New Sony Alpha NEX-5 Cameras

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 on 12:00 AM

Claimed to be one of the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera, the Sony NEX-5 cameras have opened up a whole new market, combining digital-SLR quality and controls with smaller, simpler bodies. Sony's NEX cameras are the latest arrivals, and, in terms of specs alone, they look like they should comfortably upstage their rivals. We tested the 14.2-megapixel NEX-5 to find out if it's as good as it looks.

The included 16mm lens is tiny, but its 24mm equivalent focal length is rather wide for everyday use, so the 18-55mm lens looks like the best bet.

Overall, excellent high-ISO-sensitivity photo quality; quiet, fast lenses good for shooting video and comfortable for manual focus; compact, with a nice physical design and control layout; large, tilting LCD.

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