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Sony NEX-5R

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R Review

29 May 2013
  • Pros: Produces great images, even in low light, Good (non-menu) controls, Tilting touchscreen
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Overall 8

Sony NEX-5R Review: Classy, Compact and Connected

Digital Camera Review
27 February 2013
  • Summary: Conclusion Sony's NEX-5R is overall quite a minor update to the old NEX-5N--but the changes that are there really count. The WiFi transmission feature is really quite cool for photographers, journalists or enthusiasts that need to shoot and share on the spot. The new sensor renders not only spectacular color but also excellent high iso results. On top of this, Sony decided to add in more ergonomic exposure controls.
  • Pros: Great image quality up to 6400, Fast focusing, but still not up to par with Olympus's FAST AF system, Compact size, The addition of the touchscreen helps a bit in most cases., Improved battery life, Addition of new dials to make access to settings much simpler and quicker, WiFi connectivity is very good with the iPad but not so great with Android phones., Overall some of the best ergonomics of any mirrorless camera out there.
  • Cons: Our touchscreen wasn't as responsive, Old hot shoe, Weird placement of the playback button, Could have done better with at least an older EVF built in
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Review: Sony NEX-5R

17 February 2013
  • Excerpt: A short, sharp review of the NEX-5R, Sony’s mid-price mirrorless camera that excels for image quality. View at 1080p to see sample shots at 1:1 pixel ratio.
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Overall 6

Sony NEX-5R Review

Digital Photography School
5 February 2013
  • Conclusion: above average.
  • Pros: compact, high quality picture maker.
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Expert Review

1 February 2013
  • Conclusion: If you're just getting into photography, looking for a CSC upgrade or wanting a second body to complement your DSLR, the Sony NEX-5R is the perfect companion. As well as the basic kit, which should be priced at around £500 (around $790), we'd also recommend getting the EVF accessory to combat difficulties with the screen in bright sunlight.
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Sony NEX-5R camera

Silicon Republic
14 January 2013
  • Summary: Sony’s NEX-5R is a compact-sized camera with a DSLR-sized interchangeable lens – but can it deliver top-of-the-range photos from a small package? We put it through its paces to find out.
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Overall 8

Sony NEX-5R mirror-less super cam

7 January 2013
  • Summary: The apps might not set your pulse racing, but this well-connected cam is a top gun in its own right.
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Overall 8

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

PC Magazine
22 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha NEX-5R is a small interchangeable-lens camera built around a big, excellent image sensor, but it's a tough sell when you consider the rest of Sony's NEX lineup, including our Editors' Choice, the less-expensive Alpha NEX-F3.
  • Pros: Tilting, touch-screen LCD. Optional EVF available. Built-in Wi-Fi. Great high ISO performance. 9fps burst shooting.
  • Cons: No built-in flash. So-so kit lens. No hot shoe. No dedicated battery charger. Some camera apps cost money.
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Sony NEX-5R Review

Ken Rockwell
6 November 2012
  • Summary: The NEX-5R is best shot without asking questions. It gets clumsy for playback or making shooting adjustments, so it's best just to shoot and do your best to avoid playing in the menus.
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

Sony NEX-5R review

What Digital Camera
3 November 2012
  • Summary: Though the NEX-5R is a completely new Sony CSC it must be said that it doesn't offer a vast amount more than what we've seen before in the NEX-5N. It handles very similarly in the hand and other than providing the options to transfer images directly to your smart phone or tablet, the menu system and navigation is much the same.
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