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Sony Alpha NEX-5 Review

Sony is new into this segment and it should show a big impression on market with its new and latest mirrorless digital camera Sony Alpha Nex-5. Sony is introducing two cameras in this segment NEX-5 and NEX-3. The video is the biggest thing in this sequence and NEX-5 will provide 1080i AVCHD type video recording. This machine will provide a best quality output in images it very high quality because of 14-megapixel Exmor sensor with latest Bionz processor.

The latest Sony Alpha NEX-5 will look wide with 3inch LCD screen of about 921,000 dot resolution and the focus of our eye will be easy while viewing this machine which tilts up and down with 80 and 45 degrees respectively. With the use of TruBlack feature using this camera is very easy in our doors or in doors. The two lenses are well placed and first one look standard with 18-55mm lens and then the second one with 16mm pancake prime lens and these two lenses will have aluminum barrel which looks very beautiful.

Sony Alpha NEX-5 this latest version will support Memory Stick Pro-HD Duo and SD, and SDHC. This camera looks small when compared with its rival in the DSLR segment and also it is very light, it  weights 10.2 ounces with including battery and memory card this is amazing because the rivals of this camera are weighing too heavy than this like Panasonic G2 weighs 21 ounce and Samsung NX10 weighs 21 ounces. This New Sony NEX-5 body will be light but its lens look very large.

The buttons on this new Sony Alpha NEX-5 camera are well placed, lens lower lift there is lens release button, and self-timer lamp is at upper left with AF assist and an infrared remote control port is placed at below the shutter button. After attaching the strap the position of camera will be like LCD facing up and lens down and this will make you ready every time to shoot the image. Here thumb finger should play very fast because the main buttons will be under this finger, the wheel is well placed and made for easy use.

The latest Sony Alpha NEX-5 digital camera is very distinct in many features like its sensor is 13 times larger than common video camera sensors, it is having it own helping feature for dust removal. This machine is provided with contrast detect autofocus with AF-S for single one and AF-C for focusing continuous. Sony NEX-5 lenses are very fast and while video recording it supports Auto focus also where in SLR lenses it is not there. The menu system is very distinct and some what complicated and bringing some negative points but the basic controls are well designed. Sweep panorama feature is very new and interesting feature in this new Sony NEX-5.

Sony Alpha NEX-5 is tested officially and expected to be 330 shots per charge and it is using 7.2V 1080mAH lithium-ion battery naming NP-FW50. Camera is some what noisy when using in Panorama, HDR, and other modes but with good features it can be left easily. It can capture very good and quality images in low light also much better that SLD cameras. This July you can able to get this camera with 650 dollars for 16mm lens and 700 dollars for 18-55mm lens.

update 16.6.2010

Sony Alpha nex-5 camera is now available at Jessops at £589 with the 18-55mm zoom lens, though it is still in pre-order phase at sonystyle.com

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