Sony NEX-5R Review

4.5
November 28, 2012 | 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) *xi-lenses are not compatible

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

Anti-Dust

Charge protection coating coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Auto Focus System

TTL phase-detection system YES
Contrast AF system YES
Focus point*1 99 points (phase-detection AF)/ 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
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
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. 3.0m

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)
Anti Motion Blur YES
AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter is half pressed.
Exposure compensation YES (+/-3EV with 1/3EVsteps)
AE Bracketing With1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV 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
Flash Popup NO

Viewfinder

Type NO
Field of View (%) NO
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity) NO
Eye Point NO
Diopter Adjustment NO

Live View

Live View YES

LCD screen

Screen Size 7.5cm(3.0type)
Monitor Type Wide type TFT
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 2.3 format)
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 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
3D Panorama size NO
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, 2ch
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(24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH), 1440 x 1080 (25fps), 640 x 480 (25fps)
Movie recording mode - MP4 1440 x 1080(25fps, 12 Mbps), VGA(640 x 480, 25fps. 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

Playback/Edit

Index Playback YES
Enlarge (Maximum magnification) L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama (Standard): 24x, Panorama (Wide): 34x
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
PRINT Image Matching III YES
Remote Release Terminal NO
IR Remote Control YES (Compatiable RMT-DSLR-2 is not supplied)
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) YES
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. 330 shots
Weight (g) (Body only) 218

Dimensions

Width (mm) 110.8
Height (mm) 58.8
Depth (mm) 38.9

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