Sony NEX-5RL reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

25 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
Sony NEX-5RL: 16.1 MP (Megapixels), 2x optical zoom digital Hybrid camera. See full product description

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Derek, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Takes very good photos
Lightweight alternative to heavier DSLR camera
well built camera - feels solid
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2013

Jon, Midlands Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything!!! Superb pictures and fantastic image quality and really is portable enough to take anywhere.
Bad points:
Non.
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: 28 May 2013

maurice, Haddenham, Aylesbury Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Light weight, easy to use, good images
Bad points:
Viewfinder comes extra
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2013

terry, gravesend kent Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good clear images light and very portable
Bad points:
selection button at the back to sensitive I that sometimes the settings had changed I had to turn the camera off to prevent this happening
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Aug 2013

melvyn, Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Image quality in low light is amazing I have taken some great pictures at night with out the flash because you just do in need it.

I use my nex 5r when ever we go out and uploading them to places like Facebook is very easy.
I am looking forward to geting some more lens. Very pleased with my latest buy.
Bad points:
Like all new Toys you have to spend a while to figer out how to use but the nex is a lot less looking up how to do as the menu tells you what and how so you are taking picture straight away. Not a Bad point but a plus.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2013

Martin, Selby Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Images Per Second
tilt screen
film quality
picture quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
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: 06 Apr 2013

Tan, Kettering Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very good pictures. A definite step up from compact camera.
Bad points:
Complex to use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2013

Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Optical zoom ratio 2
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 10
Weight (g) 220
Height in mm 58.80
Width in mm 110.80
Depth in mm 38.90
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Manufacturer's Description

The Sony NEX-5R takes pictures with the beauty and speed of a DSLR in a package the size of a family point-and-shoot.

The large sensor takes in more detail than ever, while interchangeable lenses and built-in Wi-Fi give you the flexibility to shoot and share your way. There’s even Full HD video capture for when a photo just won’t do, and a tilting screen to get you in the right position every time.

Measuring just 30.2mm when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur. It’s perfect for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact.

Key benefits:

The NEX-5R comes with a huge, DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. This captures more light and more of the image coming into the lens reaches the sensor. The result is beautifully lit, pro-quality 16.1 megapixel shots.

With Wi-Fi built-in to the NEX-5R you can connect to devices like a smartphone, tablet and more. You can upload photos to Facebook right from your camera. Plus, you can download apps like a remote control that lets you shoot from your smartphone and see the pictures immediately.

A style control wheel lets you easily access common shooting modes, or your own custom settings.

Be sure to catch blink-and-you-miss them moments with new Hybrid Auto Focus technology to capture high-speed action. It locks into focus as fast as a DSLR and takes photos faster too, making it ideal for spontaneous shots.

Tilt the LCD screen up to 180 degrees to get the perfect angle, or self-portraits.

Direct your own movies in Full HD, professional looking video. It knows when you’re shooting in low light conditions and adjusts automatically to make the scene brighter. Plus you can quickly zoom in and out without losing focus.

Choose from a range of PlayMemories Camera Apps for the latest NEX camera. You can touch up a photo, then upload it to Facebook directly from your camera. There are plenty of apps to help you get creative just like on a smartphone.

You can automatically re-touch portraits by removing minor blemishes and wrinkles for beautiful faces – no PC needed.


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