When Sony went out to offer its NE X line of products the electronics giants wanted to show you didn't have to be a pro to shoot photos like one; you didn't need a Digital SLR to get the same types of image and if you preferred to "roll your own," using a manual mode, you could do that too as the NE X-5N shows.It's not as if Sony didn't do its homework before they decided to bring out the 16.1MP NE X-5N because they certainly did. They telescope focuser for sale took a close look at the Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras being offered and figured that most people really needed a good, adjustable framing LCD rather than a heavy mirror and pentaprism to go with the improved processor they put inside, already, so they did away with all of the heavy stuff.
Oh, they did leave the new BOINZ Processing engine which is about three-inches across and they made it work with their improved 16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor so that even a person who has never taken a picture in his life can, once he is shown which button to press, take professional quality images. And, if he wants to shoot videos, you only have to show him which red button to push and the NE X-5N does all the work.Everything this camera does is automated. For example, it offers not only full high-definition imagery and will shoot at a nice smooth 60p rate or a slower, more cinematic 24p rate (fps), but they have put all of this into one of the smallest mid-ranged camera bodies around that allows one to change lenses.That's right, the new Sony will handle the full range of Sony's interchangeable lenses including the 4/3 interchange and zoom that is a new feature on this camera plus it will allow you to snap the standard 18mm to 55mm zoom into place. It will then take fully digital imagery at 1920 by 1080 native mode. This is great, especially if you are shooting videography as you can share it directly with your HDTV through the standard HDMI interface. Indeed, that interface, when used with a Sony system, allows you full control over the camera.For the non-professionals, the AVCHD-compatible NE X-5N offers you 11 photo effect modes that include posturization (black and white and color), pop color features, realistic effects and more, as well as the PASM capability.
That stands for Fully Programmable Aperture, Programmable Shutter or Manual Shutter model (PASM).If you want to let the camera do the work,just leave it in automatic and it will handle everything for you including facial recognition (up to eight people), as well as helping to provide softer skin tone.One thing that you will quickly learn is that you can mix and match modes with a series of levers and buttons on the rear, however, if you're like most people, you just want to set it and forget it (we're like that many times, unless we're looking for a specific shot). When you realize the interchangeability factor and combine it with the fact that it uses the same processor that the Sony DLSR actually uses, you'll see that this is the "SLR" for the photographer who wants to relax.There is a strobe mode available, although the range of the BIONZ image engine is F/100 to F/25600 (ISO100 to ISO25600), so you can take some shots in some pretty dark areas. This same technology handles tough backlighting and foreground issues as well.If you are looking for a fine camera that does everything your dSLR does but at about half the weight and a lot less size then the NE X-5N is what should be in your shoulder bag.