Delivers excellent photo quality
Optional EVF available, Built-in Wi-Fi
Excellent video capabilities
Faster hybrid auto-focusing, wi-fi connectivity, downloadable apps
Respectable photo quality
Image quality is excellent
Has an arm-length list of features
Excellent image quality, Excellent value for money
Produces very nice low- to midrange sensitivity pictures
Optional EVF available
Increased grip is a welcome design change
Image quality is good
Good build quality, Very good video performance
Eye-catchingly small dimensions
Full High Definition Movies
'The camera itself is pretty well-designed and easy to grip and shoot.'
'The NEX cameras are primarily about squeezing DSLR quality into compact bodies.'
'The Sony NEX-5 is an excellent camera for hobbyist photographers upgrading from compacts who want to increase capability but not bulk. '
'smallest interchangeable lens camera'
Cleverly articulated display
Excellent kit lens, High-resolution sensor
Big, bright ultra high resolution EVF
'very responsive camera'
'the Sony SLT-series cameras look rather aggressive, with the popup flash housing hunched low over the top of the lens barrel.'
'very good noise reduction'
'Sony's first translucent-mirror camera offers impressive continuous-autofocus capabilities, an amazing burst mode, and excellent image quality to go along with its smaller size. '
'Part of a new generation of cameras, the SLT-A55 is truly innovative. '
'Because the Sony Alpha SLT-A55 doesn't have to move a mirror around, Sony has been able to get a remarkable 10 frame-per-second burst rate out of the camera.'
'with a feature-set which genuinely stands out from the competition.'
'its overall response times are very good.'
'Indoor metering was usually spot-on, indicating this camera has probably been designed for gentler Northern Hemisphere lighting.'
'Text is large and crisp, making it easy to adjust settings.'
'built-in GPS tracking'
'The body slips easily into a pocket or small bag. '