Summary: Overall, I am very impressed by the Sony NEX-5N – it is a high-quality camera with excellent image quality characteristics. As you can see from the previous page of this review, the Sony NEX-5N easily beats the Nikon 1 V1 and the Olympus E-PL3 in terms of image quality and high ISO performance.
Conclusion: The Toma half-case and matching wrist strap for the NEX-5n are definitely worth considering for your Sony MILC. Both add a bit of protection and style at a relatively moderate price.
Pros: - Good materials and craftsmanship, - Form fitted for the NEX-5n, - Allows access to all camera functions, - Adds better grip-ability, - Does not add too much weight or bulk, - Relatively inexpensive
Cons: - Have to remove the case to access/recharge the battery/SD card
Conclusion: With a majority of the gariz.com website is in Korean, it would be difficult (for me at least) to order from them. I asked the folks at Gariz how much they charge for the case they sent me and for shipping it to the US; their response was $75 for the case and approximately $25 for shipping.
Pros: - Excellent materials and craftsmanship, - Well finished/designed, - Form fitted for the nex-5n, - Allows access to all camera functions, - Adds better grip-ability, - Does not add too much weight or bulk
Cons: - Website difficult to order from, - Have to remove the case to access/recharge the battery
Summary: The NEX-5N is great little camera with big camera image quality. If you are looking to transition into enthusiast photography and want DSLR image quality in a small size, the 5N is definitely worth a look.
Pros: Very good JPEG output quality, Very good build quality, Support for excellent OLED EVF module, Support for SLT Alpha mount lenses through the optional LA-EA2 adapter, Easy to use but versatile iAuto mode, Wider range of ISO sensitivity settings available in Auto ISO mode (up to ISO 3200), Good, c...
Cons: Operation is very different in photo creativity modes compared to PASM modes - may be confusing for ambitious novices., No external microphone input (Sony does offer an optional screw on mic that plugs into the accessory port), Touchscreen offers little additional operational benefit
Excerpt: The Sony Alpha NEX-5N (from $599) is a midrange mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The 5N sits in-between the entry-level NEX-C3 and almost over-the-top NEX-7 . It's also the replacement to the NEX-5, a camera I had very mixed feelings about , though firmware upgrades addressed some of the...
Conclusion: While the basic idea behind this is sound, we reckon Sony’s gone a bit too far: the lack of a mode dial is the biggest pain in the posterior, as it now takes a few seconds to flip between, say, Sweep Panorama and Aperture Priority modes – on cameras with a physical mode dial you can do this almost...
Summary: The Sony Alpha NEX-5N is the middle of three new NEX models introduced by Sony in August 2011. As such it offers new features which will make it an attractive proposition both to photo enthusiasts and those looking to move up from a compact.
Pros: Superb high ISO performance., 10fps burst mode., 1080p60/50 movie mode., PASM modes for movie shooting., 920k pixel touch-sensitive flip screen.
Cons: Single-use accessory port., No touch-shutter., Poor menu layout and organisation., Inconsistent controls when customised.
Conclusion: Bottom line: this is a dazzling camera. We are at the point where we could only wish for a full-frame sensor to compete with a Canon 5D, and a 1/8" mic jack to allow us to record professional sound for video production. Okay, give me timelapse capability as well.