Sony NEX-5n Review will be up Monday Morning! Have a great weekend!

Sony NEX-5n Review coming Monday morning!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that my full Sony NEX-5n review will be up on Monday morning. It’s 90% finished and I also will be posting some shots taken with the Leica 50 Summilux ASPH on the NEX. You can see a shot of the setup above and how I have been shooting it this week. I must say that the EVF is wonderful, probably the best I have used to date. Stay tuned and check back Monday morning for the full review of the NEX-5 with 18-55 kit lens, shooting Leica glass with the 5n, the lowdown on the OLED EVF and some high ISO stuff. Have a GREAT weekend!



  1. Thanks for the great hands-on review, Steve. As always, love the images.

    I understand the potential for less megapixels on the same sensor size producing less noise, but I am still skeptical that the high ISO performance seen from the 5N versus 7 is actually less noise, rather than more aggressive noise reduction (and some loss of detail). I am not a pixel peeper, but I would rather have noise/grain than softening.

  2. Yah, tha is why I ordered the Nex7 with the Zeiss24…AF… I may get the X1 OVF and there you go…Hybrid VF…lol

  3. I can’t wait to read your real world review, Steve!

    Is the Nex-5N fighting above its weight on high ISO performance and noise, as some of sites have been saying, or is it just excessive noise reduction versus the Nex7? Even if the advantages are exaggerated, the 5N with its great EVF seems like a great value.

    It does look like, even if I pickup a 5N, I will be keeping my m4/3 for a while. It does not look as if Sony will be catching up on native glass until 2013 (per their roadmap). I can’t see giving up the small 20/1.7 package, the 12/2.0 or the upcoming 25/1.4.

  4. Looking forward to your review. I can only imagine if Sony made a sub $400 pancake similar to the panasonic 20mm 1.7 that the sales of this camera would absolutely demolish the competition.

    Steve could you shed some light as to why they don’t produce such a lens? Is it physically impossible to do so because the sensor size on the NEX 5N is larger then micro four thirds?

  5. I’d love to see a comparison between the Sony SLT series and NEX when shot on same settings. Interested in the “real world” comparison of translucent mirror (30% light goes to AF module?) with in body stabilisation on SLT’s vs NEX (no stabilisation on camera body) series when shooting handheld. I cant find this on-line, can you… Anyone able to do this?

  6. It would be great to see a real world comparison between NEX&MFT (e-p3)
    All we see on other websites are test charts, which are not overlay useful as they don’t mimic real world situations and DOF very well.
    The comparison shoots you’v took in X100 vs Leica X1 article made it by far the most useful review online!

  7. Please Test it with Noktor 0.95 wide open 🙂 i’ll buy Nex-5n or Nex-7 + Noktor 0.95 as i cant affort M9 + Noctilux..

  8. Actually the use of the wider lenses (below 25mm) that is giving me pauses to use a NEX as there is a noticeable red gate effects when shoot the sky….

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