Sony Alpha NEX-5N

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello All, I have recently purchase a Sony A7. I was comparing it against my beloved Nex5n and I noticed a strange shutter speed behavior. I was shooting the same subject under same lighting condition with respective kit lenses wide open, i.e, 18-55 on Nex5n @F 3.5 and 28-70 on A7 @ F 3.5. Here is the shutter speed and other details. Nex5N: 18 mm, ISO 3200, Shutter Speed 1/50, F 3.5 A7: 28 mm, ISO 3200, Shutter Speed 1/20, F 3.5 I was expecting that A7 would record higher or at least the same...
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I had the standard camera kit on my NEX-5N with the 18-55mm lens. I also bought a leather case for it like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390868572962&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123 I now have the 18-200mm zoom lens who is a bit longer. Anyone seen a similar case for it? Since the body and lens case are separated items (snaps), I wonder if a NEX-5N body case with another model lens case (longer) could fit? Thanks, Ax
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I have the HVL-F20S that is is compact and excellent with my NEX-5N. However, it seems not compatible with A6000 (no hotshoe adapter available). I have seen the "official" Sony flash HVL-F20M but it is big, and it needs batteries (weight). The tiny included flash of the A6000 has only 1/120 sec speed sync and I get frequently blurry images of moving subjects. I think the NEX 5N flash was better. Does anyone use an A6000 compatible external flash not very expensive with bounce flash option and...
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I am pretty much impressed with JPEG processing in A6000 even with SELPZ16-50mm kit lens that it is sharper as compared with NEX-5N. However, corner performance of the kit lens is not very good as related with sharpness and it is also too slow for use indoors without flash. However, Sigma 30mm f2.8 (first black version) is faster and it was sharper than the kit lens when I tested it on my old NEX 5N. Does anybody tested both lenses (kit at 30mm and Sigma) with the new A6000? How about...
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Hi there! I am searching for an LCD hood for my sony NEX 3n I just bought. The reason I would like it is to provide the shade and additional mechanical protection for the screen. However, after checking ebay and amazon I could not find any product where it would be explicitely stated that it is for 3n. There are plenty of hoods for nex-3, nex-5, nex-5n and I also found 1 for nex 5r and 5t on Amazon. link:...
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I just purchased a Sony 18-200 for my 5N as a travel lens.  About to do my first vacation without a DSLR, I've always been happy with the images from my 5N.  I've now put this 18-200 on it, and I have the opportunity to get a NEX 7 at a good price... Now, I know this is a compromise travel zoom lens, albeit a good one.  Give its image characteristics, does it even make sense to use this on a 7?  Will I really get a benefit by using a higher resolution sensor that will even further outclass...
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How does the 16-50mm kit lens compare with old 18-55mm in terms of AF accuracy and speed mounted on A6000? The 18-55mm (silver version) is really fast to focus in the A6000 (noticeably faster than in NEX-5N even in low light!) but AF-C after firmware update is not very accurate. Part of the blinking green squares indicating focus location are frequently wrongly placed around the first-plane motif too (especially for distant motifs, low contrast?) and I get few keepers using burst mode (mid...
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I have observed that the kit flash works decently well as a fill flash outdoors. I can get a good balance between daylight and the fill. Indoors, however, I find that the fill flash is too bright for indoor/heavy shade even with -2.0 flash exposure compensation. There could be several reasons for this, the software may not be working or the flash might not be able to flash with a low enough intensity. Is either of these things true? Does the HVLF20S flash work better indoors? Thanks!
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Hi all, i just purchased my Sony A7 with kit lens. Coming from Nex-5N, i really like the IQ and the menu system. I have a few questions regarding it. 1. While using nex-5n, i always used "flexible spot" as it is the most effective way. Is it same for A7? There are also "wide" and "zone" options. Which one did you find better (for which situation of course) ? 2. In nex-5n, i always remain the af illuminator at "OFF" position to avoid seeking of focus. Is it same for A7? 3. What i want to do is...
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Hello, I currently own a Sony RX100 (first generation), and while it's a good camera for it's size, I now want to upgrade to something more serious, because I am finding it limiting, so I am looking at either Mirrorless cameras or a DSLR.  At first I thought about micro 4/3, but wasn't convinced that it would be worth to upgrade from the RX, so I began to look at  APS-C sized cameras such as the sony NEX-5N, which I can get quite cheap second hand. If I go this route, I would sell the...
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