Light and compact like a point-and-shoot but with the speed and superior image quality of a much larger DSLR camera, the Sony Alpha NEX-5N is going to be your new favourite camera for capturing stunning stills and superbly sharp full HD videos. Now professional-looking images are within the reach of even inexperienced photographers with fast focus, super-fast shutter release so you can capture the perfect moment, and large high-sensitivity low-noise 16 megapixel image sensor for beautifully blurred backgrounds and sharp subjects, even when the lighting gets dim.
Boasting easy-to-use menus and controls, and with a slim and sexy magnesium-alloy body, plus an awesome high-resolution flip-out Touch Screen LCD for framing from those tough angles, the NEX5N is at the forefront of the next generation of compact system cameras.
Movie feature – records video and stereo audio up to Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution in AVCHD format at a fast 50i frames per second so even fast-moving subjects are captured clearly. Or shoot at 25p for a more cinematic feel to your movies.
Product Code:1SonyNEX5n Body
16 Megapixel APS HD CMOS Sensor - the same sensor format used in full-sized α DSLRs. Many times larger than in the average compact camera this sensor delivers an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
Interchangeable Lenses - compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Sony mirrorless interchangeable lens compact system (CSC) cameras.
Fast 10fps Shooting – capture images at 10 frames per second at full 16mp resolution. Great for getting action shots of sports, kids, animals.
3D Sweep Panorama - Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
920K Tiltable 3” Touch LCD Screen – High resolution Xtra Fine Touch Screen LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. It provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview. It tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high- and low-angle shots that would be difficult to frame otherwise. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight.
25-point Auto Focus - 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
Intelligent Auto Focus - Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
Object Tracking AF via Touch LCD – At the touch of a finger Object Tracking AF can lock onto a specified object and maintain focus even as the subject moves.
Peaking AF display - makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colours (white, red, or yellow).
World’s shortest release time lag (0.02 sec) - shutter lag, or release time, is the delay between triggering the shutter by fully depressing the shutter button and when the photograph is actually recorded. Release time on the NEX-5N is reduced to just 20 milliseconds - helping you to capture the decisive moment.
Anti Motion Blur Mode - corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light.
iAuto (intelligent Auto) - Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot.
Auto HDR - High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot.
On Screen Help Guide - Provides ready reference, explains the camera's modes and settings. Walks you through the camera’s operation so you get the best shot.
RAW file format – file format that allows greater adjustment of various camera settings on your computer after you have captured your images, without losing image quality, such as adjustment of colour balance, exposure, etc.
“Background Defocus” Control – Simply turn the control wheel one way for background in focus; the other way for blurred background.
Dynamic Rang Optimiser - improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows.
Face Detection - automatically detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, white balance and flash. Can prioritise children or adults.
Smile Shutter - Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter™ mode and the camera takes the picture automatically.
Dual Slot Memory Stick/SDHC/SDXC Card – uses both Memory Stick Pro Duo/Pro HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC cards giving you more choice of storage mediums between devices.
P/A/S/M Modes - full range of controls from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual for greater
Anti Dust Technology - a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor. Helps prevent dust spots on your images.
Photo Creativity Touch - enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression through direct photographic control in an easy to use interface. Changes can be combined/removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments.
11 Picture Effect modes – 11 creative picture effects modes to choose from: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal, Cool, Warm, Green, Magenta), Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature.
HDMI Out - Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes a mini HDMI™ output (requires miniHDMI cable sold separately). In addition, the BRAVIA® Sync system works with compatible Sony® BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote.
Stamina™ battery power – take up to 430 shots on a single charge
Smart Accessory Terminal – connects the supplied external flash to the camera or optional ECM-SST1 external microphone (sold separately). *note: this connection is different to the standard Sony hot shoe – accessory devices designed for Alpha DLSR cameras are not suitable.
Optional XGA OLED viewfinder - optional FDA-EV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder offers a large, bright and wide-view of the scene. With high resolution 2.395K dot, and unprecedented speed, contrast and color accuracy
Optional LA-EA1 and EA2 Lens Adapters - Allows you to attach A-mount lenses to your E-mount camera. However, the LA-EA2 is the world’s first adapter to leverage Sony’s exclusive Translucent Mirror Technology to provide super fast and accurate Phase Detection AF as well.
Interchangeable lens (ILC) digital camera
Sony E-mount lenses
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor with primary color filters
10fps in Speed priority continuous shooting, 3fps in standard continuous shooting *Varies depending on shooting conditions and memory cards
No. of frame recordable (approx.)
Fine: 10 frames, Standard: 10 frames, RAW: 6 frames, RAW & JPG: 4 frames *Varies depending on shooting conditions and memory cards
Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama (Standard): 24x, Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off) , Image orientation (On/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP
HDMI mini connector (Type-C) , BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
Smart Accessory Terminal 2
Compatible OS (USB connection)
Windows XP* SP3, Windows Vista** SP2 , Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6) *64-bit edition and starter edition not supported. **Starter edition not supported.
Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-SST1 (optional）
Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom key settings
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)
Approx. 29 minutes, MP4 format movie for up to Approx. 2 GB.
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included
Approx. 269 g Approx. 9.5 oz
Approx. 210g Approx. 7.4 oz
mm (W x H x D) excluding protrusions
Approx. 110.8mm x 58.8mm x 38.2 mm Approx. 4 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in.
Minimum thickness mm
Approx. 23.3mm / Approx. 15/16 in. (without grip and mount)
32 - 104 degrees F / 0 - 40 degrees C
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Sony Alpha NEX5N Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera BC-VW1 Battery Charger NP-FW50 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Shoulder strap USB Cable (VMC14UMB2) External flash HVL-F7S Case for External flash HVL-F7S Software CD-ROM Instruction Manual 12 Months Warranty from Sony Australia