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The NEX-5R might be small, but it takes pictures like a DSLR and with the speed of a DSLR too. Image quality comes first and the NEX-5R has a large APS-C sensor delivering 16.1 megapixel shots and bright clear images in low light. What’s more, with built-in Wi-Fi you can connect to other devices like a smartphone or tablet, share your pictures on Facebook or use your smartphone as a remote control for your camera. You can even download image-enhancing apps that will give you even more ways to get the shot you want.
Great pictures are built with light, so when it comes to picture quality and sensor size, bigger really is better. The NEX-5R comes with a huge, DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. This captures more light than other interchangeable lens cameras and more of the image entering the lens reaches the sensor. The result -- beautifully lit, pro-quality shots at up to 16.1 megapixels.
Be sure to catch blink-and-you-miss them moments with Hybrid Auto Focus technology to capture high-speed action. It locks into focus as fast as a DSLR and takes photos faster too, making it ideal for spontaneous shots, or for high-speed action. So when you're in the velodrome and the bikes are zooming past, you can be sure your photos will be sharp and crisp.
With Wi-Fi built-in to the NEX-5R you can instantly upload your photos to Facebook or PlayMemories Online straight from your camera. You have access to a world of apps which give you more ways to get creative with PlayMemories Camera. Find everything from apps for re-touching photos, to a remote control app that lets you use your smartphone to take shots at a distance.
With 4 apps as standard, and more being added all the time, PlayMemories Camera helps you unlock the potential of such a powerful camera.
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. You can even adjust the level of some effects or combine multiple effects for total creative control.
If you want to take group shots, the Smart Remote app removes the hassle of the self-timer - just connect to your smartphone and you can preview the image on your phone screen while using it as a remote to control the shutter. The photo then appears on the phone's screen, so if your friends had their eyes closed you can take another shot right away without having to run back to the camera and set it up again.
Ever had a perfect picture ruined by a passer-by walking in to the edge of the shot, or an awkwardly placed signpost that you can't miss? With the Photo Retouch app you can resize, reframe and tweak the levels, colour and brightness until you get your photos 'just right'
When you capture a moment that must be shared or just want to show off your creativity, use the Direct Upload app to send your photos straight to Facebook or PlayMemories Online. Now you don't have to wait until you get to a PC to make your friends wish they were skiing with you.
Looking for a different point of view? A tiltable, touchscreen LCD is fast, intuitive and lets you change settings and find the right mode quickly. Touch anywhere on the screen and the camera will focus automatically and take the shot. And because you can move it up to 180°, it means no more wayward arms in self-portraits, and it's ideal for capturing the perfect shot at difficult angles
Direct your own movies with High Definition recording for smooth, professional looking video, thanks to its large sensor. Plus, capture minute detail with razor sharp 1080 50p recording. It knows when you’re shooting in low light conditions and adjusts automatically to make the scene brighter. Plus you can quickly zoom in and out without losing focus, for pro-quality clips. Whether you're taking in the view as you ski down the piste, or capturing the winter robin perched on the snow-capped trees, you will be able to share every detail in vivid, lifelike colour.
Get the shot you’re looking for in every situation with 8 interchangeable lenses to choose from. Everything from powerful zooms with Optical SteadyShot inside to lenses for ultra-sharp low-light shooting. You’ll find the right lens for every shot.
Great value, all the essential functions and love the fact you can change the lens!Published 7 months ago by Lillian I.
I don't normally do 'sales talk' from shop assistants or reps (as was the guy from Sony who explained this camera to me), but this was an exception. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ponderous Pete
Love the size, the quality of the photographs, but most of all the fact that I can take photographs without a flash in doors, such as at a get together with friends at night, and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by AP
The quality of this digital camer is simple excellent but without the viewfinder you can't easly make photos outside especially with the full sunny day, why.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Adam M.
The camera is very nice, makes good quality pics even with auto regime, battery lasts at least for 2 days. Read morePublished 21 months ago by ann
I have had this camera since the beginning of July this year and at first I wasn't so impressed - but its grown on me. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Paul Edwards Amazon Customer
Bought this and cannot fault it, it does everything you need and more and delivers pictures of perfect quality, although its a micro SLR its really lightweight and portable.Published on 30 Aug. 2013 by Green Tea and Kale
Nice little camera, reasonably well built. Sony have managed to iron out the problems that NEX 5N has suffered with e.g. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2013 by RickJ
This camera is just awesome and at a great price of £418, I was going to go for the more expensive version with the power zoom lense but ended up going for the manual zoom lense,... Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by pgmon