Sony NEX-5 Review

4.0
July 5, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Lens Mount
Sony α mount NO
Sony E mount YES
Compatibility with A-Mount bayonet lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta YES (with Mount Adaptor, MF only, exclude some lenses)
Lens Compatibility
All types of Sony α lenses YES (with Mount Adaptor, MF only, exclude Tele-converter)
All types of Sony E lenses YES
Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses YES (with Mount Adaptor, MF only, exclude some lenses)
Image Sensory
Image sensor type CMOS sensor
Image sensor colour filter R, G, B, Primary color
Size (mm) 23.4 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)
Camera
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 14.6
Effective Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 14.2
Automatic White Balance YES
White balance: preset selection Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature
White balance: custom setting YES
White balance: types of color temperature 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
White balance bracketing NO
ISO Sensitivity Setting ISO200 - 12800 equivalent
SteadyShot INSIDE
System: Sensor-shift mechanism NO
SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder) NO
Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder) NO
SteadyShot INSIDE capability NO
SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility NO
*SteadyShot INSIDE was previously known as Super SteadyShot  
Anti-Dust
Double anti dust system (anti-static coating and sensor shift mechanism) NO
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism YES
Auto Focus System
TTL phase-detection system NO
Contrast AF system YES
Sensor NO
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV 0 - 20
Eye Start AF System (on off selectable) NO
AF Area: Wide focus area NO
AF Area: Spot NO
AF Area: Local focus area selection NO
AF Area: Multi Point YES (25 points)
AF Area: Center Weighted YES
AF Area: Flexible Spot YES
AF Modes Continuous, Single Shot, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Predictive Focus Control YES
Focus Lock YES
AF Illuminator YES (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range (meters) Approx. 0.3m - Approx. 4.0m (E 16mm F2.8) Approx. 0.5m - Approx. 3.0m (E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Auto Exposure System
Light metering type 49-segment metering by the image sensor
Light metering cell NO
Light metering: Multi segment YES
Light metering: Spot YES
Light metering: Center weighted YES
Exposure: Automatic NO
Exposure: Program Auto YES
Exposure: iAUTO YES
Exposure: Shutter priority YES
Exposure: Aperture priority YES
Exposure: Manual YES
Exposure: Scene selection YES
Sweep Panorama YES
Anti Motion Blur YES
AE Lock NO
Exposure compensation YES (+/-2EV with 1/3EVsteps)
AE Bracketing With 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds) 1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed; second 1/160
Flash
Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in meters at ISO 100) 7 (connect to Smart accessory terminal)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/-2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds) 4
Flash Mode Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync, Rear flash sync.
Wireless flash mode NO
Slow Synchronization YES
Red-Eye Reduction YES
Flash Popup NO
Automatic Flash YES
Viewfinder
Type NO
Focusing Screen NO
Field of View (%) NO
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity) NO
Eye Relief NO
Diopter Adjustment NO
Live View
Type YES - Contrast AF Live View
Other Exposure compensation, WB, Creative Style
LCD screen
Screen Size 7.5cm(3.0type)
Monitor Type TruBlack LCD
LCD Total Dot Number 921.600
LCD on/off NO
Brightness adjustable YES
Tilting screen YES
Recording
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum) 7 fps in Speed-priority Continuous mode
Number of Continuous Advance JPEG (L size, Fine): 16/14 images, RAW: 7 images, RAW+JPEG: 7 images
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Recording Format JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels) 4592x3056 (14M)
Image Size M (pixels) 3344x2224 (7.4M)
Image Size S (pixels) 2288x1520 (3.5M)
Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm) 12,416x1,856(226deg/201deg)/8,192x1,856(149deg/133deg) / 5,536x2,160(151deg/135deg)/3,872x2,160(106deg/94deg)
Still Image quality JPEG,RAW(ARW2.1 Format),RAW+JPEG
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR) On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR) YES (Auto/Weak)
Delete Function YES
Color Space (sRGB) YES
Color Space (Adobe RGB) YES
Color mode/DEC/Creative styles Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Dynamic Range Optimizer Off, Auto, Advanced: Level
Date/Time Print NO
Playback/Edit
Information Display YES
White/Black Out Alert YES
Index Playback YES (6, 12)
Enlarge (Maximum magnification) 13X(L), 10X(M), 6.7X(S),24X(Panorama STD), 34X(Panorama WIDE)
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
General
Battery Remaining Indicator YES
InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator YES (in %)
Histogram Indicator YES
Exif 2.3
Exif Print YES
PictBridge NO
Menu Language English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finish / Polish / Czech / Hungarian / Greek / Turkish
Zone Matching NO
Depth-of-Field Preview NO
PRINT Image Matching III YES
Remote Release Terminal NO
IR Remote Control YES
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) YES
Indicator of remaining memory space (CF) YES
Beep Sound YES
File Number Memory YES
Folder Name Mode YES
Operating Temperature (degrees C) 0 - 40
Jacks
Video Out NO
HD/HDMI™ Out HDMI mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
USB Mode Mass Storage (PC connection) / PTP
Power/Others
Battery System NP-FW50
Supplied Battery NP-FW50
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition) Approx. 330 images
Weight (g) Approx. 229
Dimensions
Width (mm) 110.8
Height (mm) 58.8
Depth (mm) 38.2

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