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Sony Alpha NEX-5N photos

The 5N addresses a lot of the quibbles we had with the NEX-5.

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Lori Grunin
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
Lori Grunin
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No matter how small Sony makes the body, you still have that large lens to contend with.
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This update to the NEX-5 addresses one of the big complaints about it: the lack of an EVF. Now it's an option, as it is on most of the competitors' cameras.
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The NEX system is generally screen-based, where the function of the buttons and dials vary contextually with the current mode--hence, the lack of labels.
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This is the size of the body out of the box, without the bundled add-on flash or the optional EVF.
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Sony still includes an add-on flash in the box. Like competing options, you can't use the flash and the EVF at the same time, since they use the same connector.
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The NEX-5N doesn't have the microphone jack.
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The grip is deep enough that the camera is comfortable to use even with a big lens.
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The 5N incorporates the standard tilting LCD.
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This is the 5N with the E-to-A-mount adapter and a "small" A-mount lens.

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