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Sony’s New NEX-5R Impresses With a Host of New Features and Updates

If you know me or have been following me on Twitter, you know how much I love Sony’s NEX line of mirrorless cameras. In fact, I own a NEX-5N myself and with the announcement of the NEX-5R, I may need to upgrade. Sony builds upon the already great NEX-5N platform with a all new 16.1-megapixel sensor that now features Hybrid AF – mainly the inclusion of a new 99-point phase detect system, a first for the NEX. The NEX-5R also now has Wi-Fi capabilities with the ability to download apps as well as upload photos to your favorite photo sharing sites or social networks.

Price isn’t all the different from the previous NEX-5N either. It’s about $50 more but I think you are getting a lot more camera now for that price. If you notice, Sony also saw fit to upgrade the body a bit with the addition of a new control dial, another Fn button, and a new 180-degree flip up touchscreen. As an owner of a NEX-5N, I’m seriously thinking about upgrading.

Features:

  • Stylish, lightweight design and the freedom of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy AF and the introduction of Wi-Fi capability (Sony’s first interchangeable lens camera with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities).
  • The NEX-5R camera features a newly-developed 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor – identical in size to sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras – combined with a powerful BIONZ® processor to assure richly detailed still images and crisp Full HD videos in all types of lighting conditions.
  • In a first for Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras, the new NEX-5R model features “Fast Hybrid AF” autofocus technology, combining phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to ensure speedy, accurate autofocus in any shooting situation.
  • Availability/price? The NEX-5R compact system camera will be available this October in silver, black and white for about $750 with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens as well as body-only for about $650.
Samuel Huanghttp://www.gstylemag.com
Samuel Huang is an avid gamer and all around tech geek. When not glued to his computer or iPhone, he can be seen pwning n00bs on PSN nightly. On occasion, he has the crazy dream of owning a vintage JDM Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R or a Datsun 240Z.

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