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Sony Alpha NEX-5 NEX5DB Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Including Sony E 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OSS and Sony E 16mm f2.8 Lenses - Black

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The Alpha Sony NEX-5 14.6 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor mirrorless E-mount camera offers high-resolution a tilt/flip screen, fast continuous shooting and HD video capture, with 1080i and AVCHD capability

Key Features

- New α digital cameras with DSLR picture quality and responsive shooting
- World's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera
- 14.2 effective megapixels Exmorâ„¢ APS HD CMOS sensor
- 1080i HD movie recording with stereo sound, fast and silent autofocus
- Intuitive new interface with Help Guide and Shooting Tips
- E-mount lens system compatible with α DSLR lenses (with optional Mount Adaptor)
- Sweep Panorama with 3D capability

Now photographers can enjoy the superlative picture quality and shooting responses prized by DSLR users in a beautifully compact new camera that is brilliantly simple to use
Joining the Sony alpha family, the NEX-5 DSLR-quality imaging with the convenience of interchangeable lenses in a sleek new design that slips easily into a jacket pocket or bag.

In contrast with conventional DSLR models, the 'mirrorless' construction shrinks the thickness of the NEX-5 camera to just 24.2mm at their slimmest point. As a luxurious extra refinement, the NEX-5 features a tough yet light-weight magnesium body, making it the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera.

At the heart of the NEX-5 camera is a newly-developed Exmorâ„¢ APS HD CMOS sensor with a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels. Far larger than the sensor inside conventional compact cameras, its key to the extremely low image noise and creative defocus effects that are familiar to DSLR users.

Still and video image quality is further refined by the powerful BIONZ processor that ensures speedy DSLR-style shooting reflexes with quick, precise autofocus and minimal shutter lag. Both cameras can also capture fast-moving action with a high-speed burst of full-resolution images at up to 7fps (AF/AE fixed from first frame).

An elegant, uncluttered user interface "“ featuring a new 'never get lost' menu "“ makes the powerful creative possibilities of the NEX-5 accessible to enthusiasts and step-up users alike. Shooting parameters are easily accessed via an intuitive control wheel and two soft keys.

Turning the control dial, for example, allows depth of focus changes to be previewed 'live' on the LCD, giving effortless control over beautiful, pro-style portraits. Further help for novice users is provided by on-screen shooting tips and a friendly help guide.

Images and camera settings are displayed on the big, bright 7.5cm (3"), Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology that tilts up or down for comfortable viewing in any shooting position. The screen features an auto-brightness function for excellent visibility, even when you're outdoors. TruBlack screen technology enables an even more vivid, high-contrast view of images and camera settings.

Compatibility with a wide range of interchangeable lenses dramatically expands the artistic possibilities of the E-mount camera system
Featuring in-lens SteadyShot image stabilisation for clearer handheld images, the E 18-55mmf3.5-5.6 zoom (SEL1855) and the Sony E 16mm f2.8 (SEL16F28) lenses offer the perfect travel package.

An optional LA-EA1 mount adaptor extends compatibility to the α family of 30 lenses and teleconverters, plus a huge range of other legacy A-mount lenses (Manual Focus only)

The NEX-5 is also the first αlpha cameras to offer the extra convenience of HD video recording
At the touch of a dedicated Movie REC button, Full HD (1920 x 1080i) video is captured by the NEX-5 as high-quality AVCHD files can be enjoyed on a connected HD television. As an option, the smart accessory terminal on the camera accepts the compact ECM-SST1 Stereo Microphone that captures a high-quality soundtrack for your HD videos.


Resolution: Effective: 14.2MP, Recorded: 14.6MP
Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
File Formats: Stills: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
File Size    
3:2 - L (14M): 4592 x 3056, M (7.4M): 3344 x 2224, S (3.5M): 2288 x 1520
16:9 - L (12M): 4592 x 2576, M (6.3M): 3344 x 1872, S (2.9M): 2288 x 1280
Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Image Stabilization: Anti-Motion Blur Function in camera, Some lenses have Optical SteadyShot
Crop Factor: 1.5x
Lens: E-mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (35mm film equivalent: 27-82.5mm)
9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Zoom: Manual
Lens Mount: E-mount
Focus Type: Contrast 25 point autofocus and Manual Focus
Focus Range: 9.8" (0.25m) - infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount: 49mm
Sensitivity: Auto, 200 to 12800
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 - 30 seconds, bulb
Metering: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes: iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), +/-2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom
Mirror Lock-Up: N/A
Burst Capability: Continuous (2.3fps), Speed Priority (7fps)
Self Timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Built-in Flash: No, External HVL-F7S flash supplied
Effective Flash Range: Guide Number: 7 (in meters at ISO 100)
External Flash Connection: Smart accessory terminal
Max Sync Speed: 1/160
Built-in Memory: No
Memory Card Type: Dual memory card slot:
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Pro-HG Duo, PRO-HG HX Duo, SD, SDHC and SDXC
Still Images per GB: RAW: 68
Video Recording: Yes, MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Resolution: AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate) HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate)
VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Video Clip Length: 29 minutes
Audio Recording: Dolby Digital (AC-3), MPEG-4 AAC-LC, Optional Compact Stereo Microphone
Viewfinder Type: Optional optical viewfinder FDA-SV1
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Display: Tiltable 3" 921,600-dot TFT TruBlack LCD
Connectivity: USB 2.0, HDMI (Type C)
System & Software Requirements     Windows 2000, XP (SP2), Vista, Mac OS X (10.1.3 or later)
Operating/Storage Temperature: 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 battery, 7.2V
Power Adapter: AC adapter for NEX cameras
Dimensions: 4.36 x 2.31 x 1.5" (110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm)
Weight: 8.1 oz (229g)

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