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Sony Alpha NEX-5K 14.2MP Compact Interchangeable Lens HD Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens in Silver and SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
by Sony
Date first available at Amazon.com: July 27, 2010

Buy new: $949.95 $799.95

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Technical Details
– 14.2 MP; up to 7 fps shooting; ISO 12800 sensitivity
– Interchangeable 18-55mm E-Series Lens – Interchangeable 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
– Lens cap, Lens rear cap, HVL-F7S detachable flash, Case for flash
– Strong, light magnesium alloy front fascia
– Same APS-C sensor size, same resolution as Alpha DSLRs

Product Description
The performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight.5 The NEX-5 is the interchangeable lens camera that goes wherever you do. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60i movies,2 astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.

Smallest in class

This is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera (as of April 2010). We removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the flange back distance from 44.5 mm to 18 mm. The result has all the quality of an a DSLR, but is 48% smaller and 49% lighter than our a230.

Interchangeable lenses

Compatible with Sony’s E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for a compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.

APS-C size HD image sensor

The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized a DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical3 image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between snapshots and photographs, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

First in class with 1080/60i movies

This is the world’s first interchangeable lens still camera with 1080/60i AVCHD Full HD, exactly the same resolution and frame rate as most broadcast and cable HDTV channels. Records in 1080/60i AVCHD format, 1080/30p high definition in PC-friendly MP4 format and standard definition 480/30p in MP4 format.2

14.2 megapixel resolution

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.

Up to 7 frames per second

Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to

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