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Sony NEX-5

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The Sony α NEX-5 is a digital camera launched on 11 May 2010.[1] It is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the body size of a larger model fairly compact point-and-shoot camera with a larger sensor size (APS-C) comparable to that of some digital single-lens reflex cameras. Its major competitors in the market are the cameras based on the micro 4/3 standard created by Panasonic and Olympus, and a few low end Canon, Nikon, and even Sony α DSLRs.[2] The NEX-5 shoots 14.2 megapixel stills and has a 7 frame/s continuous shotmode.[3] It has the capability to shoot 1920×1080i at 60 frame/s in AVCHD or 1440×1080p at 30 frame/s in MPEG4. The NEX-5 was replaced by the 16 megapixel NEX-5N in August 2011.

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Sony α NEX-5
TypeMirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Intro price$649.99 (with 16mm f2.8 lens) $699.99 (with 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 lens)
LensSony E-mount
Sensor23.4 × 15.6 mm Exmor APS-C HD CMOS Sensor
Maximum resolution4592 × 3056 (14.2 megapixels)
Film speedAuto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Storage mediaMemory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Focus modesContrast-detection auto-focus, 25 multi-point, Centre-weighted, Flexible Spot
Exposure modesIntelligent Auto, Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Scene modes
Exposure meteringMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering modesMulti-segment, Centre-weighted, Spot
FlashExternal flash (bundled)
Shutter speed range1/4000 - 30 sec, BULB
Continuous shooting2.3 frame/s, 7 frame/s in speed priority mode
ViewfinderOptional external optical viewfinder
LCD screen3.0 in (76 mm) XtraFine TruBlack LCD, 920,000 pixels
BatteryNP-FW50, InfoLITHIUM, 7.2 V, 1080 mAh, 7.7 Wh, Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Dimensions111 mm × 59 mm × 38 mm
WeightApprox. 287 g (10.1 oz) (camera body, card and battery)
Made inJapan