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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 433 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R. 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. Opinions about the screen and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the contrast and memory, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, screen

viewfinder, battery, memory, contrast

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and price. The lens and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the memory and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, lens, price, performance

reliability, memory

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5R 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 are impressed by the price and performance. The image quality and portability also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NEX-5R

 

The Sony NEX-5R is a very good CSC if you can forgive the fiddly touchscreen controls

Various well-placed and useful buttons, Good image quality, Flip-out LCD screen

Lacking both a built-in flash and mode dial, Touch screen buttons somewhat undersized, Poorly though-out menu system

Sep, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony NEX-5R review

 

The Sony NEX-5R compact system camera is Sony's first with Wi-Fi

Small camera ; large sensor ; Superb image quality ; Tilting high-res touchscreen

'Front heavy’ in appearance ; Pricey ; Won't fit in pocket with lens

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony NEX-5R review

 

Sony has taken an incredible mirrorless camera and loaded it up with Wi-Fi and proprietary apps. Is this the ultimate (almost) pocketable cam?

The apps might not set your pulse racing, but this well-connected cam is a top gun in its own right.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Ali Jennings (techradar.com)

Sony NEX-5R review

 

Sony NEX camera gets apps

Tilting screen ; Good controls, Touchscreen ; Good selection of filter effects ; Excellent image quality

Tilting rather than articulating screen ; Non-standard hot-shoe ; Filter effects JPEG only

Feb, 2013

Best Buy!

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5R review

 

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An inspired update to its excellent predecessor, and an unequivocal Best Buy

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5T review

 

An small update to its excellent predecessor, but still a Best Buy

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony's NEX-5R camera does so much right

 

The NEX-5R is great for taking photos, not so much for sharing them.

delivers excellent photo quality, even in dimmer light, and provides more physical controls than some of its predecessors for a more streamlined shooting design.

The wireless connectivity and apps "ecosystem" implementations are far less than this camera deserves.

It's a great camera choice for high-quality stills and a streamlined shooting design under $800, but the Sony Alpha NEX-5R falls short when it comes to sharing your shots online.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Martyn Williams (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony NEX-5R video review

 

If you've ever struggled with taking a self portrait, Sony's NEX-5R has something for you: the ability to use a phone or tablet as a remote viewfinder.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Sony NEX-5R Review

 

available for download. The Sony NEX-5R is available for around £440 with 18-55mm kit lens and is the 3rd generation of the NEX-5, the most popular model in the NEX range.

Excellent image quality, 10 fps continuous shooting, Has built-in Wi-Fi, Tiltable screen, Can download apps for editing and sharing pictures, Customisable function button, Good battery life

A number of the lenses are quite large, Non-standard flash mount, Alpha lens adapter can make the camera quite bulky

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony NEX-5R review

 

Though the NEX-5R is a completely new Sony CSC it must be said that it doesn't offer a vast amount more than what we've seen before in the NEX-5N. It handles very similarly in the hand and other than providing the options to transfer images directly to...

Nov, 2012

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