digital Camera Innovation

Sony announced the release of the DSC-RX1, its latest camera, in September 2012. As indicated by Sony, this is the world's first full-frame compact digital camera. It has a 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor attached to a capable 35mm f2 lens. This camera that fits in your pocket produces professional-quality photos in a comparatively small package.

Two of the finest Sony digital cameras of 2012 according to consumer ratings include the following:

* Sony Cybershot HX30V: This Sony digital camera is capable of great photos and video in a package that's very compact, but flexible, and ideal for someone on the go. A GPS tracker, full HD video capability, and a very fast continuous burst mode make this 18.2 megapixel camera one that is heavy on extras. It's known for its fast performance as well.
* Sony Cybershot HX200V: This model has been rated by consumers as one of Sony's best digital cameras asa result of its extremely large 35x optical zoom and fast burst mode. The lack of RAW capture makes it quite apparent that Sony is aiming the camera at a market that's more amateur than some of the competition. Sony digital camera reviews rate the HX200's image quality as good to excellent, and video quality is one of the the greatest you can get.

Reviews for most Sony cameras can be found on this site. They have a broad product line of digital cameras suitable for photographers of any skill level. You will be totally happy with the end result regardless of which Sony digital camera you decide on.

We here at Digital Camera HQ offer unbiased, informative reviews and recommendations to guide you to the right camera. We're not an actual store, we're just here to help you find the perfect camera at the best price price possible by using our camera grades. We're always happy to help if you have any questions or issues.