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Sony Alpha NEX-5 Digital Camera

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringLive-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha NEX-5
Sensor 14 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationNo Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 12800 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountSony E MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 25-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Display Size 3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes10Sweep Panorama, Sweep Panorama 3D, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
MeteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±1/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 1 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 2.7 FPS, Unlimited JPEG *7 FPS without AF or metering. Unspecified limits. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 1/3/5 frames @ 10s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports
Built-In Flash No (GN 7) Flash Sync 1/160s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 330 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2010-05-11, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 111 x 59 x 38mm (W x H x D) Weight 287g

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Sony NEX-5 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
14 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 200-12800
Sony E Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in Dust ReductionFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
2.7 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance with 1 axis fine-tuning
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 920K PixelsLithium-Ion
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
Memory Stick Duo
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