Sony α NEX-5N

90
Global
Score
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

The NEX-5N shoots great stills and videos, and will (sort of) fit in your pocket. If you're upgrading from a point-and-shoot, or want something a little lighter than your DSLR without skimping on quality, this is the one to get. Recent price drops mean the 5N is even more attractive as a great entry point into the world of interchangeable-lens compact cameras. However, those price drops coincide with the launch of the new NEX-5R, which adds WiFi, an improved autofocus system, and downloadable apps. The 5N remains a great camera -- and a great bargain -- but the 5R is now the one to beat, and a gdgt Must-have model.

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Breakdown

Ease of use
6.2
Video quality
8.7
Speed (start-up time, lag)
6.6
Image quality
9.2
Durability
7.0
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Specs

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Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
16.1 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

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Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
16.1 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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