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
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...
Sony NEX-5R review: can the best mirrorless camera get even better?
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
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.
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
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...
Conclusion: Este modelo bien podría ser la segunda cámara de un fotógrafo profesional o una primera opción para los fanáticos de la fotografía que ya tienen conocimientos en la materia y buscan algo más completo, pero con la comodidad de una cámara portátil.
Pros: Su agarre ergonómico, capacidad para grabar video en Full HD y velocidad de captura.
Cons: Hay dos botones en la parte trasera en los que no se está indicando su funcionamiento, eso sólo se sabe al encender la pantalla de la cámara.