Play And Print Functions
Package Contents: The Sony NEX-5RL kit contains
the α (alpha series) NEX-5R digital camera, the HVL-F7S flash unit, and the SELP1650 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 E-mount
retractable zoom lens.
Lens Compatibility: The NEX-5R is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller,
lighter lenses. In addition to the SELP1650, the NEX-5R is compatible with the
Note: With the optional
lens adapter, Sony α (alpha) A-mount lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Tiltable LCD Touch Screen: The NEX-5R uses a 3" LCD
touch screen with 921,600 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The
screen tilts down 13° and up 180° to frame high- and low-angle shots, and for
self-portraits. The touch panel lets you operate the camera intuitively by
touching the screen or sliding your finger across the screen.
Optional Electronic Viewfinder: The NEX-5R does not have a
separate viewfinder, however, Sony offers an optional 0.5" OLED viewfinder
(FDAEV1S), that plugs into the camera's top-mounted Smart Accessory Terminal 2.
HVL-F7S Flash: The camera does not have a built-in flash,
however, the HVL-F7S external flash unit is included in the camera kit. It plugs
into the Smart Accessory Terminal 2 on the top of the camera. When the flash is
mounted, the NEX-5R offers the following flash modes:
- Autoflash: In auto mode the flash
automatically fires if it is dark or against light.
- Fill-Flash: In this mode the flash fires
every time the shutter is released.
- Slow Sync: Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image
of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
- Rear Sync: In rear sync mode, the objects illuminated by
other light sources are captured first, then the flash is fired right before
the exposure is completed.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The NEX-5R features
an APS-C sized Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately
16.7-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Sizes: You can record
still images in a 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio in three versatile formats: JPEG
(with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (uncompressed images), and RAW + JPEG
(two images--one uncompressed and one compressed--are recorded simultaneously). The image sizes include:
||4912 x 3264
||3568 x 2368
||2448 x 1624
|RAW Large: 16M
||4912 x 3264
||4912 x 2760
||3568 x 2000
||2448 x 1376
|RAW Large: 14M
||4912 x 2760
Movie Recording: The NEX-5R can record Full High Definition
(1920 x 1080)
movies in AVCHD (H.264). High and Standard Definition movies can also be
recorded in MP4, which can easily be uploaded to social media websites like
Facebook and You. Movie options include:
|60i 24M (FX)
||1920 x 1080 (60i)
|60i 17M (FH)
||1920 x 1080 (60i)
|60p 28M (PS)
||1920 x 1080 (60p)
|24p 24M (FX)
||1920 x 1080 (24p)
|24p 17M (FH)
||1920 x 1080 (24p)
|1440 x 1080 12M
||1440 x 1080
||640 x 480
Dual Media Options: The NEX-5R accepts two types
of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick PRO Duo (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo) and SD,
SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards,
which can upload images from the memory card wirelessly to your computer via
Wi-Fi. Images recorded on SDXC cards cannot be imported to
or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT.
Wi-Fi: The NEX-5R has built-in Wi-Fi capability, allowing
you to transfer photos directly to your smartphone or tablet, using the
PlayMemories Mobile app. You can also view your photos on Wi-Fi-ready TVs or
wirelessly saved to your PC. The camera supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into several
E-mount lenses, including the supplied 16-50mm lens. When a SteadyShot-equipped
lens is attached to the camera, you can turn on the SteadyShot feature to reduce
the effects of camera shake. Other SteadyShot-equipped lenses include the
SEL18200LE, and the
SEL18200. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via
Camera Operations: The camera can be controlled using the
- Control Wheel: The control wheel, located on the back
of the camera is a 4-way control (up, down, left, right) for selecting
specific functions, as well as a rotary control for browsing through menu
options and selecting still images. Pressing the center of the wheel
confirms the selection or menu item.
- Control Dial: The top-mounted control dial lets you set
the aperture value and shutter speed. The setting value assigned to the
control dial changes for each shooting mode.
- Soft Keys: The three soft keys, located next to the
touch screen, have different roles, depending upon the context. The assigned
function of each soft key is displayed on the screen.
- Touch Panel: You can operate the camera intuitively by
touching the screen or sliding your finger across the screen. To select an
item, you touch the screen. To scroll up or down to hidden items, you slide
your finger across the screen. During playback, you can advance to the next
or previous photo by sliding your finger across the screen.
Fast Hybrid AF System: The NEX-5R's high-performance Fast
Hybrid auto focus
system combines two technologies. Phase Detection uses 99 auto focus points to
give you a quick response, ideal for tracking moving subjects. Contrast
Detection auto focus uses 25 AF points for precise focusing.
The camera offers the
following shooting modes:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard
picture taking--shoots one still image.
- Continuous Shooting: When you press and hold the
shutter button, the camera records the images continuously.
- Speed Priority Continuous:
When you press and hold the shutter button, the camera records the
images continuously at a maximum 10 frames per second.
You can set the camera to two different self-timers:
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be
released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the
photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 2 Second:
After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2
seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- Self-timer Continuous: After you press the shutter button,
the camera will continuously take 3 or 5 images after a 10-second pause.
- Bracket (Continuous):
The camera can shoot three continuous images with the exposures shifted
automatically. This setting shoots images continuously with exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, or 3.0 EV.
- Remote Commander: The camera can be operated using the
optional RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander.
Exposure Modes: The camera offers the following exposure
- Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the subject, and
allows you to shoot with appropriate settings. It recognizes and
automatically switches to Night Scene, Tripod Night Scene, Night Portrait,
Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low
Brightness or Baby.
- Superior Auto: The camera automatically recognizes and
evaluates the shooting conditions and sets the appropriate settings
automatically. The recognized scenes are the same, but the range of shooting
functions is wider than those of Intelligent Auto.
- Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the
subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a
suitable setting for the subject: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset,
Night Portrait, Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight, and Anti-Motion Blur.
- Sweep Panorama: You can create a panoramic image from
composed images. To shoot, pan the camera horizontally or vertically while
holding down the shutter button. You can select from the following panorama
- Standard: Vertical--3872 x 2160; Horizontal--8192 x 1856
- Wide: Vertical--5536 x 2160; Horizontal 12416 x 1856
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) manually.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot
after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the
appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if
it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture
value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This
mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value), while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative
Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.
Picture Effects: The NEX-5R allows you to shoot photos with
an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy
Camera, Pop Color, Posterization Color, Posterization B/W, Retro Photo, Soft High-key,
Partial Color, and High Contrast Mono.
Image Layering: In some Scene Selection modes, the camera
captures 6 images in a fraction of a second, then combines the data to create a
single image. This helps to control blur (Anti-Motion Blur mode) and to get
cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures (Hand-held Twilight mode).
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments (+/-2.0 EV
Face Detection: When activated, the camera detects the faces
of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash exposure, and white balance
settings automatically. You can also select the priority face to be focused on,
or register the faces on which to automatically focus upon.
An advanced 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for
superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You
can select from the following methods for measuring the brightness of a subject:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into
multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire screen.
While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measures
the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measures light only in the spot metering
circle in the center of the frame.
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the
lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options:
- Auto WB: This mode adjusts the white balance automatically.
- Daylight: This mode adjusts for outdoors and sunlit subjects.
- Shade: This mode adjust for shady conditions on a clear day.
- Cloudy: This mode adjust for a cloudy sky.
- Incandescent: This mode adjusts for incandescent
- Fluorescent: This mode adjusts for fluorescent lighting
with separate positions for Warm White, Cool White, Day White, and Daylight.
- Flash: This mode adjusts for flash conditions.
- Color Temperature: This mode adjusts the white balance
depending upon the light source (color temperature). It achieves the effect
of color compensation (CC) filters for photography.
- Custom: In a scene where the ambient light consists of
multiple types of light sources, use of the custom white balance is
recommended in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
Creative Style: This camera is pre-programmed with image styles
optimal for various scenes and purposes. For each setting, you can adjust the
contrast, saturation, and sharpness. You can choose from the following settings: Standard, Vivid,
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and Black & White.
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to
light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can
be set manually or automatically at ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400,
12800, or 25600.
Noise Reduction: The camera offers Long Exposure and High ISO Noise
Reduction (NR) to automatically reduce the grainy noise found in photos during
long exposures or high ISO settings.
Optics: The Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 retractable zoom lens
(SELP1650) is compatible with
the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm
equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, and an 83°-32° field of view for capturing
close-up portraits and expansive landscapes. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto
Optics: The lens includes one ED (extra-low dispersion) and
four Aspherical lens elements. The elements correct the curvature that naturally
occurs on the wide-angle side, as well as spherical and chromatic aberration on
the telephoto side.
Powered Zoom: The SELP1650 is the first (Alpha) series
lens with an electrically driven zoom mechanism. When the camera powers up, the
lens extends and the camera is ready for shooting. The dual function control
ring lets you zoom and focus manually, if desired.
Optical Steady Shot: The lens has built-in Optical Steady
Shot (OSS) image stabilization that gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage.
This enables you to capture clear, crisp, sharp images and videos.
Retractable: The lens has a unique retracting mechanism,
that allows you to collapse the lens to just 1-3/16". This makes it super
compact, and ideal for travel, and for those situations where you need a light,
compact camera and lens combination.
Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions:
Diameter=2.625", Length=1.1875" (without lens caps).
||E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
|Angle of View
||0.82' (9.84") to 1 (12")
||f/3.5 - f/5.6 maximum
f/22 - f/36 minimum
Play And Print Functions
Playback Options: You can view images on
the LCD monitor with 3 options: with recording data
displayed, without recording data, or histogram display.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can
have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor
for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be
rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright
during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as
a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide
Show . During Index View mode, you can view 6 or 12 images at
once. You can adjust the Slide Show mode interval from 1, 3,
5, 10, or 30 seconds.
Image Enlargement: During single image
playback you can enlarge an entire image or a select area of
an image, depending upon the image size. Small images
can be enlarged up to 6.8x, Medium images to 9.9x, and
Large images up to 13.6x. Once you have enlarged the image,
you can pan around the image to view the desired portion.
Rotating Images: Images can be rotated
counter-clockwise 360-degrees on the camera's LCD monitor
during single image playback.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your
memory card or select only certain images to be protected
from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can
specify the images and the number of images to print
before you print images at a photo printing shop or with your
- Memory Card: You can print images with a
Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer
using the supplied "Picture Motion Browser" software and
print the images.
The NEX-5R is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery
(supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so
that the percentage of battery power remaining can be
displayed. Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to
330 images with a fully charged battery.
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires
approximately 280 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10 AC
adapter and USB cable.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the
camera to switch to Power Save mode. You
can set the interval to 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the
camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
HDMI Output: The NEX-5R has a mini-HDMI output
for connecting the camera to your HDTV, so you can view
and share photos in clarity and detail. You can set the HDMI
Output resolution to Auto, 1080p, or 1080i. When
connected to a Sony BRAVIA TV, you can control the image
playback using the TV remote. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Micro USB: The camera is equipped with a
Micro USB terminal for charging the camera, and for
connecting the camera to your computer. The USB port is
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) compliant for high speed data
Application Software CD-ROM: The following software is included with the
PlayMemories Home Ver.1.3:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows 7 SP1 only*
Set images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
Retouch, print, and send images as e-mail attachments and change the shooting date.
Print or save still images with the date.
You can create a Blu-ray disc or DVD discs from AVCHD movies imported to a
*Note: The "PlayMemories
Home" software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications
that are pre-installed on your Mac.
Image Data Converter Ver.4.2:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X
You can edit images recorded in RAW mode with various corrections, such as tone curve, and sharpness.
Adjust images with white balance, exposure, creative style, etc.
Save the images displayed and edited on a computer. You can save the image as RAW format, or save it in the general file format.
Display and compare RAW/JPEG images recorded with the camera.
Rate the images on a scale of five.
Set color labels.
Compatible Operating Systems (for USB Connection):
Windows: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.3-10.8