SONY NEX-5K 14MP Full HD Video SLR Class Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens £394.89 Delivered @ Currys (After Sony VAT Cashback)
SONY NEX-5K 14MP Full HD Video SLR Class Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens £394.89 Delivered @ Currys (After Sony VAT Cashback)

SONY NEX-5K 14MP Full HD Video SLR Class Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens £394.89 Delivered @ Currys (After Sony VAT Cashback)

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Also potentially another £13.92 off for Quidco, so £380.97.

Very good price for this excellently performing APS-C sensor SLR class camera, which has had very good reviews (including this month's PC Pro) not least for its full 1080i video at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps, which very few cameras are able to achieve, in addition to it's excellent still photo capability.

SLR quality, but smaller and lighter. Differs from the NEX-3 in that it has an (even smaller) titanium body (NEX-3 is plastic) and full HD video.

Product details
Claimed to be one of the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera, the Sony NEX-5K is supplied here with a 18-55 mm stabilised lens to enable you to capture the world around you, wherever you go, with a 27 mm-wide viewing angle.

The 14.2-megapixel CMOS sensor on this camera is the same size as the one built into Sony's full-sized SLR cameras. It really makes the difference when it comes to taking photos.

Sensitivity on the NEX-5K reaches ISO 12,800, so you're guaranteed clear, pin-sharp pictures even in low lighting conditions. The NEX-5K's 3-inch LCD display tilts down 45 degrees and up 80 degrees for high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit or miss.

The manual focus ring can be used to magnify the image you see through the viewfinder, great for those who don't like to let details slip. And the Sony NEX-5K is also equipped with six creative style settings for adding finishing touches.

There's even a sweep panorama mode and an HD video feature where you can shoot footage with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. An HDMi socket is available too.

Type Compact digital camera with interchangeable lens
Resolution 14.2 megapixels
Type Exmor APS HD CMOS
Size 23.4 x 15.6 mm (3.65 cm²)
Format 3:2, 16:9
Crop factor 1.5x
ISO positions ISO 200 - 12,800
Cleaning Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Dual anti-dust system
Image stabiliser Optical - depending on lens
Focal length 18-55mm
35mm equivalent 27mm-82.5mm
Aperture Max: F3.5-F5.6
Optical zoom 3x
Digital zoom 10x
Minimum distance 9.8" (0.25m)
Focusing Manual and autofocus
AF Area: Multi Point (25 points)
AF Area: Center Weighted
AF Area: Flexible Spot

AF Modes
Continuous, Single Shot, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Predictive Focus Control
Focus Lock
AF Illuminator (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range (meters):
Approx. 0.3m - Approx. 4.0m (E 16mm F2.8) Approx. 0.5m - Approx. 3.0m (E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Type Contrast AF Live View
Screen 7.5cm (3.0 type)
Viewfinder features TruBlack LCD tilt-angle
Speed 1/4000 to 30
Flash sync speed: 1/160
Burst mode 7fps
Self-timer 2 or 10 seconds
Exposure modes Exposure: Program Auto
Exposure: iAUTO
Exposure: Shutter priority
Exposure: Aperture priority
Exposure: Manual
Exposure: Scene selection
Sweep Panorama
Anti Motion Blur
Exposure compensation: +/-2EV with 1/3EVsteps
AE Bracketing: With 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
White balance Automatic White Balance
White balance: preset selection:
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature
White balance: custom setting

White balance: types of color temperature

2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Video mode Yes
TV output HD/HDMI™ Out: HDMI mini connector (Type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
Photo file formats JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Maximum photo resolution 3344x2224 (7.4M)

Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm): 12,416x1,856(226deg/201deg)/8,192x1,856(149deg/133deg) / 5,536x2,160(151deg/135deg)/3,872x2,160(106deg/94deg)
Video file formats AVCHD
Mpeg-4 (1080 and VGA)
Maximum video resolution 1080i
Memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo™,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Built-in Built-in
Guide number / Flash range Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in meters at ISO 100): 7
Interface HD/HDMI™ Out
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Pictbridge / direct printing No
Wireless function No
Power options NP-FW50 battery
Battery life Approx. 330 images
Internal menus English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finish / Polish / Czech / Hungarian / Greek / Turkish
Accessories supplied Case for flash
SEL-1855 lens
Lens cap
Battery charger
Rechargeable battery
Shoulder strap
USB cable
Reference guide
Instruction manual
Product registration CD
Quick reference guide
European warranty card
Dimensions Width: 110.8 mm
Height: 58.8 mm
Depth: 38.2 mm
Weight 229 g

1 Comment

Good price for this; however I just don't get these cameras; OK with the 16mm pancake they look like a large compact; but with the 18-55 and particularly when you look at pictures with the new 18-200 lens they look quite silly alongside full-size DSLRs...

Although I guess the weight saved in the body would make quite a difference over a days shooting...
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