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08/24/10 07:25 PM
Camera review: Sony Alpha NEX-5 tiny interchangeable lens camera

Sony is always at the forefront of miniaturization, and interchangeable lens cameras like the Olympus PEN were already pretty darned small. The 14.2 megapixel NEX-5 and NEX-3 cameras are the smallest ILC camera bodies yet, and despite that they have an Exmor HD APS-C sensor rather than the smaller micro 4/3 used in most other ILCs. The NEX is available with 16mm and 18-55mm zoom kit lenses and it features a magnesium alloy body, sturdy metal lenses, an accessory flash and an extremely high resolution 3" LCD. The NEX-5 can shoot AVCHD 1920 x 1080 60i video with continuous focus and it boasts excellent low light performance. If you're looking for DSLR image quality, strong 1080 video and interchangeable lenses in a crazy tiny package, the NEX is well worth a look. Oh, and it's easy to use too.

This review includes a video review and a sample image gallery.

Read our Sony Alpha NEX-5 review.


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