I have heard from several Sony NEX-5N owners that the “performance improvement” offered by Sony for the NEX-5N’s clicking defect during video capture has been resolved. I recently confirmed this for myself with several NEX-5N models that had the fix applied. In all cases, the clicking was not audible to me anymore.
I’m revising my Sony NEX-5N review to reflect this solution and changing my recommendation for the NEX-5N as a highly-recommended camera.
Sony has posted a statement on its support website, which offers a performance improvement for the clicking problem that occurs when recording video on the NEX-5N.
The support statement provides as follows: [click to continue…]
I’ve had the Sony NEX-5n in hand for all of a day now; however, I already have some quick first impressions to share.
First up, its a very fun camera to use. Quick response from shutter and focus. Autofocus is also very good in video mode. The face tracking AF during video recording seems to be very smart and smooth all the way around.
It’s also very compact – with the biggest part being the lens, which is rather bulky on the otherwise tiny camera. That’s the nature of the beast though, particularly considering that it is an 18-55mm zoom lens that’s including in a very affordable kit package. [click to continue…]