Mark Peters : August 24th 2011 - 21:25 CET
|Sony NEX 5N
Sony Alpha NEX-5N E-mount interchangeable lens camera : Sony has launched a new interchangeable lens camera; the Sony Alpha NEX-5N. Housed in a rugged, light magnesium alloy body, with an intuitive touchscreen interface, the new Sony NEX 5N camera is just 23.3mm at its slimmest point. The camera’s Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor with 16.1 effective megapixel resolution is complemented by a specially-optimized version of the Sony BIONZ image processing engine, resulting in exceptionally clean, low noise photos. Maximum sensitivity is also boosted to ISO 25600, the highest among mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (as of Aug 2011), allowing for very high-quality handheld shooting in low-light conditions.|
Sony NEX 5N Auto-Focus system
Response is accelerated even further by a release time lag of approximately 20 milliseconds, the fastest of any interchangeable lens digital camera. Combined with an improved auto-focus algorithm and more efficient image processing, this results in an Auto-Focus that is significantly faster than the current Sony NEX-5 model.
Sony NEX 5N Video in AVCHD format
The Sony NEX-5N digital camera shoots smooth AVCHD progressive (Version 2.0) Full HD movies with high-quality stereo sound at 60p - the same resolution and frame rate as Blu-ray Disc media, a first for interchangeable lens cameras with an APS-C size sensor. Faster readout from the sensor doubles the maximum frame rate to 60 fps and, when shooting at the 24p setting, videos achieve a beautifully expressive, artistic and cinematic feel. Additionally, continuous auto-focus while recording HD video has been improved and object Tracking Focus has been added, which allows a target object to be selected and tracked accurately via the touchscreen, even when the subject is moving.
Sony NEX 5N exposure control
Digital photographers can also fully control exposure with Program, Aperture / Shutter Priority and all-Manual modes (P/A/S/M) - just like the most advanced Digital SLR cameras. Stereo audio quality is improved, with revised circuitry that lowers wind noise levels, especially when shooting quiet scenes.
Sony Alpha NEX-5N features photo Creativity Touch interface
The new Sony NEX 5N is the first E-mount interchangeable lens camera from Sony that features an intuitive new Photo Creativity Touch interface. Background Defocus, Exposure, Picture Effect and other adjustments can be quickly and easily previewed, applied and combined via the LCD touch panel and control dial, with traditional “photo jargon” simplified for beginner shooters. In Speed Priority Continuous mode, the Sony NEX 5N digital camera captures fast-moving action at up to 10 fps (actual speed depends on shooting conditions and memory card performance), the fastest burst speed of any mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Sony NEX 5N Picture Effects
Recently introduced on the Sony NEX-3, Picture Effects simplifies the production of sophisticated artistic effects ‘in camera’, with no Personal Computer or post-processing needed. There are now 11 modes and 15 picture effects, including new HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature, Rich-Tone Monochrome and Soft High-key. A generous palette of other artistic imaging functions includes the 3D Sweep Panorama mode, Soft Skin, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur Modes.
Sony NEX 5N camera display
The Sony NEX 5N is eqquiped with a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD display that can angle up to 80 degrees up or 45 degrees down for easy viewing in any shooting position. Sony TruBlack technology assures superb detail and contrast with dramatically reduced on-screen reflections. Enhanced by the new Photo Creativity Touch interface, the LCD makes composition, shot review and adjustment of camera settings easier and more flexible than ever.
Sony Alpha NEX 5N price and availability
The Sony NEX-5N interchangeable lens digital camera will be available in September 2011 in the colors black and silver with an Sony 18-55mm kit zoom lens (model SEL1855) for about $700 USD or you can buy the Sony NEX-5N body only which carries a retail price of $600 USD. The Sony Alpha NEX camera kit, lenses and compatible Sony accessories will all be sold at Sony retail stores as well as other authorized retailers throughout the Sony dealer network.
Sony NEX 5N review
As soon as we receive a Sony NEX-5N test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Sony NEX-5N review.
Sony NEX-5N interchangeable lens camera