First off, I didn’t think it was possible for me to love any camera more than I love the TX-10. And yet, Sony has blown me away again.
For all the camera techies out there, the Nex-5 is a bit like a miniature DSLR camera. It has a compact body, but can still handle the big, professional lenses that capture gorgeous, richly detailed images. If you have experience with SLR cameras that use film, or you just want to mess around, the manual shooting mode is a great wya to unleash your creativity. Literally, I just spent half an hour playing with the aperture and shutter speed to achieve different looks as I was taking pictures of things in my room.
But for those of us who are not quite such big camera-nerd, there are also lots of fun effects to choose from such as toy camera, posterization, high contrast, retro, and partial color, which are all great, easy ways to transform the way your photos capture the world.
Best of all, I know that no matter when or where I’m taking pictures with this camera, I’m going to get the shot. The Sony Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and SteadyShot technology will make sure of that. Whether my hands are shaky or the lighting is dim, Sony has got me covered.
I haven’t even tried out so many of the features yet. Like the TX-10, the Nex-5N is capable of shooting in full HD video, aside from being able to shoot up to 10 frames per second. It also shoots wicked cool panoramas in 2D and 3D. I can’t wait to test out that feature when I go to Colorado this summer.
In case all these cool features aren’t enough, you can add to the abilities of your camera by purchasing any one of more than 30 different kinds of lenses. I will definitely be asking for a macro lense for Christmas this year so I can take the kind of mind-boggling super close-up shots you see in books and magazines.
With all the ways it can can adapt to suit your skill level and photography needs, the Alpha Nex-5N is a camera I would recommend to anyone. That’s why I decided to write this post. I genuinely adore this camera and I’m sure you will too.