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Sony α NEX-5

from  $795+
81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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User Reviews

80
notung
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
fourblades
I can't grade the durability section since I don't want to drop this thing to...read more
80
Vermifuge
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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76
Average Critic Score

Ease of use

60
 

Image quality

77
 

Design and form factor

75
 

Battery life

60
 

Speed (start-up time, lag)

67
 

Video quality

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

80
 

User

86
 
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88
 

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90
 

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81
 

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