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7.3 out of 10

Sony NEX-5

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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality camera

Douglas Butler "Electric", Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: I've been using this camera a while and my opinion regarding its quality looks like this: Its design is very interesting. IT feels very handy. But that's about all with the pros. The cons are as follows: it has no flash and this is a big disadvantage. The battery is not so good (it will drain very fast). The quality of the pictures is mediocre.
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Overall 4
4.0

Glorified Point and Shoot

G.W., Amazon
20 July 2011
  • Summary: After carrying this camera around for a couple months and shooting thousands of photos, I've come to the conclusion that this camera was a complete waste of money. I wanted DSLR quality in a compact profile, but this camera isn't even close to DSLR quality, forget the sensor size. If you're just want a better point and shoot, this camera might work for you--except that it's a lot bigger and more expensive than a high quality point and shoot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Surprised by good reviews

Speck, Amazon
6 March 2011
  • Summary: I chose the Nex based on the stellar Amazon reviews. Unlike many, I am coming from a Canon dslr, but I'm by no means a pro, I just like great pictures with nice depth of field. Most of my photos are of my kids, so a lot of close ups and vacation shots, both in bright light and indoors. There are a few areas where the Nex is completely unacceptable. The auto focus is awful.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not user freindley at all.

Bud Goza, PhotoAlley.com
29 December 2010
  • Summary: [...] the Camara is not user freindly
  • Pros: Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Not user freindly
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Overall 4
4.0

poor zoom implementation; nice other features.

Brook Norton, Amazon
30 August 2010
  • Summary: I have a pocket point-and-shoot and wanted to upgrade. My wife and I use zoom on about half our shots. I saw the NEX-5 (with pancake lens) had digital zoom and realize you loose resolution when you digitally zoom. But I figured I'd get much better shots (than my point-and-shoot) when not zooming and shots about equal to my point-and-shoot when I used full digital zoom.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed.

Thomas, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: As the title states; Sony NEX5NKB compact system camera (16.1 megapixel). That's what I expected to get. Instead, I got the NEX5 (14.2 megapixel). Don't understand why you would do such a thing. Safely say I won't be buying from you again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Best value among the NEX series at its time

Madwyn, Amazon
14 May 2013
  • Summary: ----Update on 2nd July 2013---- I lowered the stars from four to two. I find the build quality of SONY is becoming worse and worse. I have experienced so many problems with SONY cameras and lenses. The NEX-5N has the famous "click" issue when doing video, I got that one returned to Amazon. Then I bought another one but it showed a "Camera Error" after each shutter triggered. Now the same problem just comes to the NEX-5R.
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Overall 4
4.0

Still sending clickers

S. Stanley "S.Stan", Amazon
21 December 2011
  • Summary: Great service from Amazon; great camera yet still sending out 'clickers'. I ordered a black one and it clicks really loudly when using the movie function; not sure if it is worth taking the risk and ordering another one?
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Overall 4
4.0

Buyers Beware - Rattles!

Ricardo, Amazon
17 December 2011
  • Summary: I've just taken delivery of this camera and within 10 minutes, I've submitted a return to Amazon for a refund. I took it out of the box and there is something rattling internally. A quick Google search reveals this is a common fault; possibly in one specific manufacturing batch but it's unacceptable. Sony should be ashamed of themselves for letting this problem through.
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Overall 4
4.0

Übernachtung ohne Bett und ohne Frühstück

manna, Amazon
5 January 2013
  • Summary: Na Ja. Was will man da sagen. Schaut wie eine Kamera aus, und macht Fotos. Die technischen Daten scheinen wohl zu stimmen. Die Bewertung aus technischer Sicht ist sicherlich besser als nur die zwei Sterne. Meine Probleme mit dem Gerät: Die Sony NEX-5R ist multifunktional. Man kann sie im Lieferzustand entweder als Ladegerät verwenden oder als Kamera. Beides geht nicht gleichzeitig. Um mit einer externen Stromversorgung zu fotografieren benötigt man einen Adapter um ca.
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