Posts Tagged ‘ Sony Nex 5N

Sony NEX-7 vs Sony NEX-5N

Digital Rev has posted a Sony NEX-7 vs. Sony NEX-5N article here.

Sony NEX 5N studio graded vs. ungraded test

Sony NEX 5N studio test from superiormediagroup on Vimeo.

Shot on a Sony NEX 5N with the kit lens. Graded with LOOKS. Test to see how it matched up agains my 7d work. Auto White balance is useless.

Sony NEX-5N vs Canon 7D – Part 1

Sony Nex-5n vs. Canon 7D comparison test footage.

Sony NEX 5N review with 5n vs. Panasonic GH2 test footage


Sony NEX 5N versus Panasonic GH2 – EOSHD Review from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

This is a short test in low light against the hacked GH2.

The GH2 is set to 1080/24p AVCHD 44Mbit with Auto Quantizer 4. The NEX 5N is set to 1080/25p AVCHD 24Mbit.

I’ve included some 1080/50p slow motion footage as well and normally lit scenes shot with the NEX 5N.

Lenses: GH2 – Samyang 35mm F1.4, 5N – Canon 50mm F1.2 L. Both set to F1.4 throughout. Later 5N scenes are with the standard 18-55mm kit lens.

The Sony NEX 5N is the first DSLR* from Sony that offers manual control in video mode and 24p. It precedes the higher end Sony A77 and NEX 7 by about 2 months and is priced at just $599 for the body only. The 18-55mm OSS kit lens is video optimised and has a very effective optical stabiliser. A 50mm F1.8 OSS prime will follow soon (I tried one at IFA, it’s great to finally have a stabiliser on a fast prime!) and the OLED viewfinder add-on.

* I use the term DSLR as an umbrella term for cameras now – when technically the new Sonys are SLT or mirrorless compact system cameras (CSC).

The NEX 5N like the FS100 and NEX 7 is E-Mount. It will take the same lenses (including PL) and the forthcoming Zeiss 24mm F1.8. I had a play with this lens at IFA and it is absolutely beautiful, as is the OLED viewfinder on the NEX 7 and A77.

There is absolutely no doubt that Sony have produced a dark horse here, at this price and position in the range. It offers the biggest amount of bang per square inch and per dollar that I have ever seen. Due to it’s size and compatibility out of the box with PL mount lenses, it could also replace a director’s viewfinder with a digital equivalent.

Personally I am extremely disappointed with the Sony Nex 5N, to my eye it doesn’t look any better than Canon T3i or 60D footage. I think it actually might not even be there, however I withhold judgement until I get my hands on one my self. Based on the footage of the Sony Nex 5n and the very disappointing reviews of the Sony A77 I am not holding out much hope for the Nex 7. Sure the Nex 7 will probably be a great little stills camera but I don’t think it will be enough of a jump to get me to sell my Canon. This new batch of Nex cameras seems like a big jump up from the previous line but I wondering if it might take the next generation to really get more out of these cameras in terms of video capability. However I think Sony IS on the right track and adding 24P was/is big and I will hope it will become standard. I want a Sony HX9V that shoots 24P!:)

Sony NEX 5N vs FS100 vs NEX VG20 test video footage

source: EOS HD

Sony NEX 5N versus FS100 and VG20 – Quick comparison from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

Andrew Reid over at EOS HD has posted some test footage between the Sony Nex 5N, Sony FS100 and Sony Nex VG20. Check out the article on EOS HD here for more details.

How does the NEX 5N compare to Sony’s higher end dedicated video cameras?

Well first of all let me tell you that the VG20 is an absolute piece of crap. This is a camera that is meant to sit below the FS100 and is a good $1700 more expensive than the NEX 5N and yet it has a plethora of disadvantages compared to the diminutive mirrorless camera. It brings so little to the party for that extra $1700 namely a top handle and better audio. But in adding those, it also brings massive operational and build quality frustrations to the hapless operator.


Sony Nex 5N Camera Test Video.

Wide Open Camera has done a review and some skin tone video tests with the new Sony Nex 5n. Which is very nice to see someone trying to really push the camera and show all of us what it is capable of. Dig those models in bikinis.

Sony Nex 5N Camera Test. Wide Open Camera. from jared abrams on Vimeo.

The new Sony Nex 5N camera is a killer little interchangeable lens camera. We needed an ultra portable camera that I can always have with me at all times. We decided to not go the traditional camera test route and have a little fun this time around. Models in Bikinis instead of charts and ISO scales. We simply wanted to see how this little puppy would handle skin tones in varying light. We also wanted to see how well we could handle it under pressure. We only had the models for about an hour, so in many ways this mimicked a real shoot.