PortraitPro 21 - 50% OFF + an EXTRA 20% OFF! Use Code: EPZJS

Sony NEX-5N Digital Camera

NEX-5N has World’s fastest release time lag and quick, responsive autofocus.

|  Sony NEX-5N in Mirrorless Cameras
 Add Comment


Sony has unveiled the release of its NEX 5N camera.  It boasts the world's fastest release time lag, and 16.1 megapixels.

The next step on from the NEX-5, The NEX 5N has advanced even further and features the creative responses of a DSLR in a compact body.

Made from magnesium alloy and very slim, Sony say the camera is a step forward from every feature on the NEX- 5.

The first E-mount camera with interchangeable lenses to feature an intuitive new Photo Creativity Touch interface. Using its LCD touch panel, there is no jargon to confuse new users.

Able to capture fast moving action at up to ten FPS, it has the fastest burst shooting speed of any mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

It features Picture Effect, which simplifies production of sophisticated artistic effects. Among its artistic imaging functions are 3D panorama, anti motion blur, and Soft Skin.

The camera is available form September 2011. The NEX-5N with 18-55mm has an RRP of £600.

Do you have a question about the new camera?

Sony's photography expert Paul Genge will be holding a live Q&A session at 7.30pm tonight on Facebook. Paul will be able to answer any questions you have about the new α77, α65, NEX-7, and NEX-5N cameras which launched today. You can join the chat here: Sony UK.

Key features:

  • 16.1 effective megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and new BIONZ processor enabling ISO 25600 high sensitivity
  • Full HD Movie with 50p/25p, manual focus, full P/A/S/M exposure control and improved audio
  • Tilt-angle 7.5cm (3”) Xtra Fine LCD touch-screen and easy-to-use Photo Creativity interface
  • 10 fps continuous shooting (In Speed Priority Continuous mode)
  • Styled in magnesium, just 23.3mm slim (Distance from front of body to LCD monitor screen surface)

Sony NEX-5N Photos of Equipment

Sony NEX-5N Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4912
Pixels (H)3264
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921,600
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • AB
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS25p, 50p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Wi-FiNo Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA rating)410shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera, Shoulder strap, Battery Charger, Infolithium Battery (NP-FW50), USB Cable, CD-ROM, Flash, Standard Zoom Lens (18-55mm OSS)

View Full Product Details

Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Photographs taken using the Sony NEX-5N

HelloTriumphTides OutGants Hill Underground Tube StationNice day FishingWild beautyMan in the HatMan in the HatHandsFace in the CrowdDrama QueenGo on... give us a smileWakey Wakey Rise and ShineA man and his Beer

Other articles you might find interesting...

12 Best Entry Level Mirrorless Compact System Cameras For Be...
'My Year In Micro Four Thirds' As Told By David Thorpe
Fujifilm X-S10 Review
Olympus E-M10 Mark IV Review By David Thorpe
Nikon Z7 II Review
Leica SL2-S Announced - Designed For Stills And Video
Sony Alpha A7C Review
Fujifilm GFX100 Firmware Update Adds 400mp Multi-Shot Mode


Nick_Hilton 15 599 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 11:55AM
Loks good but no new lenses!
joshwa Plus
10 927 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 12:30PM
Nick_Hilton 15 599 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 12:58PM
Thanks for the link - I stand corrected. Still not the greatest range though and some of the new just replace the older lenes

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.