Sony NEX-5N Features

sony nex-5n
Release Date: November 2011
List Price: $700 USD
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Even though this camera is a follow-up to Sony's own NEX-5 camera, it really doesn't have a lot in common with the previous model.

The NEX-5N features an all new 16 megapixel sensor, speedier autofocus and an ISO setting that goes all the way up to 25600. Video is also improved, leveraging version 2.0 of the AVCHD™ format, and letting you capture Full HD 1080p video at either 60 or 24 frames per second.

Finally, the NEX-5N is the only Sony mirrorless camera (at the time of release) with a 3 inch touch-screen LCD, providing you with quick access to the camera's menus and settings.

Camera body colors include: Black and Silver.

List of Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture10 per second
LCD3 inch touch (921,600 dots)
Flexible LCDYes
ViewfinderNone, Optional
AutofocusContrast AF
25 multi-point
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios3:2 and 16:9
Sensor Dimensions23.4 x 15.6mm
ISO Range100-25600
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080 (60, 24 fps)
1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashYes (Sync: 1/180)
Compatible LensesSony E-mount
Sony ALPHA with adapter
BatteryNP-FH50 LiIon
Dimensions4.38 x 2.38 x 1.56in
110.8 x 62.2 x 38.2mm
Weight9.5oz (269g)
NotesOnly Sony mirrorless camera with touch screen (as of 2011)