Am I doing something wrong or do I have a deffective camera?
1 November 2013
Summary: I was so excited about this camera! I bought it to replace my old Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20/B 10.1 MP. After reading so many positive reviews. I thought I was upgrading. However, most of my pictures are slightly out of focus.... the ones with the flash are in focus but too bright. I am pretty disappointed and I don't know if I have a defective camera or am I doing something wrong at this point (Yes I have read the manual and I am not a professional but also not a novice).
Excerpt: Two years ago i purchased a Sony Nex 5N. It was my first interchangeable lens camera, and it let me create terrific photos even in low light. But it was stolen 2 months ago and, after searching for weeks other camera brands, i decided to go with the Nex-5R. One of the great benefits i saw on this camera was the hability to upload photos directly to Facebook. It also promissed a better auto-focus for subjects.
Interesting, full of bells and whistles, Image just average.
Frank C, Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: Maybe I'm just old fashion, but this camera came short on image quality, the G15 is better at half the price. For $1100 (including average lens) there are many other cameras with better image quality. If you are going for the convenience/geeky features, then this camera is great and leads the pack by a long shot. The phone interface is great!
Summary: I took the NEX-5R hiking with me yesterday and thought the shooting experience was a mixed bag. Here are my pros and cons: PROs: -Excellent image quality. Color, detail, and ISO performance are all first rate for an APS-C camera. Noise becomes noticeable at ISO3200 but even at that sensitivity, the noise is of the fine grain variety so it still looks halfway decent.
Summary: camera received with a black body and silver lense.....appeared someone had switched the lense out. It was advertised with a bag and disc which did not come with the camera or later. Camera was retruned to seller for a refund.
Summary: Took over 2 weeks to get here, and the SD card took an extra day after that, but other then that it was a good deal. Camera is great, and the telephoto is new as far as I can tell, comes in the original box. Everything else is kinda cheap, but honestly, I just bought it because it was the best deal I could get with the telephoto. If you want the NEX 5R with the telephoto lens, this is the way to go, just don't expect it quick.
Summary: I've only had this camera a few months. Here's what I think so far. The images are good, but not as spectacular as I had hoped. My buying decision was based primarily on the APS-C sensor size. I believe that the included 18-55 MM lens might be the problem. The photos are soft, especially at the lowest (3.5) f-stop. I thought about buying the e-mount 16mm lens, but reviews were mixed. So, I have just ordered a 30MM Sigma lens that gets strong reviews, so that might help.