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Sony α NEX-5N

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90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
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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85
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

92
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 17
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Sony E
Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
Sd, Ms pro hg duo hx, Ms pro hg duo, Ms pro duo
Type
Lens mount
Resolution (effective)
Sensor size
Memory card
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Sony E
16.1 megapixels
APS-C
Sd, Ms pro hg duo hx, Ms pro hg duo, Ms pro duo

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90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

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).

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User Reviews

90
aimanaw
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
TaurusX
For the price, its a very good Mirrorless Camera :)
100
jlahdo
The NEX 5N was my first ILC and my first 'proper' camera. The photos it takes...read more
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