Sony α NEX-5

81
Global
Score
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Digital Photography Review says:

The NEX-5 is a dramatic and original approach to camera design, offering some of the best image quality its class in a tiny, sleek body. It's not perfect as a camera to just point-and-shoot but in the hands of someone willing to take a little control is capable of superb results.
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Breakdown

Design and form factor
7.5
Battery life
6.0
Speed (start-up time, lag)
6.7
Video quality
8.0
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

α

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
14.6 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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Specs

α

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
14.6 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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