Sony NEX 5R

The NEX-5R is the second update to Sony's mid-level mirrorless camera, again upgrading the 16mp sensor this time with 99 phase detection autofocus points, adding WiFi, plus some other modest changes.

  • Sensor: 16.1mp Sony APS CMOS sensor, 23.4 x 15.6 (1.5x crop)
  • Mount: Sony NEX (E-Mount)
  • Images: 4912 x 3264 JPEG or ARW raw; maximum 10 fps 
  • Video:  1080i/60, 1080P/60, 720P/30, 480P/30, AVCHD 2.0 with stereo audio
  • Shutter: mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -2 to +2EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-25600 (plus Auto)
  • Focus: 99-phase detect focus points, 25-point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, peaking
  • Display: 3" 920k dot 180° tilting touchscreen LCD, optional EVF
  • Flash: external via proprietary accessory port (GN 7m), 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional remote control
  • Other Notable Features: WiFi, downloadable application support, optional accessories via accessory port
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery: NP-FW50
  • Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5" (111 x 59 x 39mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 9.8 ounces (276g) with battery and card
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • Price: US$750 with 18-55mm kit lens, US$650 body only
  • Current Firmware: version 1.03 (March 2014)
  • Announced: August 29, 2012


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