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Sony Alpha NEX-5R Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens, Silver - Bundle - with Sony 16mm F/2.8 E-mount NEX Series Camera Lens, Kingston Technology 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card, Adorama Slinger Carrying Case

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About Sony NEX-5R

Shoot and share DSLR-quality photos online, straight from the Sony Alpha NEX-5R Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver). With built-in Wi-Fi, the Alpha NEX-5R even lets you download camera apps for endless creative possibilities11. And the 16.1MP APS-C size sensor lets you shoot breathtaking stills with pro-grade defocused backgrounds. Get all this and more in a camera that's about half the size of a DSLR.

The 16.1MP APS-C size HD image sensor is the same sensor format that Sony builds into their full-sized DSLR cameras. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, Sony's APS-C sensor size delivers high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

The NEX-5R is as fast as the world you're trying to capture. Sony's advanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. It's a perfect match that delivers optimal auto focus for fast, precise focusing anywhere and everywhere.

Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality while the MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Lose the cords and cables - the NEX-5R's Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile app11. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. The Alpha NEX-5R lets you change your view with a tiltable 3.0" touchscreen LCD that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing the compactness of the 5-series.

See what you're shooting no matter where the camera is, from awkward angles to perfect self-portraits. A perfectly designed control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen with touch shutter function lets you focus on the shot instead of the menus.

Sony NEX-5R Features

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor: The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between "snapshots" & "photographs"
  • Wi-Fi capability, a first for Alpha-series lets users transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile app. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing & saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. Photos can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets
  • Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) greatly facilitate operation and getting the shot that much easier
  • Compatible with Sony's wide selection of E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for NEX compact interchangeable lens cameras. Open up a world of endless creative options
  • Utilizing Sony's exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes
  • The Peaking AF display makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot
  • The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
  • Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to your personal taste
  • Dust on the image sensor leads to blemishes in the picture. To protect the sensor, Sony incorporates an advanced ultrasonic system, which effectively shakes dust off the sensor surface
  • Sony's advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision
  • Supports PlayMemories Camera Apps, the world's first application download service that lets users install new camera functions as needed
  • There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera
  • The Photo Creativity touch interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD
  • Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection
  • Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (18mm focal length)
  • Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only
  • Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
  • Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures
  • Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution.1 AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web
  • The NEX-5R is equipped with a tilt-able LCD screen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing the compactness for which the 5-series is renowned for. This makes taking great self-portraits incredibly easy since users can precisely compose shots
  • The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images up to ISO 25600 to create a single image. This method is used to control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or to get cleaner
  • Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory 2 terminal greatly expands the connectivity options such as external flash units
  • Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. Sony's fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes as little as 0.3 seconds

Sony NEX-5R Specifications

Flash sync. speed
1/160 s
Metering sensor
"Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
Face Detection
On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face Selection (maximum 8 detectables)
Smile Shutter technology
Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Tracking Focus
Yes (object tracking)
Anti Motion Blur
6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Shooting Tips
Sweep Panorama
Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Self Timer
Yes (3 sec delay/Off selectable)
Still Image Playback Options
Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options
Flash Compensation
+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Coverage
FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Metering System
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off
Flash Type
External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal "Smart Terminal II" (sold separately)
Guide Number
7 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time
Approx. 4 sec
Imaging Sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross
Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Lens compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Number of Still Images
Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in Operation)
Still images: approx. 2.7W(w/ E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached),
Approx4.0W(w/ E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached))
Still images
Burst Buffer
Fine: 15 frames, Standard: 16 frames, RAW:11 frames, RAW&JPG: 10 frames (with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (up to 3 fps), Speed Priority (up to 10 fps)
Drive System: Self-timer
2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds
Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb). Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Focus Points
99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Modes
AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
Focus Area
Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot
Focus Sensitivity
0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Illuminator
Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached))
Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
HD Output
HDMI (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD
Memory Card Slot
Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD
USB Ports
USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Lens Type
E-mount 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
Lens Mount Type
Sony E-mount lenses
Aperture (Max.)
Aperture (Min.)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4x (still images and movie)
Smart Zoom Technology
M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
24mm-75mm (35mm equivalent)
Filter Diameter
Lens Groups-Elements
8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8" (0.25m)
Angle of View
83deg. - 32deg.
Aperture Blade
7 Blades (Circular aperture)
Aspheric Elements
(4 Aspheric surfaces)
Distance Encoder
Exterior Finish
Internal Motor
Yes (Stepping motor)
Maximum Magnification
Steady Shot Mode
Active: Lens-based Image Stabilization (OSS)
Media Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Color Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode
JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size
16:9: L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Still Image Size 3:2
L: 4912 x 3264 (16M),M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M),S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Panorama Still Image Size
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Video Format
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
Video Mode
AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p at28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i at24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i at17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p at24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p at17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30fpsat12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30fpsat3Mbps
Audio Format
Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-SST1 (sold separately) / Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)
Still Image File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Send to Computer
View on Smartphone
View on TV
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Camera Type
Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Picture Effect(s)
11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock
AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Exposure Bracketing
With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Settings
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600) Movies: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity
0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-10.8)
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Touch Panel
Yes (Touch Shutter)
LCD Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)
Angle Adjustment
Up: Approx. 180 degrees, Down: Approx. 50 degrees
Real-time image adjustment display
4-3/8x2-3/8x1-9/16" / 111.12x60.3x39.68mm
Optics/Lens: 2-5/8"x1-13/16" / 66.67x46.03mm
7.7oz / 218.29g (Excl battery & media)
9.7oz / 274.9g (With battery & media)
Lens: 4.1oz / 116.2g
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Great picture quality in a small package


I use this on trips or family outings. I love the small size and the picture quality is very goo especially if you use good glass.

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