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Sony NEX-5
7.0 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

Four Stars

The Licious, Amazon
14 August 2014
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

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
13 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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Overall 8
8.0

great camera, high quality

Justice, Amazon
2 December 2011
  • Summary: i really like this camera mainly because the photos are very good looking. its so much more compact than a big dslr and thats mainly why i bought it. i just wish the shutter button was faster, its not as slow as cheap cameras but not as fast a big dslr. it takes time to learn the settings but once u get the hang of it the results are amazing. this camera is for people who want professional looking pics without the hassle of carrying around a heavy camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Colin Morrison, DP Review
26 November 2011
  • Excerpt: An interchangeable lens rangefinder-ish camera with a modern Sony sensor? Yes please, I thought. Have had it a year now and what it does, it does well. I'm still finding new features. It's also the first camera that made me feel redundant as a photographer. JPEGs are excellent to the point I rarely need worry about RAW, the HDR and Panoramic functions are pure gold, low-light capability constantly surprises me.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

ProfHankD, DP Review
15 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I started using old M42-mount lenses with my Sony A100. Then I used an A350 that I modified to use a dual-split screen to make focus easier. However, my old Minolta Rokkor lenses couldn't focus to infinity without an adapter that had IQ-destroying glass elements in it. The micro 4/3 cameras never seemed viable -- I like wide angles, and a 2X crop makes no old glass very wide. Then came the NEX-5, which I've been using for a year now.
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