Sony NEX-5R

  • Sony NEX-5R
82
Based on 32 scores, 63 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    20
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Produces great images, even in low light.
  • Good (nonmenu) controls.
  • Tilting touchscreen.

Cons:

  • Slow autofocus.
  • Confusing menus.

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Imaging Resource on

Though they're not major, its on the top where we see the main external control enhancements. First, Sony now rings the shutter button with the power switch. This move frees up the back corner to house the best addition on the camera: a second control...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The Sony NEX-5R is a solid CSC that impresses with both its image quality and a strong feature-set. It’s about time Sony revisited the touch controls, however, as they’re not as easy to use as they need to be.

By Digital Trends on 80

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...

By Pocket-lint on 80

On paper the NEX-5R may not sound all too different from its 5N predecessor in the core areas, and in many ways it's not. But the addition of a thumbwheel and function button goes a long way to making it a better camera to use and, therefore,...

By Computeractive on

If you're considering spending £500 on a camera, you can expect a massive jump in quality over smartphones and compact cameras. However, that doesn't necessarily mean you want a bulky, complex SLR. Compact system cameras (CSCs) provide the best of...

By DigitalCameraReview on 80

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 the spot. The...

By SiliconRepublic on

The size and shape of this camera is great. Even with the lens attached it still feels compact because of its slim body and the bulging, textured side provides a perfect grip. Through a feat of engineering, this slim device even comes with a rear...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Sony NEX-5R is the update to the 5N, with the most exciting upgrade being the built-in Wi-Fi which allows you to share and edit images via apps, as well as utilising your smartphone or tablet as a remote release as well. Picture quality is...

By Digital Photography School on

Now here’s another one: a deliciously tiny, mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that can almost replace many DSLRs on themarket. Sony was one of the early entrants in this game and, in typical fashion, continues to refine the bloodline with this...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The Sony NEX-R5 shows how compact system cameras are really coming into their own. The design doesn't have to rely on retro chic, but instead uses modern research and development to create a compact body shape that both fits the electronics and also...

By Expert Reviews on 100

An inspired update to its excellent predecessor, and an unequivocal Best Buy...

By The Verge on 84

Perhaps that was true last year, when Sony introduced the 5N. This time around, the company has revisited the model and upgraded it with the NEX-5R. The 5R is very similar to the 5N — it has the same photographic capabilities (16-megapixel APS-C sensor,...

By CNET Australia on 70

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...

By Macworld Australia on 80

The third generation of Sony NEX cameras to feature the same large APS-C sensor as found in its Alpha DSLRs, the brings with it new wireless transfer abilities and compatibility with downloadable Sony ‘apps’, plus not only a back screen that can be...

By Stuff.tv on 80

The apps might not set your pulse racing, but this well-connected cam is a top gun in its own right....

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

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...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateNovember 28, 2012 Read later : $1000 with 16mm-50mm lens This 16-megapixel compact system camera is the latest development of Sony's NEX range. The overall design has been refined to improve the aesthetic balance of body and lens. When...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

We said of an earlier version of the NEX it was the sensible alternative to a DSLR for most people and that is even more true of the NEX-5R. The range of E-mount lenses is constantly growing, so the NEX-5R is the basis of a system that can be as simple...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—SONY NEX-5r compact system camera by terry on 21 November 2012 Price: $1000 with 16–50mm lens Nicely refined THE LOW-DOWN: This 16 megapixel camera compact system camera is the latest development of Sony’s NEX range. The overall design has...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony NEX-5R is a logical successor to the NEX-5N with a few improvements to design and handling and added Wi-Fi functions. Although it sounds great on paper, we weren't entirely convinced by the app store system. Plus, the slow start-up ultimately...