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Sony (alpha) NEX-5A/B 14.2 Megapixels Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 16mm F2.8 E-mount Lens in Black )INCLUDES + 2 LENS (16mm & 18-55mm) + CARRYING CASE + 8GB SONY SD CARD
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Get the performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight with the Sony Alpha NEX-5 interchangeable lens camera. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60i movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.


Get the performance of a DSLR, in about half the size and weight with the Sony Alpha NEX-5 interchangeable lens camera. Enjoy Full HD 1080/60i movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots and Live View on a tilting 3.0-inch LCD.

Unlike conventional DSLR models, the "mirrorless" construction of the NEX-5 reduces the thickness of camera body to just about an inch at its slimmest point (excluding grip and mount portions). The NEX-5 is constructed from magnesium alloy. It offers a newly developed 14.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. About 60 percent larger than the sensor in micro four-thirds cameras, this sensor is key to the exceptional image quality, extremely low image noise and creative defocus background effects that are familiar to DSLR users.

The NEX-5 is the first Alpha camera featuring Sweep Panorama. With this feature capturing large group shots is as easy as press-and-sweep. Sweep Panorama mode lets you capture breathtaking shots up to 226-degree horizontal or 151-degree vertical shots.

Ideal for everyday shooting, the low-profile E 16mm F2.8 lens minimizes bulk, allowing the camera to easily be carried in a coat, pants pocket, or purse. This lens' creative possibilities can be expanded even further by the VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Converter which provides a 12mm view and VCL-ECF1 Fisheye Converter that delivers impressive curvi-linear distortion


Smallest in class: This is the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera. Sony has removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the "flange back" distance from 44.5 mm to 18 mm.
Interchangeable lenses: Compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Alpha compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.
APS-C size HD image sensor: With 13 times the area of the typical image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between "snapshots" and "photographs," delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
HD movie recording: Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.
14.2 megapixel resolution: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
Up to 7 frames per second: Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 7 fps continuous shooting at full 14.2 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.3 fps.
ISO 12800 sensitivity: Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. This is best-in-class performance, made possible by low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor.
Sweep Panorama: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).
Anti Motion Blur mode: Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
Hand-held Twilight Mode: Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second.
Auto HDR built into camera: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot.
Live View LCD: The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.
Tiltable 3" LCD screen: Empowers your photography with a different point or view. Tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss.
920K pixel TruBlack LCD screen: Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor has best-in-class resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight.
Fast Auto Focus: Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects. Sony's fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes just 0.3 seconds. Also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies.
Intelligent Auto Focus: Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode: Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot.
On-screen Help Guide : Provides ready reference, explains the camera's modes and settings. Walks you through camera operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication.
On-screen Shooting Tips: Offers expert advice so you can shoot like a pro.
Control Wheel + Soft Keys: Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-5 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It's elegant, uncluttered and intuitive.
Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor: Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The NEX-5 Exmor sensor provides 4,592 column-parallel A/D converters. You get fast response, superb image clarity.
BIONZ image processor: The brains of the camera is a refined version of Sony's BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-res, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 7 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 14.2 MP images.
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
Accepts a DSLR A-mount lenses: Using the LA-EA1 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of a A-mount system lenses, which includes 28 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide.
25-point Auto Focus: 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.


Camera TypeSony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Mount TypeSony E-mount
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lens, (Sony a lenses when used with LA-EA1 lens adaptor)
Lens Conversion Factor1.5x
Imaging SensorExmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 X 15.6mm)
Anti DustCharge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism (Power off or Manual)
ProcessorBIONZ image processor
Pixel GrossApprox. 14.6 megapixels
Effective Picture ResolutionApprox. 14.2 megapixels
Color Filter SystemRGB primary color filters
Recording: Media TypeMemory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media
SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Recording: Image ModeJPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording: Image Size 3:2L (14M): 4592 X 3056
M (7.4M): 3344 X 2224
S (3.5M): 2288 X 1520
Recording: Image Size 16:9L (12M): 4592 X 2576
M (6.3M): 3344 X 1872
S (2.9M): 2288 X 1280
Recording: Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Recording: Video FormatAVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Recording: Video ModeAVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (59.94i Interlace) Approx. 17Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate)
MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Recording: Audio FormatDolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Focus SystemContrast AF
Focus Points25 points
AF modesSingle-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus AreaMulti Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Focus Sensitivity0 EV to 20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Manual Focus AssistMagnified display for precise manual focus
Focus FeaturesPredictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF illuminatorBuilt-in, LED type
Advanced User InterfaceEasy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Shooting Tips80 expert advice shooting tips
Sweep PanoramaHorizontal Panorama Size:
- Wide 23MP (12,416 x 1,856), 226° (16mm focal), 201° (18mm focal)
- Standard 15.2MP (8,192 x 1,856), 149° (16mm focal), 133° (18mm focal)
Vertical Panorama Size:
- Wide 12MP (5,536 x 2,160), 151° (16mm focal), 135° (18mm focal)
- Standard 8.4MP (3,872 x 2,160), 106° (16mm focal), 94° (18mm focal)
Auto High Dynamic RangeYes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Anti Motion Blur6-image layering
Face DetectionOff, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Smile ShutterOff, Slight, Normal, Big
Exposure Metering49 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Metering ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Exposure Compensation±2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure settingsiAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
Scene Mode(s)Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
D-Range OptimizerYes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
Auto Exposure LockYes (AE Lock with focus lock)
ISOAuto, 200 to 12800
Noise ReductionLong exp.NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second)
High ISO NR: (Auto/Weak)
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Adjustable: Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)
White Balance ModeAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Custom
Color temperature2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Drive ModeSingle-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing; Remote Commander
Continuous Shooting SpeedContinuous (2.3fps)
Speed Priority (7fps)
Self-timer2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds1/4000 - 30 seconds, bulb
Flash Sync Speed1/160 seconds
Burst BufferJPEG (unlimited to card capacity)
RAW (8 shots)
RAW+JPEG (5 shots)
LCD Type3" TFT TruBlack LCD (921,600 pixels)
LCD Angle AdjustmentUp: Approx. 80 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
LCD Brightness ControlAuto (-2 to +2 step sunny weather)
LCD Coverage100%
LCD Live ViewYes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image-adjustment LCD displayExposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style
LCD HistogramYes (On/off)
LCD Grid DisplayYes (On/off)
LCD CustomizationBrightness: Auto Manual, Sunny Weather
Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink
Wide Image: Full Screen, Normal
Flash TypeSmart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)
Flash Metering SystemPre-flash TTL
Flash ModesAutoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Compensation+/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Flash CoverageFOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Recycling TimeApprox. 4 sec
Guide Number7 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Bracketing3 frames, 1/3, 2/3EV steps selectable
Memory Card SlotDual memory card slot:
- Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media
- SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
HD OutputHDMI (TypeC mini)
USB Port(s)USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
BRAVIA SyncYes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
PhotoTV HDYes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
DVDirectYes, via USB
Supplied SoftwarePMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR
Operating System CompatibilityMicrosoft Windows 2000 Professional/Windows XP SP2/Windows Vista/Mac OS X(v10.1.3) or later
Battery TypeInfoLitium NP-FW50,7.2V
Number of ShotsApprox. 330 images (CIPA standard)
Operating Temperature32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Lens TypeE-mount 16mm F2.8
Lens MountSony E-mount
Lens Construction5 groups, 5 elements (1 aspheric surface)
Lens: Focal length (35mm equivalent)24mm
Lens: Angle of view83°
Lens: Aperture blade7 blades (Circular aperture)
Lens: Aperture (Max.)F2.8
Lens: Aperture (Min.)F22
Lens: Maximum Magnification0.073x (APS-C)
Lens: Minimum Focusing Distance9.4" (0.24m)
Lens: Filter Diameter49mm
Lens: Internal MotorYes (Stepping motor)
Lens: Image StabilizationN/A
Lens: Low Noise During Movie CaptureExcellent
Lens: Direct Manual FocusYes
Lens: Focus Ring in AF ModeNo rotation
Lens: Mount MaterialMetal
Lens: Exterior FinishAluminum
Lens: Dimensions(Max. Diameter x Length)2-7/16 x 7/8" (62x22.5mm)
Lens: Weight2.5 oz (70g)
Camera: Dimensions (Approx.)Approx 4-3/8 ® 2-3/8 ® 1-9/16" (110.8x58.8x38.2mm) (W/H/D); 15/16" (24.2mm) excl grip & lens mount
Camera: Weight (Approx.)Approx. 8.1 oz (229g) (excl battery & media)
Approx. 10.1 oz (287g) (w/battery & media)

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When purchasing a digital camera, you must decide on the type of camera that is suitable for how you are using it, the life of the battery, how much memory is required, which type of lenses are needed, and etc. This guide will assist you in buying a digital camera and the necessary accessories.

Types of Cameras:

There are many different types of cameras.  Depending on how often and for what purpose you are using the camera, there is a camera out there for all users.

Starter Cameras:
For users who are looking to start digital photography, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the type of camera for you. A decent point-and-shoot camera should be suitable for 4”x6” photo prints.

Amateur Cameras:
For users that are knowledgeable about digital photography or want a high-quality camera to learn with, this category is best for you. These cameras offer ease of use with very high specification features, but not a large range of controls that you can get from professional cameras. Typically, you can make up to 11”x17” photo prints with these cameras.

Professional Cameras:
These cameras are intended for professionals to use. The lower-end professional cameras have a similar resolution to some high-end amateur cameras. The main difference is that, they have more elaborate setting control, better lenses, and better flash options. Most of the time, you can use lenses from your older SLR (Single Lens Reflex) film cameras. The resolution on these cameras could exceed 21 megapixels (21 million pixels). This type of camera is intended to produce very high quality prints for newspapers, magazines, and books, or for users who like to have control over how their pictures will look.

Power Conservation Tips:

Turn off the LCD:
When you are not using it, turn the LCD off. If you are low on power and want to make some more pictures, turn the LCD off and use the viewfinder instead. Doing so will increase the battery life of the camera, as LCD screens will eat up a lot of power.

Stop the Zoom:
Some cameras automatically release the lens when you turn the camera on. Unfortunately, it drains power significantly. To prevent this from happening you can change the settings to the sleep mode.

Turn off the Flash:
If you think the lighting is adequate for pictures, turn off the flash. Flashes will consume a large amount of energy, which is wasted if not in use.

Plug it in:
Some cameras have power adapter which allows you to plug in your camera to a wall socket.  This will allow you to save your battery power when you are using the camera near a power socket.

Accessories to boost your Digital Experience:

Batteries are an important resource to digital cameras because if there is no power left, you can miss a special moment. If your camera uses disposable alkaline batteries, you should get a set of rechargeable batteries, thus saving you a lot of money in the long run, compared to purchasing new disposable batteries each time. For cameras that use Lithium Ion, it is suggested to purchase a backup battery for instances when you will be away from home for a period longer than 2 hours.

Memory Cards:
Memory card are equivalent to film in digital cameras. Each type of camera will use a different type of card, so make sure to check which card is compatible with your camera. Secure Digital (SD) is currently the most popular because it has become relatively cheap. Capacities of up to 16GB are currently available. Remember, you can never have too much memory, so invest in a larger capacity memory card when you purchase your digital camera. Here is a chart to help you make a decision on the memory card size right for yourself.

If you have problems taking sharp, clear images, it could be because your hands were shaking. In order to solve the problem, you can get a tripod or monopod. It is important to keep the cameras steady if you want perfect pictures. A tripod is also important when you want to tweak the settings and take long exposure shots.

Card Readers:
Card readers are essential for any serious digital photographer. Instead of transferring photos directly from the camera, you can use a card reader to transfer them from your memory card straight to your computer. Doing so will conserve the camera’s batteries when transferring pictures.

Cases and Bags:
While digital cameras may be pricey, they can still break if dropped, so be sure to you protect your investment with either a case or bag. Cases make it safer and easier to carry. Cases can also protect your camera from sand, dust, dirt, and water. They are available in all types of sizes and styles. You can even purchase an Underwater Housing Case, allowing you to use your digital camera in water. These cases are more expensive and are only designed for some models. The cases usually come with cameras straps to put the camera around your neck or wrist. This provides an extra layer of protection for your camera, by preventing it from falling to the ground.

Lenses and Flash:
The quality of your photos depends on the quality of your lens. Flashes can help improve the brightness of your pictures. On most cameras, the lenses are built onto the camera, so you don’t have any upgradeability of the lens. But, if you own an SLR camera, you can replace the lens with a higher quality one, with better zoom or a different focal length. Flashes assist you when you are taking photos in low light settings. Most digital cameras have an internal flash that works fine for normal use, but you might want more light for the best possible results.

Important Camera Features:

A photograph is measured in the number of pixels in the picture. A pixel is a tiny dot of color. In digital photography, quality of the photo is  megapixels. One-megapixel is the same as one million pixels. Nowadays, most cameras have more than 6 Megapixels, which is more than sufficient for a beginner’s camera.

Zoom is an important factor because it helps you get closer to the subject. There are two types of zoom available in digital cameras, digital and optical zoom. Digital zoom is a way of magnifying the picture by processing techniques. Unfortunately, digital zoom lowers the quality of the image a little. Optical zoom is where the magnification is done by using the camera’s lens. It would be ideal to use the Optical zoom over digital zoom because of the quality difference.

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