Sony Alpha NEX-5 launched!

Touted by Sony as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, the Alpha NEX5 was launched today in the Philippines.

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The Sony NEX-5 sits between Sony’s Cybershot and Alpha dSLR line of cameras. It’s got a small and lightweight body but has an interchangeable lens system so you get SLR-like images with its 14.2-megapixel Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor .

Magnesium Alloy body
3.0″ LCD (angle adjustable 80 degrees up and 45 degrees down)
14.2MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor (23.4×15.6 mm)
ISO 200 – 12800
1080i Video Recording (AVCHD, MP4)
25 multi-point Auto Focus
30 secs to 1/4000 sec shutter speed (+ Bulb)
External flash (supplied)
2.3fps continuous shooting (max 7fps @ speed-priority)
HDMI/Video out, USB 2.0
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo

Although the NEX-5 uses E-mount lenses, it is capable of using A-mount lenses with the LA-EA1 adaptor so you can use all the available lenses in the Alpha dSLR line (including Minolta and Konica Minolta AF lenses). You can see the Sony NEX-5 here mounted with a large telephoto lens (300mm SAL-300F28G).

The camera has dual memory card slots so you can use SD/SDHC cards on top of Sony’s proprietary Memory Stick Pro Duo and supports capacities of up to 32GB allowing you to store a lot of those 1080i Full HD videos the camera can record.

Suggested retail price of the Sony NEX-5 is Php37,999 that includes the standard zoom lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6).

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

44 Responses

  1. Avatar for Mark Mark says:

    how much is this now a year after?

  2. Avatar for nonoy nonoy says:

    Sony is a great camera. But I still don’t know the other capabilities. I own a Sony cybershot dsc-wx1. Does this also have same capabilities and advantages as Sony Alpha NEX? Hope you can make a review about Sony cybershot Dsc-Wx1. Thanks.

  3. Avatar for chase chase says:

    Anung pinagkaiba ng Nex-3 sa Nex-5?

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