Sony Alpha NEX-5K with 18-55mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

212 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£581 at 1 retailer out of 417 retailers checked

8.8 out of 10 based on 212 reviews.
Sony Alpha NEX-5K with 18-55mm lens: 14.2 MP (Megapixels), Memory Stick Duo storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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heather, Dalgety Bay Fife Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
flash not built in
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Nov 2011

richard, Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
found this camera very easy to use plenty of good features, to be honest if you can use a compact your there with this fantastic camera..very very pleased..
Bad points:
lens cap can be easily lost but thats it..
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Oct 2011

doug, Warrington,Cheshire Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great LCD and images.Autofocus quick and accurate.Write times to card good,but program selection via pushbuttons and rear screen sometimes slow in bright sunlight,even with the latest firmware installed,I think a selection wheel would be better.
I have fitted a fold down screen shade which does help,and I recommend it for the Nex-5
So I tend to leave the camera in"Intelligent Auto",which does a great job 99% of the time.Build quality is excellent.Flash a little slow to recycle,but no worse than other similar cameras.All in all,a great camera for taking out,when a DSLR is just too much of burden,but when you still want good,sharp,photographs.
A top quality product from Sony,who are producing some excellent cameras these days,and lead the market now in some areas.
Bad points:
A great all rounder,but menu system is a bit slow to use sometimes,but it does feel a great piece of kit!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2012

lisa, Wycombe Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use
Helpful guide built in
Bad points:
Eats battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jan 2012

howard, harpenden Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Too easy to press video button by accident.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2012

ian, billingham Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
build,image,ease all very good.
Bad points:
the camera needs a viewfinder in bright days,the cost is high on top of the camera,
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2012

neil, exeter Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excelent camera ,very good pics,
Bad points:
exposure not quite right on the rare occasion .
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Resolution (Pixels) 4592x3056
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 10
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format SDXC Card
Media format Memory Stick Duo
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
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

Capture stunning images with DSLR-like picture quality, plus the convenience of interchangeable lenses all without the size and weight of a DSLR. Compact, beautifully styled and brilliantly easy to use, with amazing features like 3D Sweep Panorama and 1080i HD video shooting.

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