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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for those who want DSLR quality

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    This camera is amazing! It is compact, but takes pictures that are of the DSLR quality. The picture quality is awesome, and there are a variety of different scene modes and camera settings to get the full effect for taking the best pictures possible. I would definitely reccomend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Camera for those who want great pics

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    Over all this is a great camera. I'm not sure about all the setting for camera use and the setting made it easy for me to take great pics. I have a Cannon Rebel that does not take pics as clear as this camera. I thought it was a little pricey for a small camera but after using it on my last vacation I think it's worth the money. I would recommend this camera to anyone who just wants good clear and colorful pics.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excelent option for anyone

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    This cam is awesome, with it you can take beautiful photos wherever you wish, it has many functions that you can use with few light, dark o with very sun

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Camera for starter

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    I just got this camera today, which I have been dreaming for almost a year (from NEX-5N). And the first impression is SMALL & LIGHT. But the image quality is really great. I'm a photography beginner who have a unique point of view, and I used to use SONY HX-5, but there were too many limits. So I chose to buy NEX-5R, which is easy to learn and use, but still have a great quality! Love this camera, and will spend more time on it :) I bought it on Black Friday online sale, so I got $100 off and free bags and memory card!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for my daughter

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    We replaced a broken Sony on short notice before a trip. So far this has been a blessing. The camera is easy to use and takes great high resolution pictures. Action shots also have turned out nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Exellent camara

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    Use mostly for taking pictures of make up. Very rliable and easy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This camera is awesome!!

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    I'm not going to get into the technical aspects of this camera. If you're buying this it's safe to assume you know what you're dealing with. I'm just going to say this camera is nothing short of amazing. It's got the same sensor you find in DSLR's from the $500-%1,000 price range so yes the pictures are high quality. The addition of the scroll wheel and apps really set this apart from the 5N. To be able to change aperture and shutter settings with a flick of the thumb is sweet. The apps are also very cool and I use them often, especially controlling the camera with my smart phone. The other thing that really sets this apart from previous models is the auto-focus. Using a hybrid of phase detection and contrast focus is brilliant... You can be zoomed all the way out, snap a photo, then immediately zoom all the way in a snap a photo and it'll be in focus. I use manual focus for up close macros, but when in normal shooting I've not been able to get a photo yet to be out of focus. And I've tried while actually demonstrating the focus. This is the absolute BEST mirrorless camera I've tried, and I've tried most of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super camera for all levels

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    I spent a lot of time trying to decide on what to replace a higher quality point and shoot camera. I wanted portability and less bulk than my standard DSLR. There were several of these compact DSLR-sized sensor, more compact models to choose from. I checked out the Nikon, but was not impressed with the quality and durability of the unit, which I have come to expect from Nikon. I can only assume they were trying to hit a specific price point and skimped on their typical high quality construction. This Sony is my first Sony camera product and I have to say, I am really, really impressed. The quality of the workmanship, the top-of-the-line components and the ease of use sold me right away. The image quality is excellent in most any condition from bright daylight outdoors to low light indoors to stopping fast action and creative layered shots. I have had the camera for several months now and have really enjoyed it. I don't do a lot of video, but the video that I have done has been exceptional. I definitely am looking to expand the use of the video element even with a blend of stills incorporated. Overall I would highly recommend this camera to the casual user as well as to the more serious photographers for it's high quality images, ease of use and depth of functions. I certainly hope Sony continues to expand their lens and accessory line up for this unit, because it will make it even more enjoyable. You won't go wrong selecting this one out of all your choices. Good shooting!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Value - Price

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    Bought this for vacation photos and they came out great. Excellent transition from a P&S without the bulk of a full DSLR. Focus speed is good but use the correct mode for each situation (Shutter and Aperture modes are good choices until you get used to setting both manually). Good functionality but lacks a little practicality for pros. Bundled Lens was great but the 16mm WA is a really nice extra. The flash works great for closeups with no light at all although it is barely needed with the nice sensor this little monster has. Only flaw for me was the 200-250 picture battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera for a beginner

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    This camera is the greatest you can turn on the flash or just simply remove it and the tilt screen, awesome feature I can tilt the screen down when my camera is up high and I can see what I'm taking a picture of. Awesome Touchscreen you can take pictures from the screen, Just simply tap the screen. I love that you can take pictures and doesn't drag like other cameras, That ghost effect!! A++++

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very nice camera that takes great photos

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    Purchased this camera hoping that it would take good low light photos and I haven't been disappointed. Have mostly been taking indoor photos and they have turned out great. I have also been impressed by how well the included flash works. I am also pleased with all of the built in processing that is available.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Could not be happier!

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    It was time to replace the old Cannon camera and since it was an elph we did not want the size of a full DLSR camera after hiking with my father-in-law and carrying 30 pounds of equipment with us! A friend had purchased the older nex-5 and we were impressed with the quality of photos immediately. Truly takes a great picture. We were also impressed by the compact size and light weight. What we did it expect to be impressed with was the wifi capabilities of the newer version. This in my opinion is one of the best features of this camera! We vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina for two months in the summer and did it not have our computer with us. We were amazed when we discovered that we could connect our iPad directly to the camera and upload the photos we just took right in there before we were even back home! I was worried about running out of room on the camera memory card but when we realized we could just upload to the iPad and delete off the camera we were amazed! Amazing picture quality, full featured photo options for a novice or semi-pro, wifi options, apps for the camera, 1080p video's, incredibly fast shutter speed and size make this the perfect option! If you are on the fence and looking for something better than the typical $200-$400 digital cameras, spend a little extra and get this camera! You will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome!!!!

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    I have had this camera for about a month and it has been on two trips the pictures are awesome and I still have lots of features to learn. the lens is great and covers most of what I wanted to shoot but I have realized I need a telephoto for those shots that are just to far away. the autofocus is amazing. The tilt screen is a must, made taking a lot of pictures so much easier. I have used it for a wide range of setting from vacation shots, fireworks, videos, Panorama, Auto Portrait Framing, Face Detection, and burst mode. The display in bright sun light was only an issue when changing settings but this was remedied by putting it in my shadow. I did have some trouble copying the movies but found that using the play memory software made this much easier. deleting the video files from the memory card (not in the camera) was a little bit tricky and would be a daunting task for someone with little computer experience. deleting them on the camera was ok but I could not find a delete all option. Still need to use a smartphone as a remote viewfinder/trigger, this sounds very cool. once I get all the functions down I will start using Dedicated Fn button but I am still learning.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    My Best Camera Yet!!!

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    I bought the Nex 5RK a couple a weeks ago, and thought a can't give you a full review as my time spent hasn't been that much yet. When I first bought it a wasnt too sure about the mirrorless system as I have only owned DSLR. I have had a Sony alpha 390 and a Nikon D3200, and I have to say that the Nex5 can keep up and even beat both of them on some features. The kit comes with a 18-55mm (SEL1855) lens which is pretty good for a kit lens. I also bought the 55-210 (SEL55210) for range and the 16mm pancake lens for wider shots. It has apps and also Wifi to take and share pictures wireless with PC/Tablet/Smartphone (Android and Iphone). I can say im happy with it and can all around I can recommend this camera to beginners and to pros.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    My first step up from Point-and-Shoot

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    I bought this camera because I wanted to move from the world of point and shoot into having more control over how my pictures are taken and the ability to add my own style. I like taking pictures and would like to make a hobby of it. That being said, I wanted a camera that I could grow with and learn how to do some more advanced things with before making the investment in a DSLR that I don't know what to do with. This camera is perfect for that! It has tons of features and is very user friendly. I'm still learning, but I am finding new and exciting features that are easy to use all the time. I can't wait to get more into manual mode and really take control of my photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great quality camera

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    Very good picture quality which holds up well even at higher ISO values. The camera and included 18-55mm lens is incredibly lightweight. The light weight and electronic first curtain shutter feature works nicely when attached to a small telescope for celestial photography as the weight is easy on the scope's tracking motor and the shutter and mirrorless design reduces any vibration while shooting. The menus are maybe not the most intuitive layout but they very extensive. The LCD on the camera back can pivot down somewhat and up to the point it can face forward for self portraits. Having to use the LCD as a viewfinder can be a bit tough in bright sunlight. 1080 60P HD video looks very good. Controls are laid out fairly well although some buttons would be easier to operate without looking at them if they were slightly raised or contoured instead of flat and flush. For easier manual focusing, peaking and magnified image are available. It's not the highest resolution camera out there but less megapixels equates to larger pixels which translates into better low light/higher ISO performance. This camera finds a very nice balance between Megapixel resolution and low light capabilities. The supplied lens is not real wide aperture but the good optical stabilization helps you get away with shutter speeds quite a bit slower than you might expect. Camera is a lot of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic camera for any user

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    I am an average camera user. This camera is great. It allows me to take top-notch pictures with ease. I have taken some incredible pictures with this camera. There are tons of different settings/features and a short description of them that help you learn what each is used for. If you still don't understand, Sony has a bunch of how-to videos on their site and on youtube. The price of the camera almost scared me away, but I am extremely happy that I gave it a chance. This is the best camera I've ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Novice taking great shots thanks to Sony

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    Wow, I have two Canon cameras and this Sony blows them both away. Makes taking great pictures a breeze. Intuitive menu allows you to chose the right settings every time, burst mode takes great moving shots. I'm waiting for the new apps so I can shoot different scenes. Overall this camera is a winner, you don't have to know much about photography to take great shots!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic camera at reasonable price

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    Great camera! We have purchased a number of camera's of all brands that were all a disappointment for one or more reasons. We were looking to replace our video recorder when we found this camera on sale at Best Buy. Paul went over the features of this camera with us and we were so impressed we decided to purchase to replace both video and our then current camera. This camera takes great video and still shots! Favorite feature is the wireless digital transfer of pictures and video!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    I love my new camera. I wanted a compact camera with DSLR picture quality. The sony NEX 5r is easy to use and the picture quality is great. The video quality is great but the only downfall was not being able to record my child's basketball game for the whole hour. The camera had to cool down. Other than that It has great features, easy to use , and I especially love the WIFI feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend