Summary: Have been a serious amateur since the early '60's and owned several digital cameras. Initially purchased a NEX-6 and returned it due to very poor documentation. Couldn't figure out how to use HDR and manual left me clueless. Purchased the NEX-5 and an auxiliary manual (thank goodness) and got it to work. The controls are totally non-intuitave.
Totally Different Operation from Other Sony's or DSLR's I Have Used.
William Evins, Amazon
9 October 2013
Summary: I have used electronic SLR cameras since the 1970's, basically since electronic SLR's came out. My latest before this one is a Sony HX100V. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to operate the NEX. I was expecting something similar to the 6 or more electronic SLRs I have owed and used in the past. The NEX is totally perplexing. The instructions are not that great also. But the hardest part is getting used to a totally new unique non-intuitive operating procedure.
Sony NEX-5R Excellent but I suspect it was shipped as Used (open box) instead of new?
Chetan Shirol, Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: Firstly when I ordered, the product description said camera with 2 lenses (18-55mm and 55-210mm) but I got only one and later me and Amazon realized that it was description issue and Amazon fixed in their website. That's fine for me. (But Amazon didn't honor the as described product, instead they asked me to ship it back!).
Sony Nex-5r - extreme Schwächen im HDR Modus und Selbstauslösemodus
11 April 2013
Summary: hallo, was ich bei der kamera (nex-5r) als extreme schwäche einstufe ist, dass im HDR modus kein selbstauslöser funktioniert . gerade in diesem modus wäre das wünschenswert (die kamera macht drei fotos mit unterschiedlicher belichtung und fügt sie zu einem bild zusammen) bei weniger licht ist die aufnahme dann unscharf. geht man auf ein stativ und aktiviert "reihe serie brk 2.0" (zb.