Sony Alpha NEX-5N

The Sony Alpha NEX-5N camera is an update of the Sony’s first NEX camera, the Alpha NEX-5. The new 5N is a small and light compact system camera with 16.1 megapixel EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor, 3″ tilting LCD panel and 25-point contrast-detected autofocus system. The Sony NEX-5N also offers a new touch-screen interface, an ISO range of 100 to 25600 and both a mechanical and electronic shutter. With its magnesium body, the NEX-5N can also capture full HD 1920×1080 p video and uses interchangeable lenses, like a DSLR camera.

The NEX-5N adds (to old NEX-5) a new optional OLED EVF, which help to make this camera more attractive for enthusiast users who prefer shooting through an viewfinder.

OLED electronic viewfinder of new NEX-5n

Sony Alpha NEX-5N


Sony Alpha NEX-5N specifications:

  • Sony E-mount lens, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
  • 27mm – 82.5 mm focal lenght (35 mm equivalent)
  • EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
  • BIONZ image processor
  • 16.7 megapixels with 16.1 effective megapixels image resolution
  • Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology
  • 3.0″ TFT XtraFine LCD (921,600 pixels)
  • Memory Stick Pro Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card storage media
  • JPEG and RAW still image
  • AVCHD/MP4 video format
  • HDMI and USB 2.0 connectivity
Sony Alpha NEX-5N picture

new Sony Alpha NEX-5N


Sony Alpha NEX-5N reviews:

The image quality of Sony NEX-5N is excellent. The 16.1 MP sensor in the NEX-5n is capable of capturing images that rival some of the best APS-C format DSLRs on the market. More technical detail, sample videos and photos you can see on the Sony NEX-5N review from This website says amonf other things, about this Sony camera:

The NEX-5N is a well built, solid camera that fits comfortably in the hand and fells quite secure with it’s large hand grip (compared to to other mirrorless compacts). The articulated screen makes it easy to shoot from a low vantage point without having to bend down.

The automatic white balance on the Sony NEX-5N performs well in daylight and under fluorescent lighting but not so well of indoor incadescent lighting. The custom white balance performs well to, able to control for color temperatures that the automatic setting would not. More about these things and also test results you can find on Sony Alpha NEX-5N review from

Other tests and the opinions of several experts about Sony NEX-5N you can find on website.

Sony Alpha Nex-5N lens

Alpha NEX-5N


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Sony Nex-5N lens


Sony Nex-5N review

Sony NEX-5n


Sony NEX-5N tilting display

LCD of Sony Nex 5n


Sony Nex-5N controls

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Sony Nex-5N connectivity


Nex-5N display details

Sony Nex-5N display



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