Sony NEX-5N Review

4.5
October 31, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens Mount

Sony A-mount

NO

Sony E-mount

YES

Lens Compatibility

All types of Sony A-mount lenses

YES (Requires A-mount adaptor)

All types of Sony E-mount lenses

YES

Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses

YES (Requires α-Mount adaptor)

Image Sensory

Image sensor type

CMOS sensor

Image sensor colour filter

R, G, B, Primary color

Size (mm)

23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)

Camera

Total sensor Pixels (megapixels)

Approx. 16.7

Effective Pixels (megapixels)

Approx. 16.1

Automatic White Balance

YES

White balance: preset selection

Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash

White balance: custom setting

YES

White balance: types of color temperature

YES (G7 to M7,15-step) (A7 to B7,15-step)

White balance bracketing

NO

ISO Sensitivity Setting

ISO100 - 25600 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

Charge protection coating

coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Auto Focus System

TTL phase-detection system

NO

Contrast AF system

YES

Sensor

25 points

Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV

0 to 20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Eye Start AF System (on off selectable)

YES (with FDA-EV1S, LA-EA2)

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

Single-shot AF, Continuous AF

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

1200-zone evaluative metering

Light metering cell

Exmor™ CMOS Sensor

Light metering: Multi segment

YES

Light metering: Spot

YES

Light metering: Center weighted

YES

Exposure: Automatic

YES

Exposure: Program Auto

YES

Exposure: iAUTO

YES

Exposure: AUTO+

NO

Exposure: Shutter priority

YES

Exposure: Aperture priority

YES

Exposure: Manual

YES

Exposure: Scene selection

YES

Sweep Panorama

YES (2D, 3D)

Anti Motion Blur

YES

AE Lock

AE is locked when focus is locked in multi-segment metering mode.

Exposure compensation

YES (+/-3EV 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

Type

External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal

Flash Metering System

Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

+/-2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)

External Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds)

4

Flash Mode

Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync

Wireless flash mode

NO

Red-Eye Reduction

NO

Flash Popup

NO

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

Live View

YES

LCD screen

Screen Size

7.5cm(3.0type)

Monitor Type

Xtra Fine TruBlack LCD

LCD Total Dot Number

921.600

Brightness adjustable

YES

Tilting screen

YES

Rotating screen

NO

Recording

Drive Mode

Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer continues (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing

Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum)

Speed priority continuous shooting: 10 fps

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), RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant) 

Image Size L - JPEG (pixels)

4912 X 3264 (16M)

Image Size M (pixels)

3568 X 2368 (8.4M)

Image Size S (pixels)

2448 X 1624 (4M)

Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm)

Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)

3D Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(Focal length:16mm/18mm)

Wide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)

Still Image quality

RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

Movie Recording Format

AVCHD / MP4

Video Compression

MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)

Audio recording Format

Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Movie recording mode - AVCHD

1920 x 1080(50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH)

Movie recording mode - MP4

1440 x 1080(25fps, 12 Mbps), VGA(640 x 480, 30fps. 3Mbps)

Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR)

On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second

Noise Reduction (High ISO NR)

YES

Noise Reduction (Multi Frame NR)

NO

Color Space (sRGB)

YES

Color Space (Adobe RGB)

YES

Color mode/DEC/Creative styles

Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, Saturation, Sharpness

Dynamic Range Optimizer

Off, Auto, Advanced: Level

Playback/Edit

White/Black Out Alert

NO

Index Playback

YES

Enlarge (Maximum magnification)

L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama (Standard): 24x, Panorama (Wide): 34x

Image Rotation

YES

Auto Image Rotation

YES

General

InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator

YES

Histogram Indicator

YES

Exif

Exif Ver.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

NO

DPOF(Digital Print Order Format)

YES

Indicator of remaining memory space (CF)

YES

Beep Sound

On,Off selectable

File Number Memory

On,Off selectable

Folder Name Mode

Standard and Date

Operating Temperature (degrees C)

0 - 40

Jacks

Video Out

NO

HD/HDMI® Out

YES

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

YES

USB Mode

Mass-storage, MTP

Power/Others

Battery System

NP-FW50

Supplied Battery

NP-FW50

Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition)

Approx. 410 shots with 2GB Memory Card, Image Size 16M (3:2)

Weight (g) (Body only)

Approx. 210

Dimensions

Width (mm)

110.8

Height (mm)

58.8

Depth (mm)

38.2

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