Reviewed: 30 Sep 2013
Sony α (alpha) NEX-5R 16.1 MP Digital Camera W/w/ 16-50 oss mm Lens
NEW Sony Alpha NEX-5R Mirrorless Digital Camera Black Body Hybrid 16MP E-Mount
Sony Alpha NEX-5R 16.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver (Kit w/ 16-50mm Lens)
Sony Alpha NEX-5R 16.1 MP Digital Camera - Black (Kit w/ 16-50mm Lens)...
Sony Alpha NEX-5R 16.1 MP Digital Camera - Silver (Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens)...
Is the nex5-T, the replacement of this camera not already out?
You should be reviewing the 5T. This one is over a year old.
It is coming, yes. We just realised we missed this one and wanted a review of it for reference. We also have a feature coming that includes it.
I just bought one of these last week. I got a refurb one for only £260 with the 18mm to 55mm lens. You can get some great deals from the sony outlet store, or amazon warehouse. I also have the rx100 so the good thing is the operating system is very similar. No mode dial is an odd omission, but I think this camera is amazing value. Sony cameras are fantastic all round, I was a canon man for years but now I am Sony all the way.
I don't quite understand reviewer's insistance that NEX cameras "don't have a mode dial" and that this is a crucially missing feature; my NEX-C3 came with the default setting that pressing the button of back-face rotary dial brings up the mode selection then the rotary dial switches. Sure it's a couple of button presses more than a dedicated dial, but it's incredibly easy to switch modes using this central button!
We will be.
I just wanted to note that not ALL NEX lenses are stabilized as mentioned at the bottom of page 2. The new NEX-5T is out, but honestly the only major thing they added was NFC. If you don't need that and don't care for the 16-50mm lens(over the 18-55mm kit), you can find great deals on the "old" 5R.
You have a typo under the Cons on the first page: Poorly though-out menu system should read Poorly thought-out. . . .
An excellent still photo camera. However, please be aware that the Sony NEX-5 and NEX-6 cameras have overheating issues that cause the device to shut down after 10+ minutes of video recording. These devices are often promoted as a good vlogging camera, but we ended up throwing ours in the bottom draw and replacing it with something else, because it kept turning off during video recording.
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