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Sony Alpha NEX-5R With 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens


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Manufacturer # NEX5RKB

Our Stock # SYNEX5RKB

  • Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor producing an effective 16.1 megapixel

  • 10 fps continuous shooting speed

  • Shoots full HD videos

  • 3” LCD monitor with 921,600 dots display

  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing of what you click

  • Bundles with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens featuring a 35mm format equivalent of 27-82.5mm

  • Lens offers four stops of shake reduction


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Alpha NEX-5R w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens is a small sized interchangeable lens camera powered by an Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with an effective 16.1 megapixel resolution. It has a built-in Wi-Fi feature, 3” LCD monitor with 921,600 dots resolution and a 10 fps continuous shooting speed. The bundled 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens features a 35mm format equivalent of 27-82.5mm.

Advanced Features

Face Detection :

On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face Selection (maximum 8 detectables)

Smile Shutter™ technology :

Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

Tracking Focus :

Yes (object tracking)

Auto High Dynamic Range :

Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)

Shooting Tips :


Sweep Panorama :

Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)

Convenience Features

Self Timer :

Yes (3 sec delay/Off selectable)

Still Image Playback Options :

Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect

Video Playback Options :



Flash Compensation :

+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Coverage :

FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)

Flash Metering System :

Pre-flash TTL

Flash Modes :

Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off

Flash Type :

External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal "Smart Terminal II" (sold separately)

Guide Number :

7 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)

Recycling Time :

Approx. 4 sec.

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor :

Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)

Anti Dust :

Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism

Pixel Gross :

Approx. 16.7 megapixels

Effective Picture Resolution :

Approx. 16.1 megapixels

Focal Length Conversion Factor :


Color Filter System :

RGB primary color filters

Lens compensation

Lens compensation :

Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion


Battery Type :

InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)

Number of Still Images :

Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)

Power Consumption (in Operation) :

Still images:approx. 2.7W(w/ SEL-1855mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies:approx4.0W(w/ E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached))


Operating System Compatibility :

Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-10.8)

Auto Portrait Framing

Still images :


Drive System

Burst Buffer :

Fine: 15 frames, Standard: 16 frames, RAW:11 frames, RAW&JPG: 10 frames (with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Continuous Shooting Speed :

Continuous (up to 3 fps), Speed Priority (up to 10 fps)

Drive Mode :

Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Bracketing, Remote Cdr

Flash Sync Speed :


Self-timer :

2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)

Shutter Speeds :

Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb) Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)

Shutter Type :

Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Focus Control

Focus System :

Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor

Focus Points :

99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

AF Modes :

AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF

Focus Area :

Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot

Focus Sensitivity :

0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)

Manual Focus Assist :

Yes MF assist (4.8x, 9.6x)

Focus Features :

Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with FDA-EV1S and LA-EA2(Sold separately))

AF Illuminator :

Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached))


HD Output :

HDMI® (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD

PhotoTV HD :



Lens Mount Type :

Sony E-mount lenses

Aperture (Max.) :


Aperture (Min.) :


Digital Zoom :

Approx. 4x (still images and movie)

Smart Zoom® Technology :

M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x

Focal Length (35mm equivalent) :

27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)

Filter Diameter :


Lens Construction :


Lens Groups-Elements :

9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)

Minimum Focus Distance :

9.8" (0.25m)

Angle of View :

76o - 29o

Aperture Blade :

7 blades (Circular aperture)

Aspheric Elements :

4 aspheric surfaces

Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) :

62 x 60mm

Direct Manual Focus :


Exterior Finish :


Focus Ring in AF Mode :

No rotation

Internal Motor :

Yes (Stepping motor)

Lens Weight :

2.5oz (70g)

Low Noise During Movie Capture :


Maximum Magnification :

0.25x (APS-C)

Mount Material :


Non-rotating Focusing Ring :

No rotation


Media Type :

Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

Color Space :

sRGB, AdobeRGB

Still Image Mode :

JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG

Still Image Size 16:9 :

L: 4912 x 2760 (14M), M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)

Still Image Size 3:2 :

L: 4912 x 3264 (16M),M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M),S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)

Panorama Still Image Size :

Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Vertical : 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)

Video Format :

AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4

Video Mode :

AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30fps@3Mbps

Audio Format :

Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

Microphone/Speaker :

Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-SST1 (sold separately) / Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)

Still Image File Format :

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.) :

Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 9/16" (110.8 x 58.8 x 38.9mm) (WxHxD)

Weight (Approx.) :

Approx. 7.7 oz (218g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 9.7 oz (276g) (w/battery & media)


Lens Compatibility :

Sony E-mount lenses

Camera Type :

Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Exposure System

Picture Effect(s) :

11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature

Auto Exposure Lock :

AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)

Creative Style :

Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))

Exposure Bracketing :

With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames

Exposure Compensation :

Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Exposure Settings :

iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection


Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600) Movies: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)

Metering :

1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Modes :

Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Metering Sensitivity :

0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)

Noise Reduction :

Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)

Scene Mode(s) :

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

White Balance Mode :

Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom

Focus system

AF micro adjustment :

Yes, with FDA-EV1S and LA-EA2 (sold separately)

LCD Display

LCD Type :

7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)

Angle Adjustment :

Up: Approx. 180 degrees, Down: Approx. 50 degrees

Brightness Control :

Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Real-time image adjustment display :


Peaking :

Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Customization :

Graphic display/ Display all info/ Big font size display/ No display info/ Levels/ Histogram/ Viewfinder

Touch Panel :

Yes (Touch Shutter)

Other Features

Help guide :


Area Setting :


Clock Function,Setting :


Eye-Fi ready :


Shop Front Mode :



Electronic Front Curtain Shutter :

Yes (On/Off)


PlayMemories Camera Apps :


Send to Computer :


View on Smartphone :


View on TV :


  • Flash and flash case

  • Shoulder strap

  • CD-ROM

  • NP-FW50 rechargeable battery

  • Body cap

  • AC-UB10 AC adaptor

  • Micro USB cable