• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
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  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
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  • Sony Alpha NEX-5
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony NEX-5N
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General
Model Number: NEX-5 SL1
Alternate Model Number(s):   100D
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $699.99 $799.99
Street Price: $699.99 $489.50
Date Available: 2010-07-15 2013-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (502 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
22.0 oz (623 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 60 x 40 mm)
4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(117 x 91 x 69 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.16 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 69 63
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.2 21.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2 11.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 796 843
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3344 x 2224 (7.4 MP, 3:2),
3344 x 1872 (6.3 MP, Other),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2912 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2034 x 1728 (3.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1456 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
720 x 400 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.7 3.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i)
1440x1080 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MPEG-4 MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 49.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom with prime lens attached n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS phase-detect sensor, 9-points (Center AF point is cross-type at f/5.6, Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8); Live View uses Hybrid CMOS AF II phase-detect/contrast-detect AF on image sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-SV1 optical viewfinder available with 16mm FOV) SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, ~95% coverage, ~0.87x magnification, 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 m^-1 diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.54x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.87x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto (200-1600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto(100-6400), 100-12800 in 1EV steps, expandable to H=25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot 63-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, SCN (Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 10, 2, Remote, 10s Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction E-TTL II Auto, Manual Flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 9.4 m / 30.8 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 GN=9.4m (ISO 100); Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal (flash is detachable) Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MPEG-4 MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Wireless Optional Wired (RS-60E3) or Wireless (RC-6)
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C) Mini (Type C) HDMI-CEC, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.77 0.33
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.77 0.32
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17 8
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.34
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.7 3.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 1140
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   8
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.44 seconds 0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.44 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.257 seconds 0.094 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.75 seconds 0.22 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.115 seconds 0.076 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Single-area AF mode, 16mm f/2.8 lens = 0.448 second OVF: Full AF lag, Auto Selection mode = 0.102s Live View: Full AF lag, Quick Mode (Phase-detect AF), Single-point = 0.597s Full AF lag, FlexiZone (Hybrid AF), Single-point = 0.768s Prefocused lag: 0.082s
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds 0.6 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds 2.6 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 330 shots 150 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   380 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary LP-E12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR EOS Digital Solutions Disc (ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor)
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X v10.6+ (Intel processor required)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or silver. World's smallest and lightest DSLR according to Canon; 9-point single cross-type AF; fixed LCD; new Hybrid CMOS AF II.