The Sony NEX-5R features a large APS-C sensor delivering 16.1 megapixel shots and bright clear images in low light. The main difference from the NEX-5N is the built-in Wi-Fi function so you can connect to other devices like your smartphone or tablet and share your pictures on Facebook. Plus, you can download apps such as a remote control app that lets you use your smartphone as a remote control for your camera. You can download image-enhancing apps that will give you even more ways to get the shot you want.
Pro-quality shots with a DSLR sized sensor and 16.1 megapixels, all in a compact body
Get picture enhancing apps and share your photos with built-in Wi-Fi
Shoot the action as soon as you see it, with faster focusing
See every angle with a 180° tilting LCD touchscreen
Shoot your own movies in stunning Full HD with 1080 50P recording
Great pictures are built with light, so when it comes to picture quality and sensor size, bigger really is better. The NEX-5R comes with a huge, DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. This captures more light than other interchangeable lens cameras and more of the image entering the lens reaches the sensor. The result – beautifully lit, pro-quality shots at up to 16.1 megapixels.
With 4 apps as standard, and more being added all the time, PlayMemories Camera helps you unlock the potential of such a powerful camera.
For maximum creativity, Picture Effect+ lets you modify images by changing colours, adding textures or including special visual effects – all without a PC. Transform simple shots into works of art using modes such as Toy Camera or Partial Colour. You can even adjust the level of some effects, or combine multiple effects for total creative control.
If you want to take group shots, the Smart Remote app removes the hassle of the self timer - just connect to your smartphone and you can preview the image on your phone screen while using it as a remote to control the shutter. The photo then appears on the phone's screen, so if your friends had their eyes closed you can take another shot right away without having to run back to the camera and set it up again.
Ever had a perfect picture ruined by a passer by walking in to the edge of the shot, or an awkwardly placed signpost that you can't miss? With the Photo Retouch app you can resize, reframe and tweak the levels, colour and brightness until you get your photos just right. Use the Direct Upload app to send your photos straight to Facebook or PlayMemories Online.
Be sure to catch blink-and-you-miss them moments with new Hybrid Auto Focus technology to capture high speed action. It locks into focus as fast as a DSLR and takes photos faster too, making it ideal forspontaneous shots, or for high-speed action.
Explore every angle
A tiltable, touchscreen LCD is fast, intuitive and lets you change settings and find the right mode quickly. Touch anywhere on the screen and the camera will focus automatically and take the shot. And because you can move it up to 180°, it means no more wayward arms in your self portraits, and it's ideal for capturing the perfect shot at difficult angles.
Full HD movies
Direct your own movies with High Definition recording for smooth, professional looking video, thanks to its large sensor. Plus, capture minute detail with razor sharp 1080 50p recording.It knows when you’re shooting in low light conditions and adjusts automatically to make the scene brighter. Plus you can quickly zoom in and out without losing focus, for pro-quality clips.