Sony NEX-5RK/S 16.1 MP Compact System Camera with 18-55mm Lens, Silver - NEX5RK/S

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Product Overview

DSLR quality. Wi-Fi convenience.

Shoot and share DSLR-quality photos online, straight from the camera. With built-in Wi-Fi®, the Alpha NEX-5R even lets you download camera apps for endless creative possibilities11. And the 16.1MP APS-C size sensor lets you shoot breathtaking stills with pro-grade defocused backgrounds. Get all this and more in a camera that's about half the size of a DSLR.

Go from snapshot to photograph.

The 16.1MP APS-C size HD image sensor is the same sensor format that Sony builds into their full-sized DSLR cameras. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, Sony's APS-C sensor size delivers high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

Fast Hybrid Autofocus.

The NEX-5R is as fast as the world you're trying to capture. Sony's advanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. It's a perfect match that delivers optimal auto focus for fast, precise focusing anywhere and everywhere.

Shoot Full HD movies.

Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality while the MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Wi-Fi sharing and downloadable apps.

Lose the cords and cables - the NEX-5R's Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile™ app11. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment.

180-degree tiltable LCD.

The Alpha NEX-5R lets you change your view with a tiltable 3.0" touchscreen LCD that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing the compactness of the 5-series. See what you're shooting no matter where the camera is, from awkward angles to perfect self-portraits.

Dial in total control.

A perfectly designed control dial, Fn (function) button, and touch screen with touch shutter function lets you focus on the shot instead of the menus.


Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# NEX5RK/S
SKU 240785656
UPC 027242856820
UPC 14 00027242856820
16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor
Wi-Fi® Sharing
Control Dial
Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses
Clear Image Zoom
Auto HDR built into camera
Peaking AF display
Face Detection technology
Six Creative Style settings
Anti-Dust Technology
Full HD Movies1 at 60p/60i/24p
180-degree tilt-able 3.0” Touch LCD
6-image layering
Auto Portrait Framing
Multi-interface terminal
Fast Auto Focus
Enhanced Tracking Focus
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Dual Format Media Card Slot
Fast Hybrid AF
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Picture Effect mode
Photo Creativity Touch interface
Convenient USB charging
Sweep Panorama™ Technology
Manual Focus Assist
Smile Shutter™ technology
PhotoTV HD compatibility
What’s in the Box
Sony Alpha NEX5RK 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens
NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC charger
USB cable
Shoulder strap
Lens cap
Lens hood
PlayMemories Home and Image Data Converter software
Owner's manual
Tech Specs
Lens Mount: Sony E Mount
Camera Format: APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels : 16.1 Megapixel
Sensor Type / Size: CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats:
Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Dust Reduction System
Noise Reduction
Memory Card Type: Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording : With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type : Auto & Manual
Focus Mode : Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points: 25
Display Screen: 3" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (921600)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Live View : Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method: Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes :
Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
External Flash Connection: Proprietary
Continuous Shooting: Up to 10 fps
Self Timer: 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Software Requirements:
Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Battery : 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.36 x 2.31 x 1.50" / 11.08 x 5.88 x 3.82 cm
Weight: 7.4 oz / 210 g Camera body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length:
18-55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27-82.5 mm
Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Angle of View: 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification: 0.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:3.3
Groups/Elements : 9/11
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Autofocus : Yes
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Thread : Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) : Approx. 2.44 x 2.36" (6.20 x 5.99 cm)
Weight: 6.84 oz (194 g)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 15 - 20 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 16.1
Color Silver
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 60
Memory Card Type Memory Stick PRO Duo
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Product Line alpha
Resolution 4912 x 3264
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