Buy used:
£287.96
+ £2.03 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: not in original box comes with battery and charger. lens cap and hood fitted. small marks on rear screen but nothing major. (83429)
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Sony NEX5NKB Compact System Camera Zoom Kit - Black (16.1 MP, SEL 18-55mm Lens) (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Sony

Available from these sellers.
1 new from £479.99 4 used from £287.96
Black (SEL 1855mm Lens)
  • Mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera
  • Easy to use interface via a new touch screen
  • Very Fast Release Time Lag of 0.02 seconds
  • 16.1 Megapixel APS-C size sensor that delivers superb, highly detailed images and outstanding performance
  • Compact, slim and stylish


Product details

Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens)
  • Item Weight: 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: NEX5NKB.CEH
  • ASIN: B005JQTHCC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 24 Aug 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Awards

Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens)
Click on an award to see a larger version
Award Image Award Image Award Image

Product Description

Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens)

Product Description

Supreme quality in a slim and light design

Step up to super fast, Digital SLR photography in a camera that’s no bigger or heavier than an everyday digital compact. The slim and stylish NEX-5N is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera weighing just 210 grams with exceptionally high performance, fast shooting response and simple touch screen operation. Discover the creative benefits of a sophisticated DSLR without compromising on size or weight. NEX-5N is slim enough to slip in and out of a bag or pocket – a perfect combination of portability, performance and ease of use.

Compact go-anywhere shooting

Take your NEX-5N wherever you go. Despite being equipped with a large APS-C size sensor and touch screen, this lightweight camera in magnesium alloy is small enough to carry around without weighing you down. Just 23.3mm thick at its thinnest point, NEX-5N is even slimmer than the award-winning NEX-5 with a sleek minimalist design that looks beautiful and fits comfortably in the hand.

Discover the creative benefits of a sophisticated DSLR without compromising on size or weight. Slim enough to slip in and out of a bag or pocket – a perfect combination of portability, performance and ease of use.
Discover the creative benefits of a sophisticated DSLR without compromising on size or weight. Slim enough to slip in and out of a bag or pocket – a perfect combination of portability, performance and ease of use.
Click here for a larger image

Capture memories in supreme D-SLR quality

Small it may be but this camera performs like a pro. On board is a large, high resolution Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 megapixels so you can take D-SLR quality images with intense colour, rich tonal gradation and subtle background defocusing effects. This sophisticated sensor is similar in size and performance to those used in Sony a digital SLR cameras and more than 13 times larger than the 1/2.4" sensors found in most digital compact cameras.
Combined with a fast BIONZ image processor, the sensor provides crystal clear, low noise images and improved reproduction of fine details. As well as ensuring true-to-life pictures, BIONZ also provides the advanced processing power needed for high-speed contrast-detection AF, Sweep Panorama image stitching and Hand-held Twilight image composition. A maximum ISO sensitivity of 25600 - the highest ISO sensitivity in an interchangeable lens camera* - gives you the freedom to shoot at fast shutter speeds even in dimly lit environments to minimize camera shake or blur.

Rapid response everytime

With the world’s fastest release time lag of just 0.02 seconds* and high speed AF, NEX-5N gives you the flexibility to capture fast, dynamic action the moment it happens. This impressive release time lag – the time it takes the camera to begin image exposure after focusing – is due to a new electronic front shutter curtain and accelerating readout from the image sensor plus enhanced AF performance and image processing. New Object Tracking keeps moving subjects in perfect focus even while zooming in by locking on to them in the target frame so you can concentrate solely on composing your scene.

Total control at your fingertips

Touch the large 3.0” electrostatic touch screen and take full charge of your photography. Adjusting settings, capturing scenes and viewing photos is more convenient than ever. Control background defocus with one finger using a touch-sensitive indicator and bring a subject into focus simply by touching it on screen. You can use the touch screen along with the control wheel and soft keys to handle almost every camera operation for total ease and comfort.

New enhanced Picture Effect lets you modify images by changing colours, adding textures or including special visual effects – all without a PC.
New enhanced Picture Effect lets you modify images by changing colours, adding textures or including special visual effects – all without a PC.
Click here for a larger image

Creative photography by touch

Keep it simple. A new Photo Creativity Touch interface gives you easy control of creative functions. Touch the Photo Creativity icon in Intelligent Auto mode to experience the artistic satisfaction of creative photography. Access seven different functions and settings by moving a finger over the touch screen including Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Colour, Brightness, Vividness and Self Timer or Continuous Advance. Better still, the effects of various settings can be viewed in real-time on the LCD monitor.
For maximum creativity, Picture Effect lets you modify images by changing colours, adding textures or including special visual effects – all without a PC. Transform simple shots into works of art using modes such as Toy Camera or Partial Colour. Choose from 11 Picture Effect modes including new HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature. You can even adjust the level of some effects for total creative control.

One touch movies and 3D photos

Capture your memories anyway you choose. Press the MOVIE button to film Full HD video in razor-sharp detail at 50p with stereo sound – a first for an interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C size sensor*. The large size and high image quality of the sensor minimises noise when shooting in low light. Still pictures are clear and precise with 16.1 megapixels and the freedom to use a range of E-mount interchangeable lenses. You can also shoot high resolution landscapes in 3D with 3D Sweep Panorama. This impressive feature captures two Sweep Panorama images from a single series of photos, then creates a high resolution 3D image for viewing on a 3D compatible TV.

Direct your very own films with advanced high quality Full HD video with 16.1 megapixels.
Direct your very own films with advanced high quality Full HD video with 16.1 megapixels.
Click here for a larger image

Take great portraits

Face Detection allows the camera to instantly recognize up to eight faces and adjust focus, exposure, image processing and flash for the best possible image quality. Now this popular feature can also be used when shooting movies and includes Face Registration for prioritizing previously registered faces. Also works with Smile Shutter so you can capture all those special expressions from your family and friends. New Soft Skin Effect automatically removes wrinkles and improves skin tones in faces, making shooting portraits even more fun.

Fast Continuous shooting

Capture spur-of-the-moment shots with Speed Priority Continuous mode at up to 10 frames per second – the fastest continuous shooting speed among mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras*. With focus and exposure fixed at the first frame, this mode is ideal for shooting sports and fast-moving action scenes.

Advanced photographic features

NEX-5N is packed with latest technology to help you create perfect photos. From aberration correction, Auto HDR and D-Range Optimizer to MF Assist and Peaking for easier manual focusing, you’ll have all the tools you need to maximize every shot. Take stunning night shots with Hand-held Twilight and beautiful indoor portraits with Anti-Motion Blur. Plus with Intelligent Auto and Scene Selection modes, everything is fully automatic so you can really just point and shoot.

Compatible with E-mount lenses

The Sony NEX-5N comes in black or silver. Kits are available with an 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS standard zoom lens (SEL1855), an SEL1855 and 16mm F2.8 ultra compact wide angle lens (SEL16F28) or an SEL1855 and 55-210mm lens (SEL55210). A variety of optional accessories are available to boost your creative photography including the FDA-EV1S Electronic OLED Viewfinder and the LA-EA2 A-lens mount adapter including industry renowned Translucent Mirror Technology to enable phase-detection AF — the first adapter of its kind in the world*.

*As of July 2011

Product Description

Sony NEX-5N SLR 3D Camera Black 16MP E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

186 of 193 people found the following review helpful By Paul W TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Nov 2011
Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens) Verified Purchase
I've been using a Panasonic GF1 for two years now and quite happy with it. It offers good image quality and flexibility - though I must admit I spend most of the time in aperture priority mode and change aperture size to suit the subject and light levels.

I also have a Nikon D700 digital SLR but its just so big and heavy and so often gets left behind in favour of the lighter Panasonic GF1.

What tempted me to upgrade to the Sony NEX 5N was:

1. Sweep panorama feature. This makes creating panorama photos, whereby multiple photos are joined in to one extra wide photo, very easy. To do this normally you'd need a tripod and a fair bit of time and patience. I have created a panorama with my Nikon D700 but it involved carrying a heavy tripod and takes around 15 - 20 minutes including post processing. With the Sony the same thing takes less than a minute and no need for a tripod. I was surprised at how good the results from a Sony Panorama shot are. It tends to work better at the wider end of the 18-55 lens - more hit and miss at the telephoto end with some blurring.

2. Auto HDR. Cameras just can't cope with the wide level of light intensity you get in some scenes in the way our eyes can. One solution is to take multiple photos of a scene at different levels of exposure and then back home process the images with software to create an image that combines the right exposure for the bright areas and also for dark areas. Again this requires a tripod and quite a bit of time. With the Sony NEX 5N it takes just a few seconds! I was bowled over by how good the results are.

What I like about the Sony's auto HDR is its subtle. For example when you have a shot on sunny day and you want both the sky and ground to be correctly exposed.
Read more ›
13 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
68 of 72 people found the following review helpful By D Deacon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Oct 2011
Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens) Verified Purchase
After reading DPReview's glowing review, I bought the 5n for its stills and video capabilities. It's has a tiny body but very powerful facilities. Seems like a great camera even if it is a bit short on available lenses which are large by way of contrast since the sensor is large too. Still, lots of old cheap manual lenses and adapters are available. The 5n has lots of nice functions - 'peaking' being a major one for manual focusing, 1080p/60 video, APS-C sensor, very low sensor noise at high ISOs, very good jpeg engine, clear lcd, EVF option, touch screen, etc. Great stuff!

Sadly, Sony got it terribly wrong with the video audio - it clicks. Any movement up down or panning will cause a clicking sound to appear in the audio. Perhaps not all have this fault but a large number does from what I can see. Sony seems to imply unusual sudden movement is needed to cause clicks. In my case it is not, simply moving it causes it to click - as in filming a child or pet or car or anything that moves. Surely a hand-held video camera should not make clicks as it is moved. Who wants to watch a video punctuated by clicks? Sony of course thoroughly tested it before marketing it...

Seems Sony USA has acknowledged the fault and offers a warranty fix (which reduces the clicks rather than removing them completely) whilst Sony UK has not - as far as I can see. So, I will return the camera to Amazon for a refund and await for Sony to sell the 5n without the hideous clicking noise. I am very disappointed in Sony.

=========================================
EDIT

I now have a later NEX 5n which is free of the audio click problem - so I now give it the full *****.

Alas, as is life, one other problem reared it's head and that is the internal battery. Mine arrived drained.
Read more ›
17 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Alansworld on 4 Dec 2011
Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens) Verified Purchase
I've been taking photographs for many many years. Not long ago, when we gave up the family photography business, we sold off our professional Canon 5D full frame DSLR gear and the professional Sony FX7E HD camcorder, and I started off with a Lumix FZ100 just for hobbying. Dreadful. I gave up after a few months.

After much research I decided on the NEX 5N and the 18-55 lens. I am now prepared to state that this is the best camera I have owned. It's perfectly adequately replaced BOTH the Canon and the camcorder. I have never before experienced such a high proportion of pictures which are spot on straight out of the camera - even the Canon's results needed much tweaking. It's HD movie results are, while not up to the standard of the pro triple sensor FX7E, superb. And all of this in a tiny almost-pocketable camera. I really can't praise this camera highly enough, except for one tiny tiny little moanette - the 18 to 55, while a fabulous sharp lens, just doesn't quite focus in as close as I, keen on macro, would like it to, but that doesn't reduce my star rating. That doesn't matter now, as I've added the excellent 30mm macro, capable of 1:1, to my arsenal, and now I just couldn't be photographically happier.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By S. Thomas #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Nov 2011
Style Name: (SEL 1855mm and SEL 16F28mm Lens) Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have been using a NEX-5 for over a year and was therefore very interested to see what changes had been made to the NEX-5N and whether these represent a step change. The fact is that the NEX-5 is such a strong contender that I found it difficult to imagine that the NEX-5N would offer anything more than a few tweaks.

At the headline level, the NEX-5N offers about 13% more pixels - 16.1 to the NEX-5's 14.2. The touch screen menus and an additional pivot for the LCD screen offer a more dextrous feel and the more versatile digital zoom adds significantly to the functionality.

One attribute both versions have in common is the fact that they are suitable for the full range of users from the snapshot amateur to the semi professional. The former can choose to stick with automatic options that produce stunning images but there are a host of shooting options (and associated help) available at your fingertips via the touch-screen LCD to keep the more intense photographer happy.

This is a compact and lightweight item of kit, which makes it an ideal companion on a holiday as it doesn't take up a lot of space or make you feel as though you are carrying a ton of equipment.

Fantastic still shot capabilities combine with very high quality video so there is no need to double up on equipment if you like to take both media. I have been able to put the camera in a pocket even with the 18-55mm lens fitted without feeling bulked out.

* Setting Up

The battery needs to be charged for four hours to achieve a full charge. This provides around an hour of HD video footage or enables hundreds of photographs to be taken. The battery slots into place in the base of the camera alongside the memory card.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category

Style Name: Black (SEL 1855mm Lens)