Body with SEL18200 lens (Black)

Enjoy true photographic quality with the 14.2MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and interchangeable-lens versatility. Featuring intuitive user interface, Full HD movie recording and Sweep Panorama for effortless panoramic shooting.

  • 14.2MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • Interchangeable-lens versatility
  • Full HD movie recording
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Tilt-able 3 (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
  • Included with multi-purpose SEL18200 lens
The Ultra-Compact with Interchangeable Lens

The new NEX-5 deliver interchangeable lens creative freedom and SLR class image quality in a stylish, ultra-compact package.

Choose from dedicated E-mount lens for wide-angle, standard zoom, high power zoom shooting, and optional ultra-wide angle and fisheye converters. Plus, an optional mount adaptor lets you use the full range of Sony system A-mount lens, including the digital SLR lens lineup.

Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor

DSLR Quality Photography

With a 14.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, similar in size to Sony's APS-C DSLR sensor, the NEX-5 offers exceptional rich colour and tonal gradation. Offering the added flexibility of interchangeable lens, the NEX-5 delivers uncompromising still-photo and movie image quality.

Effortless Panoramic Shot
It's simple to take a stunning panoramic image with 3D Sweep Panorama. Just activate the Sweep Panorama mode, then move your camera in a smooth horizontal or vertical arc, while pressing the shutter button. And with BRAVIA HDTV 3D imaging support*, you'll enjoy another dimension of shooting and viewing pleasure.
Intuitive Creative Control

The NEX-5 features an easy-to-use control wheel and soft keys, letting you control the camera quickly and intuitively. Pressing and rotating the control wheel lets you access shooting, drive, and flash modes, as well as exposure compensation and other camera settings. 

(1) Contorol wheel      (2) Soft keys

Built-in Help Guide and Shooting Tips

The built-in Help Guide displays a popup window with a brief description of each item or function when selecting modes or scrolling through menu items with the control wheel. It also displays easy-to-understand error messages if you attempt to perform an invalid operation, so you're never left wondering if something unexpected occurs.

In addition to basic Help Guide information, it is also equipped with built-in shooting tips. The tips provide information relevant to the current shooting situation or mode selection, and are designed with both beginners and more advanced users in mind

Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor
Type APS-C type (23.4x15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filters
Effective no. of Pixels Approx. 14.2 megapixels
Total no. of Pixels Approx. 14.6 megapixels
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and electro-magnetic vibration
Recording System (Still Image)
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), RAW & JPEG
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 3:2) L: 4592 x 3056 (14M), M: 3344 x 2224 (7.4M), S: 2288 x 1520 (3.5M)
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9) L: 4592 x 2576 (12M), M: 3344 x 1872 (6.3M), S: 2288 x 1280 (2.9M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps)
Dynamic Range Off, D-Range Optimizer (Auto, Lv 1-5), Auto HDR (Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff.: up to 6EV between 1.0EV to 6EV in 1 EV steps)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording System (Movie)
Recording Format AVCHD, MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Image Size (AVCHD) 1920x1080 (50i / average bit rate 17Mbps)
Image Size (MP4) 1440x1080 (25fps / average bitrate 12Mbps)
Image Size (VGA) 640x480 (25fps / average bitrate 3Mbps)
Recording Media
Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD Memory Card SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR Auto/Weak selectable, available at ISO 1600 or higher
White Balance
Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C. temp./Filter (2500- 9900k with 19-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Focus System
Type Contrast-detection AF
Sensitivity Range EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Autofocus mode AF-S (Single-shot AF) / AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable
Focus Area Multi (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable
Other Features Predictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Exposure Control
Metering System Type 49-zone metering
Sensitivity Range EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Modes Multi / Center / Spot selectable
Exposure Modes Programmed AE (iAUTO, P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Night Shot
Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Exposure Bracketing 3 continuous exposures, in 0.3 or 0.7EV steps
AE Lock AE is locked with focus lock
ISO Sensitivity AUTO (ISO200-1600, ISO200 to 12800 selectable (in 1EV steps, Recommended Exposure Index)
LCD Monitor Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
Total no. of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
Field Coverage 100%
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 80 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees (from the camera back)
Histogram Yes
Real-time Image Adjustment Reflects exposure compensation, white balance, creative style
Other Features
Face Detection Up to 8 faces detectable automatically
Smile Shutter Selectable from 3 steps
Precision Digital Zoom 1.1x - 10x *1
Grid Line Yes
MF Assist Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Help Guide Yes
Type Electronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.
Shooting Modes Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed-priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Remote commander *2
Self-Timer 10/2 sec delay selectable, Cont.: with 10 sec delay, 3/5 exposures selectable
Continuous Shooting (Approx.) Continuous mode: max. 2.3 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode: max 7 fps *3
No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.) Fine: 14, Standard: 16, RAW: 7, RAW & JPEG: 7 *3
Single Yes (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
6/12-frame Index View Yes
Enlarged Display Mode L: 13x, M: 10x, S: 6.7x, Panorama Standard: 24x, Panorama wide: 34x
Image Orientation Yes
Slideshow Yes
PC Interface USB2.0 Hi-speed (Mass-storage, PTP)
HD Output HDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
Compatible OS (USB Connection) Windows(R) XP*4 SP3, Windows Vista(R) SP2, Windows 7, Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6)
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-SST1*5 attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal
Speaker Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Type External flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal
Guide No. 7 (in meters at ISO100) *6
Flash Coverage 16mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Control P-TTL metering
Flash Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Red-eye Reduction On/Off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Performance Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
External Power Battery charger BC-VW1(supplied), AC Adaptor AC-PW20AM*5
Dimensions (W x H x D) 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm (without protrusions)
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 229g
Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo) Approx. 287g
Operating Temperature
Range 0-40C / 32 deg. F to 104 deg. F

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