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Sony Alpha NEX-5NK/B Black 16.1MP Compact Interchangeable Touchscreen Camera with 18-55mm Lens

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  • 3.0" Tiltable Touch LCD screen
  • Full HD movie shotting
  • APS HD CMOS image sensor

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  • newegg Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures Get delightful details and exquisite enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, you'll achieve high 16.1MP resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • newegg Professional Class Shooting Speeds Capture that game changing moment in sports or get the perfect baby photo. Shoot at up to 10 frames per second at full 16.1MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame.
  • newegg Photo Creativity Interface The new Photo Creativity interface puts sophisticated controls within reach. Technical terms are now replaced with friendlier and more intuitive terms which allow you to easily create custom-styled digital photographs. You can also review changes in real time on the LCD and easily make adjustments.
  • newegg Full HD Movie Mastery Record Full HD 1920x1080 video in a variety of frame rates, from 60p for super smooth action to 24p for a more cinematic feel. The NEX-5N utilizes the AVCHD codec, the industry standard for high quality HD video capture, as well as the MP4 codec that's easier to upload to the web due to its small file size.
  • newegg Expect More from a Camera Sony has always recognized that a digital camera could take pictures in ways that film cameras never dreamed of. That's why Sony has created new capabilities to take your photography further than ever. These include Sweep Panorama mode in 2D and 3D, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes.
  • newegg The Creativity of Changing Lenses The beauty of SLR photography is the ability to change lenses to match your shooting situation. Now Sony brings that beauty to a compact camera. The NEX-5N gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.

Learn more about the Sony alpha NEX-5NK/B


alpha NEX-5NK/B


Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.5 X 15.6mm
Gross Pixels
16.7 MP
Effective Pixels
16.1 MP
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Image Processor
16:9 : L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376

3:2 : L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624

Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom


Viewfinder Type
Optional OLED finder available (FDA-EV1S)

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921K
LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather


Focus Type
Contrast AF
Focusing Modes
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
AF-assist Beam
Built-in, LED type
Focus Lock


Exposure Compensation
+/-3.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Metering System
Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Metering Sensitivity : 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100 to 25600)
AE Lock
Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)


Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)


Flash Type
Smart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)
Flash Mode
Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2EV,1/3EV steps

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous (up to 3fps) Speed Priority (up to 10fps)


Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight

Recording System

File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
Color Space
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Recording Media
Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card


Movie Format
AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Movie Recording
AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Lens Spec
Lens Type : E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6

Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5-5.6

Aperture (Min.) : f/22-34

Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)

Filter Diameter : 49mm

Lens Construction : Metal

Lens Groups-Elements : 9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)

Minimum Focus Distance : 9.8" (0.25m)

Angle of View : 76o - 29o

Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)

Aspheric Elements : (4 aspheric surfaces)

Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 62 x 60mm

Exterior Finish : Metal

Internal Motor : Yes (Stepping motor)

Lens Weight : 6.9 oz (194g)

Maximum Magnification : 0.3x


HDMI (TypeC mini)

Power Source

InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Life
Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)


Sweep Panorama Mode

Photo Creativity Touch

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

25-point Auto Focus

Tiltable 3.0" Touch LCD

Optional XGA OLED viewfinder

3D Sweep Panorama Mode

iAUTO mode

Dimensions & Weight

Approx. 4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-9/16" excluding protrusions
Approx. 7.4 oz (210g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 9.5 oz (269g) (w/battery & media)

Package Contents

Package Contents
DSLR Camera
SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens
NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Lens cap
Shoulder strap
BC-VW1 Battery Charger
USB cable (Mini B)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Sony alpha NEX-5NK/B

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  • Daniel P.
  • 8/9/2012 12:31:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Enthusiast Camera

Pros: Has a lot of pros:
- Weight with kit lens is good, feels sturdy and well built.
- View screen is nice and clear, touch controls work well, but you can use the scroll wheel as well to browse the menus.
- E mount this camera has can be adapted to use any SLR lens ever made, Cannon/Nikon/Leica/Olympus, autofocus with those wont work except for Sony A mount lens adapters sold by Sony.
- Depth of field with kit lens is great, can make nice macro shots while still capturing great landscape views with the same lens.
- Smart Auto feature is what most people will likely stick with and it works brilliantly, sets aperture and iso really well no matter the shot.
- Low light pictures turn out great, even at 3200 iso noise is hardly noticeable.
- Better then the NEX-7 in terms of value.

Cons: Not many cons:
- No built in flash, comes with one that has to have a screw rotated in a clockwise fashion to fasten it to the camera. Knew this going into the purchase so no points off.
- Does not come with bacon, everything is better with bacon.

Other Thoughts: Overall a very solid camera that most places cannot keep in stock. Good luck finding the mythical silver version of this camera. I bought it from a local camera retailer and had to wait 3 weeks for it to come in from sony. Another retailer/review site mentions a clicking sound when making videos with it, I have not experienced this so likely if you order one from Sony directly it will be fine. Enjoying the pictures this is taking, bought a 64GB SDXC card to go with this and have filled it up about halfway after a month of taking pictures. Battery Life I have found to be just fine for taking pictures every now and then, even when taking a lot of bust photos over 20-30 minutes the battery did not drop that much. You can also buy a remote control for shutter control from Sony if needed for those group photos.
Overall even with the price this is a great value for amateurs and semi-pro photographers, especially considering the number of lens options available due to its APS-C sensor

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  • Jim D.
  • 3/10/2012 5:58:57 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Im holding out for the silver.

Cons: and the hundred dollars off list that newegg had last fall...!!!
These cameras are in short supply, so they are holding the price higher:(

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4 out of 5 eggsLove It!

Pros: Small
Build quality
Picture quality
60p video @ 1080

Cons: Battery life
No remote input

Other Thoughts: My favorite camera to date, ditched my dslr for it with no regrets. Battery life is not fantastic, but acceptable and no remote input is reason for 4 stars.

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