NEX-5R Compact System Camera from Sony Offers More Imaging Power in a Sleeker Body


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NEX-5R Compact System Camera from Sony
Offers More Imaging Power in a Sleeker Body

New functions include “Fast Hybrid AF”, Wi-Fi and PlayMemories Camera Apps




• DLSR-quality images and Full HD video from newly-developed, large 16.1 effective megapixel APS-C image sensor
• New Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus in any situation; DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps
• 180° tiltable LCD screen for self-portraits with ultra-compact body
• Intuitive touch screen including Touch Shutter function plus intuitive operation with control dial and Fn (function) button
• Easy image sharing through Wi-Fi
• Download new features with PlayMemories Camera AppsTM, the world’s first application download service

1 For interchangeable-lens digital cameras as of August 2012. PlayMemories Camera Apps will be available in United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan at this moment. Launch dates may vary slightly between countries.


(ASIA PACIFIC, 29 AUGUST 2012) – Serious picture performance, style and portability are blended beautifully in the new NEX-5R compact system camera from Sony.

Combining big-sensor image quality with the freedom of interchangeable lenses, the hybrid mirrorless camera offers all the benefits of DSLR-style imaging with less to carry. A power-packed step-up from your point-and-shoot compact, it is also a perfect second camera for photo enthusiasts who won’t compromise on image quality or control when they’re travelling light.

With a resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels, the DSLR-sized sensor assures richly detailed still photos and crisp Full HD video. Teamed with the powerful BIONZ image processor, the NEX-5R ensures flawless, low-noise images – even when you’re shooting dimly-lit interiors at sensitivity settings up to ISO 25600.

In a first for interchangeable lens cameras by Sony, Fast Hybrid AF combines phase- and contrast-detection autofocus methods to suit the demands of any shooting situation. First, phase-detection AF quickly detects subject distance; then contrast-detection activates to confirm extremely fine, precise focus. In Speed Priority Continuous mode, the NEX-5R switches automatically to phase detection tracking AF. You’ll enjoy DSLR-like focusing responses when you’re capturing fast-moving action with high-speed burst shooting at up to 10 frames per second.

From launch, Fast Hybrid AF is supported with these lenses: E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS; E 55-210mm F4-6.3 OSS; E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS; Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA. Firmware upgrades will steadily expand the range of lenses offering Fast Hybrid AF support.

Framing, adjusting, shooting and viewing images is a pleasure on the intuitive touch-screen LCD. It’s complemented by a fully-featured control dial and Function button: a versatile combination for any photographer who’s accustomed to the flexibility of their DSLR camera. There’s also a new Touch Shutter function that makes it easier than ever to pick your perfect moment.

The clear, bright touchscreen flips through 180 degrees for easy arm’s length self-portraits. Enthusiasts will also welcome the switchable on-screen digital level gauge that helps keep horizons level with landscapes and architectural shots.

Full HD movie shooting has also been enhanced with a new Auto Slow Shutter feature that adds extra sparkle to low-light clips. The camera detects dim interiors ¬¬and night scenes, automatically switching to a slower shutter speed to brighten up your footage.

The NEX-5R is the first interchangeable-lens digital cameras by Sony with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities for easy image sharing, saving and viewing. Photos and videos can be transferred wirelessly to any smartphone or tablet that’s running the free PlayMemories Mobile app.

Alternatively, transfer all those memories directly to a networked PC, simplifying image back-ups without having to fiddle with memory cards or connecting cables. Photos stored on the NEX-5R can also be enjoyed directly on any DLNA-compatible TV, with no HDMI cable needed. Share via your wireless access point, or bypass your router and send pictures straight from the camera to TVs supporting Wi-Fi Direct.

The NEX-5R even lets you upgrade the camera’s capabilities any time to suit your shooting needs. Brand-new PlayMemories Camera Apps is the world’s first download service that lets you install new functions on demand. You just need to connect the camera to your PC via USB or directly over Wi-Fi to do this.

From launch, available apps include “Picture Effect+”; “Bracket Pro”; “Multi Frame NR”; “Smart Remote Control” and “Direct Upload”. Sony also plans to provide more new apps, such as “Photo Retouch”; followed by “Time-lapse” and “Cinematic Photo”.

New accessories include the Screen Protect Semi Hard Sheet PCK-LM13 with anti-fingerprint coating beautifully protects your LCD screen.

The NEX-5R will be available in Asia Pacific from November 2012.
 

Rashkae

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No viewfinder? And payable apps! What are you thinking sony?
1. No Viewfinder: worked perfectly well with the Nex3 and other Nex5, record sales, no problem. Can attach one if you want.

2. Payable apps: Smart move, extra revenue.


So, I'd say they're thinking the right thoughts. ;)
 

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Nex-6 will have view finder. Anyone selling nex-7?
 

eow

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Yes thinking of selling mine ... The af improvement is tempting
 

huntzer

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Yes thinking of selling mine ... The af improvement is tempting
U r not alone. I am telling myself since catching up with tech is a never ending race, i might as well enjoy what i have.

As someone always said, it is not the tools, it is the user.
 

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Thoth

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NEX 5R or NEX 6 is not a huge leap of advancement for NEX 7 users... Rather wait for FF NEX next year and enjoy the NEX 7 till it comes out.
 

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Yes thinking of selling mine ... The af improvement is tempting
OK ... friendship price? Let me know ............ :p
 

NEX 5R or NEX 6 is not a huge leap of advancement for NEX 7 users... Rather wait for FF NEX next year and enjoy the NEX 7 till it comes out.
i like what they done for 5R. the apps (esp if going to have time lapse apps), better AF. so its going to be even better on FF NEX 7! yay!
 

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Rashkae said:
1. No Viewfinder: worked perfectly well with the Nex3 and other Nex5, record sales, no problem. Can attach one if you want.

2. Payable apps: Smart move, extra revenue.

So, I'd say they're thinking the right thoughts. ;)
Bro, this time round lets meet there again to collect our 5R together. :) probably this time round you have a preproduction A99 for me to play. :)
 

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NEX 5R or NEX 6 is not a huge leap of advancement for NEX 7 users... Rather wait for FF NEX next year and enjoy the NEX 7 till it comes out.
Agree with you, I'm looking toward to Nex-8/9(which higher grade). Full Frame, Phase Detection AF, Even lower noise on ISO 16000, Active steady shot *Enable / d* and a more friendly menu. =) Then i maybe will sell my NEX-7 if not... just a WiFi and Apps support really not a huge leap.
 

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To Bro Errz & m32t8103, if Sony can improve so much on the 5R... They are setting expectations that the FF NEX coming out next year should be awesome enuff to compete with Leica M9 on the Full Frame front. Maybe an even higher ISO capabilities that makes shooting in very low lights pleasurable like the FF DSLRs like 5DMk3 or D800/E...

If Sony can do this, will see more and more DLSR folks switching to Sony FF NEX Mirrorless system and driving up the price of the legacy lenses even higher. Moral of the story, BBB on all the great Leica, CV & CZ lenses now... Lux, Crons, Noktons, Sonnar, Biogons, Distagons... etc... Good for those holding on to these lenses now... LOL
 

To Bro Errz & m32t8103, if Sony can improve so much on the 5R... They are setting expectations that the FF NEX coming out next year should be awesome enuff to compete with Leica M9 on the Full Frame front. Maybe an even higher ISO capabilities that makes shooting in very low lights pleasurable like the FF DSLRs like 5DMk3 or D800/E...

If Sony can do this, will see more and more DLSR folks switching to Sony FF NEX Mirrorless system and driving up the price of the legacy lenses even higher. Moral of the story, BBB on all the great Leica, CV & CZ lenses now... Lux, Crons, Noktons, Sonnar, Biogons, Distagons... etc... Good for those holding on to these lenses now... LOL
:bsmilie: yeah. price of those lens will goes up up and up right :bsmilie:
 

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I would say that if one can afford it with spare cash, just go for it.

There will always be better and newer gadgets appearing every other months and its going to be waiting forever if one is looking to justify the purchase.

There is no good time to buy a gadget. Just buy or upgrade at the moment you feel like doing so while not breaking the bank.
 

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NEX 5R or NEX 6 is not a huge leap of advancement for NEX 7 users... Rather wait for FF NEX next year and enjoy the NEX 7 till it comes out.
I agree. Technological advancement is a never-ending game. Unless you got really deep pockets, Better to wait for NEX FF or the next Nex7.
:D
 

m32t8103

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;) Just wait next year.. but seriously not enough $$ to spare for other lens... maybe in near future~
 

Thoth

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:bsmilie: yeah. price of those lens will goes up up and up right :bsmilie:
N not even those using NEX systems are snapping up legacy lenses... Other M4/3s and mirrorless systems users are beginning to buy legacy lenses knowing d durability and quality of pictures they can give you, in terms of characters they DLSR lenses might not give... Not to mention d value holding capability of these lenses...
 

Thoth

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I agree. Technological advancement is a never-ending game. Unless you got really deep pockets, Better to wait for NEX FF or the next Nex7.
:D
Deep pockets are for those really rich fellas and they normally will just collect Leica stuff... We mortals need to calculate every penny and make sure it's well spent. Buying a NEX 5R or NEX 6 now for the pure fun or vanity having a newer technology doesnt make sense to me unless it's a big leap from crop to full frame body. NEX 7is already on 24MP on a good sensor. FF NEX will be more than enuff to play around wif for d next few years...