Sony NEX-5 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”

Sony NEX-5 test photo

The exposure system copes well with a bright back-lit scene.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

Colour rendition is superb, rich and well saturated but with plenty of detail.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

The tilting monitor is good for shooting over the guy in front of you, as you can tell from my shadow in this pic.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

Another high-contrast back-lit scene, with good highlight and shadow detail thanks to the Dynamic Range Optimiser feature.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

This was shot hand-held with an exposure of one second.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

The NEX-5 encourages creative photography.

Sony NEX-5 test photo

The fast AF system copes with sudden action.


Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Image Quality 9
  • Build Quality 10


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3.1x
Image Sensor CMOS
Optical focal length By lens
Shutter speed 30-1/4000 secs
Auto focus Contrast detection, 25 points
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4592x3056
Other resolutions 3344x2224, 2288x1520
Focus range By lens
Exposure control P, A, S, M, iAuto, 8 scene modes
Exposure metering 49-segment metering via imaging sensor
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation By lens
ISO settings 200 - 12,800 ISO
LCD Monitor 3-inch 921k dots
Viewfinder Optional, 16mm view only
Flash range Optional external flash, GN 7 at 100ISO
Flash modes Auto, slow sync, fill-in, rear curtain
White balance modes 6 pre-sets, colour-temp, dial-in, custom
Drive modes Single, continuous, high-speed continuous
Image formats JPEG, RAW
Picture adjustments Contrast, sharpness, saturation with pre-sets
Video (max res/format) 1920x1080, 30fps
Movie length Card capacity
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot Memory Stick PRO Duo/SD/SDHC
Supplied memory N/A
Batteries supplied 1080mAh InfoLithium
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL, NTSC, HDMI
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
Manual 85-page printed manual

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 110.8mm
Depth (Millimeter) 58.8mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 229gkg