Sony Alpha NEX-5N

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
LighTTaleS
 
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I will not rewrite all the dithirambic comments. the camera is truly what all these revies are talking about. What I will say is that this is IMHO the future of DSLRs. A lens mount, a sensor, a touch screen, a battery pack fitted in the smallest possible shashi. I use it with a 70-400 G and a LA2 adaptor and people try to figure out what this is! i use wireless strobes with it as well as shoot 6400 without a second thought. I have an L shaped camera grip on the left and the whole rig with the ...

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Previously to the 5N, I had the 5, which is a great camera. Dropped the 5 once on hard marble floor and it survived without a hitch. I have the same faith in the 5N, as it seems to be equally as sturdy. The reason I moved to the N was the in-camera lens correction which I wanted for the 16mm pancake, the only Sony lens I own. As good as the 18-55mm is (and in my opinion it's one of the best standard kit lenses out there), I wanted a low profile kit so I sold the 18-55mm along with the 5. Once ...

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mofidi
 
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It was great from the first shot i love it but prefer it with 16-50 tobe pocketable Problems: The menu is kind of confusing but finally i used to it ,you ha the voices in video mode is not clear ve to buy the microphon because

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The Good: Small and light weight camera means its a joy to take out for the day. Sony 16 mb APS-C sensor offers excellent IQ even with kit lens. Blows away my old Canon XXXDs + 17-85mm. Images require far less processing that the Canon XXXDs with many ready to go straight out of the camera. Excellent low light performance. The Bad: The 5N isn't all fun and games though. It has a number of niggles and annoyances (see below). However given the excellent IQ I intend to upgrade within the Sony ...

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RezaTravilla
 
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Produce great color, nice sensor, IQ excellent and great for lowlight Problems: the body have no problems. The lens is a problem. Sony lens kinda soft, different than Nikon lens. Maybe because i'm nikon fans boys or i dunno.....the lens not sharp enough. I often combine it with nikon lens through an adapter. The other problems is there is no hot shoe

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I am fascinated with the quality of the pictures this camera takes in full auto settings. The low light capabilities are way beyond anything I've previously experienced. I'm a rank amateur so take everything I say with that caveat. I purchased the NEX-5N because I'll be taking a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica next month and wanted something better than the Fuji S8100 I've owned for a couple of years. The Fuji is actually a pretty good camera, but the superior optics, pixels and low ...

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This looks to me the perfect camera for travelling and the best camera with respect to image quality and low noise capability for the money. I am very very tempted to buy it, although I have a professional Canon DSLR.

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ottonis
 
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The Sony Nex 5N is extremely compact and along with a pancake lens or a small compact prime lens, it is a great walk around camera that can be carried around everywhere. Due to the design of the body, the Nex5N is a great choice to attach third party lenses using one of the innumerable adapters available. This opens up the possibility to pick from a plethora of "old legacy glass". Sony engineers have implemented some great tools: 9.5x magnification along with focus peaking, which ...

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My Canon 5D classic's screen has been messed up for a while and this camera cost not much more than the repair cost of my 5D. Man was I surprised when I saw the photos coming from this sucker. I sold my 5D the next evening and I'm selling off my Canon EOS glass and replacing it with classic glass from various manufacturers. The focus peaking is very handy. There's an EVF and phase detect lens adapter that are ready and waiting to grow with your needs. Buy as much camera as you need and ...

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Never thought I would even consider something this small and insignificant - just the idea of cramming such a big sensor in such a small body, it was, and is, nuts! But my, my! So many knowledgeable guys, like Steve Huff, and that Luminous Landscapes guy, just put it on same footing as his Leica M9, and then you listen! The Pentax K-5 is THE DSLR of today, in my book, and it can do a thing, or two, no other camera can best it at! Then this little fella comes onto the center stage and sweeps ...

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