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Sony Alpha NEX-5A/S Digital Camera with 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) (OLD MODEL)
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- The quality of a DSLR in about half the size, weight
- World's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera
- Same APS-C sensor size, same resolution as Alpha DSLRs
- 14.2 MP; up to 7 fps shooting; ISO 12800 sensitivity
- World's first in class1 with 1080/60i Full HD movies
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||7 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||920,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/160_sec|
|Flash Type||Accessory Port|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|HDMI Type||Mini Type C|
|ISO Range||Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.32 x 1.5 x 4.37 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.63 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 YEAR LIMITED|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,592|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||APS HD, CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Remote Control Description||Infrared (optional)|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Charge protection coating on low-pass filter|
|Shipping Weight||1.75 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||mpeg-4;h.264;avchd|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||2.95 in||3 in|
|Item Dimensions||1.5 x 4.37 x 2.32 in||1.77 x 4.72 x 2.64 in||2.8 x 15.7 x 2.13 in||1.42 x 4.33 x 2.48 in|
|Item Weight||0.63 lb||0.76 lb||0.91 lb||0.62 lb|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 megapixels||24 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm)||aps-c||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm)|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)||4K (3840 x 2160)||1080p_hd|
The performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight.5 The NEX-5 is the interchangeable lens camera that goes wherever you do. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60i movies,2 astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch6 LCD.
From the Manufacturer
The NEX-5 has all picture quality of a DSLR, yet it's about half the size, half the weight and far less complex. Pulling off this minor miracle took some clever innovations in glass, silicon and software code.
Sony Alpha NEX-5 Overview
Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures
The NEX-5 is equipped with a powerful new 14.2-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, specially tuned to deliver uncompromising still-photo and movie image quality. Equal in surface area and performance to the large, APS-C image sensors used in Sony's acclaimed a system digital SLR cameras, it offers exceptionally rich tonal gradation and true-to-life color. Proprietary Sony processing technologies are also incorporated directly into the sensor, assuring clean, low-noise signal output and ultra high-speed data transfer.
World's Smallest and Lightest
Equipped with an image sensor that's 13 times the size of the typical compact camera's sensor, a NEX cameras turn snapshots into photographs. The bigger sensor means images with softer background that make your subject stand out and stunning low-light shots.
Expect More from a Camera
Sony has always recognized that a digital camera could take pictures in ways that film cameras never dreamed of. That's why we've created new capabilities to take your photography further than ever. These include Sweep Panorama, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes.
Thanks to their powerful Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine, both these cameras can offer high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 fps (approx.) in Speed Priority Continuous mode, and at up to 2.3 fps (approx.) in Continuous Advance mode. In addition, their 10-second self-timer also has a 3-shot continuous shooting setting.
High Def, Not Half Def
When you're shooting movies in AF mode with an E-mount lens, the camera smoothly adjusts focus and exposure in response to changes in the scene, and you can use the control wheel to instantly adjust exposure compensation on the fly. If desired, you can also preselect white balance and Creative Style settings before movie recording begins.
The Creativity of Changing Lenses
The beauty of SLR photography is the ability to change lenses to match your shooting situation. Now Sony brings that beauty to a compact camera. The NEX-5 gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.
Sophistication Made Simple
Automatically apply exposure values and Scene Selection modes that are optimized to suit each scene. What's more, they combine this full-auto convenience with a Background Defocus Control function that lets you enjoy one of the biggest creative advantages of interchangeable lens photography--the ability to defocus the background to make your main subject stand out from the scene. Just press and rotate the control wheel to set the level of background defocusing you want--it's easy and intuitive because you can confirm the level of defocusing on the LCD monitor in real-time.
The main menu features six clearly labeled icons that can be selected simply by rotating and pressing the control wheel. Inside, standard scrolling menus provide quick access to settings for shooting and playback functions, as well as a host of other user preferences and camera settings. The wide-screen format of the LCD monitor also contributes to enhanced menu legibility, so text and icons are always easy to see and select.
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Funny thing is, I went to a photography store to look at lenses and they scoffed at the size of the camera not knowing it was a new product with very high specs. After looking it up, they found out that almost every lens in the place could fit it with the adapter I bought - and they said the sensor was MASSIVE for a camera that small.
The quality of video is unreal. You have to see it to believe it. I bought a 500MM lens, a zoom lens 60-300MM, a 135MM lens and the wide angle lens that came with the camera. With those lenses, I have a pretty amazing video camera. I also purchased the mic attachment and will be buying the viewfinder attachment.
I took all kinds of video in daylight, at night and in various situations. Because the camera can be fully manual, it allowed me to set my ISO small and make adjustments so low light looked clear and crisp - dark, but clear and crisp. Don't set the ISO to high or you will get a lot of digital noise (gain) in your video. Because it shoots in 1080p 60i, the quality is on par, if not better, than my broadcast quality video camera. In fact, I could swear it is actually more clear and higher quality. Simply astounding.
The picture quality is superb - 14MP is pretty big, so your images look great and can be used for full page spreads in magazines! At the same time, the lenses allow me to achieve everything from up close macro shots to shooting a player's face from the stands at a ball game.
The screen is gorgeous and tilts. It IS hard to see in direct sunlight, so the option viewfinder is nice for photography. For video, it's a bit tough, but doable. I wish there was a sun shade for it. The focus feature is great - the camera will zoom way in on a subject so you can properly focus. It works very well, though I am used to focusing using a viewfinder, so once I have the optional one, my shots and video will be perfect.
In a nutshell, you get Sony quality in a small package, but with big results. I have no regrets buying this camera and know I will get great images and video from it. This tiny camera packs one massive wallup!
The image quality at night and low light is amazing. My friend owns a Nikon D5100 and we compared the image quality ... NEX-5 outperforms D5100 in all aspects !
NEX 5 with 16mm lens is ideal for vacation. I took it for two weeks to Germany and I took more than 2000 picture (~14Gb). The battery can take up to 300-400 shots.
The size is very convenient (similar to point and shoot) and it is easy to carry around all the time (pocket size)
Nex 5 with 18-55 mm lens is better for portrait shots ! But it will become less convenient to carry it around all the time.
If you want to upgrade from point and shoot ! And you want to be able to carry a DSLR camera in all occasions ! This camera is for you. Pay the extra money and get this camera !
the reason i bought this is because of it's compact size - note there are smaller compact cameras out there. but, this one has a great combination of: small size, good megapixel, fast shutter speed. not mention great color and clear pictures.
i want to take good pictures, but not willing to lug a big SLR around. i purchased this with a 16mm pancake lens, the result is a powerful and capable camera in a small package. i could put it in my jeans pocket- albeit a bit tight. the 16mm lens has a f2.8 aperture, that means it allows a lot of light to come through the lens, which in turn means you can take picture in low light/night situation without camera flash - flash tends to wash out the color and make subject very bright pale looking. 16mm is wide angle lens, so if too close to the subject, it distorts the subject. when shooting at 2-3 feet away from subject, i did not see any distortion.
also, the shutter speed is very fast, that means you can keep clicking without having to wait. or, miss that perfect picture moment - small child don't wait or pose for you. using a slow shutter camera, will result in blur - that's also one of the main reason i bought this - had enough of blurry pictures!
i've mostly used it with point-n-shoot auto mode, but you can take full control if you want and use it as a SLR. it's a very nice upgrade from the good ol' point and shoot cameras. i'm planning to get a better, lower F lens later.
since it has high megapixels, please do buy a fast memory card as well. a class 10 memory card is absolutely necessary. due to the high megapixel, it needs to write to memory fast too. slower memory card slows done the action.
Its mode of operation is user friendly. Ofcourse, touchscreen would be preferred for faster operations.
18-55 lens covers moderately, whereas bigger lenses seem to look bulky on its body.
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