Summary

Our Score

9/10

User Score

Review Price £479.95

Sony NEX-5 - Test Shots - Detail And Lens Performance

'A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image. ;;

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Sony NEX-5 test photo


Here's my usual DSLR test shot of Sidmouth seafront for comparison with other cameras. Click on the image to download a full-size version, but be aware that the file is 6.1MB.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

The one you're going to want to compare this with is the Panasonic G2, but also have a look at the Samsung NX10 and any 14MP DSLR.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

There is a tiny hint of purple fringe along some highlight outlines at the edge of the frame.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

The lens does produce some barrel distortion at wide angle, but it's fairly mild.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

Centre sharpness is excellent.

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Sony NEX-5 test photo

Corner sharpness is also superb.

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