Conclusion: The Sony Alpha NEX-5N delivers a lot of performance from its compact body, packing a sensor as large as those found in most digital SLRs and recording video in full 1080p HD. But it doesn't quite edge out its little brother, the NEX-C3, our Editors' Choice.
Pros: Large APS-C sensor. Includes removable flash. Touch screen interface with customizable control buttons. 1080p video recording. Optional eye-level OLED viewfinder available.
Cons: Can't beat the NEX-C3 in low-light performance. Slightly larger than NEX-C3. Kit lens is larger than Micro Four Thirds equivalent.
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.
The most noteworthy improvements over the original NEX-5 are a higher resolution 16.1 Megapixel sensor, a touch screen, faster 10fps continuous shooting and 1080p50/60 HD video.
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.
Summary: Sony's not flinching against the flurry of new Compact System Cameras hitting the market. With smaller-sensor, smaller designs making up the majority of the competition, the NEX-5N's impressive image quality can happily boast to have among the best image quality going. To take the already impressive NEX-5 and better it is a job well done.
Summary: I first saw this early last autumn at the impressive restaurant at OXO tower. I took some great images from their outside balcony over the Thames and have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on one to give it a thorough review.
Excerpt: Much like Nikon, Pentax and Samsung, Sony has developed its own unique lens mount for its CSC system, known as the E-mount, and is supported by a total of seven lenses, covering focal lengths from 24mm through to 315mm in film-equivalent terms. At its heart lies an APS-C sized sensor, similar in size to the sensors found in Sony's latest D-SLR and D-SLT models.
Excerpt: - it gives the camera a new touch screen giving easier control of options, as well as an updated 16.1 megapixel sensor, and the ability to add an electronic viewfinder. The electronic viewfinder is rather unique in that is features an OLED screen with 2.359million dots!
Pros: Touch screen improves ease of use / control, Electronic viewfinder now available, Extended ISO range, and low noise, Great colour in photos, Full HD video recording, Improved battery life, 10fps continuous shooting
Cons: New lenses are quite large, Non standard flash mount, Alpha lens adapter can make the camera quite bulky
Test Sony NEX-5N : le meilleur hybride du moment ?
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Conclusion: Le NEX-5 était un très bon appareil, le NEX-5N fait encore mieux. En même temps, la plupart des progrès accomplis par Sony rentre dans le cours normal des évolutions techniques intervenues depuis presqu'un an et demi : résolution en hausse, meilleure gestion des hautes sensibilités, progression de la vidéo, adoption du tactile… Le NEX-5N apparaît ainsi moins révolutionnaire que l'était le NEX-5 en son temps.