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Sony NEX-5
6.8 out of 10

Sony NEX-5

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Reviews and Problems with 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Overheating is an issue.

F. Fowler, Amazon
21 August 2011
  • Summary: Be forewarned that if you plan to use this camera in AVCHD video mode in a warm environment, it WILL overheat and shut down. Google "NEX 5 overheat". By "warm" I mean just about any summer day, outdoors, for longer than about 10-15 minutes. Good thing my car or phone doesn't do this.
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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.
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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.
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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
31 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

brian smith, Amazon
18 May 2015
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.
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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.
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