Sony NEX-5 – the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera – review
2 July 2011
Conclusion: All in all, Sony’s NEX-5 ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera is certainly impressive, although at the $650 starting price, it is definitely very expensive – you can add $100 more and get a great DSLR with flash and an additional lens!
Excerpt: A Guest Post by Chris Folsom from Studio Tempura . Here was my dilemma : I love photography and want to have a camera with me as often as possible, but carrying a DSLR at all times is less than practical. But I want better image quality than most cellphones and point-and-shoots are capable of.
Excerpt: It's a known fact that Sony has never really been able to properly break into the dSLR market. The giant has faced stiff competition from Canon and Nikon, and these two, own a major chunk of the market between them. To make things worse, Sony actually supplies Nikon with sensors for their dSLRs.
Conclusion: And so I find myself trapped, looking with longing at my pocket-sized compact, but unwilling to give up the NEX's gorgeous video and image quality. Still, I'm going to say right now that any backcountry photographer who currently uses a compact camera, especially climbers and skiers, should give the...
World's Smallest, Lightest Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
28 December 2010
Excerpt: We’ve got a new player in town. The town of mirrorless, interchangeable-lens digital compacts that is. Think: compact cameras w/swappable lenses. At half the size and weight of Sony’s smallest DSLR (?
[Review] Sony NEX-5: An Ideal Camera? Subjective Review by an AkihabaraNews Reader
19 December 2010
Excerpt: There are many reviews on the web of Sony’s NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras, and they’re all unanimous on the quality of the sensors, with two commonly-mentioned flaws: - Limited settings - Only two lenses available, one of which has a rather
Summary: The NEX-5 is a dramatic and original approach to camera design, offering some of the best image quality its class in a tiny, sleek body. It's not perfect as a camera to just point-and-shoot but in the hands of someone willing to take a little control is capable of superb results.
Pros: Small, innovative designs that are still comfortable to hold, High resolution sensor with excellent High ISO performance (in PASM modes), Good JPEG output quality, Great build quality (particularly NEX-5), Metal barrelled lenses feel impressive compared to peers, Tiltable high-resolution screen, ...
Cons: High ISO capability (a major advantage of its large sensor) unavailable in iAuto mode, Constant overexposure of images wastes highlight capabilities (and no exposure compensation to correct it in iAuto mode), Consumes battery quickly if you use the screen a lot between shots, Poor shot-to-shot ti...
Summary: What we liked about the Sony Nex-5 is that you get many of the features that you would find on a DSLR, the ability to change lenses when you need to, plus the range of features on offer make the NEX-5 an excellent camera.
Summary: In short, I’m a big fan of the Sony NEX-5. I think it’s a solid option for an interchangeable lens camera. While it is more appropriately situated as an upgrade from a point and shoot camera due to the menu-based control scheme, it is also suitable as a DSLR-alternative thanks to the still image and...
Excerpt: The Sony Nex-5 is a great camera that I would consider buying and carrying with me at all times as a very good, compact alternative to my dSLR. I could pretty much just leave it there, but I want to tell you some of the great stuff and, despite what I’ve just said, a couple of the things that...