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SonyAlpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 273 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (179)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (256)
  • Easy to use (221)
  • Large clear LCD (177)
  • High ISO performance (173)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (164)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (109)
  • Short battery life (43)
  • Lag / shutter delay (11)
  • Noisy at high ISO (11)
  • Small LCD screen (9)

Best Uses

  • Travel (199)
  • Family photos (197)
  • Landscape/scenery (178)
  • Low light (165)
  • Video (117)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (120), Casual photographer (102), Semi-pro photographer (30), Pro photographer (15), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (226), Yes (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

From former nikon user

So where to start... I shot with nikon gear since 04. i got all the way to FX D700 and pro zooms etc. due to financial issues i sold ALL my stuff...Read complete review

So where to start... I shot with nikon gear since 04. i got all the way to FX D700 and pro zooms etc. due to financial issues i sold ALL my stuff this spring. My birthday is saturday, so my lovely wife bought me ( well, we went together to the store) new 5n... Short: this is the BEST camera for the money vs. size vs. price. NOTHING can touch it if you consider these 3 factors TOGETHER. Lens lineup is lacking ,sure, but that will slowly change, i'm sure. If you even remotely consider it , GET IT ! Longer: While it is not maybe suitable for professional use, such as weddings , or sports, the output straight out of camera is STUNNING, especially considering its size and price. I have yet to look at raw files, as I am not sure adobe supports them yet, but all my recent test shots I did, I shot RAW + JPG. Honestly I like the output much better then all my nikons , thats why I always shot raw, but with nex 5n Jpgs look great, in all but most challenging situations. Skin tones look great SOOC, no fiddeling with being too pink, too orange, etc etc... WB misses every now and then by a little ,especially in tungsten lighting, but that is for 95% of cameras. Just do manual WB, takes like 2 seconds, or shoot raw.I have DRO set to auto, works great. I cannot compare 5n focus speed to older model, but it is plenty fast and tracking with the kit lens too. ( again dont expect performance of D3S and pro 2.8 zooms) Touch screen together with 4 programmable buttons works great. When nex first came out, i was digusted with everything being menu driven and instantly rejected the camera. Nex 5n got it right and then some! this is the most pleasant to use camera I've ever used, beating my D700 and thats saying a lot. You can use combination of buttons and touchscreen to your liking. Just awesome... ISO performance - IF it is focused properly,( which sometimes IS an issue, especially when you use auto multi area focusing ) is nothing short of stunning again for its size and price. In 3 days I had the camera I'm pulling shots that I could not even dream of with FX camera and few thousand $$ worth of lenses. ( handheld...) And thats with kit lens for [$] total. Up to iso 1000 its amazing, underexposed or not. Iso 1600 is still great, noise resembles more of fine film grain then actual digital noise. about 2500 is still pretty great if exposed AND focused properly, especially with very low shutter speeds. Iso 3200 is still very very good but detail is starting to go. 6400 is definitely usable, but I'd rather leave it for BW shots if I was after really high quality detailed shot. BUT, and there is a big BUT (lol) SONY's proprietary handheld twilight mode is AMAZING ! it is really mind boggling how they managed to make it work so great. Camera picks iso and shoots I believe 5 shots. Try to hold camera steady and tell your subject not to move. If there is slight movement no problem , camera deals with it surprisingly well. Cam then combines those 5 rapid shots into final one photo that is much much cleaner . Iso 6400 shot this way in really really low light looks almost as good as iso 1600 = awesome. All and all despite not really liking sony as a brand in general, This camera is packed with features and performance and it is A W E S O M E.And thats from someone who dumped $8000 of nikon pro stuff. So glad I didnt choose another dslr because 70% or the time it just sit around collecting dust due to size. This is the camera to get if you want performance is small package and dont feel like lugging DSLR around.Hope this helps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great camera, but not a DSLR replacement

Good camera. I bought this to allow me to have a "pocketable" camera to take with me when I don't feel like lugging around my Canon 60D. Based off reviews...Read complete review

Good camera. I bought this to allow me to have a "pocketable" camera to take with me when I don't feel like lugging around my Canon 60D. Based off reviews I had very high expectations of the image quality. Knowing it had a slightly larger APS-C sensor than my DSLR (Sony's 1.5x versus Canon's 1.6x), I expected the photos to be comparable. Unfortunately what I have found so far is this camera does not take photos of the same league as my 60D. It may be due to the 18-55mm kit lens, but honestly even the 18-135mm kit lens that shipped with my 60D took superior photos (and I never really use it anymore, since I prefer my EF 35mm f/2.0). So if you think this can replace your DSLR, you will be disappointed.

I will keep my hopes up with this camera and likely add the 16mm pancake for an extra compact package, but this will definitely only be used when I don't want to go through the hassle of lugging around a larger camera. The NEX-5N's size is very reasonable for the performance it provides. It literally cleans the floor with my old compact camera, a Canon G10. There is no comparison other than the body sizes, where the NEX is actually smaller if you don't include the lens.

Something else unfortunate is the clicking sound in the camera body when panning back and forth. When shooting video this causes a loud clicking sound to be heard, which renders the video virtually worthless. If you are very careful and do not pan the camera you can sometimes avoid the sound. It appears to be related to the shutter or some other moving part in the body itself (it will make the same noise when shut off and with no lens attached).

My review would have been 4 stars based off the joy I had using this camera so far, but with the video issue around the clicking noise, I have to drop to 3 stars. Sony really should be checking these things before sending shipments to retailers. Shame on you Sony, you are not nearly as professional as the likes of Canon and Nikon.

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5.0

this is the best

By Xu

from Evanston, IL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    the weight & size are great for girls
    quality is great too

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Starter

    By CDang

    from Maryland

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    Lightweight camera that is amazing for those who just want to start out and learn more about photography or even for those who are experts at it already! I use it for everyday shooting, portraits, and landscapes.

    Pros:
    -Touchscreen
    -Many adapters available for more fun lenses
    -tilting screen

    Cons:
    -not many e mount lenses available
    -movie recording button placed awkwardly
    -takes time to change modes & menus can be confusing at first

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By anonymous

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High Quality Video
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    This camera is great! It takes amazing videos and photos and has a crystal clear, large LCD display. I use this camera to film videos and it works perfectly for my casual videography endeavors. The only con is that it doesn't have any dials or anything to change exposure etc., so it takes a little while to do it. Overall, Amazing camera!!!

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    A first time buyers thoughts

    By Danub

    from Maryland

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      This is my first Digital camera. . . IT was delivered quickly and was well protected by bhphoto.
      AS for the camera I find it very simple to use and of high quality.
      I have only used limited settings so far but as I learn more bit by bit it is nicely setup as far as menus and ease of use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Rightly is compared to DSLRs

      By JellyB

      from San Diego

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      I do own a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, providing one of the best image qualities available. I bought this camera as gift for my girlfriend because she refuses to use heave equipment. This small and light device provides an image quality I never thought possible given the sensor size and the price of the product. Rightly, this product often is compared to professional equipment. However, the lack of an optical viewfinder and phase contrast autofocus system might not be suitable for all users or applications.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      It's a good camera

      By David

      from Pittsburg, KS

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        My friend who is a good photographer recommended me the NEX-5N, he told me it is a nice camera for beginners. So I just got it, seems perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Easy to photo beautiful picture

        By Anna

        from NY USA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          Appearance is fashion and the picture is great. And it's convenient to adjust the color and other things. The best part is the screen,just touch the thing on screen to adjust the focal distance.very easy to take good pictures for fresh man

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great camera for parents

          By MamaK

          from Basalt, CO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            I searched long and hard for a smaller camera that had DSLR qualities but with out the bulk and this is it! I really wanted a camera with fast shutter speed to take pictures of my two small children. This camera does really well with low light and I am so happy with all the pictures so far. I would definitely recommend this camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Sony NEX 5N

            By Pixel Enthusiast (PE)

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

              Sony NEX 5N is almost an ideal semi-compact camera for indoor shooting. After reading many reviews and then buying and trying it, I believe it has the highest quality/price ratio especially for indoor shooting of people. The detachable flash that comes with it is satisfactory for most of my indoor needs.
              What I found most useful about it are:
              1) Focus peaking, ie. highlighting the objects that are in focus. Very handy for indoor or low light focusing
              2) Controllable skin smoothing, particularly useful for taking pictures of people indoors.
              3)Anti motion and hand-held twilight features allow very low noise images by shooting 6 images in a row and combuning them to reduce noise.
              What I found difficult about NEX 5N are:
              1) Its controls. They are not intuitive. After one week, I still strugle to find where I need to go to set or change a feature
              2) AWB is average and changes when you change the ISO settings

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 5
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Camera overheats after 18 minutes...

              By jedi.gish

              from Scotts Valley, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    Other than what is noted by existing reviews, here are my pros and cons:

                    Pros:
                    1. Excellent alternative to heavy DSLR - light weight
                    2. Great image quality
                    3. IMHO, this is the best mirror-less camera in the same price range - bang for the bucks.

                    Cons:
                    1. Camera overheats after 18 minutes of recording HD video (1080i, mp4 mode). This was unexpected, and with little notification. Wished Sony would give an alert 1-2 minutes earlier, so I can shutdown and let the camera cool down. Due to the unexpected shutdown, I missed the crucial 5 seconds of my daughter's recital that supposed to show her bowed and audiences clapping and cheers.
                    2. The menu controls are not intuitive. When in playback menu with HDMI output to TV, the menu controls are even harder to decipher and limited.
                    3. Users cannot playback photos and videos at the same time. You can playback only by the media type (e.g., photos, mp4s, avchd).
                    4. 1080p is in avchd format, which required time consuming effort to convert to another format for owners of Mac OSX computers. Sony should include a AVCHD player for the Mac.
                    5. The Intelligence mode does not detect tungsten lighting, make sure you change to appropriate mode to compensate for the warm color.

                    Overall, I still like this camera with its misc. faults. I just have to adapt and find workarounds.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 5
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera

                    By pingcataco

                    from British Columbia, Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      This camera takes great shots even with an amateur behind it. I use it mostly for photos of our baby boy with a sigma 30mm lens, great combo.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this camera!

                      By DB Drummer

                      from Vancouver, WA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      I am one of the lucky ones who grabbed this little beauty before it became extinct. All of the image quality of a DSLR without the bulk or complicated menus. A perfect camera for point and shooters with a hobbyist's eye.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great little camera

                      By SeaPSea

                      from NJ

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Video

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      This is a great little mirror-less. It is way more capable than I am. The only con I noticed is the slow auto focus.
                      All in all very pleased with my purchase

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 6
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Camera

                      By Will the Spearfisherman

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                        This is a camera that actually performs tons of functions well. The photos are crystal clear and magazine quality (I edit for a magazine, and this is the camera our photo editor recommended) Also, there is a cheap underwater housing available for this camera, which makes it even sweeter.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Absolute gem of a camera!

                        By Macfreak7

                        from Mumbai

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                        • None yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                        I consider myself an amateur photographer and I have always been a huge Canon fan. I have only owned P&S cameras in the past. For awhile I quit taking photos with a camera because of phone cameras that became convenient and widespread. However I recently realized the quality of those photos taken with these phone cameras (no matter the high megapixel) will mostly be quite rubbish. So I decided to get myself a new camera that is compact yet powerful enough to take brilliant photos. So I researched a ton, talked to professional photographers and eventually bought this NEX 5N/KB, a beautiful MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens camera). Never thought I'd buy something other than a Canon but at this point they just don't seem to have a product that could compete with this NEX line for the quality and price point.

                        I have barely taken 100 photos so far, and can already say that the interface (tho requires a little getting used to), is actually not as bad as I imagined - a couple of reviews I read criticized it strongly, but it isn't half as bad. The touch screen combined with navigation buttons and help menus (which can be disabled), makes it a breeze to get to whatever function (and there are tons!) that you'd want to modify. This of course is the key to any camera that allows for as much control as a DSLR. Some features are a little gimmicky to keep consumer photographers (like me!) happy.

                        Image quality depends largely on the settings and the lens, but considering the camera has a huge APS-C sensor, it will only make things easier for the photographer. The images so far have been fantastic. Extremely crisp and sharp and more than sufficient for most photographers. I have quite a ways to go before I can comment on the noise levels and low light shooting, but so far it looks extremely promising. I compared a few shots taken by a friend using an Olympus E-P3 and I thought the 5n took way better shots - especially low light conditions. Again that could be the larger sensor in the NEX at play. Colors are accurate and real.

                        I purchased the kit version that comes with the SEL1855. This lens is definitely quite large and kinda defeats the purpose of the small camera body. However it is a zoom lens that performs really well. The build quality is pretty solid and precise. The small camera body would do really well (in terms of compactness and portability) with the SEL16F28 or the Sigma 30mm which I hear is a super lens for this camera. Both are pancake lenses and would make carrying this camera around a breeze. Don't get me wrong, it is already a lot easier to carry around than a DSLR and that is exactly the point of this niche of cameras, not as cumbersome or bulky and yet takes ridiculously good photos.

                        In a nutshell, if you're anyone but an absolutely professional photographer that takes photos for a living, you don't need a DSLR. Instead go for this segment of MILC cameras and even within that line up this NEX 5N is a total gem. Worth every penny. I'm looking forward to taking tons of photos with it for at least a few years!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 7
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Fun little camera with big-camera result

                        By Alan

                        from Santa Rosa, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                        The menu's leave something to be desired, but I wanted a APS sensor camera for travel that would give me great files & wouldn't break the bank. As a closeout, this gives the same file quality as the newer replacement NEX 5R at a much lower cost.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 5
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        " a must for amatures and professionals"

                        By mag

                        from Manhattan, ny

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great flash
                        • High ISO Performance
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          I am still learning about this camera but the color is so vivid and three dimentional that the pics seem to pop out you. I love it!

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Awesome

                          By Johnny ruger

                          from Byron bay australia

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                          • Small LCD Screen

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          Both me and my partner need great shots of our products and have been outsourcing to photographers. I didn't think it would be so easy to produce such good shots. It's size means well take it with us when we go away or to events. Such a good purchase for the beginner and mid range enthusiasts. Very happy

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Very Pleased

                          By Tom the skier

                          from Sun Peaks, Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization

                          Cons

                          • No Viewfinder

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          Camera is amazing. So intuitive and easy to use. Love the quality of the colours that it pics up. Used the rapid fire mode while skiing and it has been really cool. Going to look inot the bigger telephoto lens next.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Sony cameras are always great

                          By axelaeon

                          from pequannock, NJ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                          • No Viewfinder

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Alpha NEX-5N Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                            I ve always had a sony camera and this one is just perfect. The big photo capabilities in the small size camera is perfect. I just wish the adapter for the lenses was not so expensive (1/3 the value of camera). Other than that I m having fun with my new toy.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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