Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N is a 16.1MP interchangeable lens digital camera which will fit in your pocket nicely. The camera allows you to capture beautiful still images up to 10 frames per second that supported by interchangeable lens. Sony NEX-5N provides a Full HD 1080/60p or 24p video recording, capture amazing pictures in low-light with the large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor or get beautiful panoramic shots in 2D or 3D, it also has 3.0-inch tilt-able Live View touch screen LCD for easy viewing your still images and video with just use your fingertips to control it. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4-3/8 × 2-3/8 × 1-9/16″ (110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm) with weight Approx. 7.4 oz (210g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 9.5 oz (269g) (w/battery & media).

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Sony NEX-5N Features

16.1 MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS image sensor

Utilizing a APS-C sensor which combined with Sony Exmor™ APS HD CMOS technology, the Sony NEX-5N allows you to get an incredible images detail and gorgeous enlargements. It also achieves high resolution with no penalty or noise in low-light conditions. Equipped with a 25-point Auto Focus sensors which cover a wide area of the scene, the camera get accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame and with up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution, Sony NEX-5N allow you to capture great moment in sport even baby photos.

Full HD movie shooting 60p/24p

The Sony NEX-5N offers a Full HD 1920×1080 video recording in a variety of frame rates from 60p for super smooth action to 24p for a more cinematic feel. The camera offers an AVCHD™ codec for high quality HD video capture, as well as the MP4 codec for easy upload to the web Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and more. You can record video at Full HD 1080p at 60fps with stereo sound with the welcome ability to control shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation during recording. Sony NEX-5N also offer a full range control of video and image recording with iAUTO mode to Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual.


3.0″ Touch Screen LCD

The camera has 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD monitor with 921K dots for superb resolution. The Touch Screen LCD monitor offers a TruBlack feature includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Comes with a Sunny Weather mode to increase the visibility even further in bright sunlight. The monitor can be tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high- and low-angle shots. This monitor also offers an Optional XGA OLED viewfinder to provide a large, bright and wide-view of the scene. The XGA OLED viewfinder provides an extraordinary view with high resolution 2.395K dot, and unprecedented speed, contrast and color accuracy.


3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode

Sony NEX-5N allow you to capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera capture separately the right-eye and left-eye images that make the landscapes come alive on your 3D television. You can save your video and images in JPEG and MPO file formats. For capture a landscapes images, the camera can be set automatically. You just need to press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together with up to 23 MP of image size and up to 202 degrees of maximum sweep angle.



+ Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)

+ Lens Mount : Sony E-mount

+ Camera Type : Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Imaging Sensor

+ Processor : BIONZ™ image processor

+ Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism

+ Pixel Gross : Approx. 16.7 megapixels

+ Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 16.1 megapixels

+ Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x

+ Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters


+ Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount

+ Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5-5.6

+ Aperture (Min.) : f/22-34

+ Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)

+ Lens Construction : Metal

+ Lens Groups-Elements : 9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)

+ Minimum Focus Distance : 9.8″ (0.25m)

+ Angle of View : 76o – 29o

+ Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)

+ Aspheric Elements : (4 aspheric surfaces)

+ Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 62 x 60mm

+ Exterior Finish : Metal

+ Internal Motor : Yes (Stepping motor)

+ Lens Weight : 6.9 oz (194g)

+ Maximum Magnification : 0.3x


+ Type : Optional OLED finder available (FDA-EV1S)


+ Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

+ Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB

+ Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG

+ Still Image Size 16:9 : L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376

+ Still Image Size 3:2 : L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624

+ Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)

+ Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))

+ Video Mode : AVCHD: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps

+ Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards

+ Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

+ Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone; Built-in, monaural speaker

+ Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

Exposure System

+ Picture Effect(s) : 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature

+ Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)

+ Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900 k with 15-step Magenta / Green compensation

+ Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))

+ D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)

+ Exposure Bracketing : Yes: (3 Continuous)

+ Exposure Compensation : ±3.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)

+ Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Program AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect, Scene Selection

+ ISO : Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100 to 25600)

+ Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering

+ Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

+ Metering Sensitivity : 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)

+ Noise Reduction : Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)

+ Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight

+ White Balance Mode : Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom

Focus Control

+ AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus

+ Focus Area : Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF

+ Focus Sensitivity : 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)

+ Manual Focus Assist : Magnified display for precise manual focus

+ Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock

+ AF Illuminator : Built-in, LED type

LCD Display

+ LCD Type : 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology

+ Angle Adjustment : Up: Approx. 80 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees

+ Brightness Control : Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather

+ Coverage : 100%

+ Live View : Yes, (Constant AF Live View)

+ Real-time image adjustment display : Exposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style

+ Histogram : Yes (On/off)

+ Peaking : Yes (MF only, Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off), (Color: White/Red/Yellow)

+ Grid Display : Yes (On/off)

+ Customization : Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather; Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink

+ Touch Panel : Yes


+ Flash Compensation : +/-2EV,1/3EV steps

+ Flash Coverage : FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)

+ Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL

+ Flash Modes : Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction

+ Flash Type : Smart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)

+ Guide Number : 7 (in meters at ISO 100)

+ Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.

Advanced Features

+ Face Detection : On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off

+ Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

+ Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)

+ Photo Creativity : Yes (via iAuto Mode)

+ Shooting Tips : Yes

+ Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical, and 3D Panorama

Drive System

+ Burst Buffer : JPEG (Fine: 10 shots, Standard: 10 shots), RAW (6 shots), RAW+JPEG (4 shots)

+ Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing

+ Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb

+ Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter


+ BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV

+ DVDirect : Yes, via USB

+ HD Output : HDMI® (TypeC mini)

+ Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

+ PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable

+ USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)


+ Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2

+ Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-?10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter, and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.

Weights and Measurements

+ Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4-3/8 × 2-3/8 × 1-9/16″ (110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions

+ Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 7.4 oz (210g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 9.5 oz (269g) (w/battery & media)


+ Number of Still Images : Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)








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