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Sony Alpha NEX-5R First Impressions Review$749.99
We're pretty excited about a few of the changes coming with the NEX-5R, most notably the addition of phase detection autofocus. But other than that, this seems to be a relatively light update. This camera therefore doesn't command an upgrade for current NEX owners, but represents a tantalizing new option for potential buyers that haven't quite pulled the trigger yet.
We're surprised Sony decided to flesh out the NEX mid range even further. Then again, who are we to complain about extra choices? Buyers will decide how many models the lineup needs.
But overall, we weren't blown away by the 5R as a complete package. It's just too similar to existing models. We can't predict how it'll perform in our lab tests, though, and Sony has surprised us pleasantly many times before. As always, we'll reserve final judgment until a proper evaluation is complete.