Sony Alpha NEX-5A with 16mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

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8.8 out of 10 based on 317 reviews.
Sony Alpha NEX-5A with 16mm lens: 14.2 MP (Megapixels), Memory Stick PRO Duo storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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Barry, Benidorm Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Brilliant design makes handling a joy, and the video quality is just amazing.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2012

Alan, Olney Bucks Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
2 years of constant daily use at work and it's still works like new.
Screen is visible and clear even in sun. (with the correct setting)
Very light, important with cost of luggage on aircraft these days.
Outstanding results without too much effort.
Very accurate colours using JPGs. Much better than my Canon 450d
Bad points:
Accessories seem very expensive.
Easy to accidently hit the record movie button
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2012

Terry, Bingley Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Compact, light weight
Bad points:
Not robust screen
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2013

Jay, London Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent build quality
Fantastic images
Compact design
Large sensor
Great in low light
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Sep 2012

alan, Tamworth Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
good on intergangable lense's also size and weightthe position
Bad points:
the position of the vidieo button as ioften find ihave started vidieoing accedently
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2012

Pratap, London Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Amazing on all counts. Ridiculously easy to use, built-in tips feature is a huge bonus, takes amazing photos, small and with interchangeable lens makes it a perfect camera for someone upgrading into D-SLR.
Bad points:
No view finder
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2012

colin, essex Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
beatiful clear video and still pictures
Bad points:
baterry life and the cost of alternative lens you can use without adaptor
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Resolution (Pixels) 4592x3056
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Media format Memory Stick PRO Duo
Media format SD Card
Media format SDXC Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 229
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 110.8x58.8x38.2
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 49
Release date 2010/05/25
Height in mm 58.8
Width in mm 110.8
Depth in mm 38.2
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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Manufacturer's Description

NEX-5Interchangeable lens digital camera
DSLR-style quality and shooting responses: compact and easy to use with interchangeable lenses

14.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, HD 1080i movie, 7.5cm LCD, Sweep Panorama. 16mm lens.

  • Small and light with DSLR-like picture quality
  • Simple operation plus sophisticated creative control
  • Shoot HD movies and amazing Sweep Panoramas

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