cameras

Sony NEX-5N Digital Camera Review

Sony's NEX-5N packs high end performance in a small body.

$699.99 MSRP
Buy now at Amazon
Advertisement

Introduction

The Sony NEX-5N is the update to one of Sony's first NEX cameras, the NEX-5. At first glance the camera does not seem much different from its predecessor, but (figuratively) look under the hood and you'll realize the NEX-5N is a different beast entirely. The new sensor in the 5N puts it squarely next to midrange DSLRs like the Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i, with a smaller body and significantly faster shot-to-shot time. Sony has also added touchscreen functionality to their rear, articulated LCD. Add it all up and the Sony NEX-5N is one of the most intriguing cameras on the market today. It's available in black, silver, and red with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5N, take a look at these other interchangeable lens cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Extras
  21. Video Features
  22. Conclusion

News and Features

Ios lightroom raw hero

Adobe adds RAW to Lightroom Mobile on iOS

Here's what you'll need to start editing RAW photos on an iPad

Fujifilm x t2 hero

Fujifilm X-T2 Brings More Megapixels, Faster AF

Fujifilm takes the successful X-T1 and adds a new sensor and 4K video.

Boston fireworks hero 2

Want better fireworks photos? Just shoot video

For a frustration-free experience, set it and forget it.

Panaleica 12mm sample hero

Sample Gallery: Panasonic Leica 12mm f/1.4

Our samples from Panasonic's new wide, fast Leica lens.

Photographer gifts hero1

5 foolproof gifts for any photographer

Need a gift for an avid photographer? Check out these 5 great gifts.

Capa d day photo hero

The iconic D-Day photo that was nearly lost forever

Robert Capa's portrait of a soldier on D-Day is famous, but it was almost ruined before being seen.

Tg tracker hero

Olympus's new GoPro competitor is ready for adventure

Olympus's new action cam has everything but the kitchen sink for $400

Canon powershot sx620 hs hero

Canon unveils flagship flash, mini macro, and a compact cam

The new PowerShot SX620 HS lends itself perfectly to travelers.

Panasonic lumix gx85 release news hero alt

Panasonic's 4K-Ready GX85 Is a Bargain Hunter's Dream

Panasonic's latest camera is one of the best values around.