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Sony NEX-5R
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Sony NEX-5R

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Review

Digitaltrends
29 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Overall, the Sony NEX-5R is a very capable interchangeable lens camera. It produces very nice images and overall is thoughtfully designed. There are times that it will totally make you forget about the DSLR you have sitting in your camera bag, and is one of the best interchangeable lens cameras that...
  • Pros: Produces great images, even in low light, Good (non-menu) controls, Tilting touchscreen
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, Confusing menus, Silly “app store” concept
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
27 February 2013
  • Summary: The Sony NEX-5R is the successor to the NEX-5N, which turned lots of heads and drew the attention of many to the NEX camera system. The camera was small enough and shot video footage that was satisfactory for the BBC to use for a web series.
  • Pros: Great image quality up to 6400, Fast focusing, Compact size, 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 ...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

PC Magazine
31 January 2013
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-5R mirror-less super cam

stuffmideast.com
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
8.4
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Video quality 9
9.0

Sony NEX-5R review: can the best mirrorless camera get even better?

theverge.com
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Earlier this year, I made a pretty drastic change in my camera set up. I left behind my trusty Canon DSLR, and the lenses and accessories that had served me well for six years, and I picked up a Sony NEX-5N mirrorless camera.
  • Pros: Great low-light performance, Excellent video capture, Improved handling over previous generation
  • Cons: Small lens selection, No viewfinder, Controls are still limited
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-5R

Trusted Reviews
30 September 2013
  • Summary: The Sony NEX-5R is a very good CSC if you can forgive the fiddly touchscreen controls
  • Pros: Various well-placed and useful buttons, Good image quality, Flip-out LCD screen
  • Cons: Lacking both a built-in flash and mode dial, Touch screen buttons somewhat undersized, Poorly though-out menu system
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-5R

Pocket Lint
29 April 2013
  • Conclusion: On paper the NEX-5R may not sound all too different from its 5N predecessor in the core areas, and in many ways it's not. But the addition of a thumbwheel and function button goes a long way to making it a better camera to use and, therefore, it's a big push forward for the series.
  • Pros: Great image quality, small yet sensible size, hands-on controls added, improved buffer opens up burst shooting, better AF speed than predecessor, tilt-angle screen bracket doesn't add to bulk
  • Cons: Low-light autofocus lacks feedback and accuracy, autofocus not quite as fast as the competition, still some menu digging required, Wi-Fi operation not as smooth as we'd like, not taken by PlayMemories app service, battery life could be better
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-5R camera

MacWorld
15 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Apart from a dull design and high-ish price (albeit cheaper than Canon EOS M ) the NEX-5R is hard to fault.
  • Pros: Superb image quality; one of the most compact cameras to shoehorn in a DSLR-sized sensor; option of using touch screen for operation in tandem with physical controls; new wireless connectivity option for use with smartphones and tablets
  • Cons: Pricey; design a tad bland and adding the lens makes for an unbalanced appearance; won’t fit in a pocket unless carrying lens and body separately
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-5R review

TechRadar UK
1 February 2013
  • Summary: Sony NEX camera gets apps
  • Pros: Tilting screen, Good controls, Touchscreen, Good selection of filter effects, Excellent image quality, The Sony NEX-R5 builds on the features of the Sony NEX-5N and packs some weighty advancements in technology into its small body. The inclusion of apps gives the camera an exciting edge, enabling...
  • Cons: Tilting rather than articulating screen, Non-standard hot-shoe, Filter effects JPEG only, The highly reflective finish of the LCD screen can make it difficult, if not impossible, to see in bright sunlight - or when overly sticky fingers have been using the touchscreen. The lack of an integrated f...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony NEX 5R Review

EveryReview
13 January 2013
  • Summary: Sony have a long history of producing great cameras and the Sony NEX 5R jumps onto this history as being another success for the company. The compact well built camera produces exceptional photos and video and is easy and simple to use.
  • Pros: - Brilliant video recording, - Sleek design, - Quality LCD screen
  • Cons: - Lack of view finder, - Limited lens options
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