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- Sony Alpha NEX-5R
- While this inexpensive mirrorless is marketed as entry-level, performance and image quality are anything but.
Sony Alpha NEX-5R Digital Camera Review$749.99
Speed and Timing
All drive mode options are available from a single menu, which may be accessed by pressing left on the directional pad. Here you'll find options for the self-timer, bracketing modes, remote commander mode, and two varieties of continuous shooting.
The two continuous shooting modes are referred to as Continuous, appropriately, and Speed Priority Continuous. Speed Priority is what most users will go with, and it offers a maximum shooting rate of just over 10 frames per second. After about 12 shots, shooting speed becomes slower while the memory buffer tries to catch up. The vanilla Continuous mode is a bit slower, but more consistent since it doesn't incur a speed penalty after the initial burst.
The self-timer is not fully customizable, however the countdown may be set to either 10 seconds or 2 seconds, and it's also possible to trigger a burst of 3 shots or 5 shots following a 10 second countdown.