Sony Alpha NEX-5RK + Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

43 Reasons why Sony Alpha NEX-5RK + Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS is better

than the average

1.Noticeably larger sensor
23.5 x 15.6mmvs 14.6 x 10.8mm (the average)
vs 81.2 x 25.4mm (best: Polaroid Snap)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Significantly more focus points
99vs 37 (the average)
vs 425 (best: Sony Alpha a6500)
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.
3.Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
10fpsvs 7fps (the average)
vs 60fps (best: Nikon DL18-50)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
218gvs 376g (the average)
vs 65.5g (best: HTC Re)
6.Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 19130ISO (the average)
vs 3280000ISO (best: Nikon D5)
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.
7.Appreciably better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,003 x 36.4fps (the average)
vs 2,160 x 60fps (best: Canon EOS 1D X Mark II)
8.Has WiFi
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
The device can connect to WiFi.
9.Better color depth
23.7bitsvs 22.8bits (the average)
vs 42bits (best: HP Photosmart R927)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
10.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (53% don't have it)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
11.Way higher pixel density
471ppivs 360ppi (the average)
vs 544ppi (best: Sony A7)
58.8mmvs 95.2mm (the average)
vs 26.2mm (best: DxO One)
13.Substantially more battery power
2200mAhvs 1212mAh (the average)
vs 4360mAh (best: Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless)
14.Appreciably wider dynamic range
13.1Evsvs 11.8Evs (the average)
vs 14.8Evs (best: Nikon D810A)
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.
15.Noticeably less body volume
253.44cm³vs 531.12cm³ (the average)
vs 65.29cm³ (best: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55)
38.9mmvs 50.8mm (the average)
vs 13mm (best: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55)
17.Clearly higher resolution
784x1,176pxvs 875x609px (the average)
vs 1,517x1,011px (best: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S)
18.Can create panoramas in-camera
Yesvs No (64% don't have it)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
19.Has a touch screen
Yesvs No (79% don't have it)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
20.Modestly bigger screen size
3"vs 3" (the average)
vs 4.8" (best: Samsung Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi))
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
21.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (71% don't have it)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
22.Is a system camera
Yesvs No (58% don't have it)
A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
23.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
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.
24.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (57% don't have it)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
25.Has manual shutter speed
Yesvs No (56% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
26.Significantly more microphone(s)
2vs 1 (the average)
vs 2 (best: Sony Alpha a6500)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
27.Sizably more cross-type focus points
25vs 13 (the average)
vs 169 (best: Sony Alpha a6500)
Cross-type focus points, in contrast to normal focus points, can detect both horizonal and vertical making them the most precise and reliable focus points to use.
28.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (99% don't have it)
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Yesvs No (the average)
Sony Alpha NEX-5RK + Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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