Sony NEX-5N

  • Sony NEX-5N
86
Based on 44 scores, 61 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Very good photo quality.
  • Low noise through ISO 1600 in low light, ISO 3200 in good light.
  • Compact body (until you attach a lens).

Cons:

  • Tends to underexpose by 1/3 or 2/3 stop.
  • Redeye a problem.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Buy-n-Shoot on 80

The next step in the evolution of a point and shoot compact camera to a full featured DSLR is the Sony NEX-5N. The reward of being able to easily pick up this camera and not only use it but excel with it’s use, and get exceptional photos, are...

By GadgetSpeak on 92

I first saw this early last autumn at the impressive restaurant at OXO tower. I took some great images from their outside balcony over the Thames and have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on one to give it a thorough...

By Computeractive on 100

A friendly, stylish compact camera that takes exceptional photos and videos. It's expensive, but worth every penny....

By theregister.co.uk on 80

The niggles I mentioned earlier might not be major sticky points for all users but they did put me off from recommending this camera wholeheartedly. It is quite unfortunate because in all other respects this revamped NEX model is very much the...

By Trusted Reviews on

The Sony NEX-5n is a worthy addition to the company’s growing range of compact system cameras. Those looking for a small, portable and well-built CSC with the image quality benefits of an APS-C sensor will find the little NEX-5n ticks all the...

By CamcorderInfo on

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...

By Photo Answers on 100

The Sony NEX-5N sits in-between the NEX-C3 and NEX-7 in Sonys current CSC range and is the successor to the NEX-5, which picked up a Digital Photo Gold Award this time last year....

By PC Authority on 67

Does Sony’s new compact system camera have enough about it to stand out from the swappable lens crowd? Short answer: yes...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on

Conclusion The Alpha NEX-5N is the midrange camera in Sony's mirrorless interchangeable camera lineup. The 5N has a very compact, well built body, though any size advantage it may have over its competition is lost as soon as you attach a lens (aside...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

By providing excellent value for money, the Sony NEX-5N makes itself a worthy investment for anyone wanting to move into the compact system camera marketOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By Stuff.tv on 80

Fiddlesome controls, fine features, fantastic image quality ...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

The NEX-5N sits between the NEX-C3 and NEX-7 in Sony's Alpha series of E-mount cameras and has features common to both. Its sensor has similar resolution to the NEX-C3's, and is higher than the NEX-5 it replaces, but it supports the same movie...

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: The Sony Alpha Nex-5N digital camera could make the perfect holiday gift with its 16.1 mega pixels, AVCHD 1080/60p or 24p HD shooting, Sweep Panorama mode and a 3" LCD. But do all the features live up to expectations? Kevin Pereira and...

By Camera Labs on 88

The Sony Alpha NEX-5N builds on the ground established by the 1st generation NEX-5 to provide a mirrorless ILC with features and performance that take this form factor to the next level. In a series of firmware revisions, Sony has repositioned the...

By Digital Photography School on

They’re all looking pretty much of a muchness. Peas in a pod. Hard to tell one from the other: mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras.Sony’s NEX approach broke from cover soon after Olympus and Sony had got going with their Micro Four...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A few minor flaws don't change the fact that this is a breathtakingly impressive camera...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Sony NEX-5N and additional lenses, viewfinder, and new adapter give the NEX system added versatility, and a much more useful range of choices regarding lenses. The touch screen is an improvement in the way the NEX-5 is controlled as it helps make up...

By TechRadar on 80

The second generation Sony NEX-5N sits in the middle of a revamped NEX compact system camera (CSC) range, just above the NEX-C3, with which it shares a 16.1MP effective resolution, and some way below the 24.3MP effective NEX-7. It follows on from the...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The NEX-5N produces top-notch images, though the rest of its performance may be out-shined by both Micro Four Thirds and Nikon’s latest J1 release. As per the original NEX-5, the 5N’s controls are still a bit of a jumble, but the provision...

By What Digital Camera on 90

Sony's not flinching against the flurry of new Compact System Cameras hitting the market. With smaller-sensor, smaller designs making up the majority of the competition, the NEX-5N's impressive image quality can happily boast to have among the...