Sony NEX-5N 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Touchscreen Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

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Sony’s NEX-5N is touting its interchangeable lens camera as “DSLR quality in your pocket. This 16.1 MP Touchscreen camera provides easy access to image adjustments, full HD movie shooting and up to 10 fps shooting. If you’re shopping for a compact mirrorless camera, then the Sony NEX-5N is definitely worth a look.

DSLR quality in your pocket
Up to 10 fps shooting to capture the decisive moment
16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor
Full HD movie shooting 60p/24p
Photo Creativity Touch provides easy access to image adjustments

The performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight. The NEX-5N is the interchangeable lens camera that fits in your pocket. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60p or 24p movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 10 fps, incredible panorama shots, and 3.0-inch tiltable Live View touch screen LCD.

From the Manufacturer

The performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight. The NEX-5N is the interchangeable lens camera that fits in your pocket. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60p or 24p movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 10 fps, incredible panorama shots, and 3.0-inch tiltable Live View touch screen LCD.

DSLR quality in your pocket
This is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera using a large APS-C size sensor (as of Aug 2011). The removal of the conventional mirror box and viewfinder results in a camera body that is about half the size and weight of a standard DSLR camera.

Up to 10 fps shooting
Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution. Standard continuous shooting speeds vary based upon shooting conditions and memory card speeds.

16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.

BIONZ image processor
The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony’s BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 25600 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 10 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.1 megapixel images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering.

Full HD movie shooting 60p/24p
Record Full HD 1920×1080 video in a variety of frame rates from 60p for super smooth action to 24p for a more cinematic feel. The NEX-5N utilizes the AVCHD codec, the industry standard for high quality HD video capture, as well as the MP4 codec for easy upload to the web due to it’s smaller file size.

See even more of the features from the manufacturer on Amazon …

Reasons to buy

  • Very good JPEG output quality
  • Very good build quality
  • Easy to use but versatile iAuto mode
  • Excellent video recording quality
  • Full manual video exposure control

Things to consider

  • No external microphone input
  • Touchscreen offers little additional operational benefit

“ The 5N provides an addictive combination of familiar, hassle-free handling with truly excellent image quality which we think will appeal to a very broad base of users – not only those who want a ‘compact’ system camera. ”
Read full review on DPReview (dpreview.com)

Conclusion
The NEX-5N is great little camera with big camera image quality. If you are looking to transition into enthusiast photography and want DSLR image quality in a small size, the 5N is definitely worth a look.

Source: Amazon

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