Sony NEX-5 Features

sony nex-5
Release Date: June 2010
List Price: $800 USD


The Sony NEX-5 is similar in all ways to the less expensive NEX-3...except for its high-definition video mode.

Instead of the HD 720p mode available on the NEX-3, the NEX-5 provides you with the ability to capture Full HD 1080i video in addition to still images. The NEX-5 is the first mirrorless DSLR to include a 1080i video mode.

If you really want a dual-purpose video and still camera, then the extra cost of the NEX-5 may be well worth it.

List of Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture7 per second
LCD3 inch (920,000 dots)
Flexible LCDYes
ViewfinderNone, Optional
AutofocusContrast AF
25 multi-point
Face Detect AFNo
Aspect Ratios3:2 and 16:9
Sensor Dimensions23.4 x 15.6mm
ISO Range100-12800
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080
Movie SoundStereo, optional external microphone
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesSony E-mount
Sony ALPHA with adapter
BatteryNP-FM500H LiIon
Dimensions4.61 x 2.46 x 1.31in
117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4mm
Weight8.4oz (239g)
NotesHigher video quality than the similar NEX-3