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7.2 out of 10

Sony NEX-5

Sony NEX-5 The Sony NEX-5 is a compact dSLR that is powered Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Bill, Amazon
24 August 2014
  • Summary: Works well, can't charge and use it at the same time. Videos are limited to 30 minutes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pancake Lens

Julie, Amazon
23 February 2013
  • Summary: I actually never received this item from amazon on time for my vacation so I received a refund ($449 on lighting deals), and purchased the same thing in Japan. The camera is great although I have still yet to figure out different function. You just have to watch out on this particular item because it comes with a pancake lens (16mm). Another set comes with the 18-55mm lens that is a lot easier to use, especially with some zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

What I was looking for...

Moeny, Adorama
12 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Made my Sony NEX-5 the complete camera
  • Pros: ease of use, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Attachment
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Overall 8
8.0

Expensive, but extremely valuable to hav

Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: If you have ever tried to track a bird in flight using only an LCD screen and no viewfinder, you will definitely appreciate the fantastic benefits of this product. Without a viewfinder I find it difficult to spot a bird in the tree an animal in the grass et cetera, and tracking a moving object seemed nearly impossible. With this viewfinder taking photos is so much easier, especially in the bright sunlight.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Difficult To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

A must have!

Sonyuser, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Great for use in direct sunlight and for those with less than stellar vision. The camera should have come with one in the first place. A must have despite the cost.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Very expensive, but EXTREMELY valuable.

Adorama
29 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I've wanted this viewfinder since I got the NEX 5N almost a year ago. I've been waiting for the price to drop and finally it went on sale at 25% off. Even at 25% off it still seems like a very expensive item when you see how tiny it is. However, if you want to shoot outside in the sunlight or want to try and spot a bird in a tree or track a bird in flight, it's almost a necessity.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Reliable
  • Cons: Difficult To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha Nex5K Digital Camera

roger, Amazon
16 November 2012
  • Summary: It was a very competitive price. Everything was as advertised. I like the camera a lot, I just wish Sony had a better choice of lenses. Maybe they will in the future.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I was looking for

jusLu, Amazon
12 March 2012
  • Summary: I own a Canon 60D with a bunch of lenses and flashes. But the problem is that I don't like carrying it around all the time because it's pretty big and heavy. So I wanted something much more portable without losing too much quality. Point and shoot cameras don't satisfy me anymore so I ruled that out, so I went to these new style of cameras whose body was the size of a point and shoot, big sensors comparable to a dslr, and much smaller sized lens, not to mention the ease...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

zygh, DP Review
4 February 2012
  • Excerpt: After the NEX3, like many others, I felt the itch for the NEX5. The magnesium build and better movie capabilities are certainly enticing, but the sleek body is a hot feature, especially for street shooting. The upgrading functionality of the NEX5 vs. the cheaper NEX3, is entirely firmware. That being said, the shutter release is definitely more quite and sturdy sounding compared to the NEX3. It is something that helps in a crowded environment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera

Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 January 2012
  • Summary: This has been an outstanding purchase! We also purchased a professional grade memory card and have been wildly impressed. This camera lives up to it's promises.
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