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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R. 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. Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability, and there are some negative reviews about the contrast and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, screen

viewfinder, battery, memory, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-5R 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-5R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and price. The lens and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

portability, usability, lens, price, performance

reliability, memory

93% 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-5R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R 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. People really like the price and performance. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Grech (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5R Review

 

The Sony NEX-5R is a solid interchangeable lens camera that will (sometimes) make you forget about your DSLR.

Overall, the Sony NEX-5R is a very capable interchangeable lens camera. It produces very nice images and overall is thoughtfully designed. There are times that it will totally make you forget about the DSLR you have sitting in your camera bag, and is...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Zach Honig (engadget.com)

Sony NEX-5R review: focusing and performance improvements make this cam a winner

 

More InfoSony announces 16.1MP NEX-5R with Fast Hybrid AF, WiFi and downloadable appsSony Alpha NEX-6 sample shots and videoSony NEX-6

Drastically improved focusing performance ; Excellent image quality and battery life ; 10 frames-per-second stills ; 180-degree rotatable LCD

No microphone input ; WiFi app issues at launch

Sony's third-generation NEX-5 delivers excellent performance for a manageable price.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony's NEX-5R camera does so much right

 

The NEX-5R is great for taking photos, not so much for sharing them.

delivers excellent photo quality, even in dimmer light, and provides more physical controls than some of its predecessors for a more streamlined shooting design.

The wireless connectivity and apps "ecosystem" implementations are far less than this camera deserves.

It's a great camera choice for high-quality stills and a streamlined shooting design under $800, but the Sony Alpha NEX-5R falls short when it comes to sharing your shots online.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5R ( Body Only, Black)

 

Image quality The 5R's photo quality rates as excellent, though not significantly more excellent than the 5N's despite a new sensor. ISO 12800 JPEGs look a little better from the 5R -- keep in mind that "better" does not imply "usable" -- but otherwise...

Sony Alpha NEX-5R delivers excellent photo quality, even in dimmer light, and provides more physical controls than some of its predecessors for a more streamlined shooting design.

The wireless connectivity and apps "ecosystem" implementations are far less than this camera deserves.

It's a great camera choice for high-quality stills and a streamlined shooting design under $800, but the Sony Alpha NEX-5R falls short when it comes to sharing your shots online.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

 

The Sony Alpha NEX-5R is a small interchangeable-lens camera built around a big, excellent image sensor, but it's a tough sell when you consider the rest of Sony's NEX lineup, including our Editors' Choice, the less-expensive Alpha NEX-F3.

Tilting, touch-screen LCD. Optional EVF available. Built-in Wi-Fi. Great high ISO performance. 9fps burst shooting.

No built-in flash. So-so kit lens. No hot shoe. No dedicated battery charger. Some camera apps cost money.

The controls are enhanced from the NEX-5N. The shutter release and On/Off switch have been combined into a single control, and a control wheel now occupies the space where the On/Off switch was on 5N. There's also a new programmable Fn button to the...

Nov, 2012

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

Sony NEX-5R Preview

 

Sony continues to add powerful new models to their NEX line of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and for the fall of 2012 they've added the NEX-5R. This unit builds off of the NEX-5N that was released in late 2011, with some impressive...

Aug, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony NEX-5R Review

 

The Sony NEX-5R is a new mid-range compact system camera. Featuring a 16.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, Fast Hybrid phase- and contrast-detect autofocus system, 49-segment exposure meter and 3-inch, 180° tilting LCD panel with 921,000-dot...

The new NEX-5R is an excellent all-round compact system camera that successfully reaches out to beginners and more experience users alike. While it looks almost identical to its predecessor, the new 180° tilting LCD screen, faster hybrid auto-focusing,...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony NEX-5R Review: Classy, Compact and Connected

 

Conclusion Sony's NEX-5R is overall quite a minor update to the old NEX-5N--but the changes that are there really count. The WiFi transmission feature is really quite cool for photographers, journalists or enthusiasts that need to shoot and share on...

Great image quality up to 6400, Fast focusing, but still not up to par with Olympus's FAST AF system, Compact size, The addition of the touchscreen helps a bit in most cases., Improved battery life, Addition of new dials to make access to settings much...

Our touchscreen wasn't as responsive, Old hot shoe, Weird placement of the playback button, Could have done better with at least an older EVF built in

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : EveryReview (everyreview.com)

Sony NEX 5R Review

 

Sony have a long history of producing great cameras and the Sony NEX 5R jumps onto this history as being another success for the company. The compact well built camera produces exceptional photos and video and is easy and simple to use.

Brilliant video recording, - Sleek design, - Quality LCD screen

Lack of view finder, - Limited lens options

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

 

Sony's newest mid-range NEX offers some of the series' best image quality.

It's almost like Sony doesn't want to sell NEX-7s anymore. Apart from a few key missing features—the built-in viewfinder, Tri-Navi control setup, and higher-res sensor—the NEX-5R not only surpasses its predecessor, but competes directly with the top of...

Nov, 2012

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