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Sony Alpha NEX-5N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1560 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the optics and flash are mixed. The storage and viewfinder get less positive comments.

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viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-5N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the shutter and reliability are mixed.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, lens

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the storage and image stabilizer.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

stabilizer , storage

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

The Sony Alpha NEX-5N delivers a lot of performance from its compact body, packing a sensor as large as those found in most digital SLRs and recording video in full 1080p HD. But it doesn't quite edge out its little brother, the NEX-C3, our Editors'...

Large APS-C sensor. Includes removable flash. Touch screen interface with customizable control buttons. 1080p video recording. Optional eye-level OLED viewfinder available.

Can't beat the NEX-C3 in low-light performance. Slightly larger than NEX-C3. Kit lens is larger than Micro Four Thirds equivalent.

The NEX-5N also supports Sony’s Anti-Motion Blur, Sweep Panorama, and 3D Sweep Panorama shooting modes. Anti-Motion Blur is useful for low-light situations where you can’t use a fast shutter speed or the flash. It captures six frames in rapid...

Oct, 2011

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Kelcey Smith (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

The Sony Alpha NEX-5N is the fourth model in Sony's NEX line of APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Just as the NEX-C3 replaces the NEX-3, the 5N is a direct replacement for its predecessor the NEX-5, using the company's latest 16.1MP...

Very good JPEG output quality ; Very good build quality ; Support for excellent OLED EVF module ; Support for SLT Alpha mount lenses through the optional LA-EA2 adapter ; Easy to use but versatile iAuto mode ; Wider range of ISO sensitivity settings...

Operation is very different in photo creativity modes compared to PASM modes - may be confusing for ambitious novices ; No external microphone input (Sony does offer an optional screw on mic that plugs into the accessory port) ; Touchscreen offers...

The NEX-5N is great little camera with big camera image quality. If you are looking to transition into enthusiast photography and want DSLR image quality in a small size, the 5N is definitely worth a look.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5N review: Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

A small-bodied interchangeable-lens model with excellent video, the ; also offers some nice features, including a tilting LCD, EVF port, and a hybrid touch-screen/traditional interface.

The user interface won't be to everyone's taste, and the body feels almost too small for the typical E-mount zoom lenses.

An especially good option for people who want a relatively inexpensive ILC for shooting video, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N's photo quality's about the same as its cheaper sibling's.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony NEX-5N Preview

 

Sony's new NEX-5N builds upon the NEX-5 released last year; however it does not technically replace it. The NEX-5N boasts some new upgrades, along with a redesigned exterior; although the camera still looks very similar to the NEX-5.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5NDigital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Sony Alpha NEX-5N. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

There’s no question about it, the Sony NEX-5N offers much more for the video enthusiast than Sony’s previous NEX-5. The camera did a much better job than its predecessor in our video motion test, and the fact that the NEX-5N can shoot HD video with...

Feb, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony NEX-5N Review

 

The Sony NEX-5N is a new compact system camera, the fourth model in the NEX series. Featuring a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, 25-point contrast-detect autofocus system, 49-segment exposure meter and 3-inch tilting LCD panel with 921,000-dot...

While the original NEX-5 and NEX-3 models left us a little cold, the new NEX-5N is an excellent all-round compact system camera (CSC) that successfully appeals to beginners and more experience users alike. While it looks almost identical to its...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

Sony's thin and light NEX-5N has the same basic form as its predecessor, but sports a new 16.1-megapixel sensor that's capable of capturing up to 10 frames per second and Full HD video at 60p. A new touchscreen adds a few new functions, and the NEX-5N...

Fast autofocus and prefocused shutter lag; Quieter shutter sound; Captures 10 frames per second; Supports AVCHD 2.0

Limited first-party lens selection; Slow and confusing on-screen user interface; top-mounted, proprietary accessories are quite pricey

When the original NEX-5 digital camera debuted a little over 18 months ago, it was something of a landmark--not only for Sony, but for the compact system camera market as a whole. Its aggressively-styled body was compact even compared to CSCs that used...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Alpha NEX-5N

 

, though firmware upgrades addressed some of the issues I raised

Very good photo quality; low noise through ISO 1600 in low light, ISO 3200 in good light ; Compact body (until you attach a lens) ; Articulating 3-inch LCD display with 921k pixels, good outdoor/low light visibility; limited (but still useful) touch...

Tends to underexpose by 1/3 or 2/3 stop ; Redeye a problem, no removal tool available ; Menu-driven user interface still needs work, even with addition of custom button ; Design annoyances: camera's size advantage lost when a lens is attached; LCD's...

All things considered, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N is a very good interchangeable lens camera -- as long as you can tolerate its menu-driven user interface. If you find that you can live with its interface, then you'll find a camera that's capable of taking...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Sony NEX-5N

 

An upgrade to the NEX-5, the 5N continues Sony's mirrorless line with a newer 16 megapixel sensor. As with all the NEX's, reviews have been very positive. That sensor is really quite good in low light and, as with all Sonys with CMOS sensors, the...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony NEX-5N

 

The Sony NEX-5N may not look much different than its predecessor, the NEX-5, but it comes loaded with a brand new image sensor and processor, which gives the camera a huge boost in video performance and capability.

There’s no question about it, the Sony NEX-5N offers much more for the video enthusiast than Sony’s previous NEX-5. The camera did a much better job than its predecessor in our video motion test, and the fact that the NEX-5N can shoot HD video with...

Feb, 2012

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