Pros

  • Solid image quality
  • Accepts both SD/SDHC and Memory Stick cards
  • Innovative modes, including Sweep Panorama
  • HD movie recording with stereo audio
  • Compact design with DSLR capabilities
  • Excellent burst mode

Cons

  • No built-in flash
  • Proprietary accessory mount and new lens mount

At A Glance

Sony's first interchangeable-lens compact camera, the NEX-5 offers image and video quality on a par with a DSLR and has unique modes that go beyond anything else in its class. The only thing missing is a built-in flash.

Manufacturer’s Description

It's all the performance of a DSLR in about half the size and half the weight. Get a perfectly pocket-sized 16.1MP interchangeable lens camera made for capturing beautiful stills on the go at up to 10 frames per second. Record in Full HD 1080/60p or 24p video, take astonishing pictures in low-light with the large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor or get beautiful panoramic shots in 2D or 3D. Put control at your fingertips with the highly responsive, conveniently tiltable 3.0" Live View touch screen LCD.