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Sony NEX-5R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Sony NEX-5R. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The size and screen also get good comments, whereas there are mixed opinions on the low light performance and battery. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and shutter.

usability, screen, size, performance, portability

viewfinder, shutter, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony NEX-5R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony NEX-5R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the price.

usability, image quality, portability, performance, design

price

100% 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 NEX-5R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony NEX-5R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (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 : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-5R

 

The NEX-5R is the product of Sony's continuing refinement of its compact system cameras. We're already fans of the interchangeable lens series, and found the previous NEX-5N model to be a little star in the image quality department, but a little behind...

Great image quality, small yet sensible size, hands-on controls added, improved buffer opens up burst shooting, better AF speed than predecessor, tilt-angle screen bracket doesn't add to bulk

Low-light autofocus lacks feedback and accuracy, autofocus not quite as fast as the competition, still some menu digging required, Wi-Fi operation not as smooth as we'd like, not taken by PlayMemories app service, battery life could be better

On paper the NEX-5R may not sound all too different from its 5N predecessor in the core areas, and in many ways it's not. But the addition of a thumbwheel and function button goes a long way to making it a better camera to use and, therefore, it's a...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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

 

We had previously reported that the Sony NEX-5R could be just around the corner, and it appears the rumours are true. The latest compact system camera

Aug, 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 : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Sony NEX-C5R review

 

The NEX-5R not only comes with an angle adjustable LCD which is now a touch screen, it also matches rival Samsung in offering Wi-Fi

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony NEX-5R review: focusing and performance improvements make this cam a winner

 

Sony's third-generation NEX-5 delivers excellent performance for a manageable price.

Drastically improved focusing performanceExcellent image quality and battery life10 frames-per-second stills180-degree rotatable LCD

No microphone inputWiFi app issues at launch

We've followed Sony's NEX line closely, after seeing significant promise with the very first models -- the NEX-3 and NEX-5. This year's successors offer even more punch, and we're quite thrilled with the 5R. We're not convinced that the company's...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Sony NEX-5R Hands-on Preview

 

The Alpha NEX-5R is Sony's seventh NEX camera and the third in its '5' series that aims to appeal to a more demanding customer than the point-and-shoot-upgrader-friendly '3' cameras. The 5R is a subtle upgrade over the existing 5N but the changes...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sony NEX-5R

 

The latest Sony NEX camera on the block pairs a flip-up screen with built-in Wi-Fi and app connectivity.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar-, Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Sony NEX-5R Review: A Great Camera with a Few Missing Pieces

 

Over the last year, Sony's NEX cameras have been our favorite of the compact, mirrorless lot. They just handle so well. And on a small camera with big DSLR flexibility, the way you hold, adjust, and operate it makes a huge difference.

The improvement the camera really needs is a viewfinder. But with that costing you $350 as external accessory, you're getting into a different category of camera. If that's what you want, consider waiting for the new NEX-6—it will have a built-in...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony NEX-5RL

 

good clear images light and very portable

selection button at the back to sensitive I that sometimes the settings had changed I had to turn the camera off to prevent this happening

Aug, 2013

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