Sony introduces the NEX-5N

NEX-7 too heavy on the bank account? Perhaps its smaller sibling can tempt your wallet to come out of hiding

The top-specced NEX-7 will haunt many of our dreams with its out-of-reach pricetag, but Sony has mercifully offered us a shred of salvation by serving up the US$600 NEX-5N. The older NEX-5’s 14.2MP sensor has been bumped up to 16.1MP in the 5N and full HD video recording is also present for moments when still snaps just won’t cut it.

If the standard 3in LCD touchscreen isn’t enough to satisfy your needs then an optional XGA OLED viewfinder can be yours for US$350, but sadly it won't work with existing NEX-5 models. Here’s hoping that pricing on this side of the Atlantic is as enticing as we hope come its release date in September.


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