Sony Alpha NEX-5ND with 16mm and 18-55mm lenses Reviews: Digital Mirrorless Camera

103 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£851 at 1 retailer out of 367 retailers checked

8.8 out of 10 based on 103 reviews.
Sony Alpha NEX-5ND with 16mm and 18-55mm lenses: 16.1 MP (Megapixels), Sony Alpha NEX-5N storage, No image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5ND with 16mm and 18-55mm lenses

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Barrie, Llantwit Major, Wales Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact, excellent build quality, interchangeable lenses with more being added to the range. A good travel option. Excellent image quality and good battery performance.
Bad points:
Nothing to dislike so far
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Nov 2012

richard, Dewsbury Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Image Quality OK, controls are good.
Bad points:
Bit large, lenses are only ok and price seemed high.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2012

yanina, London Experienced amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good image quality, nice range of features, ease of use
Bad points:
Sony NEX-5ND lacks a very important feature - it doesn't allow tracking the camera when someone publishes pictus on the net - for this reason my camera, which was stolen from me in September, is now lost forever. Needless to say - I won't buy anything by Sony again, because all other brands offer not only quality, but also tracking. Sony took the last hope away from me.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 9 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Sep 2012

Steve, London Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I am no expert but I think thats the point. I have no camera skills yet with this camera i can take pictures which make it look like I do. Itsa quality and ease of use are excellent. I was worried about the size but its nice and small and pretty light weight. I figured if i wasnted a camera for when i was out in a bar i have an iphone so this is for holidays and times when its not so likely to get showered with drinks. so far i'm loving it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2012

Mohammed, Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent image output equal to DSLR images, nice bokeh, good low light, great ability to edit raw files, high quality video capabilities.
Bad points:
wish the lenses were cheaper, and focusing needs to be a bit quicker to photograph people playing sports i.e football.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2012

Christine, London Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
If you are a user moving from a compact "tourist camera" into doing more advanced photos, then this is a perfect camera for you. It's not rocket science and it comes with plenty of features that a beginner can use. If you're an experienced photographer, maybe you'd go about it in a different way, but as a transition into more advanced photography, this is excellent. Good design, good grip, user friendly.
Bad points:
Lens is bulky and weights more than the body. But that is also one of the advantages - that the body is so small.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2012

john, Staffordshire Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant image quality in a very portable and versatile package.
Bad points:
None of note.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Nov 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Resolution (Megapixels) 16.1
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 10
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen Yes
3D Yes
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SDXC Card
Media format Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Media format SD Card
PictBridge No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 210
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2011-09-29
Height in mm 5.9
Depth in mm 3.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

DSLR quality that travels with you

Enjoy DSLR image quality and the convenience of interchangeable lenses, with less to carry. Light and compact, with an easy to use touchscreen and powerful features like Full HD video, 3D Sweep Panorama and Picture Effect.

Extraordinary picture quality
The very high resolution Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor offers phenomenal imaging performance: like a DSLR camera, but without the size and weight. You’ll see the difference with richly detailed, low-noise pictures, even in low light.

Amazing HD movies
Capture smoothly detailed Full HD videos with quick autofocus to track the action – even while you’re zooming. Beautiful background defocus effects add an extra dimension to creative movie shooting.

Small enough to take everywhere
Enjoy DSLR picture quality and super-quick shooting responses in a light, ultra-compact camera. The sensationally styled body fits easily into a coat pocket or bag for day trips, weekends away or holidays.

Beautifully easy to use
Don’t be intimidated by complicated buttons and menus. The easy-to-use new ‘Photo Creativity’ touchscreen interface lets you adjust camera settings – and even create exciting picture effects with no PC needed.

Pick the perfect lens
Why compromise your artistic vision? Select from a choice of compact E-mount lenses – from ultra-slim wide angle to powerful telephoto zoom. Or add an optional mount adaptor and enjoy the limitless possibilities of your A-mount lens collection.

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