Summary

Our Score

9/10

User Score

Review Price £479.95

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'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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