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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

55points

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* vs Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
96
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Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*
55
points
Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T* better than Sony Alpha NEX-5R?

  • 1.5x more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16.1MP
  • 326 more focus points
    ?

    425vs99
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 10% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    11fpsvs10fps
  • 20shots longer battery life
    ?

    350shotsvs330shots
  • 1.54x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    1405 ISOvs910 ISO
  • 7 better image quality
    ?

    85vs78
  • Has AF tracking
    ?

Why is Sony Alpha NEX-5R better than Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*?

  • 235g lighter
    218gvs453g
  • 2x more battery power
    2200mAhvs1100mAh
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 40.77% less body volume
    253.44cm³vs427.8924cm³
  • 61.2mm narrower
    58.8mmvs120mm
  • 14.4mm thinner
    38.9mmvs53.3mm
  • Is DLNA-certified
    ?

Price comparison

Sony Alpha a6500 + Sony Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS T*

Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Design

1.Weather-sealed
?

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.Has a built-in focus motor
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.is a system camera
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A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Optics

1.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.focus points
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The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

425

99

3.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

4.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

51200 ISO

25600 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Leica Q2

1080 x 120fps

2160 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Supports slow motion video recording
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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

2

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

For example

Pentax K-1 + Pentax D FA 24-70mm HD f/2.8 ED SDM WR

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

350shots

330shots

2.battery power
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1100mAh

2200mAh

3.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
5.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

Features

1.image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

85

78

2.noise
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1405 ISO

910 ISO

3.color depth
?

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

24.5bits

23.7bits

4.dynamic range
?

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13.7Evs

13.1Evs

5.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R
6.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R

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