Sony NEX-5R Packs Faster AF and Built-In WiFi

Sony NEX-5R

The Sony NEX-5R is a new mirrorless camera featuring a 16.1MP CMOS sensor with phase-dectection AF (i.e., what DSLRs use) built directly into the sensor.  In fact, there are 99 phase-detection AF points arrayed on the sensor. This should speed up the AF system considerably.

Additionally, the NEX-5R features built-in WiFi connectivity  for image sharing and introduces downloadable “Camera Apps” as part of Sony’s new PlayMemories Camera Apps platform.  “The added connectivity of the NEX-5R camera allows photos and videos to be transferred wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet running Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile app, available on both Android and Apple iOS platforms,” Sony revealed in a press release.

The NEX-5R also features a 180-degree tilting LCD, which allows you to view the display from the front side of the camera.  Additionally, Sony continues its tradition of powerful video features in the NEX line with 1080/60p HD video capture on the NEX-5R.

The Sony NEX-5R should be available in October for $750 with an 18-55mm kit lens.  The body-only will run $650.  The Sony NEX-5R is available here at B&H Photo.



  1. Phiroze B. Javeri says

    Finally, the mirrorless genre is maturing in its quick march to displace the DSLR.