Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony Alpha NEX-5N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1560 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Comments about the optics and flash are mixed. Some have doubts about the storage and viewfinder.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-5N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Sony Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 1560 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 1210 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 556 of 1210 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (134)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but the shutter and reliability get mixed reviews.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, lens

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5N from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the storage and image stabilizer.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

stabilizer , storage

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NEX-5n

 

Sony's NEX-5n offers all the power and poise of a DSLR, only in a much smaller package

Class-leading image quality ; Excellent noise control at mid to high ISO settings ; Impressive Full HD movie recording abilities ; Small and portable, but also very well built

Lack of physical buttons ; In-camera menu is still a little clunky

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony NEX-5N review

 

Does Sony's new compact system camera have enough about it to stand out from the swappable lens crowd? Short answer: yes

Fiddlesome controls, fine features, fantastic image quality

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-5N

 

The NEX-5N arrives at a time when compact system camera manufacturers are all throwing many individual systems in the ring. We've seen "world's smallest", "world's lightest" and "world's fastest" claims appear again and again in a bid to attract the...

Great image quality, fantastic HD movie mode

Jumbled menu system, autofocus no longer on par with other CSCs, touchscreen takes a back seat

The NEX-5N has two major things going for it: image quality and its HD movie mode. There’s no other compact system camera out there that can better the 5N’s images (except, perhaps, for the as-yet-untested NEX-7), though the distortion at wide-angle...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-5N pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony's camera bonanza left us Pocket-linters rushing to get our hands on one of the brand new NEX-5N cameras. The new ultra-slim, yet highly formidable

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techradar.com)

Sony NEX-5N review

 

Comes with touchscreen and two million more pixels

Small body yet large APS-C sensor ; Tilting LCD ; Clip-on flashgun included ; Sweep Panorama

Unlabelled soft keys ; Inelegant front-heavy appearance with kit lens ; More of a consolidation than a leap on from its predecessor

The second generation Sony NEX-5N sits in the middle of a revamped NEX compact system camera (CSC) range, just above the NEX-C3, with which it shares a 16.1MP effective resolution, and some way below the 24.3MP effective NEX-7. It follows on from the...

Nov, 2011

expert REVIEWS - BEST BUY

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5N review

 

Expert Reviews is proud to bring you this Sony NEX-5N review from Short Sharp Reviews - click through to YouTube for a 1080p HD version

A few minor flaws don't change the fact that this is a breathtakingly impressive camera

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5N review

 

While it may seem that Sony has just added 2 million pixels to the NEX-5 and rebadged it, there is far more going on in the NEX-5N. For example, the image sensor isn't just of a higher resolution, as it also has a better dynamic range and improved...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Sony NEX5N

 

I first saw this early last autumn at the impressive restaurant at OXO tower. I took some great images from their outside balcony over the Thames and have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on one to give it a thorough review.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5N 16.1Mp APS-C compact system camera

 

Review Sony's NEX range of compact system cameras have continued expand with the NEX-C3, reviewed recently, appealing to entry-level users [1] keen to get to grips with Alpha optics and a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. Adding to those niceties at the top...

The niggles I mentioned earlier might not be major sticky points for all users but they did put me off from recommending this camera wholeheartedly. It is quite unfortunate because in all other respects this revamped NEX model is very much the...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5N

 

The stylish CSC gets tried and tested to see how it stands up in this booming marketplace

Jan, 2012

Top 5 Digital Cameras